Great Leaders at Lantana Public Library Spring 2016
at Lantana Public Library
205 West Ocean Ave, Lantana, FL
Deng Xiaoping: A Revolutionary Life by Alexander Pantsov with Steven Levine (B Den)
On Deng’s long and extraordinary career, from the 1920s until his death in 1997, and how he helped set in motion changes that would transform China to the world’s second largest economy of the world.
Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush by Jon Meacham (B Bus)
Drawing on his personal diaries, wife Barbara, personal interviews and extraordinary access to his family, readers learn of Bush 41’s extraordinarily varied life in the Texas oil industry, the navy and Pacific War, the United nations, China, the CIA, and eventually the presidency, as well as his candid assessments of many famous figures of his time.
The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin by Steven Lee Meyers (B Put)
A new in-depth account of the Russian leader’s origins from childhood, to his service in the KGB, to his rise in the political landscapes of St. Petersburg and the Kremlin, as well as his policies to cut taxes, expand property rights, and curtail dissent.
The Residence by Kate Andersen Brower (975.3 Bro)
An inside look at the very human, private, day to day lives in the fishbowl residence of recent presidents in the White House, including Kennedy, Reagan, Clinton, and Obama.
Ben Gurion: Father of Modern Israel by Anita Shapira (B Ben)
Focusing especially on the period after 1948, during the first years of Israel, with fascinating and original insights into Gurion’s personal qualities and political leadership.
Margaret Thatcher at her zenith: in London, Washington, and Moscow by Charles Moore (B Tha)
The authorized second volume of biography of Britain’s first woman prime minister, who led the West out of the Cold War along with Gorbachev and Reagan, while courting danger over the Brighton bomb just hours before her courageous Conservative Party conference speech, as well as criticism, isolation, and opposition with Queen, country, and Commonwealth over a controversial poll tax, arms deals, South Africa, and the IRA.
Pope Francis Among the Wolves by Marco Politi (282 Pol)
With scandals, financial misdeeds, and power struggles facing the Catholic Church and the Roman curia, Pope Francis and his supporters remain locked in indefinite conflict with traditional hardliners and ecclesiastical corruption.