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In Defense of Israel

by Moshe Arens

The revealing memoir of one of Israeli's most respected statesmen.

Moshe Arens is one of the last surviving members of the founding generation of Israelis. He is a political insider who has worked with every...


Fighters and Quitters

by Theo Barclay

They say the first rule of politics is never to resign. But in recent decades Britain’s politicians have all too often failed – or refused – to cling on. This roaring dash through the most sensational...


The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie

by Andrew Carnegie

The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie is a very well written and interesting history of one of the most wealthy men in the United states. He was born in Scotland in 1835 and emigrated to America in 1848. Among...


The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

by Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work...


Queen Victoria

by Lytton Strachey

Lytton Strachey’s first great success, and his most famous achievement, was "Eminent Victorians" (1918), a collection of four short biographies of Victorian heroes. With a dry wit, he exposed the human failings...


Emancipation Proclamation

by Abraham Lincoln

The Emancipation Proclamation was a presidential proclamation and executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. It purported to change the federal legal status of more than 3 million...


Diary of a U-Boat Commander

by Stephen King-Hall

Captain Karl von Schenk of the Kaiser's Navy is a stereotypical German nobleman - supremely self-confident, touchy about the divisions of class and any infringement on his place. He thinks he is handsome, has...


Caligula

by C. Suetonius Tranquillus

If you want to read about one of the "baddies," that is, one of the most deranged leaders in the history of History, you'll enjoy this one. Not much is known about Caligula, but it is established that his father,...


Abraham Lincoln

by James Russell Lowell

When Lincoln took office as President of the United States, the nation was fraught with problems, not the least of which was slavery and the danger of secession. This biography relates how Lincoln dealt with...


1914

by John French

For a memoir of World War I, Sir John French's book 1914, does a fairly good job of recounting the facts, however skewed they may be. French, whose full name and titles are quite daunting, was Field Marshal...


Harold Stassen

by Lawrence S. Kaplan

Harold Stassen (1907--2001) garnered accolades as the thirty-one-year-old "boy wonder" governor of Minnesota and quickly assumed a national role as aide to Admiral William Halsey Jr. during World War II. When...


Gorsuch: The Judge Who Speaks for Himself

by John Greenya

Learn all about Neil Gorsuch, the youngest judge to be nominated to the Supreme Court in twenty-five years, with this comprehensive and fascinating biography.

When forty-nine-year-old Neil Gorsuch was nominated...


SHACKLED

by Adam Siddiq

Khaled Siddiq "Charkhi" is only six years old when he and his entire extended family are imprisoned. Following a grand betrayal, Khaled's father and uncles, the respected right-hand men to the King of Afghanistan,...


Forging the Atomic Shield

by Roger M. Anders

Soon after his appointment as chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission in 1950, Gordon E. Dean began an office diary composed primarily of notes from his telephone conversations. The diary contains Dean's...


Let the Future Begin

by Dennis W. Archer, Elizabeth Ann Atkins & Catherine M. Greenspan

LET THE FUTURE BEGIN is the autobiography of Dennis W. Archer, born in Detroit, who rose from humble beginnings in the small town of Cassopolis, Michigan, to become a celebrated attorney, a Michigan Supreme...


Stalin's Meteorologist

by Olivier Rolin & Ros Schwartz

This exquisitely illustrated and moving account of an innocent man caught up in the brutality of Stalin's Great Purges is a timely reminder of the human consequences of political extremism

In 1934, the highly...


Lansdowne

by Simon Kerry

A remarkable figure of British politics between the late Victorian and interwar years, Lord Lansdowne was among the last hereditary aristocrats to wield power by birth. Over the course of a distinguished fifty...


Exceeding my Brief

by Barbara Hosking

From the tragic massacre at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, to signing the Treaty of Rome when Britain entered the Common Market, Barbara Hosking was there.

This is the story of a Cornish scholarship girl with...


Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives...


Sasha, pour one more!

by Brigitte Schulze

It was a balancing act between two worlds, the safe, secure life in Germany on the one hand and the magical attraction of a foreign country on the other. With time, for the German journalist and author, Brigitte...