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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...


The Politics of the Trail: Reflexive Mountain Biking Along the Frontier of Jerusalem

by Oded Lowenheim

Each day, as Oded Löwenheim commutes by mountain bike along dirt trails and wadis in the hills of Jerusalem to Hebrew University, he feels a strong emotional connection to his surroundings. But for him this...


Among the Chosen: The Life Story of Pat Giles

by Lekkie Hopkins & Lynn Roarty

Spotlighting a woman who was strongly dedicated to improving the lives of the disadvantaged, this biography celebrates the accomplishments of Pat Giles. Her entrance into Parliament as a Labor politician is...


The Accidental Diplomat: The Autobiography of Maurice Baker

by Maurice Baker & Edmund Baker

“For the life of a diplomat is often a variation of routine boredom and exhilarating crises.”

Maurice Baker is an academic and one of Singapore's pioneer diplomats. Growing up in colonial–governed Malaya...


Just Garret: Tales From the Political Front Line

by Garret FitzGerald

In Just Garret, Dr. FitzGerald writes frankly about his upbringing, his parents, his involvement in the Independence movement, their disagreements about the Treaty, his early years in school and college and...


Evita, First Lady: A Biography of Evita Peron

by John Barnes

Eva Peron was a star and a legend during her lifetime, one of the most alluring women of the twentieth century. Through the hit Broadway musical Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber, her story became famous, and with...


Michael Ignatieff: The Lesser Evil?

by Derrick O'Keefe

One of the most influential intellectuals in the English-speaking world, Michael Ignatieff’s story is generally understood to be that of an ambitious, accomplished progressive politician and writer, whose...


Summary of New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America - Burton W. Folsom, Jr.

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Bruton W. Folsom, Jr. in his book “New Deal or Raw Deal? How FDR’s Economic Legacy Has Damaged America”. This summary offers...


Summary of Molly Ivins: A Rebel Life - Bill Minutaglio and W. Michael Smith

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Bill Minutaglio and W. Michael Smith in his book “Molly Ivins: A Rebel Life”. This summary offers a concise overview of the...


Summary of Known and Unknown: A Memoir - Donald Rumsfeld

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Donald Rumsfeld in his book “Known and Unknown a Memoir”. This summary offers a concise overview of the entire book in less...