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Black Water: By Strength and By Guile

by Don Camsell

Don Camsell joined the men in black of the SBS in 1974. From the deserts of Oman to the hills of Port Stanley, from the bottom of Gibraltar harbour to the deep, cold, black waters of Loch Long and from the QE2...


Political Woman: The Big Little Life of Jeane Kirkpatrick

by Peter Collier

This is the first and only biography of Jeane Kirkpatrick, who became an iconic figure in the 1980s as Ronald Reagan's UN ambassador and the most forceful presence in the administration, outside of the President...


Mao

by Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch presents an engaging and thorough account of Mao's life and politics, making use of a wealth of primary and secondary sources. He locates Maoism in the broader context of twentieth century Chinese...


It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership

by Colin Powell & Tony Koltz

It Worked for Me is filled with vivid experiences and lessons learned that have shaped the legendary public service career of the four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. At its heart are...


Patriot of Persia

by Christopher de Bellaigue

On August 19, 1953, the American and British intelligence agencies launched a desperate coup in Iran against a cussed, bedridden seventy-two-year-old man. His name was Muhammad Mossadegh, and his crimes had...


Ron Paul's rEVOLution: The Man and the Movement He Inspired

by Brian Doherty

An enigmatic and surprisingly successful politician, Texas Representative Ron Paul is unique among Republican candidates. He has strong traditional conservative bona fides: he supports cutting taxes, shrinking...


Deception: The True Story of the International Drug Plot That Brought Down Australia's Top Law Enforcer Mark Standen

by Charles Miranda

The extraordinary tale of how an officer in the highest echelons of Australian policing was caught coordinating an international drug network operation that extended from rebels in the Congo to some of the most...


Romney's Way: A Man and an Idea

by T. George Harris

George Romney built an unconventional political career that inspired and moved many, including his son Willard Mitt Romney. Romney's Way: A Man and An Idea is George Romney's story, from his Mormon upbringing,...


Dolley Madison: The Problem of National Unity

by Catherine Allgor

An accessible, engaging introduction to the life of first lady Dolley Madison and the pivotal role she played in establishing an atmosphere of unity and civility in the young nation


Yours in Truth: A Personal Portrait of Ben Bradlee

by Jeff Himmelman

“I hope we’re as good friends when you finish your book as we are now,” Ben Bradlee, the legendary former executive editor of The Washington Post, told Jeff Himmelman in March 2010. “But I don’t give...


The Harvey Milk Interviews: In His Own Words

by Harvey Milk & Vince Emery

The unrehearsed and unguarded conversations in this collection reveal Harvey Milk's sense of humor, outrage over injustice, and love of dramatic confrontation. This volume contains the texts of 39 interviews...


Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope

by Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly & Jeffrey Zaslow

Como individuos, la congresista Gabrielle Giffords y su esposo, el astronauta Mark Kelly, demostraron a los estadounidenses cómo el optimismo, el espíritu aventurero y el llamado al servicio pueden ayudar...


The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr

by Henry W. Brands

Though he was a hero of the Revolutionary War, a prominent New York politician, and vice president of the United States, Aaron Burr is today best remembered as the villain who killed Alexander Hamilton in a...


Sir Francis Drake

by John Sugden

More than four hundred years after his death, Sir Francis Drake remains one of the legendary figures of history. His career is one of the most colourful on record. The most daring of the corsairs who raided...


One Man's Revolution

by Dan Todd

Dan Todd came from a humble background and grew up on a council estate but has always been proud of his working class roots. Influenced by his father and what he saw happening in the wider world, Dan became...


After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family--1968 to the Present

by J. Taraborrelli

For more than half a century, Americans have been captivated by the Kennedys - their joy and heartbreak, tragedy and triumph, the dark side and the remarkable achievements. In this ambitious and sweeping account,...


The Darling Diaries: Memoirs of a Political Career

by Beth Slaney & Stan Darling

A stalwart Tory, Stan Darling was a Member of Parliament for twenty-one years. In The Darling Diaries, he looks back on his career in politics, the places he has been, and some of the people he has met.


The Last of the Black Emperors: The Hollow Comeback of Marion Barry in a New Age of Black Leaders

by Jonetta Rose Barras

The 1990 FBI videotape of Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry smoking crack transfixed television viewers nationwide. Shouting now-notorious obscenities at the woman who helped agents trap him, Barry was publicly...


Paul de Cassagnac and the Authoritarian Tradition in Nineteenth-Century France

by Karen M. Offen

A political biography of Paul de Cassagnac, a 19th-century French journalist and vocal proponent of authoritarian democracy. This book examines de Cassagnac's politics and the larger political climate shortly...


James FitzGibbon: Defender of Upper Canada

by Ruth McKenzie

James FitzGibbon, Defender of Upper Canada, is the often poignant story of a poor man's rise to authority in the Upper Canada of the 1800s.