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Coates of the Kaipara

by Fay Hercock

In the course of his political career Gordon Coates (1878–1943) experienced the extremes of popular adulation and contempt. Handsome, young and debonair, with the common touch, he was a successful minister...


Call Me Mike: A Political Biography of Michael V. DiSalle

by Richard Zimmerman

Michael V. DiSalle was elected to his first and only term as governor in one of Ohio's most contentious elections, which featured a ferocious battle over the so-called "Right-to-Work" issue, a union-busting...


JFK, Conservative

by Ira Stoll

A sure-to-be-controversial argument that by virtually any standard, JFK was far more conservative than liberal.


Che Guevara: A Manga Biography

by Chie Shimano

An extraordinary illustrated graphic novel about the legendary political figure Che Guevara.

His name is equated with rebellion, revolution, and socialism. His face is on tee-shirts all over the world. Che...


1941: The Year That Keeps Returning

by Slavko Goldstein, Michael Gable & Charles Simic

A New York Review Books Original

The distinguished Croatian journalist and publisher Slavko Goldstein says, “Writing this book about my family, I have tried not to separate what happened to us from the fates...


Margaret Thatcher: Power and Personality

by Jonathan Aitken

A strong and sometimes divisive figure in British and world politics, Margaret Thatcher was the longest-serving British Prime Minister in the 20th century and the only woman to ever hold the office. Drawing...


Edmund G. Ross: Soldier, Senator, Abolitionist

by Richard A. Ruddy

This first full-scale biography of Ross reveals his importance in the history of the United States.


Jefferson Davis: His Rise and Fall

by Allen Tate

Written early in Tate's career, this study of the Confederacy's fallen leader is highly critical of his flaws yet ultimately sympathetic to the Southern cause.


America's First Chaplain: The Life and Times of the Reverend Jacob Duch

by Kevin J. Dellape

America’s First Chaplain studies the family background, education, ministerial career, ideology, political activities, exile to England, and return to America of Jacob Duché, Anglican minister of Philadelphia’s...


Sir Henry Parkes: The Australian Colossus

by Stephen Dando-Collins

Sir Henry Parkes: Father of Federation, Premier of NSW, Statesman, Visionary, Political Leader, Poet, HumanistMay 27, 2015 brings the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir Henry Parkes. After he died, the London...


Up in Arms: Pursuing Accountability for the Arms Deal in Parliament

by Raenette Taljaard

“This book is not so much a political autobiography as an account from a personal point of view of a momentous series of events in the life of South Africa’s second democratic Parliament, and my role in...


Angela Merkel: The Authorized Biography

by Stefan Kornelius

An authorized biography of one of the most powerful women in the world sheds light on the person behind the politician With the Eurozone engulfed in an unprecedented crisis, one political figure looms largest...


A Child of the Revolution: William Henry Harrison and His World, 1773-1798

by Hendrik Booraem

The American Revolution gave birth to a nation, forever changed the course of political thought, and shattered and transformed the lives of the citizens of the new republic. An iconic figure of the Old Northwest,...


Molotov Remembers: Inside Kremlin Politics

by Feliz Chuev, V. M. Molotov & Albert Resis

In conversations with the poet-biographer Felix Chuev, Molotov offers an incomparable view of the politics of Soviet society and the nature of Kremlin leadership under communism. Filled with startling insights...


The Political Life of Bella Abzug, 1920-1976: Political Passions, Women's Rights, and Congressional Battles

by Alan H. Levy

A Political Biography of Bella Abzug, 1920–1976, explores the political life of one of the most compelling figures in American politics of the 70s. Passionate and intelligent, Abzug was one of the most potent...


Tupaia: The Remarkable Story of Captain Cook's Polynesian Navigator

by Joan Druett

The remarkable story of Tupaia, Captain Cook's Polynesian navigator. Winner of NZ Post 2012 Best General Non-fiction Book Award. 'We are often told what great navigators ancient Polynesians were but we've seldom...


The Sixth Man: The Extraordinary Life of Paddy Costello

by James McNeish

Paddy Costello was a scholar, a soldier, a diplomat, a maverick, an exemplary father, a lover of good wine. But this fascinating biography also asks was he a spy?Auckland. Cambridge. Moscow. Paris. New Zealand’s...


Broken Song

by Barry Hill

The biography of T. G. H. Strehlow and Aboriginal possession.'A group of men. chanting with the enthusiasm that made them forget age & weakness & becoming young again in spirit.the rising and falling of the...


Macquarie: From Colony to Country

by Peter Butler & Harry Dillon

This book is a timely reminder of Lachlan Macquarie's importance to modern Australians'He was a Christian, a perfect gentleman, and a supreme legislator of the human heart. . Whenever the sculptor shall imagine...


Karl Marx: The Story of His Life

by Franz Mehring

Containing footnotes and an extensive bibliography, this edition of Franz Mehring's classic biography is designed to assist the English-speaking reader towards a better understanding of Marx, his work and Marxism...