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Reminiscences of an Active Life

by John Roy Lynch & John Hope Franklin

Born into slavery on a Louisiana plantation, John Roy Lynch (1847-1939) came to adulthood during the Reconstruction Era and lived a public-spirited life for over three decades. His political career began in...


Mao: The Unknown Story

by Jung Chang & Jon Halliday

The most authoritative life of the Chinese leader every written, Mao: The Unknown Story is based on a decade of research, and on interviews with many of Mao’s close circle in China who have never talked before...


A Covert Life: Jay Lovestone: Communist, Anti-Communist, and Spymaster

by Ted Morgan

The extraordinary life of Jay Lovestone is one of the great untold stories of the twentieth century. A Lithuanian immigrant who came to the United States in 1897, Lovestone rose to leadership in the Communist...


Tutu: Authorized

by Allister Sparks & Mpho Tutu

Tutu: Authorized is a celebration of the life of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an icon whose humanity and compassion has touched millions of lives around the world. Born in Klerksdorp, South Africa, Desmond Tutu...


This Is Herman Cain!: My Journey to the White House

by Herman Cain

When Herman Cain speaks, people listen. When he debates, he wins.

If you care about the future of America, you have heard of the down-to-earth political newcomer running for president, the straight-talking man...


Mexican Political Biographies, 1935-2009: Fourth Edition

by Roderic Ai Camp

This fourth edition of Roderic Camp's highly respected Mexican Political Biographies is an updated comprehensive biographical directory of leading state and national politicians in Mexico, covering the years...


Quarterly Essay 3 The Opportunist: John Howard and the Triumph of Reaction

by Guy Rundle

In the third Quarterly Essay, Guy Rundle comes to grips with John Howard, the prime minister who, on the eve of an election, seems to have turned round his political fortunes by spurning refugees and writing...


Letters and Dispatches 1924-1944: The Man Who Saved Over 100,000 Jews, Centennial Edition

by Raoul Wallenberg

The best way to hear the story of Raoul Wallenberg is through his own words. Put together from three different collections, Letters and Dispatches is the most thorough book of Wallenberg’s writings and letters....


Mary Magdalen

by Susan Haskins

A dramatic, thought-provoking portrait of one of the most compelling figures in early Christianity which explores two thousand years of history, art, and literature to provide a close-up look at Mary Magdalen...


Brothers in War

by Michael Walsh

Brothers in War is the immensely powerful and deeply tragic story of the Beechey brothers, and how they paid the ultimate price for King and country. All eight went to fight in the Great War on such far-flung...


Feeding on Dreams: Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile

by Ariel Dorfman

Acclaimed author and human-rights activist Ariel Dorfman delivers a memoir excavating, for the first time, his profound and provocative journey through revolution and exile.


Labour of Love

by Torquil Cowan

This is the story of Robert Smiliie,MP and trailblazing trade unionist who was born into poverty in Belfast in 1857. He moved to Scotland when he was 15 to join his brother James and became a miner at 17 in...


Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary's Life

by Joshua Rubenstein

Born Lev Davidovich Bronstein in southern Ukraine, Trotsky was both a world-class intellectual and a man capable of the most narrow-minded ideological dogmatism. He was an effective military strategist and an...


Saints and Heroes: Inspiring politics

by Frank Field

Every politician needs inspiration and ideals in this cynical age. Frank Field's Anglican faith provides his inspiration, and a foundation for a set of ideals known as English Idealism, put forward by T. H....


Ghosts by Daylight: Love, War, and Redemption

by Janine Di Giovanni

An enthralling, deeply moving memoir from one of our foremost American war correspondents.

Janine di Giovanni has spent most of her career—more than twenty years—in war zones recording events on behalf of...


Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs

by Levi Johnston

Best known as Bristol Palin’s baby daddy and Sarah Palin’s favorite whipping boy, Levi Johnston sets out to clear his name and—with any luck—end his run as Alaska’s most hated man. 

Promising hockey...


Clean Politics, Clean Streams: A Legislative Autobiography and Reflections

by Franklin L. Kury

As a young Democratic lawyer, Franklin L. Kury defeated the senior Republican in the House, and the patronage machine that supported him, to go on to be a leader in the enactment of significant reform legislation...


Young Che: Memories of Che Guevara by His Father

by Ernesto Guevara Lynch

“I had prepared a life plan that included ten years of wandering, later years studying medicine. . . . All that's in the past, the only thing that's clear is that the ten years of wandering might grow longer...


Sonia Gandhi

by Rani Singh & Mikhail Gorbachev

Sonia Gandhi's story represents the greatest transformational journey made by any world leader in the last four decades. Circumstance and tragedy, rather than ambition, paved her path to power. Born into a...


The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World

by Derek Chollet & Samantha Power

Richard Holbrooke, who died in December 2010, was a pivotal player in U.S. diplomacy for more than forty years. Most recently special envoy for Iraq and Afghanistan under President Obama, Holbrooke also served...