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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...


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...


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...


God and Mrs Thatcher

by Eliza Filby

A woman demonised by the left and sanctified by the right, there has always been a religious undercurrent to discussions of Margaret Thatcher. However, while her Methodist roots are well known, the impact of...


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...


Buying a Better World: George Soros and Billionaire Philanthropy

by Anna Porter

George Soros is a billionaire and a philanthropist, a social activist who uses his wealth to champion social causes and change the world. With access to Soros and his Open Society Foundations, Anna Porter examines...


Smallwood: The Unlikely Revolutionary

by Richard Gwyn

The extraordinary life of Joey Smallwood is the stuff of fiction—literally: Wayne Johnston’s acclaimed novel, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, draws heavily on this definitive biography. And no wonder! Set...


Boris Yeltsin: The Decade that Shook the World

by Boris Minaev

The literature on Boris Yeltsin is vast. Memoirs have been produced not only by politicians - first-hand participants in the events, Yeltsin himself penned three volumes of recollections - but also assistants,...


Power Forward: My Presidential Education

by Reggie Love

Every path to adulthood is strewn with missteps, epiphanies, and hard-earned lessons. Only Reggie Love’s, however, went through the White House by way of Duke University’s Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mentored...


45: The Right To Right With Jeb Bush

by David Gregory

After leaving office in 2007, Bush remained active on a number of political issues. He has been an outspoken supporter of the Common Core Standards, a national educational initiative, and of immigration reform....


Storm in My Heart: Memories from the Widow of Johann Most

by Helene Minkin, Alisa Braun & Tom Goyens

A Jewish immigrant in America, dedicated to the cause of freedom, gives her account of life in the anarchist movement.


The Last Warrior: Andrew Marshall and the Shaping of Modern American Defense Strategy

by Andrew F. Krepinevich & Barry D. Watts

Andrew Marshall is a Pentagon legend. For more than four decades he has served as Director of the Office of Net Assessment, the Pentagon’s internal think tank, under twelve defense secretaries and eight administrations....


In My Own Time

by Jeremy Thorpe

One of the most charismatic politicians of his age, Jeremy Thorpe recalls important events and episodes from his life in politics in this fascinating collection of anecdotes and reminiscences. In it he speaks...


Liu Shaoqi and the Chinese Cultural Revolution

by Lowell Dittmer

By addressing the issues that decimated China's monolithic elite in the late 1960s, this text illuminates not only the life and fate of Liu Shaoqi, but also the policy-making process of a revolutionary state...


The Prophet: The Life of Leon Trotsky

by Isaac Deutscher

Few political figures of the twentieth century have aroused such intensities of fierce admiration and reactionary fear as Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky. His extraordinary life and extensive writings have...


I Belong Only to Myself: The Life and Writings of Leda Rafanelli

by Andrea Pakieser

The life and words of an Italian feminist and firebrand.


William Gilpin: Western Nationalist

by Thomas L. Karnes

William Gilpin (1815-1894) has been called "America's first geopolitician." Regarded today as both scientist and quack, Gilpin was in his own time a recognized authority whose maps were accepted by Congress...


Mexican Political Biographies, 1884-1934

by Roderic Ai Camp

Here is an authoritative reference work that makes biographies of prominent Mexican national politicians from the period 1884-1934 available in English. Like the author's biographical directory for the years...


Beaten But Not Defeated: Siegfried Moos - A German anti-Nazi who settled in Britain

by Merilyn Moos

Siegi Moos, an anti-Nazi and active member of the German Communist Party, escaped Germany in 1933 and, exiled in Britain, sought another route to the transformation of capitalism. This biography charts Siegi’s...