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First Ladies: An Intimate Group Portrait of White House Wives

by Margaret Truman

This well-informed, intimate look at 29 women whose lives were intertwined with those who lead and have led this country presents forthright interviews with Lady Bird Johnson, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan,...


Science, Politics and Business in the Work of Sir John Lubbock: A Man of Universal Mind

by Mark Patton

Sir John Lubbock (1834-1913), first Lord Avebury, was a leading figure in the scientific, political and economic world of Victorian Britain and it is the inter-relations between these worlds that forms the core...


Jeb Bush: Aggressive Conservatism in Florida

by Robert E., Jr. Crew

This book examines the conservative theory that guided Jeb Bush's behavior and the aggressive manner in which he used the Office of Governor to pursue his goals. It offers insight into his motivations and competencies...


Thatcher

by Clare Beckett

Accessible and affordable illustrated biography about a topical historical figure


Bash the Rich: Thatcher Edition

by Ian Bone

Abridged version of Ian Bone's Bash The Rich released as an ebook as a 'tribute' to the passing of Margaret Thatcher. This edition includes, Bone's early years, skips the time he spent in Swansea as a student...


Saddam: King of Terror

by Con Coughlin

Insightful, penetrating, and shocking, the defining biography of Iraq's deposed tyrant

Drawing on an unparalleled network of sources, contacts, and firsthand testimonies, Con Coughlin takes us to the center of...


Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch

by Barbara A. Perry

“An insightful portrait of this paradoxical woman.”—People In her compelling and intimate portrait, presidential historian Barbara A. Perry captures Rose Kennedy’s essential contributions to the incomparable...


The Chiefs' Country: Leadership and Politics in Honiara, Soloman Islands

by Ben Burt & Michael Kwa'ioloa

In this autobiographical account of life in the capital of the Solomon Islands, Michael Kwa’ioloa reflects on the challenges of raising a family in town and sustaining ties with a distant rural homeland on...


Kofi Annan: A Man of Peace in a World of War

by Stanley Meisler

In this thoughtful, balanced biography, former Los Angeles Times foreign and diplomatic correspondent Stanley Meisler traces Kofi Annan's unconventional rise from optimistic student to striving personnel and...


Hitler

by Joachim C. Fest

A bestseller in its original German edition and subsequently translated into more than a dozen languages, this book has become a classic portrait of a man, a nation, and an era. Index. Translated by Richard...


Toughing It Out: From Silver Slippers to Combat Boots

by Claire Reed

A bored housewife heads for the barricades in the 60s and plunges into politics at Bella Abzug's side.


Daughter of Destiny

by Benazir Bhutto

Daughter of Destiny, the autobiography of Benazir Bhutto, is a historical document of uncommon passion and courage, the dramatic story of a brilliant, beautiful woman whose life was, up to her tragic assassination...


Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey

by Peter Carlson

Junius Browne and Albert Richardson covered the Civil War for the New York Tribune until Confederates captured them as they tried to sneak past Vicksburg on a hay barge. Shuffled from one Rebel prison to another,...


I Didn't Do It for You

by Michela Wrong

Scarred by decades of conflict and occupation, the craggy African nation of Eritrea has weathered the world's longest-running guerrilla war. The dogged determination that secured victory against Ethiopia, its...


John A. Macdonald: Canada's First Prime Minister

by Ged Martin

Shocked by Canada's 1837 rebellions, John A. Macdonald sought to build alliances to avoid future conflicts. Thanks to financial worries and an alcohol problem, he almost quit politics in 1864. The challenge...


Citizen McCain

by Elizabeth Drew

The most original, the most sought-after politician in America today, Senator John McCain is at the front of a large movement -- people who are dissatisfied with the way politics is conducted in this country....


Letters to My Mother: A Message of Love, A Plea for Freedom

by Ingrid Betancourt & Lorenzo Delloye-Betancourt

On December 1, 2007, during the arrest of several guerillas in Bogotá, the Colombian police confiscated a short video clip of political hostage Ingrid Betancourt. Accompanying the video was a twelve-page letter,...


This Way to the Revolution: A Memoir

by Erin Pizzey

First full biography of an international figure, recently in the news after her successful libel case against Andrew Marry, who described her as a terrorist in The Making of Modern Britain

Internationally famous...


The Madness of Michele Bachmann: A Broad-Minded Survey of a Small-Minded Candidate

by Ken Avidor, Karl Bremer & Eva Young

This fact-packed exposé reveals all the dirty little secrets that Michele Bachmann would rather you didn't know

Since Michele Bachmann became a front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, journalists...


Joe Moakley's Journey: From South Boston to El Salvador

by Mark Robert Schneider

The first biography of the popular, long-serving congressman from South Boston