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Chasing the Flame

by Samantha Power

From Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha Power, an epic tale-part thriller, part tragedy-for our age, the political career and tragic death of the incomparable humanitarian Sergio Vieira de Mello If there is a single...


Quotable Reagan: Words of Wit, Wisdom, Statesmanship by and about Ronald Reagan, America's Great Communicator

by Steve Eubanks

Former President Reagan, long remembered as the Great Communicator, never was at a loss for words, and his profound wisdom and wit are presented in this unique, impactful book covering more than fifty years...


Russell Kirk: A Critical Biography of a Conservative Mind

by James E. Person

This first full-length treatment of Russell Kirk's life and accomplishments blends new biographical insights and critical perspectives about the author of the ground-breakingThe Conservative Mind.


The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi

by Peter Popham

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi—known to the world as an icon for democracy and nonviolent dissent in oppressed Burma, and to her followers as simply “The Lady”—has recently returned to international...


The Last Face You'll Ever See

by Ivan Solotaroff

In fascinating detail, Ivan Solotaroff introduces us to the men who carry out executions. Although the emphasis is on the personal lives of these men and of those they have to put to death, The Last Face You'll...


Mary Norton of New Jersey: Congressional Trailblazer

by David L. Porter

The book tells the compelling story of Mary Norton of New Jersey, who served 13 terms in the United States House of Representatives (1925-1951) and was the first female elected to the United States Congress...


Niccolo Machiavelli: The Laughing Lion and the Strutting Fox

by Raymond Angelo Belliotti

This book places Machiavelli in historical context but argues that his understanding of moral conflicts is well ahead of his time. Instead of arguing for the autonomy of politics, as is commonly supposed, Machiavelli...


Perfect Hostage: A Life of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's Prisoner of Conscience

by Justin Wintle

One woman's courageous commitment to nonviolent resistance and a nation's struggle for freedom. Burma is a country where, as one senior UN official puts it, "just to turn your head can mean imprisonment or death."...


Stalin's Last Crime: The Plot Against the Jewish Doctors, 1948-1953

by Jonathan Brent & Vladimir Naumov

A new investigation, based on previously unseen KGB documents, reveals the startling truth behind Stalin's last great conspiracy.

On January 13, 1953, a stunned world learned that a vast conspiracy had been unmasked...


Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran

by Roxana Saberi

On the morning of January 31, 2009, Roxana Saberi, an Iranian-American journalist working in Iran, was forced from her home by four men and secretly detained in Iran's notorious Evin Prison. The intelligence...


Going Rogue: An American Life

by Sarah Palin

One year ago, Sarah Palin burst onto the national political stage like a comet. Yet even now, few Americans know who this remarkable woman really is.

On September 3, 2008 Alaska Governor and vice presidential...


Forgive Us Our Spins: Michael Moore and the Future of the Left

by Jesse Larner

"Well written, witty, and wise. Jesse Larner's book goes well beyond its brief: it helps us understand where the left has been going for the last few years, and where it might end up."

—GEORGE MONBIOT, columnist,...


Lane Kirkland: Champion of American Labor

by Arch Puddington

The untold story of Lane Kirkland, labor leader and advocate for the American worker

"This book tells the story of one of the true heroes of the struggle for freedom from totalitarianism. Through the skillful...


Great Expectations: The Troubled Lives of Political Families

by Noemie Emery

From John Adams's sons two hundred years ago to the Bush brothers today, America has witnessed a long line of dynastic sons who have been forced into political roles by their ambitious relatives. Great Expectations...


Read My Pins

by Madeleine Albright

Before long, and without intending it, I found that jewelry had become part of my personal diplomatic arsenal. Former president George H. W. Bush had been known for saying "Read my lips." I began urging colleagues...


In Those Days: A Diplomat Remembers

by James W. Spain

In Those Days is the candid, often funny, autobiography of a twentieth-century American diplomat who spent most of his life in high-level diplomacy in Asia and Africa. The story takes James Spain from an Irish...


Parecomic: Michael Albert and the Story of Participatory Economics

by Carl Thompson, Sean Michael Wilson & Noam Chomsky

Parecomic is a graphic novel about the system we live in—what’s wrong with it, and how we might be able change it for the better. The recent upsurge in popular protest around the world shows that people...


In the Service of the Crown

by Raymond Eagle

The remarkable story of the career of Budge Bell-Irving, who rose to prominence and public recognition during World War II as the commander of the Seaforth Highlanders and the Loyal Edmonton regiments and went...


John Quincy Adams

by Fred Kaplan

In this fresh and illuminating biography, Fred Kaplan brings into focus the dramatic life of John Quincy Adams—the little-known and much-misunderstood sixth president of the United States and the first son...


Until Death Do Us Part

by Ingrid Betancourt

Ingrid Betancourt, a senator and a presidential candidate in Colombia, grew up among diplomats, literati, and artists who congregated at her parents' elegant home in Paris, France. Her father served as Colombia's...