U.s. History - 20th Century General
The Kennedy Brothers: The Rise and Fall of Jack and Bobby
The Kennedy Brothers
The Rise and Fall of Jack and Bobby
Paperback      ISBN: 1628727616
Eight years apart in age, John F. and Robert F. Kennedy were wildly different in temperament and sensibility. Jack was the leader?charismatic, ironic, capable of extraordinary growth and reach, yet also reckless. Bobby was the fearless, hardworking Boy Scout?unafraid of dirty work and ruthless about protecting his brother and destroying their enemies. Jack, it was said, was the first Irish Brahman, Bobby the last Irish Puritan. As Richard D. Mahoney demonstrates with brilliant clarity in this impeccably documented, magisterial book, the Kennedys lived their days of power in dangerous, trackless territory. Mahoney gives us the Kennedy days and years as we have never before seen them. Here are Jack and Bobby in all their hubris and humanity, youthfulness and fatalism. Here, also, is American history as it unfolds. With a new foreword by David Talbot, The Kennedy Brothers is a masterful account of two men whose legacy continues to hold the American imagination.
The Kennedy Brothers: The Rise and Fall of Jack and Bobby
The Kennedy Brothers
The Rise and Fall of Jack and Bobby
Hardcover      ISBN: 1628729392
Books about the Kennedys are legion. Yet missing until now has been the exploration of the bond between Jack and Bobby, and the part that it played in their rise and fall. Eight years apart in age, they were wildly different in temperament and sensibility. Jack was the born leader—charismatic, ironic, capable of extraordinary growth and reach, yet also pathologically reckless. Bobby was the fearless, hardworking Boy Scout—unafraid of dirty work and ruthless about protecting his brother and destroying their enemies. Jack, it was said, was the first Irish Brahman, Bobby the last Irish Puritan. As Mahoney demonstrates with brilliant clarity in this impeccably documented, magisterial book, the Kennedys lived their days of power in dangerous, trackless territory. The revolution in Cuba had created a poisonous cauldron of pro- and anti-Castro forces, the CIA, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI, and the Mafia. Mahoney gives us Jack and Bobby in all their hubris and humanity, youthfulness and fatalism. Here is American history as it unfolds. The Kennedy Brothers is a fresh and masterful account of the men whose legacy continues to hold the American imagination. Originally published under the title Sons and Brothers.

The Kennedy Wives: Triumph and Tragedy in America's Most Public Family
The Kennedy Wives
Triumph and Tragedy in America's Most Public Family
Paperback      ISBN: 1493009605
The Kennedys endure as American icons because of the mix between power and vulnerability that so many of them embodied. Our fascination and connection to them comes most strongly through the wives, whose pain, heartbreak, and grief seemed immensely public and lonely and personal at the same time. The Tragic Lives of the Kennedy Wives examines five of the Kennedy matriarchs: Rose, Jackie, Ethel, Joan, and Vicki. .
Kill the Gringo: The Life of Jack Hood Vaughn: American Diplomat, Director of the Peace Corps, US Ambassador to Colombia and Panama, and Conservationist
Kill the Gringo
The Life of Jack Hood Vaughn: American Diplomat, Director of the Peace Corps, US Ambassador to Colombia and Panama, and Conservationist
Paperback      ISBN: 1945572175
Kill the Gringo is the wide-ranging, action-packed memoir of Jack Hood Vaughn, whose career in diplomacy, social advocacy and conservation spanned more than 25 jobs and 11 countries. A professional boxer during his college years, Jack joined the Marines in 1941, fighting in the battles of Guam and Okinawa during World War II. His rapport with people and facility with language led to a speedy rise in international development in Latin America and Africa where he drew the attention of Vice President Lyndon Johnson during his visit to Senegal in 1961. Three years later, President Johnson appointed Jack ambassador to Panama when violent anti-American riots there led to a severing of diplomatic ties. As the second director of the Peace Corps, Jack presided over the largest number of volunteers in the organization’s history and the delicate handling of anti-Vietnam fervor among its ranks. After his foreign service career, Jack led the National Urban Coalition and Planned Parenthood during the turbulent late 60’s and early 70’s. A rural development job in Iran ended dramatically with the 1978 revolution, and Jack turned his focus to the environment, advising the Nature Conservancy and founding Conservation International in 1987. Told with Jacks’ humor and humility, his stories reveal an astonishingly varied, lively and distinguished career that lasted 50 years and earned him the nickname Peasant Ambassador.
