The Shroud Conspiracy by John Heubusch
SKU: BKH444Many visitors to the Reagan Library and members of the Reagan Foundation have had the opportunity to meet with or hear its Executive Director, John Heubusch, over the years. John has been honored to interview world figures, politicians and best-selling authors on the exclusive Reagan Library stage. In addition to his role at the Reagan Foundation and Library, John is also a proven writer with a good deal of work to his credit. His first novel, the Shroud Conspiracy, will be published by Simon and Shuster in March, 2017. Most of the proceeds from every one of his books bought from our store website goes directly to the Reagan Foundation and helps us to preserve and promote Ronald Reagan’s legacy. Here’s a summary of the book: “In this intense thriller, a brilliant forensic anthropologist sets out to prove that the famous Shroud of Turin, one of the most revered artifacts in Christianity and the supposed burial cloth of Jesus Christ, is a fake. But he quickly discovers the opposite could be true—and must race to stop the evil forces who want to use the Shroud for their ownevil designs. Throughout his career, forensic anthropologist and outspoken atheist Dr. Jon Bondurant has investigated many religious artifacts said to be real, but he knows better. Only weak minds rely on such obviously false relics to maintain their pointless faith. So when he is invited by the Vatican to examine the Shroud of Turin he is delighted for the opportunity to prove once and for all that the Shroud is a fraud. But when he meets Domenika Josef, the beautiful and devout Vatican representative who finds him arrogant and self-important, he realizes his task will not be as straightforward as he once thought. Domenika believes that the relic is real, and wants nothing more than to rescue the tarnished reputation of the church by announcing the good news of the authentic Shroud. As Bondurant and his team examine every element of the Shroud, he and Domenika begin to see each other in a whole new light. And as the evidence about the origin of this highly controversial piece of fabric starts to pile up, he begins to realize that he’s been blind to the truth in many ways. When a sample of the blood from the Shroud—believed to be the real blood of Jesus Christ—vanishes, he realizes his problems are just beginning. The DNA traces in that sample could have earth-shattering consequences if they fall into the wrong hands. When Domenika vanishes too, Bondurant is caught in a globe-spanning chase to rescue the woman he loves—and stop the evil forces who have their own motives for the Shroud.” <b>This book will be available with Mr. Heubusch’s signature and personalized for the recipient if requested following the release of the book on March 14, 2017. All orders will ship after the release date.</b> <b>About the Author: </B>“John Heubusch is the executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library and the author of <em>The Shroud Conspiracy</em> and its sequel, <em>The Second Coming</em>. He has had a vast career in philanthropy, politics, public service, and the Fortune 500. He has served as the first president of the Waitt Institute, a nonprofit research organization dedicated to historic discovery and scientific exploration, and where he helped lead to the discovery, authentication, and preservation of the famed lost Gospel of Judas, the ancient text deemed to be heretical and ordered destroyed by the early Christian Church. Cited often by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, Heubusch has been a contributing writer for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Forbes, The San Diego Union-Tribune, and other leading publications.”
The Second Coming by John Heubusch
SKU: BKH479“In this thrilling sequel to <i>The Shroud Conspiracy</i>, a child cloned from a speck of blood taken from the Shroud of Turin has the potential to change the world—or destroy it for good. When a fallen angel is mistakenly cloned and resurrected from the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, the fiend’s first gift to the world is an unstoppable plague. Dr. Jon Bondurant, one of the world’s foremost forensic anthropologists, joins with the Vatican’s Domenika Josef to bring a second child of the Shroud into the world, this one borne of DNA believed to be that of Jesus Christ. Can this child be the answer to their—and the world’s—prayers? Might he bring miracles to the world when it needs it the most? Or has science given mankind a tool with which it will destroy itself as the tempting power unfolds? This globe-spanning chase to uncover the truth and stop the global pandemic that may wipe out humanity once and for all is a fast-paced, explosive thriller that’s a must-read for all.”
Wine and the White House-Frederick J. Ryan, Jr
SKU: BKH583Wine and the White House: The first book of its kind, Wine and the White House is a comprehensive journey through the history of White House hospitality that explores every president’s experience of wine. The fully illustrated pages also feature memorable presidential toasts, menus from historic White House gatherings, a catalog of vintages served, and spectacular new photography of the White House glassware collection. Early presidents recognized the important function wine played in entertaining at the White House. While some appreciated and enjoyed wine, others considered it merely a ceremonial necessity. Still others campaigned to outlaw wine and banned it from the White House; their successors celebrated its return. More recently, all presidents, regardless of whether they enjoyed wine themselves, have used the White House as a venue to showcase the fine wines produced in the United States. Author, Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., who served as President Reagan’s Assistant to the President from 1982 to 1989, and as his post presidential Chief of Staff from 1989 until 1995.
The President Will See You Now by Peggy Grande
SKU: BKH451The President Will See You Now: My Stories and Lessons from Ronald Reagan’s Final Years by Peggy Grande. Release date: February 21, 2017. Available with our Reagan Library book plate with the author’s signature following her appearance at the Reagan Library on March 11, 2017. Hardcover.
Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny by Newt & Callista Gingrich
SKU: BKH263February 6, 2011 marks the 100th birthday of President Reagan. The impact of his leadership is still evident. This unique photographic collection honors his life and legacy. Throughout the many chapters of his life, Reagan never failed to display the character, integrity, and optimism that helped him become one of our greatest leaders ever. Reagan was elected to the White House at age 69, offering a new vision for America based on principled leadership and faith in the American people. As President Reagan left the White House, he had achieved his major goals. Remaining true to his convictions and believing in the American people, he had restored the economy, revived the American spirit, and defeated the Soviet Union. Even as he shared his personal battle with Alzheimer's with the nation, he left us with a message of hope: "I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for America there will always be a bright dawn ahead. Thank you, my friends. May God always bless you." Hardcover, 152 pages.
President Reagan-The Role of a Lifetime
SKU: BKP013Considered the finest biography of our 40th President, Lou Cannon spent his journalistic career covering Ronald Reagan. As a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News, he detailed the leadership of Governor Reagan. In the 80's, Cannon reported on the White House for the Washington Post. This book was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "The single most indespensable book on the inner workings of the White House and the precise contributions of Ronald Reagan to his own presidency."
Rendezvous with Destiny-Ronald Reagan and the Campaign That Changed America by Craig Shirley
SKU: BKP164Bringing an inside dimension to the trials and travails of Ronald Reagan's 1980 campaign for the Presidency, Craig Shirley's book is a probing. insightful, behind-the-scenes examination of events that had profound implications for the trajectory of American politics. It's known as the campaign that changed America. "A terrific read", wrote former Speaker Newt Gingrich, "for political junkies of all ideological stripes." Paperback edition.
Lessons My Father Taught Me by Michael Reagan
SKU: BKH437Lessons My Father Taught Me: The Strength, Integrity, and Faith of Ronald Reagan by Michael Reagan. Release date May 10, 2016. Hardcover. Available with Michael Reagan’s autograph on our Reagan Library book plate following his appearance at the Reagan Library June 11, 2016.
The Luckiest Man-Mark Salter
SKU: BKH593Luckiest Man is a deeply personal and candid remembrance of the late Senator John McCain from one of his closest and most trusted confidants, friends, and political advisors. Salter covers all the major events of McCain’s life—his peripatetic childhood, his naval service—but introduces, too, aspects of the man that the public rarely saw and hardly knew. Woven throughout this narrative is also the story of Salter and McCain’s close relationship, including how they met, and why their friendship stood the test of time in a political world known for its fickle personalities and frail bonds. Through Salter’s revealing portrayal of one of our country’s finest public servants, McCain emerges as both the man we knew him to be and also someone entirely new. Glimpses of his restlessness, his curiosity, his courage, and sentimentality are rendered with sensitivity and care—as only Mark Salter could provide. The capstone to Salter’s intimate and decades-spanning time with the Senator, The Luckiest Man is the authoritative last word on the stories McCain was too modest to tell himself and an influential life not soon to be forgotten. Mark Salter is known for his collaborations with United States Senator John McCain on several nonfiction books as well as on political speeches. Salter also served as McCain's chief of staff. Available with autographed bookplate.
Lessons From Lucy-Dan Barry
SKU: BKP224In this “little gem” (Washington Independent Review of Books), Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist and New York Times bestselling author Dave Barry learns how to age happily from his old but joyful dog, Lucy. As Dave Barry turns seventy—not happily—he realizes that his dog, Lucy, is dealing with old age far better than he is. She has more friends, fewer worries, and way more fun. So Dave decides to figure out how Lucy manages to stay so happy, to see if he can make his own life happier by doing the things she does (except for drinking from the toilet). He reconnects with old friends and tries to make new ones—which turns out to be a struggle, because Lucy likes people a lot more than he does. And he gets back in touch with two ridiculous but fun groups from his past: the Lawn Rangers, a group of guys who march in parades pushing lawnmowers and twirling brooms (alcohol is involved), and the Rock Bottom Remainders, the world’s oldest and least-talented all-author band. With each new lesson, Dave riffs hilariously on dogs, people, and life in general, while also pondering Deep Questions, such as when it’s okay to lie. (Answer: when scallops are involved.) Lessons from Lucy shows readers a new side to Dave Barry that’s “touching and sentimental, but there’s still a laugh on every page” (Sacramento Bee). The master humorist has written a witty and affable guide to joyous living at any age.
The Cost-Maria Bartiromo and James Freeman
SKU: BKH592In The Cost, Maria Bartiromo and James Freeman discuss how the health and wealth of the world depend on US leadership for economic revival, especially after the Coronavirus season of shutdowns. Maria Bartiromo joined FOX Business Network as the Global Markets Editor in January 2014. She is the anchor of Mornings with Maria and Sunday Morning Futures on that channel. James Freeman is assistant editor of The Wall Street Journal's editorial page and author of the weekday Best of the Web column.
