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Mexican Political Biographies, 1935-2009: Fourth Edition

by Roderic Ai Camp

This fourth edition of Roderic Camp's highly respected Mexican Political Biographies is an updated comprehensive biographical directory of leading state and national politicians in Mexico, covering the years...


Bolano: A Biography in Conversations

by Monica Maristain

The first biography of Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño, the author of the international bestsellers The Savage Detectives and 2666

How to know the man behind works of fiction so prone to extravagance? In the...


The Quiet Man

by John H. Sununu & John Sununu

George H. W. Bush is much too modest to brag about what he accomplished as the forty-first president of the United States. As a result, the conventional wisdom about his presidency misses many of his greatest...


Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice

by Joan Biskupic

"I knew she'd be trouble."

So quipped Antonin Scalia about Sonia Sotomayor at the Supreme Court's annual end-of-term party in 2010. It's usually the sort of event one would expect from such a grand institution,...


Fanon for Beginners

by Deborah Baker Wyrick

Philosopher, psychoanalyst, politician, propagandist, prophet...although difficult to categorize, Frantz Fanon (1925–1961) is one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century and one of our most powerful...


The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell

by Alec MacGillis

From a dogged political reporter, an investigation into the political education of Mitch McConnell and an argument that this powerful Senator embodies much of this country’s political dysfunction.

Based on...


The Brother: The Untold Story of the Rosenberg Case

by Sam Roberts

“A fresh and fast-paced study of one of the most important crimes of the twentieth century” (The Washington Post), The Brother now discloses new information revealed since the original publication in 2003—including...


Agent Storm: My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA

by Morten Storm, Paul Cruickshank & Tim Lister

Morten Storm was an unlikely jihadi. A six-foot-one red-haired Dane, Storm spent his teens in and out of trouble. A book about the Prophet Mohammed prompted his conversion to Islam, and Storm sought purpose...


Jawaharlal Nehru;a Biography Volume 1 1889-1947

by Sarvepalli Gopal

Among the few great statesmen to emerge in Asia, Jawaharal Nehru achieved a national metamorphosis in some ways even more astonishing than that of another towering patriarch, Mao Tse-tung. Not only did he wrest...


A Time for Truth

by Ted Cruz

In the Senate, I've tried to do two things: tell the truth, and do what I said I would do. We should expect that from every single elected official.

Washington D.C. desperately needs leaders who aren't afraid...


Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir

by Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to contribute to the family finances. By the time she was...


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...


Jawaharlal Nehru

by Sarvepalli Gopal

The third and final volume of Sarvepalli Gopal’s biography of Jawaharlal Nehru covers the last eight years of his life and Prime Ministership. It deals with his efforts to sustain economic and social advance...


Jawaharlal Nehru Vol.2 1947-1956

by Sarvepall Gopal

The second volume of Sarvepalli Gopal’s remarkable work covers the first nine years of Nehru’s prime ministership. Like the first volume, it is more than a biography, describing and analysing in detail both...


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 Joseph P. Lash, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and National Book Award-winning...


Harold Nicolson

by Norman Rose

Harold Nicolson was a man of extraordinary gifts. A renowned politician, historian, biographer, diarist, novelist, lecturer, journalist, broadcaster and gardener, his position in society and politics allowed...


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...