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Mitt Romney: An Inside Look at the Man and His Politics

by Ronald B. Scott

The only independent biography of the candidate who would be President--the perfect book for anyone who wants to know more about the family, religion, and personal history that shaped Mitt Romney's political...


Ben-Gurion: A Political Life

by Shimon Peres & David Landau

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

Israel’s current president gives us a dramatic and revelatory biography of Israel’s founding father and first prime minister.

 

Shimon Peres was in his early twenties when...


The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher, from Grocer's Daughter to Prime Minister

by John Campbell & David Freeman

The Iron Lady, the definitive Margaret Thatcher biography, is available just in time for the movie starring Meryl Streep as one of the most infamous figures in postwar politics.

Whether you love her or hate...


Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope

by Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly & Jeffrey Zaslow

AS INDIVIDUALS, CONGRESSWOMAN GABRIELLE GIFFORDS and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, showed Americans how optimism, an adventurous spirit, and a call to service can help change the world. As a couple, they...


Reminiscences of an Active Life

by John Roy Lynch & John Hope Franklin

Born into slavery on a Louisiana plantation, John Roy Lynch (1847-1939) came to adulthood during the Reconstruction Era and lived a public-spirited life for over three decades. His political career began in...


Mao: The Unknown Story

by Jung Chang & Jon Halliday

The most authoritative life of the Chinese leader every written, Mao: The Unknown Story is based on a decade of research, and on interviews with many of Mao’s close circle in China who have never talked before...


A Covert Life: Jay Lovestone: Communist, Anti-Communist, and Spymaster

by Ted Morgan

The extraordinary life of Jay Lovestone is one of the great untold stories of the twentieth century. A Lithuanian immigrant who came to the United States in 1897, Lovestone rose to leadership in the Communist...


Tutu: Authorized

by Allister Sparks & Mpho Tutu

Tutu: Authorized is a celebration of the life of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an icon whose humanity and compassion has touched millions of lives around the world. Born in Klerksdorp, South Africa, Desmond Tutu...


Mexican Political Biographies, 1935-2009: Fourth Edition

by Roderic Ai Camp

This fourth edition of Roderic Camp's highly respected Mexican Political Biographies is an updated comprehensive biographical directory of leading state and national politicians in Mexico, covering the years...


Quarterly Essay 3 The Opportunist: John Howard and the Triumph of Reaction

by Guy Rundle

In the third Quarterly Essay, Guy Rundle comes to grips with John Howard, the prime minister who, on the eve of an election, seems to have turned round his political fortunes by spurning refugees and writing...


Letters and Dispatches 1924-1944: The Man Who Saved Over 100,000 Jews, Centennial Edition

by Raoul Wallenberg

The best way to hear the story of Raoul Wallenberg is through his own words. Put together from three different collections, Letters and Dispatches is the most thorough book of Wallenberg’s writings and letters....


Mary Magdalen

by Susan Haskins

A dramatic, thought-provoking portrait of one of the most compelling figures in early Christianity which explores two thousand years of history, art, and literature to provide a close-up look at Mary Magdalen...


Brothers in War

by Michael Walsh

Brothers in War is the immensely powerful and deeply tragic story of the Beechey brothers, and how they paid the ultimate price for King and country. All eight went to fight in the Great War on such far-flung...


Baldwin

by Roy Jenkins

First published in 1984, this is the first biography of Stanley Baldwin for more than ten years, although there had been four in the preceding decade. This is strange, for Baldwin has recently begun to swim...


Mr Balfour's Poodle

by Roy Jenkins

Jenkins' account of the constitutional struggle between the Liberal government of the early twentieth century and the House of Lords. The battle started with the introduction of the People's Budget of 1909 and...


Feeding on Dreams: Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile

by Ariel Dorfman

Acclaimed author and human-rights activist Ariel Dorfman delivers a memoir excavating, for the first time, his profound and provocative journey through revolution and exile.


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....


Being George Washington: The Indispensable Man, As You've Never Seen Him

by Glenn Beck

IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW GEORGE WASHINGTON, THINK AGAIN.

This is the amazing true story of a real-life superhero who wore no cape and possessed no special powers—yet changed the world forever.

His life reads...


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...