Killing King: Racial Terrorists, James Earl Ray, and the Plot to Assassinate Martin Luther King Jr.
Killing King
Racial Terrorists, James Earl Ray, and the Plot to Assassinate Martin Luther King Jr.
Hardcover      ISBN: 1619029197
Draws from previously unknown FBI sources and new forensics to argue that King was assassinated by a long-simmering conspiracy orchestrated by the racial terrorists who were responsible for the Mississippi Burning murders.
Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War Ii's Most Audacious General
Killing Patton
The Strange Death of World War Ii's Most Audacious General
Compact Disc      ISBN: 1427244219
Presents an account of General George Patton's leadership during the final months of World War II in Europe, and the events surrounding his mysterious death.
Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General
Killing Patton
The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General
Paperback      ISBN: 1250070740
Readers around the world have been enthralled by Killing England, Killing the Rising Sun, and Killing Reagan--riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. In Killing Patton, Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard recount the dramatic final months of World War II in Europe, and General George S. Patton Jr.'s invaluable contributions to the Allied victory. General Patton died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident--and may very well have been an act of assassination. Killing Patton takes readers inside the final year of the war and recounts the events surrounding Patton's tragic demise, naming the many powerful people who wanted him dead.
Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency
Killing Reagan
The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency
Compact Disc      ISBN: 1427262292
From the team of Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, bestselling authors of the blockbusterKilling series, now comes Killing Reagan. This captivating epic account of the career of President Ronald Reagan tells the vivid story of his rise to power -- and the forces of evil that conspired to bring him down. Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan lay near death after a gunman's bullet came within inches of his heart. His recovery was nothing short of remarkable -- or so it seemed. But Reagan was grievously injured, forcing him to encounter a challenge that few men ever face. Could he silently overcome his traumatic experience while at the same time carrying out the duties of the most powerful man in the world? Told in the same riveting fashion as Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy,Killing Jesus, and Killing Patton, Killing Reagan reaches back to the golden days of Hollywood, where Reagan found both fame and heartbreak, up through the years in California governor's mansion, and finally to the White House, where he presided over boom years and the fall of the Iron Curtain. But it was John Hinckley Jr.'s attack on him that precipitated President Reagan's most heroic actions. InKilling Reagan, O'Reilly and Dugard take listeners behind the scenes, creating an unforgettable portrait of a great man operating in violent times.
Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency
Killing Reagan
The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency
Hardcover      ISBN: 1627792414
From the best-selling authors of Killing Lincoln comes an epic page-turning account of President Ronald Reagan's rise to power—and the forces of evil that conspired to bring him down.
Kindred Souls: The Devoted Friendship of Eleanor Roosevelt and Dr. David Gurewitsch
Kindred Souls
The Devoted Friendship of Eleanor Roosevelt and Dr. David Gurewitsch
Paperback      ISBN: 1504049322
The poignant and unforgettable true account of the deep, loving friendship between a handsome physician and the former First Lady, as seen on PBS’s The Roosevelts: An Intimate History “I love you as I love and have never loved anyone else.” —Eleanor Roosevelt in a letter to Dr. David Gurewitsch, 1955 She was the most famous and admired woman in America. He was a strikingly handsome doctor, eighteen years her junior. Eleanor Roosevelt first met David Gurewitsch in 1944. He was making a house call to a patient when the door opened to reveal the wife of the president of the United States, who had come to help her sick friend. A year later, Gurewitsch was Mrs. Roosevelt’s personal physician, on his way to becoming the great lady’s dearest companion—a relationship that would endure until Mrs. Roosevelt’s death in 1962. Recounting the details of this remarkable union is an intimately involved chronicler: Gurewitsch’s wife, Edna. Kindred Souls is a rare love story—the tale of a friendship between two extraordinary people, based on trust, exchange of confidences, and profound interest in and respect for each other’s work. With perceptiveness, compassion, admiration, and deep affection, the author recalls the final decade and a half of the former First Lady’s exceptional life, from her first encounter with the man who would become Mrs. Gurewitsch’s husband through the blossoming of a unique bond and platonic love. Blended into her tender reminiscences are excerpts from the enduring correspondence between Dr. Gurewitsch and the First Lady, and a collection of personal photographs of the Gurewitsch and Roosevelt families. The result is a revealing portrait of one of the twentieth century’s most beloved icons in the last years of her life—a woman whom the author warmly praises as “one of the few people in this world in which greatness and modesty could coexist.”