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Harold, the People's Mayor: The Biography of Harold Washington

by Dempsey Travis & Clarence Page

A revised paperback edition of Dempsey Travis's authorized biography of Harold Washington, Chicago's first black mayor and one of the late 20th century's most influential politicians. Published to commemorate...

The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie

by Andrew Carnegie

The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie is a very well written and interesting history of one of the most wealthy men in the United states. He was born in Scotland in 1835 and emigrated to America in 1848. Among...

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

by Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work...

Let the Future Begin

by Dennis W. Archer, Elizabeth Ann Atkins & Catherine M. Greenspan

LET THE FUTURE BEGIN is the autobiography of Dennis W. Archer, born in Detroit, who rose from humble beginnings in the small town of Cassopolis, Michigan, to become a celebrated attorney, a Michigan Supreme...

Stalin's Meteorologist

by Olivier Rolin & Ros Schwartz

This exquisitely illustrated and moving account of an innocent man caught up in the brutality of Stalin's Great Purges is a timely reminder of the human consequences of political extremism

In 1934, the highly...


by Simon Kerry

A remarkable figure of British politics between the late Victorian and interwar years, Lord Lansdowne was among the last hereditary aristocrats to wield power by birth. Over the course of a distinguished fifty...

Exceeding my Brief

by Barbara Hosking

From the tragic massacre at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, to signing the Treaty of Rome when Britain entered the Common Market, Barbara Hosking was there.

This is the story of a Cornish scholarship girl with...

Sasha, pour one more!

by Brigitte Schulze

It was a balancing act between two worlds, the safe, secure life in Germany on the one hand and the magical attraction of a foreign country on the other. With time, for the German journalist and author, Brigitte...

Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives...

Madison Park

by Eric L. Motley & Walter Isaacson

Welcome to Madison Park, a small community in Alabama founded by freed slaves in 1880. And meet Eric Motley, a native son who came of age in this remarkable place where constant lessons in self-determination,...


by Keith Koffler

To understand the Trump White House, you need to understand Steve Bannon: what's driving him, what his true role is, and what he's trying to accomplish on behalf of the American middle class.

White House reporter...

An Activist Life

by Christine Milne

An Activist Life is the story of an apparently ordinary woman – a high-school English teacher from northwest Tasmania – who became a fiery environmental warrior, pitted against some of the most powerful...

Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi

by Thomas Weber

An award-winning historian charts Hitler's radical transformation after World War I from a directionless loner into a powerful National Socialist leader

In Becoming Hitler, award-winning historian Thomas Weber...

Jimmy Reid

by Kenny MacAskill

Jimmy Reid’s funeral in 2010 was attended by Gordon Brown the former Prime Minister, Alex Salmond the First Minister and other leading politicians. Eulogies were given by his friends Sir Alex Ferguson and...

Warren Mundine in Black + White: Race, Politics and Changing Australia

by Nyunggai Warren Mundine

The Highly Anticipated and Revealing Memoir From One of Australia's Most Significant Indigenous Leaders

Overcoming segregation, discrimination, personal hardship and political betrayal… Nyunggai Warren Mundine...

Queen Victoria

by Lytton Strachey

Lytton Strachey’s first great success, and his most famous achievement, was "Eminent Victorians" (1918), a collection of four short biographies of Victorian heroes. With a dry wit, he exposed the human failings...

"Spirits that I've cited...?" Vladimír Clementis (1902–1952)

by Josette Baer & Vlasta Jaksicsová

Baer's biography of the former Czechoslovak foreign minister Vladimír Clementis (1902–1952) is the first historical study on the Communist politician who was executed with Rudolf Slánský and other top Communist...

Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit

by Chris Matthews

New York Times Bestseller

A revealing new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy that gets closer to the man than any book before, by bestselling author Chris Matthews, an esteemed Kennedy expert and anchor of MSNBC’s...

Parade: A Tribute to Remarkable Contemporaries

by Jerry S Grafstein

Parade - A Tribute to Remarkable Contemporaries compiles many of the Honourable Jerry S. Grafstein's greatest speeches and tributes from over three decades in politics and public office. With chapters on renowned...

In America

by Caitríona Perry

As RTÉ’s Washington correspondent, Caitríona Perry has earned a reputation as a reliable source of truth as the world tries to make sense of the maelstrom of shocking headlines emanating from Donald Trump’s...