SKU: BKH589Blackout lays bare the myth that all black people should vote Democrat—and shows why turning to the right will leave them happier, more successful, and more self-sufficient. Weaving in her personal story, which ushered her from a roach-infested low-income apartment to1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, she demonstrates how she overcame her setbacks and challenges despite the cultural expectation that she should embrace a victim mentality. Candace Owens is a political activist and social media star, as well as the founder of the BLEXIT Foundation. She is also the host of “The Candace Owens Show” on PragerU which airs every other Sunday. Available with autographed bookplate.
SKU: BKH587From an early age, Dan knew that he wanted to serve his country with the most elite fighting force in history: the U.S. Navy SEALs. Following graduation, he immediately reported to SEAL training in Coronado, CA. After graduating SEAL training, Dan deployed to Fallujah, Iraq to join SEAL Team Three, his first of five deployments overseas. On Dan’s third deployment in 2012, his life changed forever after being struck by an IED blast during a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, leaving him without his right eye. Dan refused to quit and went on to deploy twice more, first back to the Middle East in 2014 and then South Korea in 2016. He was medically retired in September of 2016 as a Lieutenant Commander after serving ten years in the SEAL Teams. He left service with two Bronze Stars (one with Valor), the Purple Heart, and the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor, among others. In November 2018, Dan was elected to represent the people of Texas’s Second Congressional District. Dan believes in service before self and understands that there is no higher calling than service to the American people. Although he can no longer fight on the battlefield, the integrity, leadership, vision, and tenacity he learned in the SEAL teams are present every day in his fight for common sense solutions in Congress. Available with autographed bookplate.
VOICES OF OUR REPUBLIC-Douglas H. Ginsburg
SKU: BKH591Douglas Ginsburg is an American jurist and academic who serves as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was appointed to that court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, and served as its chief judge from 2001 until 2008. In A More or Less Perfect Union, Judge Ginsburg explores the document that governs those who govern us, delving into past, present and future struggles for liberty through the lens of the U.S. Constitution. Voices of Our Republic is a companion piece to the PBS series, and features thoughts about the Constitution from personalities, dignitaries, and everyday heroes, who help answer the question of why the Constitution is so important and how it can be applied to political discourse today. Each person emphasizes a different part of the Constitution―from the Bill of Rights to the 19th Amendment and beyond―and why those particular passages are important. Available with autographed bookplate.
Battlegrounds-Lt. General H.R. McMaster
SKU: BKH586From Lt. General H.R. McMaster, U.S. Army, ret., and author of the bestselling classic Dereliction of Duty, comes a bold and provocative re-examination of the most critical foreign policy and national security challenges that face the United States, and an urgent call to compete to preserve America’s standing and security. Battlegrounds is a groundbreaking reassessment of America’s place in the world, drawing from Lt. General McMaster’s long engagement with these issues, including 34 years of service in the U.S. Army with multiple tours of duty in battlegrounds overseas and his 13 months as National Security Advisor in the Trump White House. It is also a powerful call for Americans and citizens of the free world to transcend the vitriol of partisan political discourse, better educate themselves about the most significant challenges to national and international security and work together to secure peace and prosperity for future generations. Available with autographed bookplate.
Leading America-Sean Spicer
SKU: BKH585In Leading America, Sean Spicer examines how conservatives have always faced enormous headwinds from the media, Hollywood, academia and big tech, but the resistance to this Administration has taken it to new heights, even during a crisis. Leading America exposes the reality and hypocrisy of each and how President Trump’s policies and agenda are fighting back. Available with autographed bookplate.
THE MAN WHO RAN WASHINGTON-PETER BAKER & SUSAN GLASSER
SKU: BKH584From New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker and New Yorker staff writer Susan Glasser comes an unmatched case study in the acquisition, exercise, and preservation of power told through an account of one of the most significant and influential leaders in modern American government never to serve as president of the United States. Delegate hunter, campaign manager, White House chief of staff, treasury secretary and secretary of state — James Addison Baker III played a leading role in some of the most critical junctures in modern American history. He was Washington’s indispensable man. For a quarter century, every Republican president relied on him to manage their campaign, their White House, their world. Baker brought them to power or helped them stay there, then steered them through the momentous events that followed. He ran five presidential campaigns for three presidents and helped secure the Florida recount victory for a fourth. As White House chief of staff, he helped make Ronald Reagan a successful president. As treasury secretary, he rewrote the tax code from top to bottom in collaboration with leading Democrats. As secretary of state, he and his close friend George Bush managed the most tumultuous period in international politics since World War II, building the coalition that won the first Gulf War, helping to reunify Germany and bringing the Cold War to a peaceful end. As a political consigliere in Florida, he helped put George W. Bush in the White House. Baker’s story in THE MAN WHO RAN WASHINGTON is the story of Washington and how it has changed. It is the byproduct of more than two hundred interviews with sources including three former presidents, two former vice presidents, and a variety of former secretaries of state. James Baker has provided significant access to himself and his family members, along with never-before-revealed documents, memos, diaries, and letters. Available with autographed bookplate.