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Notes From the Blockade

by Lidiya Ginzburg

The 900-day siege of Lenningrad (1941-440 was one of the turning points of the Second World War. It slowed down the German advance into Russia and became a national symbol of survival and resistance. From her...


Miss Angel

by Angelica Goodden

A word was coined to describe the condition of people stricken with a new kind of fever when the Swiss-born artist Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807) came to London in 1766. 'The whole world', it was said, 'is Angelicamad.'...


Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution

by Richard Gott

The authoritative first-hand account of contemporary Venezuela, Hugo Chávez places the country’s controversial and charismatic president in historical perspective, and examines his plans and programs. Welcomed...


A Good Life

by Ben Bradlee

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


We Fought at Arnhem

by Mike Rossiter

Operation Market Garden: a plan to capture the bridge over the Rhine at Arnhem and outflank the German front.

In all twelve thousand airborne troops were to land, either by parachute or glider, at three drop...


Stalin: The First In-depth Biography Based on Explosive New Documents from Russia's Secr

by Edvard Radzinsky

From the author of The Last Tsar, the first full-scale life of Stalin to have what no previous biography has entirely gotten hold of: the facts. Granted privileged access to Russia's secret archives, Edvard...


Conversations with Power

by Brian Michael Till

Fresh out of college, and frustrated with own generation’s political apathy, Brian Till set out to interview the former world leaders he most admired. To his surprise, they were eager to talk, and he soon...


The Lies of Sarah Palin

by Geoffrey Dunn

In The Lies of Sarah Palin, Geoffrey Dunn provides the first full-scale and in-depth political biography of the controversial Republican vice-presidential candidate and former governor of Alaska.

Based on more...


Secrets and Lies

by Christine Keeler

Christine Keeler’s name is as synonymous with the sexual revolution as the Pill. Her short affair with the Minister for War, John Profumo, led to the downfall of Harold Macmillan's government and was at the...


The Iron Duke

by Lawrence James

'Lord Wellington don't know how to lose a battle.' The view of an anonymous soldier at Waterloo became the judgement of the world on the man who was hailed as the first general of his age. At Waterloo he defeated...


Guinea A Minute

by Godfrey Bloom

Supposedly controversial politician Godfrey Bloom has created an autobiography in a whimsical style with some homespun and sometimes trenchant views. It will come as no surprise that it is not politically correct....


Always a Marine

by Steven Preece

In Amongst the Marines, Steven Preece vividly depicted his excessive, violent lifestyle as an elite Royal Marine Commando. Now Always a Marine covers the author's struggle to leave that lifestyle behind following...


Troublemaker: A Memoir from the Front Lines of the Sixties

by Bill Zimmerman

The political memoir as rousing adventure story—a sizzling account of a life lived in the thick of every important struggle of the era.

April 1973: snow falls thick and fast on the Badlands of South Dakota....


The Age of Deception

by Mohamed ElBaradei

For the first time, the Nobel Prize laureate and "man in the middle" of the planet's most explosive confrontations speaks out—on his dealings with America, negotiations with Iran, reform and democracy in the...


Barbara Jordan: American Hero

by Mary Beth Rogers

Barbara Jordan was the first African American to serve in the Texas Senate since Reconstruction, the first black woman elected to Congress from the South, and the first to deliver the keynote address at a national...


Latin America Diaries: The Sequel to The Motorcycle Diaries

by Ernesto Guevara

Ernesto Guevara’s journal of his second trip through Latin America, revealing the emergence of a revolutionary icon now called “Che.”


Salmond

by David Torrance

Alex Salmond is well known in Scotland, the UK and beyond as the leader of the Scottish National Party and Scotland's First Minister, but relatively little is understood about Salmond as a human being, what...


Salmond: Against The Odds

by David Torrance

A masterful work with intricate research' - Dorothy-Grace Elder, Scottish Review 'Torrance is an industrious historian and an assiduous biographer' - The Herald Alex Salmond is well known in Scotland, the UK...


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A Reason to Believe: Lessons from an Improbable Life

by Deval Governor Patrick

“I’ve simply seen too much goodness in this country—and have come so far in my own journey—not to believe in those ideals, and my faith in the future is sometimes restored under the darkest clouds.”...