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The Contractor: How I Landed in a Pakistani Prison and Ignited a Diplomatic Crisis

by Raymond Davis & Storms Reback

On January 27, 2011, on the streets of Lahore, Pakistan, US Government Security contractor Raymond Davis found himself staring down the barrel of a gun. Defending himself, he shot and killed two men who were—depending...

The Contractor

by Raymond Davis & Storms Reback

On January 27, 2011, on the streets of Lahore, Pakistan, US Government Security contractor Raymond Davis found himself staring down the barrel of a gun. Defending himself, he shot and killed two men who were—depending...

Foreign Service

by James Dobbins

A behind the scenes look at 50 years of US diplomacy.

From Vietnam in the 1960s to Afghanistan in this decade, James Dobbins was on the frontlines of American diplomacy and worked to advance U.S. national interests...

The Future Royal Family

by Robert Jobson

An insightful, authoritative biography of “modern royals” William and Kate and their family, by the “Godfather of Royal Reporting”!

A true insider account of Prince William’s love affair with Kate Middleton,...

Azadi's Daughter, A Memoir

by Seema Mustafa

A fascinating account of an audacious woman’s journey and a rapidly vanishing way of life, Azadi's Daughter is both a personal memoir and a political commentary. Journalist Seema Mustafa writes evocatively...

Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle over Civil Rights

by Steven Levingston

"Kennedy and King is an unqualified masterpiece of historical narrative.... A landmark achievement."---Douglas Brinkley, New York Times bestselling author of Rosa Parks

Kennedy and King traces the emergence...

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

by Al Franken

#1 New York Times Bestseller

"Flips the classic born-in-a-shack rise to political office tale on its head. I skipped meals to read this book - also unusual - because every page was funny. It made me deliriously...

Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom

by Thomas E. Ricks

New York Times Bestseller

A dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, who preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alike.

Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill...

Sting Like a Bee: Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966-1971

by Leigh Montville

An insightful portrait of Muhammad Ali from the New York Times bestselling author of At the Altar of Speed and The Big Bam. It centers on the cultural and political implications of Ali's refusal of service in...

Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever

by Patrick J. Buchanan

     From Vietnam to the Southern Strategy, from the opening of China to the scandal of Watergate, Pat Buchanan—speechwriter and senior adviser to President Nixon—tells the untold story of Nixon’s embattled...

Rising Star

by David Garrow


Rising Star is the definitive account of Barack Obama's formative years that made him the man who became the forty-fourth president of the United Statesfrom the Pulitzer Prize-winning...

No Longer Whispering to Power

by Thandeka Gqubule

Thuli Madonsela achieved in seven years as Public Protector what few accomplish in a lifetime; her legacy and contribution cannot be overstated. In her final days in office she compiled the explosive State of...

Gandhi, Smuts and Race in the British Empire: Of Passive and Violent Resistance

by Peter Baxter

Towards the end of 1906, a meeting took place between two emerging giants of the age, Mohandas K. Gandhi and General Jan Christian Smuts. United under the same empire, but separated by distance and culture,...

James Monroe

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of James Monroe in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and presidency of James...

Whistleblower at the CIA

by Melvin A. Goodman

"Mel Goodman has spent the last few decades telling us what's gone wrong with American intelligence and the American military . . . he is also telling us how to save ourselves."--Seymour M. Hersh, The New Yorker...

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

by Jonathan Allen & Amie Parnes


It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the riveting story of a sure thing gone...

This Fight Is Our Fight

by Elizabeth Warren

#1 New York Times bestseller

The fiery U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and bestselling author offers a passionate, inspiring book about why our middle class is under siege and how we can win the fight to save...

Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father

by Thomas S. Kidd

A major new biography, illuminating the great mystery of Benjamin Franklin's faith

Renowned as a printer, scientist, and diplomat, Benjamin Franklin also published more works on religious topics than any other...

A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr.

by Alvin Felzenberg

A new understanding of the man who changed the face of American politics

William F. Buckley Jr. is widely regarded as the most influential American conservative writer, activist, and organizer in the postwar...

Bob Crow - Socialist, leader, fighter

by Gregor Gall

Bob Crow was the most well-known and most militant union leader of his generation. This biography examines his leadership of the RMT union, examining and exposing a number of popular myths created about him...