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Duffy: Stardom to Senate to Scandal

by Dan Leger

Mike Duffy made his name as a political reporter, and in the process became one of Prince Edward Island's most famous exports. He cast himself as the ultimate insider, Parliament Hill's man in the know. It made...


Spanking City Hall, Dominatrix to Political Activist

by Melyssa Hubbard

Melyssa Hubbard's new book, Spanking City Hall, is the true story of an account executive who reinvented herself as a dominatrix in a Midwestern city. Harassed then sued by city government, Miss Ann stood her...


Sons of Camelot: The Fate of an American Dynasty

by Laurence Leamer & Derek Landy

One of Bobby Kennedy's first acts after JFK's assassination was to write a letter to his eldest son, reminding him of the obligations of his name. Bobby sent the letter to eleven-year-old Joe, but the message...


The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch

by Gregory S. Taylor

Paul Crouch (1903-1955) was the quintessential anticommunist paid government informer. A naïve, ill-educated recruit who found a family, a livelihood, and a larger romantic cause in the Communist Party, he...


Piano Man: Life of John Ogdon

by Charles Beauclerk

The first full biography of John Ogdon; a tortured genius and arguably the greatest British pianist of all time.

From the beginning of his professional career as a soloist John Ogdon was hailed as a musician...


Politicas: Latina Public Officials in Texas

by Sonia R. García, Valerie Martinez-Ebers & Irasema Coronado

In the decades since Latinas began to hold public office in the United States in the late 1950s, they have blazed new trails in public life, bringing fresh perspectives, leadership styles, and policy agendas...


Profiles in Power: Twentieth-Century Texans in Washington, New Edition

by Kenneth E., Jr. Hendrickson, Michael L. Collins & Patrick Cox

Profiles in Power offers concise biographies of fourteen twentieth-century Texans who wielded significant political power and influence in Washington, D.C. First published in 1993 by Harlan Davidson, it has...


Alexander Watkins Terrell: Civil War Soldier, Texas Lawmaker, American Diplomat

by Lewis L. Gould

Alexander Terrell's career placed him at the center of some of the most pivotal events in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century history, ranging from the Civil War to Emperor Maximilian's reign over Mexico...


For Glory and Bolivar: The Remarkable Life of Manuela Saenz

by Pamela S. Murray & Fredrick B. Pike

She was a friend, lover, and confidante of charismatic Spanish American independence hero Simón Bolívar and, after her death, a nationalist icon in her own right. Yet authors generally have chosen either to...


A Political Education: A Washington Memoir

by Harry McPherson

This insider's view of Washington in the 1950s and 1960s, of the tumultuous presidency of Lyndon Johnson, and of the conflicts and factions of the president's staff has become a political classic since its original...


Ross Sterling, Texan: A Memoir by the Founder of Humble Oil and Refining Company

by Ross S. Sterling, Ed Kilman & Don Carleton

Born on a farm near Anahuac, Texas, in 1875 and possessed of only a fourth-grade education, Ross Sterling was one of the most successful Texans of his generation. Driven by a relentless work ethic, he become...


Please Pass the Biscuits, Pappy: Pictures of Governor W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel

by Bill Crawford & John Anderson

Long before movie stars Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger became governors of California, a popular radio personality with no previous political experience-who wasn't even registered to vote-swept into...


Bob Bullock: God Bless Texas

by Dave McNeely & Jim Henderson

Renowned for his fierce devotion to the people of Texas-as well as his equally fierce rages and unpredictable temper-Bob Bullock was the most powerful political figure in Texas at the end of the twentieth century....


Let the People in: The Life and Times of Ann Richards

by Jan Reid

When Ann Richards delivered the keynote of the 1988 Democratic National Convention and mocked President George H. W. Bush-"Poor George, he can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth"-she instantly...


Ralph W. Yarborough, the People's Senator

by Patrick L. Cox & Edward M. Kennedy

Revered by many Texans and other Americans as "the People's Senator," Ralph Webster Yarborough (1903-1996) fought for "the little people" in a political career that places him in the ranks of the most influential...


Resisting Brazil's Military Regime: An Account of the Battles of Sobral Pinto

by John W. F. Dulles

Praised by his many admirers as a "courageous and fearless" defender of human rights, Heráclito Fontoura Sobral Pinto (1893-1991) was the most consistently forceful opponent of the regime of Brazilian dictator...


Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations

by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

"This woman is a major hero of our time." —Richard Dawkins

Ayaan Hirsi Ali captured the world’s attention with Infidel, her compelling coming-of-age memoir, which spent thirty-one weeks on the New York Times...


Staying Tuned

by Daniel Schorr

"In May 1999 Kevin Klose, president of National Public Radio, invited me to a meeting of the NPR board and surprised me with a bronze plaque, emblazoned 'Lifetime Achievement Award.' I responded that, ever the...


No Excuses: Concessions of a Serial Campaigner

by Robert Shrum

He was named by The Atlantic Monthly as "the most sought-after strategist in the Democratic party." He was targeted by National Review as the Democratic Party's "poet goon." From his unique perspective, Robert...


Peace Mom: A Mother's Journey through Heartache to Activism

by Cindy Sheehan

"Writing this book is the second most difficult thing I have ever done, next to burying Casey."

On April 4, 2004, Cindy Sheehan learned that Casey, the eldest of her four children, had been killed in Iraq,...