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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...


The Kravchenko Case: One Man's War on Stalin

by Gary Kern

Victor Kravchenko--the most discussed Soviet defector at the height of the Cold War.


Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations

by Craig Nelson

A fresh new look at the Enlightenment intellectual who became the most controversial of America's founding fathers

Despite his being a founder of both the United States and the French Republic, the creator...


Young Stalin

Costa Book Award for Biography 2007, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2007

by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Based on ten years' astonishing new research, here is the thrilling story of how a charismatic, dangerous boy became a student priest, romantic poet, gangster mastermind, prolific lover, murderous revolutionary,...


C.D. Jackson: Cold War Propagandist for Democracy and Globalism

by John Allen Stern

This book is a study of U.S. propaganda strategy and some of its major proponents during the seminal Cold War period of the 1950s, including Dwight Eisenhower and C.D. Jackson, his chief adviser for psychological...


In Hindsight, What Really Happened: The Revised Edition: John Edwards, My Daughter, and Me

by Rielle Hunter

Dear readers,

When I wrote What Really Happened I was still very raw from the firestorm that my life had become due to my unwise decision to have an affair with John Edwards, a married man.

I realize now what...


Quarterly Essay 15 Latham's World: The New Politics of the Outsiders

by Margaret Simons

In the third Quarterly Essay of 2004, Margaret Simons takes a long hard look at Mark Latham, the self-proclaimed "club buster" and the man who would be prime minister. Few doubt Latham's intelligence and ambition,...


Quarterly Essay 3 The Opportunist: John Howard and the Triumph of Reaction

by Guy Rundle

In the third Quarterly Essay, Guy Rundle comes to grips with John Howard, the prime minister who, on the eve of an election, seems to have turned round his political fortunes by spurning refugees and writing...


The Harvey Milk Interviews: In His Own Words

by Harvey Milk & Vince Emery

The unrehearsed and unguarded conversations in this collection reveal Harvey Milk's sense of humor, outrage over injustice, and love of dramatic confrontation. This volume contains the texts of 39 interviews...


The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century

by Steve Coll

In The Bin Ladens, two- time Pulitzer Prize-winner Steve Coll continues where Ghost Wars left off, shedding new light on one of the most elusive families of the twenty-first century. Rising from a famine-stricken...


William Wickham, Master Spy: The Secret War Against the French Revolution

by Michael Durey

A biography of William Wickham (1761-1840), Britain's master spy on the Continent for more than five years during the French Revolutionary wars. It follows Wickham's career to narrate the rise and fall of his...


Chasing the Flame: One Man's Fight to Save the World

by Samantha Power

In this perfect match of author and subject, Pulitzer Prize-winner Samantha Power tackles the life of Sergio Vieira de Mello, whose work for the U.N. before his 2003 death in Iraq was emblematic of moral struggle...


A Wider Patriotism: Alfred Milner and the British Empire

by J Lee Thompson

When Alfred Milner was knighted, he took as his motto Communis Patria, 'patriotism for our common country'. This is the study of Milner, which takes his politics, or 'constructive' imperialism as its primary...


John J. Gilligan: The Politics of Principle

by Mark Bernstein

This first full-length biography of John Joyce Gilligan argues that Ohio's sixty-second governor was the most significant Democrat in the state's postwar years. But it is more than the story of a governor. Through...


Ida McKinley: The Turn-Of-The-Century First Lady Through War, Assassination, and Secret Disability

by Carl Sferrazza Anthony

This is the first full-length biography of Ida Saxton McKinley (1847- 1907), the wife of William McKinley, president of the United States from 1897 to his assassination in 1901. Long demeaned by history because...


The Hawks of Peace: Notes of the Russian Ambassador

by Dmitry Rogozin

The Hawks of Peace. Notes of the Russian Ambassador is a unique analytical edition where Russian Deputy Premier Dmitry Rogozin shares his notes on personalities and events that shaped the history of post-Communist...


Paul Robeson: A Watched Man

by Jordan Goodman

Paul Robeson was one of the most famous people in the world; to his enemies he was also one of the most dangerous. From the 1930s to the 1960s, the African American singer was the voice of the people, both on...


Goldwater

by Barry Goldwater

Barry Goldwater is a principled politican in a world where the species seems endangered, a man of profound convcition about government and law, the grand old man of the Grand Old Party, respected as much by...


The Man Who Would Not Shut Up

by Marvin Kitman

Fair? Balanced?

To some, Bill O’Reilly is a semi-demented cable TV talk show host who can be an obnoxious, insufferable, opinionated, rude loudmouth whose views, the kinder ones say, are typical right-wing...