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Science, Politics and Business in the Work of Sir John Lubbock: A Man of Universal Mind

by Mark Patton

Sir John Lubbock (1834–1913), first Lord Avebury, was a leading figure in the scientific, political and economic world of Victorian Britain, and his life provides an illuminating case study into the ways that...


The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power

by Kim Ghattas

The first inside account to be published about Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state, anchored by Ghattas's own perspective and her quest to understand America's place in the world

In November 2008, Hillary...


The Sixth Man: The Extraordinary Life of Paddy Costello

by James McNeish

Paddy Costello was a scholar, a soldier, a diplomat, a maverick, an exemplary father, a lover of good wine. But this fascinating biography also asks was he a spy?Auckland. Cambridge. Moscow. Paris. New Zealand's...


Morley of Blackburn: A Literary and Political Biography of John Morley

by Patrick Jackson

This literary and political biography of John Morley, famous in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as an editor, writer, and statesman, utilizes diaries, letters and journals that were previously...


F: Hu Feng's Prison Years

by Mei Zhi & Gregor Benton

Hu Feng, the ‘counterrevolutionary’ leader of a banned literary school, spent twenty-five years in the Chinese Communist Party’s prison system. But back in the Party’s early days, he was one of its best...


Diary of a Man in Despair

by Friedrich Reck, Paul Rubens & Richard Evans

Friedrich Reck might seem an unlikely rebel against Nazism. Not just a conservative but a rock-ribbed reactionary, he played the part of a landed gentleman, deplored democracy, and rejected the modern world...


The Elimination: A survivor of the Khmer Rouge confronts his past and the commandant of the killing fields

by Rithy Panh, Christophe Bataille & John Cullen

From the internationally acclaimed director of S-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine, a survivor’s autobiography that confronts the evils of the Khmer Rouge dictatorship.

Rithy Panh was only thirteen years...


RAB: The Life of R.A. Butler

by Anthony Howard

Richard Austin Butler remains the great enigma of post-war British politics. Independent, indiscreet and never anything but irreverent, Butler commanded the respect of both sides of the Commons and would have...


A Good African Story

by Andrew Rugasira

Since it was founded in 2003, Good African Coffee has helped thousands of farmers earn a decent living, send their children to school and escape a spiral of debt and dependence. Africa has received over $1 trillion...


Robert Kennedy: His Life

by Evan Thomas

He was "Good Bobby," who, as his brother Ted eulogized him, "saw wrong and tried to right it . . . saw suffering and tried to heal it." And "Bad Bobby," the ruthless and manipulative bully of countless conspiracy...


Hitler

by Joachim C. Fest

A bestseller in its original German edition and subsequently translated into more than a dozen languages, this book has become a classic portrait of a man, a nation, and an era. Index. Translated by Richard...


King: A Biography

by David Levering Lewis

The essential biography of Martin Luther King Jr., back in print in a new edition


Conflicts Of Interest

by Tony Benn

In this, the fourth volume of Tony Benn’s diaries, the Labour Government continues its fight for survival. Important developments are occurring both at home and internationally. In Britain, Benn as Secretary...


The Benn Diaries

by Tony Benn

The Benn Diaries, embracing the years 1940-1990, are already established as a uniquely authoritative, fascinating and readable record of political life. The selected highlights that form this single-volume edition...


Karl Marx: His Life and Work

by Otto Rühle

First published in English in 1929, this is a reissue of Otto Rühle's comprehensive biography of Karl Marx. Written by a leading Marxist and key figure within the German Labour movement, this is an exceptionally...


Political Animal: The Making of Tony Abbott

by David Marr

Winner of the 2013 John Button Prize

The essential work on Tony Abbott is now an expanded, updated short book - and a crucial election-year companion.

Australians want to know: what kind of man is Tony Abbott,...


Madam Secretary

by Madeleine Albright

A national bestseller on its original publication in 2003, Madam Secretary is a riveting account of the life of America's first woman Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright. For eight years, during Bill Clinton's...


Paul Robeson: A Life of Activism and Art

by Lindsey R. Swindall

Paul Robeson: A Life of Activism and Art is the biography of an African American icon and a demonstration of historian Lindsey R. Swindall's knack for thorough, detailed research and reflection.


Bash the Rich: Thatcher Edition

by Ian Bone

Abridged version of Ian Bone's Bash The Rich released as an ebook as a 'tribute' to the passing of Margaret Thatcher. This edition includes, Bone's early years, skips the time he spent in Swansea as a student...


Creatures of Power

by Michael Scott

There is a double power at work in human behaviour, the hidden power of the DNA in our cells, the genotype, and the overt power of the whole person, the phenotype. The two powers are not fully co-ordinated,...