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Edmund G. Ross: Soldier, Senator, Abolitionist

by Richard A. Ruddy

This first full-scale biography of Ross reveals his importance in the history of the United States.


Jefferson Davis: His Rise and Fall

by Allen Tate

Written early in Tate's career, this study of the Confederacy's fallen leader is highly critical of his flaws yet ultimately sympathetic to the Southern cause.


America's First Chaplain: The Life and Times of the Reverend Jacob Duch

by Kevin J. Dellape

America’s First Chaplain studies the family background, education, ministerial career, ideology, political activities, exile to England, and return to America of Jacob Duché, Anglican minister of Philadelphia’s...


Sir Henry Parkes: The Australian Colossus

by Stephen Dando-Collins

Sir Henry Parkes: Father of Federation, Premier of NSW, Statesman, Visionary, Political Leader, Poet, HumanistMay 27, 2015 brings the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir Henry Parkes. After he died, the London...


Up in Arms: Pursuing Accountability for the Arms Deal in Parliament

by Raenette Taljaard

“This book is not so much a political autobiography as an account from a personal point of view of a momentous series of events in the life of South Africa’s second democratic Parliament, and my role in...


Angela Merkel: The Authorized Biography

by Stefan Kornelius

An authorized biography of one of the most powerful women in the world sheds light on the person behind the politician With the Eurozone engulfed in an unprecedented crisis, one political figure looms largest...


A Child of the Revolution: William Henry Harrison and His World, 1773-1798

by Hendrik Booraem

The American Revolution gave birth to a nation, forever changed the course of political thought, and shattered and transformed the lives of the citizens of the new republic. An iconic figure of the Old Northwest,...


Molotov Remembers: Inside Kremlin Politics

by Feliz Chuev, V. M. Molotov & Albert Resis

In conversations with the poet-biographer Felix Chuev, Molotov offers an incomparable view of the politics of Soviet society and the nature of Kremlin leadership under communism. Filled with startling insights...


The Political Life of Bella Abzug, 1920-1976: Political Passions, Women's Rights, and Congressional Battles

by Alan H. Levy

A Political Biography of Bella Abzug, 1920–1976, explores the political life of one of the most compelling figures in American politics of the 70s. Passionate and intelligent, Abzug was one of the most potent...


Tupaia: The Remarkable Story of Captain Cook's Polynesian Navigator

by Joan Druett

The remarkable story of Tupaia, Captain Cook's Polynesian navigator. Winner of NZ Post 2012 Best General Non-fiction Book Award. 'We are often told what great navigators ancient Polynesians were but we've seldom...


The Sixth Man: The Extraordinary Life of Paddy Costello

by James McNeish

Paddy Costello was a scholar, a soldier, a diplomat, a maverick, an exemplary father, a lover of good wine. But this fascinating biography also asks was he a spy?Auckland. Cambridge. Moscow. Paris. New Zealand’s...


Broken Song

by Barry Hill

The biography of T. G. H. Strehlow and Aboriginal possession.'A group of men. chanting with the enthusiasm that made them forget age & weakness & becoming young again in spirit.the rising and falling of the...


Macquarie: From Colony to Country

by Peter Butler & Harry Dillon

This book is a timely reminder of Lachlan Macquarie's importance to modern Australians'He was a Christian, a perfect gentleman, and a supreme legislator of the human heart. . Whenever the sculptor shall imagine...


Karl Marx: The Story of His Life

by Franz Mehring

Containing footnotes and an extensive bibliography, this edition of Franz Mehring's classic biography is designed to assist the English-speaking reader towards a better understanding of Marx, his work and Marxism...


The Kravchenko Case: One Man's War on Stalin

by Gary Kern

Victor Kravchenko--the most discussed Soviet defector at the height of the Cold War.


Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations

by Craig Nelson

A fresh new look at the Enlightenment intellectual who became the most controversial of America's founding fathers

Despite his being a founder of both the United States and the French Republic, the creator...


Young Stalin

Costa Book Award for Biography 2007, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2007

by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Based on ten years' astonishing new research, here is the thrilling story of how a charismatic, dangerous boy became a student priest, romantic poet, gangster mastermind, prolific lover, murderous revolutionary,...


C.D. Jackson: Cold War Propagandist for Democracy and Globalism

by John Allen Stern

This book is a study of U.S. propaganda strategy and some of its major proponents during the seminal Cold War period of the 1950s, including Dwight Eisenhower and C.D. Jackson, his chief adviser for psychological...


In Hindsight, What Really Happened: The Revised Edition: John Edwards, My Daughter, and Me

by Rielle Hunter

Dear readers,

When I wrote What Really Happened I was still very raw from the firestorm that my life had become due to my unwise decision to have an affair with John Edwards, a married man.

I realize now what...


Quarterly Essay 15 Latham's World: The New Politics of the Outsiders

by Margaret Simons

In the third Quarterly Essay of 2004, Margaret Simons takes a long hard look at Mark Latham, the self-proclaimed "club buster" and the man who would be prime minister. Few doubt Latham's intelligence and ambition,...