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Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

Doris Kearns Goodwin describes the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft. With the help of the “muckraking” press, Roosevelt had wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses and corrupting money brokers. Roosevelt led a revolution that he bequeathed to Taft only to see it compromised as Taft surrendered to money men and big business.

November 2013

Once again,'s Greg Fitzgerald has compiled a number of history titles that he believes are worth taking a closer look at. Among these November releases are THE DISCOVERY OF MIDDLE EARTH: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts by Graham Robb, GEORGE WASHINGTON’S SECRET SIX: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger, 1963: THE YEAR OF THE REVOLUTION: How Youth Changed the World with Music, Art, and Fashion by Robin Morgan and Ariel Leve, and GUINNESS: The Greatest Brewery on Earth -- Its History, People, and Beer by Tony Corcoran.

Week of September 8, 2014

Releases for the week of September 8th include THE REDEEMER by Jo Nesbø, an Inspector Harry Hole thriller in which Oslo's best investigator must determine who's responsible for shots ringing out at a Salvation Army Christmas concert that left one of the singers dead in the street; THE BULLY PULPIT, Doris Kearns Goodwin's dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era, that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air; and THE PERFECT SCORE PROJECT by Debbie Stier, an indispensable guide to acing the SAT --- as well as the affecting story of a single mom’s quest to light a fire under her teenage son.

September 2014

September’s roundup of History titles includes THE ROOSEVELTS: An Intimate History, Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns’s companion volume to the seven-part PBS documentary series, which presents an intimate history of Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin Delano Roosevelt and features a whopping 796 photographs (some of which have never been seen before); Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s KILLING PATTON, which takes readers inside the final year of World War II and recounts the events surrounding General George S. Patton’s tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced; DEATH OF A KING, Tavis Smiley and David Ritz’s revealing and dramatic chronicle of the 12 months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination; and SUCH TROOPS AS THESE, in which acclaimed military historian Bevin Alexander offers a fresh analysis of Stonewall Jackson’s military genius and reveals how the Civil War might have ended differently if Jackson’s strategies had been adopted.