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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,...


Life of Field Marshal Sir Neville Chamberlain

by G.W. Forrest

Originally published in 1909. The accounts here of Sir Neville Chamberlain's most successful campaigns are drawn from his own official reports, his private letters to his sister at home and contemporary narratives....


First Ladies: An Intimate Group Portrait of White House Wives

by Margaret Truman

This well-informed, intimate look at 29 women whose lives were intertwined with those who lead and have led this country presents forthright interviews with Lady Bird Johnson, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan,...


Science, Politics and Business in the Work of Sir John Lubbock: A Man of Universal Mind

by Mark Patton

Sir John Lubbock (1834-1913), first Lord Avebury, was a leading figure in the scientific, political and economic world of Victorian Britain and it is the inter-relations between these worlds that forms the core...


Jeb Bush: Aggressive Conservatism in Florida

by Robert E., Jr. Crew

This book examines the conservative theory that guided Jeb Bush's behavior and the aggressive manner in which he used the Office of Governor to pursue his goals. It offers insight into his motivations and competencies...


Thatcher

by Clare Beckett

Accessible and affordable illustrated biography about a topical historical figure


Bash the Rich: Thatcher Edition

by Ian Bone

Abridged version of Ian Bone's Bash The Rich released as an ebook as a 'tribute' to the passing of Margaret Thatcher. This edition includes, Bone's early years, skips the time he spent in Swansea as a student...


Saddam: King of Terror

by Con Coughlin

Insightful, penetrating, and shocking, the defining biography of Iraq's deposed tyrant

Drawing on an unparalleled network of sources, contacts, and firsthand testimonies, Con Coughlin takes us to the center of...


Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch

by Barbara A. Perry

“An insightful portrait of this paradoxical woman.”—People In her compelling and intimate portrait, presidential historian Barbara A. Perry captures Rose Kennedy’s essential contributions to the incomparable...


The Chiefs' Country: Leadership and Politics in Honiara, Soloman Islands

by Ben Burt & Michael Kwa'ioloa

In this autobiographical account of life in the capital of the Solomon Islands, Michael Kwa’ioloa reflects on the challenges of raising a family in town and sustaining ties with a distant rural homeland on...


Kofi Annan: A Man of Peace in a World of War

by Stanley Meisler

In this thoughtful, balanced biography, former Los Angeles Times foreign and diplomatic correspondent Stanley Meisler traces Kofi Annan's unconventional rise from optimistic student to striving personnel and...