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Children of the Troubles: Our Lives in the Crossfire of Northern Ireland

by Laurel Holliday

In this remarkable second book in the Children of Conflict series, Laurel Holliday presents a powerful collection of young people's memories of growing up in the midst of the violence in Northern Ireland known...


The Party's Over: How the Extreme Right Hijacked the GOP and I Became a Democrat

by Charlie Crist & Ellis Henican

Charlie Crist, the former Republican governor of Florida, spent years in the party's inner circle. In this no-holds-barred memoir, he shows why he switched sides and became a Democrat.

After serving as a Republican...


Sara and Eleanor

by Jan Pottker

We think we know the story of Eleanor Roosevelt--the shy, awkward girl who would marry Franklin Roosevelt and redefine the role of First Lady, becoming a civil rights activist and an inspiration to generations...


Greg Sorbara: The Battlefield of Ontario Politics: An Autobiography

by Greg Sorbara

Greg Sorbara has enjoyed one of the most successful careers of any Ontario politician. He was appointed minister of finance by Premier Dalton McGuinty in 2003, and served as campaign chair for the Liberals'...


His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute

by Maya Angelou

He was a son of Africa who became father to a nation and, for billions of people around the world, a beacon of hope, courage, and perseverance in the face of opposition. Now, acclaimed poet Maya Angelou honors...


My Country, 'Tis of Thee: My Faith, My Family, Our Future

by Keith Ellison

As a Black, Latino, and former Catholic who converted to Islam, Keith Ellison, is the first Muslim elected to Congress—from a district with fewer than 1 percent Muslims and 11 percent Blacks. With his unique...


Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

by Robert M Gates

From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

When Robert M. Gates received a call from...


Arik: The Life of Ariel Sharon

by David Landau

From the former editor in chief of Haaretz, the first in-depth comprehensive biography of Ariel Sharon, the most important Israeli political and military leader of the last forty years.

The life of Ariel Sharon...


Love & War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home

by James Carville & Mary Matalin

For twenty years, James Carville and Mary Matalin have held the mantle of the nation's most politically opposed, ideologically mismatched, and intensely opinionated couple. In this follow-up to their groundbreaking...


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...


A Journey through Governance: A Public Servant's Experience Under Six Presidents

by William A. Morrill & John Long

A Journey through Governance: A Public Servant's Experience under Six Presidents is a memoir revealing how the United States government works behind closed doors, through the eyes of a public servant who spent...


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...