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The World As It Is: Inside the Obama White House
Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times
Leadership: In Turbulent Times
The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789
American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race
Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford
Commander in Chief: FDR's Battle with Churchill, 1943 (FDR at War, #2)
The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War
Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution
The Unexpected President: The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur
The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Ford Motor Company, and Their Epic Quest to Arm an America at War
Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
Dead Presidents: An American Adventure into the Strange Deaths and Surprising Afterlives of Our Nation's Leaders
41: A Portrait of My Father
John Adams
Washington: A Life
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
Theodore Rex
No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
His Excellency: George Washington
The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation's Call to Greatness
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

Abraham Lincoln
Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such purpose -- and you allow him to make war at pleasure. . . . If, today, he should choose to say he thinks it necessary to invade Canada to prevent the British from invading us, how could you stop him? You may say to him, 'I see no probability of the British invading us'; but he will say to you, 'Be sile ...more
Abraham Lincoln

In business or in politics, responsibility without authority is any chief executive’s worst nightmare. That was the political nightmare that gripped the Bush administration in the weeks after Katrina. As the National Post’s Colby Cosh put it, ‘‘The 49 percent of Americans who have been complaining for five years about George W. Bush being a dictator are now vexed to the point of utter incoherence because for the last fortnight he has failed to do a sufficiently convincing impression of a dictato ...more
Gene Healy, The Cult of the Presidency: America's Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power

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