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The Southern Tiger

by Elizabeth Dickinson, Ricardo Lagos, Blake Hounshell & Bill Clinton

Former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos provides a fascinating glimpse inside his country's meteoric rise on the world stage. A leader in the underground resistance movement against Augusto Pinochet and his Dirty...

Slapped - The cruel destiny of women in politics

by Wanda Montanelli

Synopsis What's behind female marginalization? There is a strong resistance to the actual participation of women in politics. But, apparently, women are called on to share in the social commitment of the parties....

Robespierre: A Revolutionary Life

by Peter McPhee

For some historians and biographers, Maximilien Robespierre (1758–94) was a great revolutionary martyr who succeeded in leading the French Republic to safety in the face of overwhelming military odds. For...

Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver

by Scott Stossel

As founder of the Peace Corps, Head Start, the Special Olympics (with wife Eunice Kennedy Shriver), and other organizations, Sargent Shriver was a key social and political figure whose influence continues to...

Radical Son: A Generational Oddysey

by David Horowitz

Originally a radical socialist, the current driving force behind the rise of the Hollywood right recounts how he moved from one set of political convictions to another over the course of thirty years, and challenges...

Love and Struggle: My Life in SDS, the Weather Underground, and Beyond

by David Gilbert & Boots Riley

Written from the maximum-security prison where he has lived for almost 30 years, this enlightening memoir chronicles the militant career of David Gilbert, a radical activist whose incarceration is due to his...

Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi and the Selling of the Iraq War

by Richard Bonin

In 1958, Ahmad Chalabi’s wealthy Shiite family was exiled from Iraq after a revolution that ultimately put Saddam Hussein in power. The young Chalabi devoted his life to restoring his family to prominence....

Walther Rathenau: Weimar's Fallen Statesman

by Shulamit Volkov

This deeply informed biography of Walther Rathenau (1867–1922) tells of a man who—both thoroughly German and unabashedly Jewish—rose to leadership in the German War-Ministry Department during the First...

The Private Lives of Winston Churchill

by John Pearson

He was a lion of a man who helped shape the course of this century with his relentless ambition and fierce political instincts. Few have matched Winston Churchill's cunning or force of will. Few have seen the...

The Mind of War: John Boyd and American Security

by Grant Hammond

The ideas of US Air Force Colonel John Boyd have transformed American military policy and practice. A first-rate fighter pilot and a self-taught scholar, he wrote the first manual on jet aerial combat; spearheaded...

Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician

by Anthony Everitt

“All ages of the world have not produced a greater statesman and philosopher combined.”

—John Adams

He squared off against Caesar and was friends with young Brutus. He advised the legendary Pompey on his...

Joey Smallwood: Schemer and Dreamer

by Ray Argyle

Joey Smallwood, often dubbed the "only living Father of Confederation," won six provincial elections and was premier of Newfoundland for 23 years. A crafty, canny, controversial politician, he devoted himself...

China Hand: An Autobiography

by John Jr., Todd Purdum & Bruce Cumings

In this wry and insightful memoir, distinguished American diplomat John Paton Davies, Jr. describes his upbringing and wartime adventures in Asia, encounters with key twentieth-century figures from Mahatma Gandhi...

The Power of the Pen: The Politics, Nationalism, and Influence of Sir John Willison

by Richard Clippingdale & Joe Clark

Sir John Willison (1856-1927) lived and worked after the development of fast trains and the telegraph, mostly before the widespread use of the telephone, and almost entirely before radio mattered in news. As...

The Faith of Barack Obama Revised and   Updated

by Stephen Mansfield

Barack Obama. The speculation about his religious life abounds. Is he a closet Muslim? Is he really a Christian? Does his faith have anything to do with his governing? As the picture of President ObamaÆs faith...

Freud on Coke

by David Cohen

The story of Freud's involvement with cocaine and how it affected research long after he died... The book tells of a number of drug related tragedies Freud was involved in including the death of Ernest Fleischl...

Kim Jong-Il, Revised and Updated: Kim Jong-il: North Korea's Dear Leader, Revised and Updated Edition

by Michael Breen

An expert on North Korea sheds new light on the enigmatic tyrant

From his goose-stepping military parades to his clownish macho swagger, North Korea's Kim Jong-il is an odd amalgam of political cartoon and...

Nicholas and Alexandra

by Robert K. Massie

The story of the love that ended an empire

In this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert K. Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the story of the...

Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race But Changed the Nation

by Scott Farris

Updated with a new section on the 2012 presidential election: Profiles of twelve men who have run for the presidency and lost, but who, even in defeat, have had a greater impact on American history than many...

Margaret Sanger

by Jean H. Baker

Undoubtedly the most influential advocate for birth control even before the term existed, Margaret Sanger ignited a movement that has shaped our society to this day. Her views on reproductive rights have made...