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Islam Against the West: Shakib Arslan and the Campaign for Islamic Nationalism

by William L. Cleveland

This book gives a unique perspective on the interwar history of the Middle East. By telling the life story of one man, it illuminates the political and cultural struggles of an era. Shakib Arslan (1869-1946)...


South Carolina Fire-Eater: The Life of Laurence Massillion Keitt, 1824-1864

by Holt Merchant

South Carolina Fire-Eater is the first book-length biography of Laurence Massillon Keitt, one of South Carolina's most notorious advocates of secession and apologists for African American slavery. A politician...


Just Garret: Tales From the Political Front Line

by Garret FitzGerald

In Just Garret, Dr. FitzGerald writes frankly about his upbringing, his parents, his involvement in the Independence movement, their disagreements about the Treaty, his early years in school and college and...


Gnarr: How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World

by Jon Gnarr

In the epicenter of the world financial crisis, a comedian launched a joke campaign that didn’t seem so funny to the country’s leading politicians . . .

It all started when Jón Gnarr founded the Best...


Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.

by Marion Barry & Omar Tyree

Four-time mayor of Washington, DC, Marion Barry, Jr. tells his shocking and courageous life story, beginning in the cotton fields in Mississippi to the executive offices of one of the most powerful cities in...


Hard Choices

by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future....


Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas

by Edward Klein

#1 New York Times Bestseller

In this highly anticipated follow-up to his blockbuster The Amateur, former New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief Edward Klein delves into the rocky relationship between the Obamas...


American Gandhi: A. J. Muste and the History of Radicalism in the Twentieth Century

by Leilah Danielson

American Gandhi traces the evolving political and religious views of one of the most beloved figures of the American left. Through A. J. Muste's exemplary career as a peace activist and radical, Leilah Danielson...


Good Hunting

by Jack Devine & Vernon Loeb

"A sophisticated, deeply informed account of real life in the real CIA that adds immeasurably to the public understanding of the espionage culture—the good and the bad." —Bob WoodwardJack Devine ran Charlie...


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...


The Politics of the Trail: Reflexive Mountain Biking Along the Frontier of Jerusalem

by Oded Lowenheim

Each day, as Oded Löwenheim commutes by mountain bike along dirt trails and wadis in the hills of Jerusalem to Hebrew University, he feels a strong emotional connection to his surroundings. But for him this...


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...