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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...


Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War

by Leymah Gbowee & Carol Mithers

WINNER OF THE 2011 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

In a time of death and terror, Leymah Gbowee brought Liberia’s women together—and together they led a nation to peace.

As a young woman, Leymah Gbowee was broken by...


Unprecedented Power: Jesse Jones, Capitalism, and the Common Good

by Steven Fenberg

As President Obama began to unveil sweeping government programs to restore the crippled economy, the public and media drew numerous comparisons with the actions of Franklin Roosevelt, who faced the grim prospects...


To War with God

by Peter Fiennes

To War With God is the moving account of Anglican chaplain Edward Montmorency 'Monty' Guilford's service in the First World War. Written by his grandson, it draws on first-hand material, including Monty's diaries,...


In the Prison of his Days: A Miscellany for Nelson Mandela on his 70th Birthday

by W.J. J. McCormack, Samuel Beckett & John Banville

Compiled while Nelson Mandela was still in prison, 'In the Prison of His Day's is one of the earliest books about Mandela to have been published in the English language. 'This miscellany of writings was brought...


The Stoning of Sally Kern: The Liberal Attack on Christian Conservatism--and Why We Must Take a Stand

by Sally Kern

This book is about Sally Kern, District 84 House of Representatives member from Oklahoma, and her desire to see America return to the conservative principles that guided the nation’s founders.

 


In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir

by Dick Cheney & Liz Cheney

In this eagerly anticipated memoir, former Vice President Dick Cheney delivers an unyielding portrait of American politics over nearly forty years and shares personal reflections on his role as one of the most...


The Whole Damn Deal: Robert Strauss and the Art of Politics

by Kathryn McGarr

Robert S. Strauss was for many decades the quintessential Democratic power broker. Born to a poor Jewish family in West Texas, he founded the law firm that became Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, and—while...


Grace & Power: The Private World of the Kennedy White House

by Sally Bedell Smith

Unlike so many other books, Grace and Power rejects gossip and conspiracy theory to tell the story of John and Jackie’s three years in the White House soberly, comprehensively and sensitively, from beginning...


Making A Killing

by James Ashcroft

In September 2003, James 'Ash' Ashcroft, a former British Infantry Captain, arrived in Iraq as a 'gun for hire'. It was the beginning of an 18-month journey into blood and chaos.

In this action-packed page-turner,...


Living a Political Life

by Madeleine May Kunin

The first time Madeleine M. Kunin ran for office it was because she thought there ought to be more women in politics. In time she fulfilled that belief by becoming the first woman governor of Vermont. Throughout...


DC Confidential

by Christopher Meyer

Christopher Meyer was Ambassador to the United States from 1997 to 2003, during which time he was an eyewitness to and participant in the events following 9/11 and the preparations for the Iraq war. Never before...