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Political Lives

by Judith Brett

Fascinating insights into the lives of the people we choose to lead us.


Living My Life

by Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman (1869-1940) played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the twentieth century and her influence remains strong to...


Tony Windsor: The Biography

by Ruth Rae

A revealing, in-depth look at the life of Tony Windsor, one of the most a widely admired, straight-talking and honourable men in Australian politics.


The Good Fight: Six years, two prime ministers and staring down the Great Recession

by Wayne Swan

A highly personal account of the Rudd and Gillard governments from the heart of the Cabinet and the real story of how Australia avoided the Great Recession from the man recognised as the best treasurer in the...


Eleanor: The Years Alone

by Joseph P. Lash

The New York Times Bestseller—“Superb…Lash has reached the highest level of the biographer’s art.” —Wall Street Journal Award-winning writer Joseph P. Lash picks up where Eleanor and Franklin ended,...


American Gandhi: A. J. Muste and the History of Radicalism in the Twentieth Century

by Leilah Danielson

American Gandhi traces the evolving political and religious views of one of the most beloved figures of the American left. Through A. J. Muste's exemplary career as a peace activist and radical, Leilah Danielson...


Ambassadors at Sea: The High and Low Adventures of a Diplomat

by Henry E., Jr. Catto

In 1969, Henry Catto was selling insurance in San Antonio, Texas. Just twenty years later, he presented his credentials as ambassador to the Court of St. James's to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, at Buckingham...


Carlos Lacerda, Brazilian Crusader: Volume I: The Years 1914-1960

by John W.F. Dulles

Playwright, journalist, and spectacularly successful governor, Carlos Lacerda was Brazil's foremost orator in the 20th century and its most controversial politician. He might have become president in the 1960s...


Carlos Lacerda, Brazilian Crusader: Volume II: The Years 1960-1977

by John W. F. Dulles

From reviews of Volume I: "Brazilian Crusader is no doubt the best biography yet produced on Lacerda and the second volume . . . is certainly worth waiting for." -Luso-Brazilian Review Journalist and spectacularly...


Samuel Bell Maxey: A Biography

by Louise Horton

Samuel Bell Maxey was an important political figure in nineteenth-century Texas, but no previous book-length study of his life and career has been published. Louise Horton has utilized his private papers as...


Jake

by Peggy Pickle, Jake Pickle & Ann Richards

"My life has been given special purpose," Jake Pickle says. "Some men live to make money, drink, chase women, collect art, excel at a sport, or pursue other things that give them pleasure. The thing I got hooked...


Around the World with LBJ: My Wild Ride as Air Force One Pilot, White House Aide, and Personal Confidant

by James U. Cross, Denise Gamino & Gary Rice

When Lyndon Baines Johnson wanted to go somewhere, there was no stopping him. This dynamic president called for Air Force One as others summon a taxi-at a moment's notice, whatever the hour or the weather. And...


Will Clayton: A Short Biography

by Ellen Clayton Garwood

Will Clayton left his mark on world commerce through the development of Anderson, Clayton & Co., the world's largest cotton marketing firm; he made an equally important impress on international economics and...


Vargas of Brazil: A Political Biography

by John W. F. Dulles

The dominant public figure in Brazil from 1930 until 1954 was a highly contradictory and controversial personality. Getúlio Vargas, from the pampas of the southern frontier state of Rio Grande do Sul, became...


Islam Against the West: Shakib Arslan and the Campaign for Islamic Nationalism

by William L. Cleveland

This book gives a unique perspective on the interwar history of the Middle East. By telling the life story of one man, it illuminates the political and cultural struggles of an era. Shakib Arslan (1869-1946)...


James Stephen Hogg: A Biography

by Robert C. Cotner

No other governor has become so completely identified with Texas and its citizens as Jim Hogg, the first native Texan to hold the state's highest office. His fame was not, however, easily earned. Orphaned at...


Bolivar and the War of Independence: Memorias del General Daniel Florencio O'Leary, Narracion

by Daniel Florencio O'Leary & Robert F. McNerney

The overthrow of Spanish rule and the birth of new republican governments in northern South America at the beginning of the nineteenth century were in large part the work of one man-Simón Bolívar. Bolívar...


Songs & Secrets: South Africa from Liberation to Governance

by Barry Gilder

"If you picked up this book in the expectation of revelling in the true confessions of a disaffected spy-master – put it back. If you opened this book in the hope of enjoying the confidences of a disillusioned...


Kgalema Motlanthe: A Political Biography

by Ebrahim Harvey

Presenting a superb account of a man characterized by his reticence, this biography offers a rare and thorough insight into the life of one of South Africa’s most powerful: Kgalema Motlanthe. From Motlanthe’s...


In the Dark with My Dress on Fire: My Life in Cape Town, London, Havana and Home Again

by Blanche La Guma & Martin Klammer

During the struggle to end apartheid, Blanche La Guma led a complex and demanding life as a nurse-midwife by day and underground activist—within a clandestine Communist cell—by night. Harassed, banned, and...