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Life and Teaching of Karl Marx

by M. Beer

Karl Marx belongs to the ranks of those philosophical and sociological thinkers who throw potent thought-ferment into the world, and set in motion the masses of mankind. They awaken slumbering doubts and contradictions....


Congo Diary: The Story of Che Guevara's "Lost" Year in Africa

by Ernesto Che Guevara & Aleida Guevara

Che Guevara’s intriguing account of his participation in the revolutionary war in the Congo, prior to the mission to Bolivia.


Memoirs of an Anarchist

by Alexander Berkman

I wish that everybody in the world would read this book. And my reasons are not due to any desire on my part that people should join any group of social philosophers or revolutionists. I desire that the book...


Madam Ambassador: Three Years of Diplomacy, Dinner Parties, and Democracy in Budapest

by Eleni Kounalakis

A helicopter ride to visit troops in the Afghanistan war zone, a tense meeting with the newly elected Prime Minister, and…a wild boar hunt! Eleni Kounalakis was forty-three and a land developer in Sacramento,...


Pandora's Daughters

by Kalyani Shankar

Pandora's Daughters looks at eight prominent women leaders in modern India who have achieved great power in the male-dominated world of Indian politics, examining their traits and personalities, tactics and...


Lincoln Gordon: Architect of Cold War Foreign Policy

by Bruce L.R. Smith

After World War II, American statesman and scholar Lincoln Gordon emerged as one of the key players in the reconstruction of Europe. During his long career, Gordon worked as an aide to National Security Adviser...


The Conversion of Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg: From Isolation to International Engagement

by Lawrence S. Kaplan

The United States has looked inward throughout most of its history, preferring to avoid "foreign entanglements," as George Washington famously advised. After World War II, however, Americans became more inclined...


The Contender: Andrew Cuomo, a Biography

by Michael Shnayerson

Andrew Cuomo is the protagonist of an ongoing political saga that reads like a novel. In many ways, his rise, fall, and rise again is an iconic story: a young American politician of vaunting ambition, aiming...


Khomeini

by Baqer Moin

The Ayatollah Khomeini was the most radical Muslim leader of this age. In transforming himself from a traditional Muslim theologian into the charismatic Iranian ruler who took on the world, Khomeini launched...


Colin Campbell: Lord Clyde

by Archibald Forbes

The British Military Service is fertile in curious contrasts. Among the officers who sailed from England for the East in the spring of 1854 were three veterans who had soldiered under the Great Duke in Portugal...


Off the Radar: A Father's Secret, a Mother's Heroism, and a Son's Quest

by Cyrus Copeland

A spy story, a mystery, a father-son heartbreaker: Cyrus Copeland seeks the truth about his father, an American executive arrested in Iran for spying at the time of the 1979 hostage crisis, then put on trial...


Ariel Sharon

by Uri Dan

In 1954 reporter Uri Dan met a young military commander named Ariel Sharon and followed him closely for more than half a century. Dan became Sharon's trusted advisor and a witness to the defining moments of...


Frank

by Barney Frank

How did a disheveled, intellectually combative gay Jew with a thick accent become one of the most effective (and funniest) politicians of our time?

Growing up in Bayonne, New Jersey, the fourteen-year-old Barney...


An Irish Druid Down Under: A Biography of James J Brenan

by John Brenan

James Joseph Brenan was a young boy of fourteen when he arrived in Australia, having left his father and his home in Dublin Ireland to travel to his new home with his mother and four siblings. An Irish Druid...


The Ingenious Mr. Pyke: Inventor, Fugitive, Spy

by Henry Hemming

This is the extraordinary story of Geoffrey Pyke, an inventor, war reporter, escaped prisoner, campaigner, father, educator--and all-around misunderstood genius. In his day, he was described as one of the world's...


American Burke: The Uncommon Liberalism of Daniel Patrick Moynihan

by Greg Weiner

Those who lament Washington's polarized politics will find both inspiration and even hope in this first book to analyze the political thought of the scholar-statesman Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003), who...


My Fellow Prisoners

by Mikhail Khodorkovsky

In this eye-opening account, Russia’s most famous political prisoner bears witness to his country’s brutal prison system Mikhail Khodorkovsky was Russia’s leading businessman and an outspoken Kremlin critic....


God and Mrs Thatcher

by Eliza Filby

A woman demonised by the left and sanctified by the right, there has always been a religious undercurrent to discussions of Margaret Thatcher. However, while her Methodist roots are well known, the impact of...


Buying a Better World: George Soros and Billionaire Philanthropy

by Anna Porter

George Soros is a billionaire and a philanthropist, a social activist who uses his wealth to champion social causes and change the world. With access to Soros and his Open Society Foundations, Anna Porter examines...


Bella's Gift

by Rick Santorum & Karen Santorum

Rick and Karen SantorumÆs inspiring story of life with Bella, their special-needs youngest child 

Four days after Rick and Karen Santorum welcomed their eighth baby into the world they were given the devastating...