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May 3, 2022
A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America’s First Presidential Campaign by Edward J. Larson
In this absorbing, brisk account, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Larson recreates the dramatic presidential race of 1800, which, Larson says, stamped American democracy with its distinctive partisan character as Republicans and Federalists battled for the presidency.
A Perfect Lady: A Pictorial History of the U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle by Tido Holtkamp
A pictorial history of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle with over 280 photographs. Since 1946, the U.S. Coast Guard has used the Barque Eagle for training their cadets and officer candidates.
A World in Disarray by Richard Haas
Richard Haas’ argument for ‘world order 2.0,’ which provides a different perspective on America’s role in renewing efforts toward global peace and stability. It tackles tough problems – politics, growing debt and a decreasing appetite for involvement in world affairs.
About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior by David Hackworth
Discusses his experiences leading men in combat in Vietnam. Many of the lessons learned can be applied to all forms of leadership.
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
The father of the Coast Guard is arguably the “Greatest American that was never elected President.” This book was listed on the Forbes “Top 10 List of Best Management Books” and on the Wall Street Journal’s “Top 10 List.”
Alexander Hamilton: American by Richard Brickhiser
An Autumn of War: What America Learned from September 11 and the War on Terrorism by Victor Davis Hansen
This book provides a historical frame-of-reference for the current-day global war on terror. I use this book often for quotes and insights.
Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez
At a time where the need for icebreakers as a national asset has entered the dialogue, Lopez presents an exhaustive survey of the Arctic regions comparing and contrasting the “impact of explorers, industrialists, indigenous peoples and governments throughout the North’s history. Fascinating.”
Ask the Chief: Backbone of the Navy by J. F. Leahy
Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations Between Washington and Havana by William LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh
This book challenges the conventional wisdom of perpetual conflict and aggression between the United States and Havana. It chronicles the surprising, untold history of bilateral efforts to improve relations with Havana and covers efforts by every president dating back to Eisenhower.