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Daley: A Retrospective: A Historical Exploration of Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley

by Chicago Tribune Staff

From the second half of the twentieth century through today, no family has defined Chicago in the public's eye more than the Daleys. Between Richard J. Daley and his son, Richard M. Daley, a member of this prominent...


Che: A Memoir

by Fidel Castro & David Deutschmann

Fidel Castro writes with great candor and affection of his extraordinary partnership with Che Guevara


The Bolivian Diary: Authorized Edition

by Ernesto Che Guevara & Camilo Guevara

Che's account of the fateful Bolivia guerrilla mission - the basis of Part Two of Stephen Soderbergh's biopic about Che.


Jesse Jackson Jr.: From Promise to Scandal¿the Journey of a Chicago Political Scion

by Chicago Tribune Staff

For the past 25 years, it seemed like little could impede the quickly accelerating political career of Jesse Jackson Jr., the U.S. Representative for Illinois' 2nd Congressional District and son of iconic civil...


The Hanged Man: The Life and Death of Ronald Ryan

by Mike Richards

This biography of Ronald Ryan, the last man to be executed by the state in Australia, provides a definitive account of the life and death of the man whose sentence stopped a nation. Drawing on previously unpublished...


Che Guevara Reader: Writings on Politics & Revolution

by Ernesto Che Guevara & David Deutschmann

A new, revised and expanded edition of an Ocean Press classic.


Notes to the Future: Words of Wisdom

by Nelson Mandela & Desmond Tutu

“The book that you hold in your hands is nothing short of a miracle.” —Desmond Tutu, from the Introduction

The authorized record of Nelson Mandela’s most inspiring and historically important quotations...


Ho Chi Minh: A Life

by William J. Duiker

To grasp the complicated causes and consequences of the Vietnam War, one must understand the extraordinary life of Ho Chi Minh, the man generally recognized as the father of modern Vietnam. Duiker provides startling...


John Buchan: Model Governor General

by J. William Galbraith, David Johnston & Deborah Stewartby

An accomplished Scottish thriller writer, journalist, soldier, spy, and Member of Parliament, John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, was Canada's governor general from 1935 to 1940 and helped draw Canada, Britain,...


American Lady: The Life of Susan Mary Alsop

by Caroline De Margerie & Frances FitzGerald

The fascinating story of one of the grand dames of Georgetown society and a true Washington insider

Henry Kissinger once remarked that more agreements were concluded in the living room of Susan Mary Alsop than...


My Dearest Wife: The Private and Public Lives of James David Edgar and Matilda Ridout Edgar

by Maud J. McLean & Robert Stamp

The Edgars' lives symbolized the increasing complexity of Toronto society as older generations gradually gave way to a new generation of "outsiders" seeking prominence.


It's Easier to Reach Heaven than the End of the Street: A Jerusalem Memoir

by Emma Williams & Brian Urquhart

A deeply affecting memoir and a unique contribution to our understanding of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict

In August 2000 Emma Williams arrived with her three small children in Jerusalem to join her husband...


The Last Lion: Volume 2: Winston Spencer Churchill: Alone, 1932-1940

by William Manchester

Alone is the second volume of William Manchester's brilliant three-volume biography of Winston Churchill. In this volume, we witness the war within, before the colossal war to come. During this period, Churchill...


The Last Lion: Volume 1: Winston Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874 - 1932

by William Manchester

William Manchester met Winston Churchill on January 24, 1953. Their encounter on the Queen Mary sparked an intense curiosity in Manchester that would eventually result in his classic three-volume magnum opus...


Davis McCaughey: A Life

by Sarah Martin

A fascinating and enigmatic man, Davis McCaughey was a theologian equally at home in the secular world. As governor of Victoria, deputy chancellor of Melbourne University, and master of the prestigious Ormond...


Time to Tell: An Activist's Story

by Barry Feinberg & Z. Pallo Jordan

This dramatically revealing memoir follows Barry Feinberg's 45 years of activism, travel, relationships, and creative expression. While the twin narratives of private life and political doings are equally...


Bond of Secrecy: My Life with CIA Spy and Watergate Conspirator E. Howard Hunt

by Saint John Hunt, Jesse Ventura & Eric Hamburg

A father’s last confession to his son about the CIA, Watergate, and the plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy, this is the remarkable true story of St. John Hunt and his father E. Howard Hunt, the...


Out Of The Wilderness

by Tony Benn

1963 saw Labour's emergence from its 'wilderness years' in Opposition, and the election of Harold Wilson following the unexpected death of Hugh Gaitskell. In the first Wilson government of 1964 Benn was made...


Dare To Be A Daniel

by Tony Benn

Born into a family with a strong, radical dissenting tradition in which enterprise and public service were combined, Tony Benn was taught to believe that the greatest sin in life was to waste time and money....


Valerie

by Phil Gifford

Olympian, World and Commonwealth champion. Valerie Adams talks openly and honestly about life in the spotlight and her tumultuous private life. Valerie Adams keeps no secrets as she tells her inspirational story...