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Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.

by Marion Barry & Omar Tyree

Four-time mayor of Washington, DC, Marion Barry, Jr. tells his shocking and courageous life story, beginning in the cotton fields in Mississippi to the executive offices of one of the most powerful cities in...


Sonia Sotomayor: The True American Dream

by Antonia Felix

"Necessary reading" (Booklist) from a New York Times bestselling biographer.

Drawing on in-depth interviews with Sonia Sotomayor's former colleagues, family, friends, and teachers, New York Times bestselling...


Ho Chi Minh: A Life

by William J. Duiker

To grasp the complicated causes and consequences of the Vietnam War, one must understand the extraordinary life of Ho Chi Minh, the man generally recognized as the father of modern Vietnam. Duiker provides startling...


Political Animal: The Making of Tony Abbott

by David Marr

Winner of the 2013 John Button Prize.

The essential work on Tony Abbott is now an expanded, updated short book - and a crucial election-year companion.

Australians want to know: what kind of man is Tony Abbott,...


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...


Trotsky

by Bertrand M. Patenaude

Few political figures of the twentieth century have aroused as much passion, controversy, and curiosity as Leon Trotsky. Trotsky was that rare combination of the man of ideas and the man of action. His role...


Radical: My Journey out of Islamist Extremism

by Maajid Nawaz

Maajid Nawaz spent his teenage years listening to American hip-hop and learning about the radical Islamist movement spreading throughout Europe and Asia in the 1980s and 90s. At 16, he was already a ranking...


Margaret Thatcher: From Grantham to the Falklands

by Charles Moore

With unequaled authority and dramatic detail, the first volume of Charles Moore’s authorized biography of Margaret Thatcher reveals as never before the early life, rise to power, and first years as prime minister...


Sultan In Arabia

by Christopher Ling

At a time when the influence of Islam and the Arab world dominate newspaper headlines as a result of bloodshed and terrorist threats, it will come as a welcome relief to learn of Sultan Qaboos. The very term...


Black Country to Red China

by Esther Cheo Ying

Born in pre-Revolutionary China and brought up in the Midlands, Esther Cheo Ying returned to China in 1949 after a traumatic childhood, convinced that there she would find the happiness and sense of belonging...


Bomber Flight Berlin

by Mike Rossiter

'We believed in ourselves so much, no one ever panicked, even when the situation looked so desperate. We all believed that our best chance of staying alive was to stick together.'

Flying Lancaster bombers was...


Open Secret

by Stella Rimington

Rimington's account of her rise in what was very definitely a man's world..

Stella Rimington was educated at Nottingham Girls' High School, and Edinburgh and Liverpool Universities. In 1959 she started work in...


Kublai Khan

by John Man

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan

A stately pleasure dome decree

Kublai Khan lives on in the popular imagination thanks to these two lines of poetry by Coleridge. But the true story behind this legend is even more fantastic...


A View From The Foothills: The Diaries of Chris Mullin

by Chris Mullin

'It is said that failed politicians make the best diarists. In which case I am in with a chance.' Chris Mullin

Chris Mullin has been a Labour MP for twenty years, and despite his refusal to toe the party line...


Menachem Begin

by Avi Shilon & Danielle Zilberberg

Menachem Begin, father of Israel's right wing and sixth prime minister of the nation, was known for his unflinchingly hawkish ideology. And yet, in 1979 he signed a groundbreaking peace treaty with Egypt for...


Interventions: A Life in War and Peace

by Kofi Annan & Nader Mousavizadeh

"[A] resolute, detailed, and unflinching review of [Annan’s] most difficult hours…No one ever came closer to being the voice of “we the peoples” and no one paid a higher price for it. The world still...


The Communist

by Paul Kengor

“I admire Russia for wiping out an economic system which permitted a handful of rich to exploit and beat gold from the millions of plain people… As one who believes in freedom and democracy for all, I honor...


Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices

by Mosab Hassan Yousef & Ron Brackin

Son of Hamas is now available in softcover with an all-new chapter about events since the book’s release such as the revelation of Mosab’s Israeli intelligence handler’s true identity, and Homeland Security’s...


The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher, from Grocer's Daughter to Prime Minister

by John Campbell & David Freeman

The Iron Lady, the definitive Margaret Thatcher biography, is available just in time for the movie starring Meryl Streep as one of the most infamous figures in postwar politics.

Whether you love her or hate...


The Man on the Mantelpiece

by Janet Denny

On the first day of World War Two Jim begins a diary. An ardent eighteen-year-old pacifist, nothing will persuade him to fight. Seventy years later his daughter discovers his writing. After a month the entries...