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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...


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...


Inside Reagan's Navy: The Pentagon Journals

by Chase Untermeyer

While serving as an assistant to Vice Pres. George H. W. Bush, Chase Untermeyer concluded that the only way to learn how the US government really works was to leave the silken cocoon of the White House and seek...


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...


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...


Family Circle: The Boudins and the Aristocracy of the Left

by Susan Braudy

When Kathy Boudin was arrested in 1981 after a botched armed robbery and shootout that left a Brinks guard and two policemen dead, she ended a decade living underground as part of the radical Weathermen underground;...


Eastside Kid: A Memoir of My Youth, From Detroit to Congress

by David E. Bonior

Did you ever wonder what a member of congress was like as a juvenile roaming the streets of his or her neighborhood? Probably not. But nevertheless all of these people in our nation’s capital were once kids....


Hurricane Hazel

by Hazel McCallion & Robert Brehl

Throughout her ground-breaking career in business and politics, Hurricane Hazel McCallion has seen it all. In 1978, she defeated a popular incumbent to win election as mayor of Mississauga, a rising city near...


Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel

by Anita Shapira

David Ben-Gurion cast a great shadow during his lifetime, and his legacy continues to be sharply debated to this day. There have been many books written about the life and accomplishments of the Zionist icon...


Margaret & Gough: The Love Story That Shaped a Nation

by Susan Mitchell

The Whitlams' wasn't just a love story - it was a dynamic and enduring partnership that shaped our nation.

This is the compelling story of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, his wife Margaret and their 70-year...