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Final Approaches: A Memoir

by Gerald Hensely

This memoir presents the life of a distinguished civil servant and gives a fascinating look into a dramatic political career spanning from Singapore to New York City. With an unerring eye for humor blended with...


Love & War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home

by James Carville & Mary Matalin

For twenty years, James Carville and Mary Matalin have held the mantle of the nation's most politically opposed, ideologically mismatched, and intensely opinionated couple. In this follow-up to their groundbreaking...


George Herbert Walker Bush: A Penguin Life

by Tom Wicker

No one is more qualified to give a fully rounded, objective portrait of our forty-first president than Tom Wicker. A political correspondent for The New York Times for more than thirty years, Wicker was a first-hand...


The Rise of Rahm: Rahm Emanuel's Political Ascent, from Clinton through Congress to Obama's White House and Chicago's City Hall

by Chicago Tribune Staff

A collection of previously published Chicago Tribune articles, chronologically documenting Rahm Emanuel’s meteoric rise to prominence in local and national politics.

For 20 years, one of the most dynamic, accomplished...


Self-Portrait of a Scoundrel

by Chauncey Holt

Released for the first time 16 years after his death, this startling autobiography by one of the so-called “three tramps” from the John F. Kennedy assassination reveals the details of Chauncey Marvin Holt’s...


The Father and His Gift: John Logan Campbell's Later Years

by R.C.J. Stone

Few New Zealand biographies are so rich in social and personal detail. Written with the vivid touches of a novelist, The Father and his Gift completes the story of Sir John Logan Campbell, venerated in old age...


Na to Hoa Aroha, from Your Dear Friend, Volume 2: The Correspondence of Sir Apirana Ngata and Sir Peter Buck, 1925-50 (Volume II, 1930-32)

by Sir Peter Buck & Sir Apirana Ngata

The leading historian Keith Sorrenson has collected in three volumes the complete correspondence (174 letters in all) between two distinguished twentieth-century Māori scholars and statesmen, Sir Apirana Ngata...


Na to Hoa Aroha, from Your Dear Friend, Volume 1: The Correspondence of Sir Apirana Ngata and Sir Peter Buck, 1925-50 (Volume I, 1925-29)

by Sir Peter Buck & Sir Apirana Ngata

The leading historian Keith Sorrenson has collected in three volumes the complete correspondence (174 letters in all) between two distinguished twentieth-century Māori scholars and statesmen, Sir Apirana Ngata...


His Way: A Biography of Robert Muldoon

by Barry Gustafson

This the only authorized biography of New Zealand’s prime minister, Robert Muldoon—one of the dominant political figures of the last half-century in that country. Based on many hours of conversation with...


Guinea A Minute

by Godfrey Bloom

Supposedly controversial politician Godfrey Bloom has created an autobiography in a whimsical style with some homespun and sometimes trenchant views. It will come as no surprise that it is not politically correct....


Jesse Jackson Jr.: From Promise to Scandal the Journey of a Chicago Political Scion

by Chicago Tribune Staff

For the past 25 years, it seemed like little could impede the quickly accelerating political career of Jesse Jackson Jr., the U.S. Representative for Illinois' 2nd Congressional District and son of iconic civil...


Daley: A Retrospective: A Historical Exploration of Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley

by Chicago Tribune Staff

From the second half of the twentieth century through today, no family has defined Chicago in the public's eye more than the Daleys. Between Richard J. Daley and his son, Richard M. Daley, a member of this prominent...


Madam Secretary

by Thomas Blood

No American envoy has ever burst on the diplomatic scene and grabbed center stage in the theater of foreign relations like Madeleine Albright. Navigating difficult terrain as few can, Thomas Blood provides exclusive...


Sir Joseph Ward: A Political Biography

by Michael Bassett

Sir Joseph Ward (1856–1930) was the leading political figure during the forty-year life of the Liberal Party in New Zealand. He was a member of Ballance's first Cabinet, twice Prime Minister (1906–12 and...


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...