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Journey After Midnight: India, Canada and the Road Beyond

by Ujjal Dosanjh

A midnight's child of poor rural India, Ujjal Dosanjh emigrated to the United Kingdom in 1964 at the age of eighteen, and spent nearly four years making crayons, car parts and shunting trains while he attended...


A Life Beyond Boundaries: A Memoir

by Benedict Anderson

An intellectual memoir by the author of the acclaimed Imagined Communities

Born in China, Benedict Anderson spent his childhood in California and Ireland, was educated in England and finally found a home at...


George Washington

by 50MINUTES.Com

Recognized as one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, George Washington played a part in the birth of the nation. From the Seven Years’ War against the French to the definition of American...


The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine

by Miko Peled & Alice Walker

A powerful account, by Israeli peace activist Miko Peled, of his transformation from a young man who'd grown up in the heart of Israel's elite and served proudly in its military into a fearless advocate of nonviolent...


The Queensland Years of Robert Herbet, Premier: Letters and Papers

by Bruce Knox

'Herbert's informal, pithy lettersdescribe the "upper middle class"social scene, together with theeconomic and political realities of anewly-created colony. Theirsubjects range from a description ofa Quensland...


Security Mom: An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home

by Juliette Kayyem

It’s time to put the “home” back into our homeland. Part prescription and part memoir, this exceptional view of America’s security concerns by a leading government Homeland Security advisor, Pulitzer...


José 'Pepe' Mujica: Warrior, Philosopher, President

by Stephen Gregory

Toward the end of his administration (2010–2015), then Uruguayan President José ‘Pepe’ Mujica made headlines across the world with a couple of unusual speeches at United Nations assemblies in Rio de Janeiro...


Helsinki Revisited: A Key U.S. Negotiator's Memoirs on the Development of the CSCE into the OSCE

by John J Maresca

The Helsinki Final Act of 1975 set in motion the legitimate, peaceful redrawing of national boundaries in many postcommunist countries—a triumph for pluralist democracy, the market economy, and personal freedom....


The Cowshed: Memories of the Chinese Cultural Revolution

by Ji Xianlin, Chenxin Jiang & Zha Jianying

The Chinese Cultural Revolution began in 1966 and led to a ten-year-long reign of Maoist terror throughout China, in which millions died or were sent to labor camps in the country or subjected to other forms...


Playing the Game: Life and Politics in Papua New Guinea

by Julius Chan

‘…a fascinating account of one of the most important figures in PNG's first 40 years of Independence.’ – Sean Dorney, journalist Born on a remote island in Papua New Guinea to a migrant Chinese father and...


Retaking America

by Nick Adams

Political correctness has ripped through America, turning life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness into lifelessness, suppression and the pursuit of mediocrity. Meanwhile, Europe is in its death throes, completely...


Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror

by Michael V. Hayden

An unprecedented high-level master narrative of America's intelligence wars, from the only person ever to helm both CIA and NSA, at a time of heinous new threats and wrenching change

 

For General Michael Hayden,...


The Rise of a Prairie Statesman: The Life and Times of George McGovern

by Thomas J. Knock

The Rise of a Prairie Statesman is the first volume of a major biography of the 1972 Democratic presidential candidate who became America's most eloquent and prescient critic of the Vietnam War. In this masterful...


United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good

by Cory Booker

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A passionate new voice in American politics, United States Senator Cory Booker makes the case that the virtues of empathy, responsibility, and action must guide our nation toward...


Peacerunner: The True Story of How an Ex-Congressman Helped End the Centuries of War in Ireland

by Penn Rhodeen & President Bill Clinton

Peacerunner is the must-read account of how ex-congressman Bruce Morrison rose from crushing defeat to become a crucial figure in the historic Irish Peace Process that ended centuries of warfare.

The world celebrated...


Congress, Presidents, and American Politics: Fifty Years of Writings and Reflections

by Lee H. Hamilton

When Lee H. Hamilton joined Congress in 1965 as a US Representative from southern Indiana, he began writing commentaries for his constituents describing his experiences, impressions, and developing views of...


A Life for Freedom: The Mission to End Racial Injustice in South Africa

by Denis Goldberg & Z. Pallo Jordan

From June 1963 to October 1964, ten antiapartheid activists were tried at South Africa's Pretoria Supreme Court. Standing among the accused with Nelson Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada, and Walter Sisulu was Denis Goldberg....


The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice

by Patricia Bell-Scott

A groundbreaking book—two decades in the works—that tells the story of how a brilliant writer-turned-activist, granddaughter of a mulatto slave, and the first lady of the United States, whose ancestry gave...


Mad, Bad and Dangerous: The Eccentricity of Tyrants

by Tom Ambrose

A penetrating and incisive study of the fanaticism and foibles of some of history's most illustrious namesFrom Assad to Nero, Gaddafi to Ivan The Terrible, this work attempts a thorough illumination of the...


Power and the Idealists: Or, the Passion of Joschka Fischer and Its Aftermath

by Paul Berman & Richard Holbrooke

The author of the best-selling Terror and Liberalism on the rise to power of the generation of 1968. The student uprisings of 1968 erupted not only in America but also across Europe, expressing a distinct generational...