New Release Books by Brian Kilmeade

Brian Kilmeade is the author of The President and the Freedom Fighter (2021), Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers (2020), America's Heroes and History (2021), Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates (Young Readers Adaptation) (2020) and other 6 books.

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The President and the Freedom Fighter

release date: Nov 30, 2021
The President and the Freedom Fighter
The New York Times bestselling author of George Washington''s Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates turns to two other heroes of the nation: Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. In The President and the Freedom Fighter, Brian Kilmeade tells the little-known story of how two American heroes moved from strong disagreement to friendship, and in the process changed the entire course of history. Abraham Lincoln was White, born impoverished on a frontier farm. Frederick Douglass was Black, a child of slavery who had risked his life escaping to freedom in the North. Neither man had a formal education, and neither had had an easy path to influence. No one would have expected them to become friends--or to transform the country. But Lincoln and Douglass believed in their nation''s greatness. They were determined to make the grand democratic experiment live up to its ideals. Lincoln''s problem: he knew it was time for slavery to go, but how fast could the country change without being torn apart? And would it be possible to get rid of slavery while keeping America''s Constitution intact? Douglass said no, that the Constitution was irredeemably corrupted by slavery--and he wanted Lincoln to move quickly. Sharing little more than the conviction that slavery was wrong, the two men''s paths eventually converged. Over the course of the Civil War, they''d endure bloodthirsty mobs, feverish conspiracies, devastating losses on the battlefield, and a growing firestorm of unrest that would culminate on the fields of Gettysburg. As he did in George Washington''s Secret Six, Kilmeade has transformed this nearly forgotten slice of history into a dramatic story that will keep you turning the pages to find out how these two heroes, through their principles and patience, not only changed each other, but made America truly free for all.

Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers

release date: Dec 01, 2020
Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers
The New York Times bestseller now in paperback with a new epilogue. In March 1836, the Mexican army led by General Santa Anna massacred more than two hundred Texians who had been trapped in the Alamo. After thirteen days of fighting, American legends Jim Bowie and Davey Crockett died there, along with other Americans who had moved to Texas looking for a fresh start. It was a crushing blow to Texas’s fight for freedom. But the story doesn’t end there. The defeat galvanized the Texian settlers, and under General Sam Houston’s leadership they rallied. Six weeks after the Alamo, Houston and his band of settlers defeated Santa Anna’s army in a shocking victory, winning the independence for which so many had died. Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers recaptures this pivotal war that changed America forever, and sheds light on the tightrope all war heroes walk between courage and calculation. Thanks to Kilmeade’s storytelling, a new generation of readers will remember the Alamo—and recognize the lesser known heroes who snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

America's Heroes and History

release date: Oct 19, 2021
America's Heroes and History
We cannot understand our future without honoring our past. Brian Kilmeade helps us do just that as he brings alive some of the most pivotal moments in American history to a new generation of readers. Now with his bestselling books all in one place, you can revisit the excitement of these almost forgotten slices of history time and time again. In the fast-paced, page-turning style millions of readers have come to know and love, America''s Heroes and History is a timeless collection that promises a thrilling ride through the annals of history - from George Washington''s top-secret spy mission to infiltrate the British military, to Thomas Jefferson''s heroic stand against plundering Muslim pirates, to Andrew Jackson''s miraculous battle to blast open the road to western expansion, to Sam Houston''s pulse-pounding fight for Texas at the Alamo. For everyone who is proud of our American heritage and who wants to learn more about the history that forged this nation into the land of the free, the

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates (Young Readers Adaptation)

release date: Apr 21, 2020
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates (Young Readers Adaptation)
The little-known story of how a newly independent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when America''s third president decided to stand up to intimidation.

Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans

release date: Nov 12, 2019
Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans
Another history pageturner from the authors of the #1 bestsellers George Washington''s Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates. The War of 1812 saw America threatened on every side. Encouraged by the British, Indian tribes attacked settlers in the West, while the Royal Navy terrorized the coasts. By mid-1814, President James Madison’s generals had lost control of the war in the North, losing battles in Canada. Then British troops set the White House ablaze, and a feeling of hopelessness spread across the country. Into this dire situation stepped Major General Andrew Jackson. A native of Tennessee who had witnessed the horrors of the Revolutionary War and Indian attacks, he was glad America had finally decided to confront repeated British aggression. But he feared that President Madison’s men were overlooking the most important target of all: New Orleans. If the British conquered New Orleans, they would control the mouth of the Mississippi River, cutting Americans off from that essential trade route and threatening the previous decade’s Louisiana Purchase. The new nation’s dreams of western expansion would be crushed before they really got off the ground. So Jackson had to convince President Madison and his War Department to take him seriously, even though he wasn’t one of the Virginians and New Englanders who dominated the government. He had to assemble a coalition of frontier militiamen, French-speaking Louisianans,Cherokee and Choctaw Indians, freed slaves, and even some pirates. And he had to defeat the most powerful military force in the world—in the confusing terrain of the Louisiana bayous. In short, Jackson needed a miracle. The local Ursuline nuns set to work praying for his outnumbered troops. And so the Americans, driven by patriotism and protected by prayer, began the battle that would shape our young nation’s destiny. As they did in their two previous bestsellers, Kilmeade and Yaeger make history come alive with a riveting true story that will keep you turning the pages. You’ll finish with a new understanding of one of our greatest generals and a renewed appreciation for the brave men who fought so that America could one day stretch “from sea to shining sea.”

George Washington's Secret Six (Young Reader's Adaptation)

release date: Jan 01, 2019
George Washington's Secret Six (Young Reader's Adaptation)
This page-turning adaptation of the "New York Times" bestseller about Washington''s top-secret spy ring that helped defeat the British features an exclusive new Introduction, extensive back matter, and eye-catching art throughout.

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates Young Readers Adaptation

release date: Apr 20, 2021
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates Young Readers Adaptation
A page-turning middle-grade adaptation of the New York Times bestseller, now in paperback! When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North Africa routinely captured American sailors and held them as captives demanding ransom and tribute far beyond what the new country could afford. Jefferson found it impossible to negotiate a truce, and decided to move beyond diplomacy. He sent the U.S. Navy and Marines to blockade Tripoli--launching the Barbary Wars and beginning America''s journey toward future superpower status. This vivid and accessible young readers adaptation of the New York Times bestseller features an exclusive new introduction, extensive back matter, and eye-catching art throughout. Chronicling a crucial moment in American history, this historical thriller will excite and inspire the next generation of readers.

The Games Do Count

release date: Oct 06, 2009
The Games Do Count
What do Henry Kissinger, Jack Welch, Condoleezza Rice, and Jon Bon Jovi have in common? They have all reached the top of their respective professions, and they all credit sports for teaching them the lessons that were fundamental to their success. In his years spent interviewing and profiling celebrities, politicians, and top businesspeople, popular sportscaster and Fox & Friends cohost Brian Kilmeade has discovered that nearly everyone shares a love of sports and has a story about how a game, a coach, or a single moment of competition changed his or her life. These vignettes have entertained, surprised, and inspired readers nationwide with their insight into America''s most respected and well-known personalities. Kilmeade presents more than seventy stories straight from the men and women themselves and those who were closest to them. From competition to camaraderie, individual achievement to teamwork, failure to success, the world of sports encompasses it all and enriches our lives. The Games Do Count reveals this simple and compelling truth: America''s best and brightest haven''t just worked hard -- they''ve played hard -- and the results have been staggering!

It's How You Play the Game and The Games Do Count

release date: May 08, 2007
It's How You Play the Game and The Games Do Count
Surprising, entertaining, and always imparting an important life lesson, It’s How You Play the Game features anecdotes and vignettes that are sure to benefit any reader. As Brian Kilmeade writes, "Regardless of who you are, what sport you chose, or how much success you achieved, playing the game is all about getting you ready for life. Winning or losing has little to do with who you will become. Instead, it’s how you prepared for the game that determines whether you’ll be a winner or loser in life." From competition to camaraderie, failure to success, humiliation to glory, individual achievement to teamwork, the world of sports encompasses it all and enriches our lives. The Games Do Count reveals that America’s best and brightest haven’t just worked hard—they’ve played hard—and the results have been staggering!

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates Deluxe

release date: Nov 03, 2015
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates Deluxe
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.
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