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A Country of Words

by Abdel Bari Atwan

Few lives reflect their times as much as the life of Abdel Bari Atwan. Born in a refugee camp in Gaza in 1950, he left age seventeen and has since become one of the world's most foremost commentators on the...

Urban Legend - Sir Dove-Myer Robinson

by John Edgar

Every Aucklander of a certain age knows that we should have listened to Mayor Robbie back in the 1970s' - Labour Party MP Phil Twyford. But who was he? And why is he still relevant today? From a working class...

Charles H. Thompson: Policy Entrepreneur of the Civil Rights Movement

by Louis Ray

During the era of segregation, the Journal of Negro Education published research vital to overturning racial segregation as public policy. Charles Thompson’s editorials inspired and mobilized activists, slowly...

A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution

by Samar Yazbek & Max Weiss

A devastating and personal first-hand account of the ongoing uprising in Syria from a prominent Syrian journalist now in hiding

Songs & Secrets: South Africa from Liberation to Governance

by Barry Gilder

"If you picked up this book in the expectation of revelling in the true confessions of a disaffected spy-master – put it back. If you opened this book in the hope of enjoying the confidences of a disillusioned...

Up in Arms: Pursuing Accountability for the Arms Deal in Parliament

by Raenette Taljaard

“This book is not so much a political autobiography as an account from a personal point of view of a momentous series of events in the life of South Africa’s second democratic Parliament, and my role in...

Pauline Hanson: Untamed and Unashamed

by Pauline Hanson

The Bulletin Magazine in June, 2006, reported that Pauline Hanson is formally listed as one of the 100 most influential Australians ever. She is one of only 11 women on this list, and in fact 6 women are already...

Personal Impressions

by Isaiah Berlin

This enthusiastically received collection contains Isaiah Berlin's appreciation of seventeen people of unusual distinction in the intellectual or political world - sometimes in both. The names of many of them...


by Robert K. Massie

"A classic [that] covers superbly a whole era...Engrossing in its glittering gallery of characters."


Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Robert K. Massie has written a richly textured and gripping...

What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter, and Me

by Rielle Hunter

The John Edwards–Rielle Hunter affair made headlines for years. “One of the biggest political scandals of all time,” “a fall from grace,” “a modern-day tragedy”—it’s a story that has been reported,...

Niccolo Machiavelli: The Laughing Lion and the Strutting Fox

by Raymond Angelo Belliotti

This book places Machiavelli in historical context but argues that his understanding of moral conflicts is well ahead of his time. Instead of arguing for the autonomy of politics, as is commonly supposed, Machiavelli...

An American Son: A Memoir

by Senator Marco Rubio

Few politicians have risen to national prominence as quickly as Marco Rubio. Here is the full story of his unlikely journey.


Florida Senator Marco Rubio electrified the 2012 Republican National Con­vention...

The Rise of Marco Rubio

by Manuel Roig-Franzia

SENATOR MARCO RUBIO has been called the Michael Jordan of Republican politics and a crown prince of the Tea Party. He is a political figure who inspires fierce passions among his supporters—and his detractors....

The Rise of Marco Rubio

by Manuel Roig-Franzia

SENATOR MARCO RUBIO has been called the Michael Jordan of Republican politics and a crown prince of the Tea Party. He is a political figure who inspires fierce passions among his supporters—and his detractors....

Company Commander

by Russell Lewis

In 2008 Major Russell Lewis commanded a company of two hundred soldiers from the British Army's legendary Parachute Regiment on a six-month tour in the most dangerous part of Afghanistan.

Company Commander is...

Che's Afterlife: The Legacy of an Image

by Michael J. Casey

In 1960, Cuban photographer Alberto Korda captured fabled revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara in what has become history's most reproduced photo. Now Michael Casey tells the remarkable story of this image,...

The Rise of Rahm: Rahm Emanuel's Political Ascent, from Clinton through Congress to Obama's White House and Chicago's City Hall

by Chicago Tribune Staff

A collection of previously published Chicago Tribune articles, chronologically documenting Rahm Emanuel’s meteoric rise to prominence in local and national politics.

For 20 years, one of the most dynamic, accomplished...

Chris Christie

by Bob Ingle & Michael G. Symons

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has become a national Republican Party figure, famous for his blunt public statements, his willingness to confront powerful special interests, and his determination to change...

Mandela: In Celebration of a Great Life

by Charlene Smith

Award-winning writer Charlene Smith traces the life of a great statesman and tells how Mandela repaired the torn heart of a wounded nation.

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...