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The Last Face You'll Ever See

by Ivan Solotaroff

In fascinating detail, Ivan Solotaroff introduces us to the men who carry out executions. Although the emphasis is on the personal lives of these men and of those they have to put to death, The Last Face You'll...


Mary Norton of New Jersey: Congressional Trailblazer

by David L. Porter

The book tells the compelling story of Mary Norton of New Jersey, who served 13 terms in the United States House of Representatives (1925-1951) and was the first female elected to the United States Congress...


Niccolo Machiavelli: The Laughing Lion and the Strutting Fox

by Raymond Angelo Belliotti

This book places Machiavelli in historical context but argues that his understanding of moral conflicts is well ahead of his time. Instead of arguing for the autonomy of politics, as is commonly supposed, Machiavelli...


Perfect Hostage: A Life of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's Prisoner of Conscience

by Justin Wintle

One woman's courageous commitment to nonviolent resistance and a nation's struggle for freedom. Burma is a country where, as one senior UN official puts it, "just to turn your head can mean imprisonment or death."...


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...


Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran

by Roxana Saberi

On the morning of January 31, 2009, Roxana Saberi, an Iranian-American journalist working in Iran, was forced from her home by four men and secretly detained in Iran's notorious Evin Prison. The intelligence...


Going Rogue: An American Life

by Sarah Palin

One year ago, Sarah Palin burst onto the national political stage like a comet. Yet even now, few Americans know who this remarkable woman really is.

On September 3, 2008 Alaska Governor and vice presidential...


Forgive Us Our Spins: Michael Moore and the Future of the Left

by Jesse Larner

"Well written, witty, and wise. Jesse Larner's book goes well beyond its brief: it helps us understand where the left has been going for the last few years, and where it might end up."

—GEORGE MONBIOT, columnist,...


Lane Kirkland: Champion of American Labor

by Arch Puddington

The untold story of Lane Kirkland, labor leader and advocate for the American worker

"This book tells the story of one of the true heroes of the struggle for freedom from totalitarianism. Through the skillful...


Great Expectations: The Troubled Lives of Political Families

by Noemie Emery

From John Adams's sons two hundred years ago to the Bush brothers today, America has witnessed a long line of dynastic sons who have been forced into political roles by their ambitious relatives. Great Expectations...


Read My Pins

by Madeleine Albright

Before long, and without intending it, I found that jewelry had become part of my personal diplomatic arsenal. Former president George H. W. Bush had been known for saying "Read my lips." I began urging colleagues...


In Those Days: A Diplomat Remembers

by James W. Spain

In Those Days is the candid, often funny, autobiography of a twentieth-century American diplomat who spent most of his life in high-level diplomacy in Asia and Africa. The story takes James Spain from an Irish...


Parecomic: Michael Albert and the Story of Participatory Economics

by Carl Thompson, Sean Michael Wilson & Noam Chomsky

Parecomic is a graphic novel about the system we live in—what’s wrong with it, and how we might be able change it for the better. The recent upsurge in popular protest around the world shows that people...


In the Service of the Crown

by Raymond Eagle

The remarkable story of the career of Budge Bell-Irving, who rose to prominence and public recognition during World War II as the commander of the Seaforth Highlanders and the Loyal Edmonton regiments and went...


John Quincy Adams

by Fred Kaplan

In this fresh and illuminating biography, Fred Kaplan brings into focus the dramatic life of John Quincy Adams—the little-known and much-misunderstood sixth president of the United States and the first son...


Until Death Do Us Part

by Ingrid Betancourt

Ingrid Betancourt, a senator and a presidential candidate in Colombia, grew up among diplomats, literati, and artists who congregated at her parents' elegant home in Paris, France. Her father served as Colombia's...


The Confession

by James McGreevey & James E. McGreevey

In August 2004, Governor James E. McGreevey of New Jersey made history when he stepped before microphones, declared "My truth is that I am a gay American," and announced his resignation. The story made international...


Condi vs. Hillary

by Eileen McGann & Dick Morris

Who will be president in 2008? Many believe that the White House is Hillary Clinton's to lose. As long-time strategists Dick Morris and Eileen McGann reveal in Condi vs. Hillary, however, Hillary's plans for...


Totally Unofficial: The Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin

by Raphael Lemkin

Among the greatest intellectual heroes of modern times, Raphael Lemkin lived an extraordinary life of struggle and hardship, yet altered international law and redefined the world’s understanding of group rights....


Nixon and Kissinger

by Robert Dallek

With the publication of his magisterial biography of John F. Kennedy, An Unfinished Life, Robert Dallek cemented his reputation as one of the greatest historians of our time. Now, in this epic joint biography,...