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Politician Extraordinaire: The Tempestuous Life and Times of Martin L. Davey

by Frank P. Vazzano

The biography of a colorful and controversial 20th-century politicianThis carefully researched and engagingly written political biography marks the first full treatment of Ohio native and politician Martin L....


Pat and Dick: The Nixons, an Intimate Portrait of a Marriage

by Will Swift

In “the most humanizing portrait of the Nixons we’re likely to have” (Douglas Brinkley, author of Cronkite), a leading historian presents a sweeping portrait of the relationship between Richard and Pat...


Mandela

by Rod Green

A wonderful, fully-illustrated celebration of the life of one of the most inspiring and respected leaders of our time.

This book pays tribute to the life of Nelson Mandela with a unique collection of photographs...


Heir to the Empire City: New York and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt

by Edward P. Kohn

Theodore Roosevelt is best remembered as America’s prototypical “cowboy” president—a Rough Rider who derived his political wisdom from a youth spent in the untamed American West. But while the great outdoors...


Madam Secretary

by Thomas Blood

No American envoy has ever burst on the diplomatic scene and grabbed center stage in the theater of foreign relations like Madeleine Albright. Navigating difficult terrain as few can, Thomas Blood provides exclusive...


Knowing Mandela

by John Carlin

Equal parts freedom fighter and statesman, Nelson Mandela bestrode the world stage for the past three decades, building a legacy that places him in the pantheon of history's most exemplary leaders.

As a foreign...


Unfinished Agenda: Urban Politics in the Era of Black Power

by Junius Williams & Tom Hayden

Unfinished Agenda offers an inside look at the Black Power Movement that emerged during the Civil Rights Movement of the sixties. A political memoir that teaches grass-roots politics and inspires organizing...


Good Tidings and Great Joy

by Sarah Palin

Wish me a Merry Christmas.

At a time when Christian values are challenged—when the greeting "Merry Christmas" has been replaced by the supposedly less offensive "Happy Holidays"—Governor Sarah Palin makes...


The Politics of Rage: George Wallace, the Origins of the New Conservatism and the Transformation of American Politics

by Dan T. Carter

This biography of George Wallace explains how the Alabama governor and presidential candidate was the "most influential loser in 20th century American politics." The author contends that Wallace's "new conservatism"...


1941: The Year That Keeps Returning

by Slavko Goldstein, Michael Gable & Charles Simic

A New York Review Books Original

The distinguished Croatian journalist and publisher Slavko Goldstein says, “Writing this book about my family, I have tried not to separate what happened to us from the fates...


Margaret Thatcher: Power and Personality

by Jonathan Aitken

A strong and sometimes divisive figure in British and world politics, Margaret Thatcher was the longest-serving British Prime Minister in the 20th century and the only woman to ever hold the office. Drawing...


Call Me Mike: A Political Biography of Michael V. DiSalle

by Richard Zimmerman

Michael V. DiSalle was elected to his first and only term as governor in one of Ohio's most contentious elections, which featured a ferocious battle over the so-called "Right-to-Work" issue, a union-busting...


Young Logan Campbell

by R.C.J. Stone

Sir John Logan Campbell is known as the Father of Auckland; he is synonymous with that city. As this first volume of his biography shows, however, he was not particularly enamoured of a pioneering life or of...


Singer in a Songless Land: A Life of Edward Tregear, 18461931

by K. R. Howe

At the turn of the twentieth century, Edward Tregear was one of New Zealand's most prominent citizens and widely published intellectuals. He was an authority on Māori and Polynesian studies, a controversial...


The Father and His Gift: John Logan Campbell's Later Years

by R.C.J. Stone

Few New Zealand biographies are so rich in social and personal detail. Written with the vivid touches of a novelist, The Father and his Gift completes the story of Sir John Logan Campbell, venerated in old age...


Na to Hoa Aroha, from Your Dear Friend, Volume 2: The Correspondence of Sir Apirana Ngata and Sir Peter Buck, 1925-50 (Volume II, 1930-32)

by Sir Peter Buck & Sir Apirana Ngata

The leading historian Keith Sorrenson has collected in three volumes the complete correspondence (174 letters in all) between two distinguished twentieth-century Māori scholars and statesmen, Sir Apirana Ngata...


Na to Hoa Aroha, from Your Dear Friend, Volume 1: The Correspondence of Sir Apirana Ngata and Sir Peter Buck, 1925-50 (Volume I, 1925-29)

by Sir Peter Buck & Sir Apirana Ngata

The leading historian Keith Sorrenson has collected in three volumes the complete correspondence (174 letters in all) between two distinguished twentieth-century Māori scholars and statesmen, Sir Apirana Ngata...


His Way: A Biography of Robert Muldoon

by Barry Gustafson

This the only authorized biography of New Zealand’s prime minister, Robert Muldoon—one of the dominant political figures of the last half-century in that country. Based on many hours of conversation with...


Sir Joseph Ward: A Political Biography

by Michael Bassett

Sir Joseph Ward (1856–1930) was the leading political figure during the forty-year life of the Liberal Party in New Zealand. He was a member of Ballance's first Cabinet, twice Prime Minister (1906–12 and...


Coates of the Kaipara

by Fay Hercock

In the course of his political career Gordon Coates (1878–1943) experienced the extremes of popular adulation and contempt. Handsome, young and debonair, with the common touch, he was a successful minister...