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James Stephen Hogg: A Biography

by Robert C. Cotner

No other governor has become so completely identified with Texas and its citizens as Jim Hogg, the first native Texan to hold the state's highest office. His fame was not, however, easily earned. Orphaned at...


Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty

by Daniel Schulman

Like the Rockefellers and the Kennedys, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of the modern age, but they have never been the subject of a major biography... until now.

Not long after the death...


John Quincy Adams

by Robert V. Remini & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

A vivid portrait of a man whose pre- and post-presidential careers overshadowed his presidency.

Chosen by the House of Representatives after an inconclusive election against Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams...


Political Lives

by Judith Brett

Fascinating insights into the lives of the people we choose to lead us.


Jabotinsky: A Life

by Hillel Halkin

Vladimir Jabotinsky (1880-1940) was a man of huge paradoxes and contradictions and has been the most misunderstood of all Zionist politicians--a first-rate novelist, a celebrated Russian journalist, and the...


John Quincy Adams

by Fred Kaplan

In this fresh and illuminating biography, Fred Kaplan brings into focus the dramatic life of John Quincy Adams—the little-known and much-misunderstood sixth president of the United States and the first son...


Hitler: The Man and the Military Leader

by Percy Ernst Shramm & Donald S. Detwiler

Percy Ernst Schramm, one of Germany's most distinguished historians, had exceptional access to Adolf Hitler because from January 1943 to the end of the war he was the Fuhrer's official war diarist. This classic...


Reform: A Memoir

by Geoffrey Palmer

Politician and law professor Geoffrey Palmer recounts the events and forces that shaped him in this memoir, as well as his many adventures in reforming a wide range of institutions, laws, and policies. Reform...


Tony Windsor: The Biography

by Ruth Rae

A revealing, in-depth look at the life of Tony Windsor, one of the most a widely admired, straight-talking and honourable men in Australian politics.


Michael Ignatieff: The Lesser Evil?

by Derrick O'Keefe

One of the most influential intellectuals in the English-speaking world, Michael Ignatieff’s story is generally understood to be that of an ambitious, accomplished progressive politician and writer, whose...


The Good Fight: Six years, two prime ministers and staring down the Great Recession

by Wayne Swan

A highly personal account of the Rudd and Gillard governments from the heart of the Cabinet and the real story of how Australia avoided the Great Recession from the man recognised as the best treasurer in the...


Russell Long: A Life in Politics

by Michael S. Martin

Russell Long (1918-2003) occupies a unique niche in twentieth-century United States history. Born into Louisiana's most influential political family, and son of perhaps the most famous Louisianan of all time,...


A Fighting Chance

by Elizabeth Warren

 A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works—and really doesn’t—in A Fighting Chance

As a child...


Report of the County Chairman

by James A. Michener & Steve Berry

James A. Michener, the acclaimed author of sweeping historical blockbusters, chronicles his personal involvement in one of the most dramatic elections of the twentieth century: the 1960 presidential race between...


Edward Carpenter: In Appreciation: In Appreciation

by Gilbert Beith

Edward Carpenter: In Appreciation, first published in 1931, presents a collection of tributes to and reminiscences about the renowned socialist poet, pioneering gay rights activist, environmentalist and political...


How Would You Like to Die?

by Susan Dabbous

This book is the diary of Dabbous’ imprisonment, but it is also a tribute to the people of Syria, who have never given up hope despite the horror that surrounds them. On April 3, 2013, Susan Dabbous, a Syrian-born...


Living My Life

by Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman (1869-1940) played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the twentieth century and her influence remains strong to...


The Devil That Danced on the Water: A Daughter's Quest

by Aminatta Forna

Aminatta Forna’s intensely personal history is a passionate and vivid account of an idyllic childhood that became the stuff of nightmare. As a child she witnessed the upheavals of postcolonial Africa, danger,...


The Holy Fox: The Life of Lord Halifax

by Andrew Roberts

Bestselling historian Andrew Roberts's much-admired reappraisal of one of the most influential - and controversial - British politicians of the 1930s. A fox-hunting Anglo-Catholic aristocrat, nicknamed 'The...


A Passion For Trees

by Maggie Campbell-Culver

Given the extent of his influence on 17th-century life, and his lasting impact on the British landscape it is remarkable that no book has been written before about John Evelyn. He was a longstanding friend of...