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Catherine the Great & Potemkin: The Imperial Love Affair

by Simon Sebag Montefiore

History's greatest love story, Catherine the Great and Potemkin is a sweeping epic of sex, love, power, conquest and extravagance on a magnificent Russian scale. Not only was their romance wildly passionate...


Take Me with You: A Memoir

by Fr

Carlos Frías, an award-winning journalist and the American-born son of Cuban exiles, grew up hearing about his parents' homeland only in parables. Their Cuba, the one they left behind four decades ago, was...


Unprecedented Power: Jesse Jones, Capitalism, and the Common Good

by Steven Fenberg

As President Obama began to unveil sweeping government programs to restore the crippled economy, the public and media drew numerous comparisons with the actions of Franklin Roosevelt, who faced the grim prospects...


Young Logan Campbell

by R.C.J. Stone

Sir John Logan Campbell is known as the Father of Auckland; he is synonymous with that city. As this first volume of his biography shows, however, he was not particularly enamoured of a pioneering life or of...


Kiwi Keith: A Biography of Keith Holyoake

by Barry Gustafson

The definitive life story of New Zealand Prime Minister “Kiwi” Keith Holyoake is revealed in this deftly composed exploration of how one man was able to weather complex changes in society to stay in power...


Singer in a Songless Land: A Life of Edward Tregear, 18461931

by K. R. Howe

At the turn of the twentieth century, Edward Tregear was one of New Zealand's most prominent citizens and widely published intellectuals. He was an authority on Māori and Polynesian studies, a controversial...


Julius Vogel: Business Politician

by Raewyn Dalziel

Julius Vogel (1835–99) dominated New Zealand politics in a way that no man had done before him and few have done since. He was behind the policy that transformed New Zealand from a collection of sparsely settled...


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...