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The Diplomat: Lester Pearson and the Suez Crisis

by Antony Anderson

Saturday, November 3, 1956 The United Nations, New York City about 10 p.m. Lester Pearson, Canada's foreign minister (and future prime minister) stands before the United Nations General Assembly. He is about...


JFK and LBJ: The Last Two Great Presidents

by Godfrey Hodgson

A firsthand observer weighs the achievements—and failures—of two fabled American presidents


Lincoln Gordon: Architect of Cold War Foreign Policy

by Bruce L.R. Smith

After World War II, American statesman and scholar Lincoln Gordon emerged as one of the key players in the reconstruction of Europe. During his long career, Gordon worked as an aide to National Security Adviser...


The Conversion of Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg: From Isolation to International Engagement

by Lawrence S. Kaplan

The United States has looked inward throughout most of its history, preferring to avoid "foreign entanglements," as George Washington famously advised. After World War II, however, Americans became more inclined...


Deng Xiaoping: A Revolutionary Life

by Alexander V. Pantsov & Steven I. Levine

Deng Xiaoping joined the Chinese Communist movement as a youth and rose in its ranks to become an important lieutenant of Maos from the 1930s onward. Two years after Maos death in 1976, Deng became the de facto...


The Contender: Andrew Cuomo, a Biography

by Michael Shnayerson

Andrew Cuomo is the protagonist of an ongoing political saga that reads like a novel. In many ways, his rise, fall, and rise again is an iconic story: a young American politician of vaunting ambition, aiming...


Khomeini

by Baqer Moin

The Ayatollah Khomeini was the most radical Muslim leader of this age. In transforming himself from a traditional Muslim theologian into the charismatic Iranian ruler who took on the world, Khomeini launched...


Colin Campbell: Lord Clyde

by Archibald Forbes

The British Military Service is fertile in curious contrasts. Among the officers who sailed from England for the East in the spring of 1854 were three veterans who had soldiered under the Great Duke in Portugal...


Off the Radar: A Father's Secret, a Mother's Heroism, and a Son's Quest

by Cyrus Copeland

A spy story, a mystery, a father-son heartbreaker: Cyrus Copeland seeks the truth about his father, an American executive arrested in Iran for spying at the time of the 1979 hostage crisis, then put on trial...


Ariel Sharon

by Uri Dan

In 1954 reporter Uri Dan met a young military commander named Ariel Sharon and followed him closely for more than half a century. Dan became Sharon's trusted advisor and a witness to the defining moments of...


Dalton McGuinty: Making a Difference

by Dalton McGuinty

Dalton McGuinty reveals the inside story on his decade as premier of Canada's largest province. The reader goes behind the scenes on the elections and the decisions - on gas plants, all-day kindergarten, HST,...


Frank

by Barney Frank

How did a disheveled, intellectually combative gay Jew with a thick accent become one of the most effective (and funniest) politicians of our time?

Growing up in Bayonne, New Jersey, the fourteen-year-old Barney...


Con Colbert

by John O'Callaghan

Con Colbert was one of the lesser-known leaders of the 1916 Rising. From a comfortable background in Newcastlewest, County Limerick, he moved to Dublin aged fifteen and worked as a junior clerk in a bakery....


Willie Pearse

by Róisín Ní Ghairbhí

Willie Pearse was a well-regarded sculptor who ran the family stone-carving business, but he was also a dynamic activist whose life offers fresh insights into political and cultural life before 1916. History...


An Irish Druid Down Under: A Biography of James J Brenan

by John Brenan

James Joseph Brenan was a young boy of fourteen when he arrived in Australia, having left his father and his home in Dublin Ireland to travel to his new home with his mother and four siblings. An Irish Druid...


Senator Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great American Statesman and Diplomat

by Don Oberdorfer

A spellbinding biography of one of the most powerful and dignified men ever to come to DC—Senator Mike Mansfield.

Mike Mansfield's career as the longest serving majority leader is finally given its due in this...


The Earl of Beaconsfield

by James Anthony Froude

Carlyle, speaking to me many years ago of parliamentary government as he had observed the working of it in this country, said that under this system not the fittest men were chosen to administer our affairs,...


Miss Cavell Was Shot: The Diaries of Amy Hodson, 1914-1920

by Monica Kendall

In August 1914, thirteen-year-old Amy was trapped on the Belgian seacoast as war was declared with Germany, alone with her younger brothers. British, resilient and feisty, she got back to occupied Brussels and...


American Burke: The Uncommon Liberalism of Daniel Patrick Moynihan

by Greg Weiner

Those who lament Washington's polarized politics will find both inspiration and even hope in this first book to analyze the political thought of the scholar-statesman Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003), who...


My Fellow Prisoners

by Mikhail Khodorkovsky

In this eye-opening account, Russia’s most famous political prisoner bears witness to his country’s brutal prison system Mikhail Khodorkovsky was Russia’s leading businessman and an outspoken Kremlin critic....