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by Jose Marti

José Martí (1853-1895) is the most renowned political and literary figure in the history of Cuba. A poet, essayist, orator, statesman, abolitionist, and the martyred revolutionary leader of Cuba's fight for...


Quarterly Essay 38 Power Trip: The Political Journey of Kevin Rudd

by David Marr

Power Trip shows the making of Kevin Rudd, prime minister. In Eumundi, where Rudd was born, David Marr investigates the formative tragedy of his life: the death of his father and what came after. He tracks the...


Quarterly Essay 34 Stop at Nothing: The Life and Adventures of Malcolm Turnbull

by Annabel Crabb

What does Malcolm Turnbull stand for? In Stop at Nothing Annabel Crabb tells the story of the man who would be prime minister.

Based on extensive interviews with Turnbull as well as those who have worked with...


Between Worlds: The Making of an American Life

by Bill Richardson

Bill Richardson, the governor of New Mexico, may be the most charismatic figure in the Democratic Party today and one of its best natural politicians whose name isn't Bill Clinton. He is the man Colin Powell...


Henry Wilson and the Era of Reconstruction

by John L. Myers

Already a leader of the Republican party when the Civil War began, Henry Wilson had distinguished himself as the most important Congressional figure on military and antislavery and pro-black legislation during...


Dreams That Die: Misadventures in Hollywood

by John Wight

A young Scottish screenwriter arrives in Hollywood looking to scale the heights. But is the dream all that it seems?


Quarterly Essay 47 Political Animal: The Making of Tony Abbott

by David Marr

Tony Abbott is the most successful Opposition leader of the last forty years, but he has never been popular. Now Australians want to know: what kind of man is he, and how would he perform as prime minister?...


'Work Hard, Study...and Keep Out of Politics!': Adventures and Lessons from an Unexpected Public Life

by III, James Baker

A revelatory memoir from one of the great political minds of our time.

The real inside story of why Gerald Ford did not ask Ronald Reagan to be his running mate in 1976-and why Reagan did not pick Ford in 1980;...


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."...


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...