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Bolano: A Biography in Conversations

by Monica Maristain

The first biography of Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño, whose Savage Detectives and 2666 were bestsellers in the U.S. Written by a noted magazine writer who knew and interviewed Bolaño.

How to know the man...


The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell

by Alec MacGillis

From a dogged political reporter, an investigation into the political education of Mitch McConnell and an argument that this powerful Senator embodies much of this country’s political dysfunction.

Based on...


The Brother: The Untold Story of the Rosenberg Case

by Sam Roberts

“A fresh and fast-paced study of one of the most important crimes of the twentieth century” (The Washington Post), The Brother now discloses new information revealed since the original publication in 2003—including...


Fanon For Beginners

by Deborah Baker Wyrick

Philosopher, psychoanalyst, politician, propagandist, prophet...although difficult to categorize, Frantz Fanon (1925–1961) is one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century and one of our most powerful...


Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir

by Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to contribute to the family finances. By the time she was...


Agent Storm: My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA

by Morten Storm, Paul Cruickshank & Tim Lister

Morten Storm was an unlikely Jihadi. A six-foot-one red-haired Dane, Storm spent his teens in and out of trouble. A book about the Prophet Mohammed prompted his conversion to Islam, and Storm sought purpose...


Eleanor: The Years Alone

by Joseph P. Lash

The New York Times Bestseller—“Superb…Lash has reached the highest level of the biographer’s art.” —Wall Street Journal Award-winning writer Joseph P. Lash picks up where Eleanor and Franklin ended,...


The Prince

by Nicolo Machiavelli

Nicolo Machiavelli was born at Florence on 3rd May 1469. He was the second son of Bernardo di Nicolo Machiavelli, a lawyer of some repute, and of Bartolommea di Stefano Nelli, his wife. His life falls naturally...


The Accidental Diplomat: The Autobiography of Maurice Baker

by Maurice Baker & Edmund Baker

“For the life of a diplomat is often a variation of routine boredom and exhilarating crises.”

Maurice Baker is an academic and one of Singapore's pioneer diplomats. Growing up in colonial–governed Malaya...


SOS Venezuela: Disillusioned in the Age of Chavez

by Gabriel Mata Guzmán & Hugo Villabona

A group of Venezuelans interested in politics experience a transformation as their views and lives start to restructure. This shifting of ideologies, a result of fourteen years of Bolivarian Revolution, is only...


Let Me Go

by Helga Schneider

When Helga Schneider was four, her mother, Traudi, abandoned her to pursue her career. In 1998, Helga received a letter asking her to visit Traudi, now 90-years old, before she dies. Mother and daughter have...


The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority

by Patrick J. Buchanan

Patrick J. Buchanan, bestselling author and senior advisor to Richard Nixon, tells the definitive story of Nixon's resurrection from the political graveyard and his rise to the presidency.

After suffering stinging...


Will Clayton: A Short Biography

by Ellen Clayton Garwood

Will Clayton left his mark on world commerce through the development of Anderson, Clayton & Co., the world's largest cotton marketing firm; he made an equally important impress on international economics and...


Vargas of Brazil: A Political Biography

by John W. F. Dulles

The dominant public figure in Brazil from 1930 until 1954 was a highly contradictory and controversial personality. Getúlio Vargas, from the pampas of the southern frontier state of Rio Grande do Sul, became...


Islam Against the West: Shakib Arslan and the Campaign for Islamic Nationalism

by William L. Cleveland

This book gives a unique perspective on the interwar history of the Middle East. By telling the life story of one man, it illuminates the political and cultural struggles of an era. Shakib Arslan (1869-1946)...


The Autobiography of Mother Jones

by Mother Jones

The Autobiography of Mother Jones by Mother Jones, 1925. Labor organizer Mother Jones worked tirelessly for economic justice. Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (1837–1930) was an Irish-American schoolteacher and...


South Carolina Fire-Eater: The Life of Laurence Massillion Keitt, 1824-1864

by Holt Merchant

South Carolina Fire-Eater is the first book-length biography of Laurence Massillon Keitt, one of South Carolina's most notorious advocates of secession and apologists for African American slavery. A politician...


Just Garret: Tales From the Political Front Line

by Garret FitzGerald

In Just Garret, Dr. FitzGerald writes frankly about his upbringing, his parents, his involvement in the Independence movement, their disagreements about the Treaty, his early years in school and college and...


Gnarr: How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World

by Jon Gnarr

In the epicenter of the world financial crisis, a comedian launched a joke campaign that didn’t seem so funny to the country’s leading politicians . . .

It all started when Jón Gnarr founded the Best...


Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.

by Marion Barry & Omar Tyree

Four-time mayor of Washington, DC, Marion Barry, Jr. tells his shocking and courageous life story, beginning in the cotton fields in Mississippi to the executive offices of one of the most powerful cities in...