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The Real Great Escape: The Story of the First World War's Most Daring Mass Breakout

by Jacqueline Cook

Bigger than The Great Escape. The story of the first successful mass tunnel escape from a POW camp in First World War Germany. Situated in Lower Saxony, Germany, Holzminden swung open its barbed wire gates to...


Sir Henry Parkes: The Australian Colossus

by Stephen Dando-Collins

Sir Henry Parkes: Father of Federation, Premier of NSW, Statesman, Visionary, Political Leader, Poet, HumanistMay 27, 2015 brings the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir Henry Parkes. After he died, the London...


Death Throes of a Dynasty

by E. G.(Jay) Ruoff

The letters of Charles and Bessie Ewing provide eyewitness accounts of the social upheaval and warfare that shook turn-of-the-century China. In addition to discussing their missionary activities in the villages...


Goldwater

by Barry Goldwater

Barry Goldwater is a principled politican in a world where the species seems endangered, a man of profound convcition about government and law, the grand old man of the Grand Old Party, respected as much by...


Locked in the Cabinet

by Robert B. Reich

Locked in the Cabinet is a close-up view of the way things work, and often don't work, at the highest levels of government--and a uniquely personal account by the man whose ideas inspired and animated much of...


Paul Robeson: A Watched Man

by Jordan Goodman

Paul Robeson was one of the most famous people in the world; to his enemies he was also one of the most dangerous. From the 1930s to the 1960s, the African American singer was the voice of the people, both on...


When Things Went Right: The Dawn of the Reagan-Bush Administration

by Chase Untermeyer

When Things Went Right is a colorful and insightful portrait of Washington at the beginning of the Reagan-Bush era (November 1980–March 1983) as lived and recorded by an insider in his personal journal.

Chase...


The Last Warlord: The Life and Legend of Dostum, the Afghan Warrior Who Led US Special Forces to Topple the Taliban Re

by Brian Glyn Williams

Chronicling the spectacular rise to power of General Abdul Rashid Dostum, this is an intimate profile of the one of the most powerful warlords to have dominated Afghanistan in the years since the Soviet withdrawal...


Linking Rings: William W. Durbin and the Magic and Mystery of America

by James D Robenalt

William W. Durbin, businessman, political activist, and professional magician, was a major figure in Ohio politics during the first half of the twentieth century, serving as the powerful head of the Oho Democratic...


Angela Merkel: The Authorized Biography

by Stefan Kornelius

An authorized biography of one of the most powerful women in the world sheds light on the person behind the politician With the Eurozone engulfed in an unprecedented crisis, one political figure looms largest...


Memory is the Weapon

by Don Mattera

Covering Mattera's teenage years from 1948 to 1962 when Sophiatown was bulldozed out of existence, it weaves together both his personal experience and political development. In telling the story of his life...


The Political Life of Bella Abzug, 1920-1976: Political Passions, Women's Rights, and Congressional Battles

by Alan H. Levy

A Political Biography of Bella Abzug, 1920–1976, explores the political life of one of the most compelling figures in American politics of the 70s. Passionate and intelligent, Abzug was one of the most potent...


Turmoil and Transition in Boston: A Political Memoir from the Busing Era

by Lawrence S. DiCara & Chris Black

This book tells the personal and political story of Larry DiCara, the youngest person ever elected to the Boston City Council. In this memoir, he offers an insider’s perspective on the decade of turmoil of...


Lessons from a Diplomatic Life: Watching Flowers from Horseback

by Marshall P. Adair

This first-hand account of the author’s work with foreign governments and populations provides a unique outlook that has critical policy implications today. Through this retelling, Adair illuminates how the...


A Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, And American Culture

by Alexander Cockburn

Alexander Cockburn was without question one of the most influential journalists of his generation, whose writing stems from the best tradition of Mark Twain, H.L. Menchken and Tom Paine. Colossal Wreck, his...


The Hawks of Peace: Notes of the Russian Ambassador

by Dmitry Rogozin

The Hawks of Peace. Notes of the Russian Ambassador is a unique analytical edition where Russian Deputy Premier Dmitry Rogozin shares his notes on personalities and events that shaped the history of post-Communist...


Stanton: Life And Times of Lincoln's Secretary of War

by Benjamin P. Thomas & Harold M. Hyman

At the time of his death, renowned Lincoln biographer Benjamin Thomas was at work on a life of one of the most controversial figures in American history: Edwin McMasters Stanton, the man who marshaled the military...


Finding the Dragon Lady: The Mystery of Vietnam's Madame Nhu

by Monique Brinson Demery

In November 1963, the president of South Vietnam and his brother were brutally executed in a coup that was sanctioned and supported by the American government. President Kennedy later explained to his close...


Summary of American Soldier

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by General Tommy Franks and Malcolm Mc Connell in their book “American Soldier”. This summary offers a concise overview of the...


A Mayor's Life: Governing New York's Gorgeous Mosaic

by David N. Dinkins & Peter Knobler

How did a scrawny black kid—the son of a barber and a domestic who grew up in Harlem and Trenton—become the 106th mayor of New York City? It’s a remarkable journey. David Norman Dinkins was born in 1927,...