Barbara W. Tuchman
In it, Tuchman examines Tuchman examines 4 major conflicts: The Trojan Horse, The Protestant Secession, The American Revolution, and The American War in Vietnam. Interestingly all had success or lack thereof because one side either grossly underestimated the opponent, became complacent or let their guard down.
Jean Edward Smith
An intriguing look at one of this nation's timeless leaders in very different world circumstances - not a dry or boring biography by any stretch.
A fantastic look at some of the most notable leaders of the 20th century - their differing styles, challenges and personalities, and interestingly, the author, President Nixon, knew each one of the leaders he writes about personally.
Robert A. Caro
It is a clear and real depiction of what happens at this country's highest levels in times of emergency and bewilderment.