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John Quincy Adams

by Robert V. Remini & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

A vivid portrait of a man whose pre- and post-presidential careers overshadowed his presidency.

Chosen by the House of Representatives after an inconclusive election against Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams...


The Devil That Danced on the Water: A Daughter's Quest

by Aminatta Forna

Aminatta Forna’s intensely personal history is a passionate and vivid account of an idyllic childhood that became the stuff of nightmare. As a child she witnessed the upheavals of postcolonial Africa, danger,...


How Would You Like to Die?

by Susan Dabbous

This book is the diary of Dabbous’ imprisonment, but it is also a tribute to the people of Syria, who have never given up hope despite the horror that surrounds them. On April 3, 2013, Susan Dabbous, a Syrian-born...


The Youngest Battalion Commander in the AIF

by Will Davies

Known as The Boy Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Marks, was the youngest battalion commander in the AIF and highly regarded not only as a future military commander, but as a business and community leader....


Report of the County Chairman

by James A. Michener & Steve Berry

James A. Michener, the acclaimed author of sweeping historical blockbusters, chronicles his personal involvement in one of the most dramatic elections of the twentieth century: the 1960 presidential race between...


Andrea Costa, apostle of Socialism

by Michele Taddei

Andrea Costa (Imola 1851-1910) is the apostol of the italian socialism. As a follower of the theories of Bakunin, the russian, he caused the famous tear with the anarchists, and then, as a consequence of that...


Double Spy

by Peter van Wermeskerken

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Double Spy is my autobiography as a double agent in East Germany and the Netherlands, from March 1967 to September 1970. While I visited a young woman in Chemnitz, two men approached her, wanting...


A Passion For Trees

by Maggie Campbell-Culver

Given the extent of his influence on 17th-century life, and his lasting impact on the British landscape it is remarkable that no book has been written before about John Evelyn. He was a longstanding friend of...


A Fighting Chance

by Elizabeth Warren

 A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works—and really doesn’t—in A Fighting Chance

As a child...


A Monument to Deceit: Sam Adams and the Vietnam Intelligence Wars

The Holy Fox: The Life of Lord Halifax

by Andrew Roberts

Bestselling historian Andrew Roberts's much-admired reappraisal of one of the most influential - and controversial - British politicians of the 1930s. A fox-hunting Anglo-Catholic aristocrat, nicknamed 'The...


Adolf Hitler. Evolution of a dictator

by Luciano Garibaldi & Simonetta Garibaldi

Thirteen chapters that read like a novel but are a complete and accurate historical reconstruction that relates the dramatic events of the twelve years of the ‘Thousand-year Reich’: Adolf Hitler’s life,...


Duffy: Stardom to Senate to Scandal

by Dan Leger

Mike Duffy made his name as a political reporter, and in the process became one of Prince Edward Island's most famous exports. He cast himself as the ultimate insider, Parliament Hill's man in the know. It made...


Spanking City Hall, Dominatrix to Political Activist

by Melyssa Hubbard

Melyssa Hubbard's new book, Spanking City Hall, is the true story of an account executive who reinvented herself as a dominatrix in a Midwestern city. Harassed then sued by city government, Miss Ann stood her...


Sons of Camelot: The Fate of an American Dynasty

by Laurence Leamer & Derek Landy

One of Bobby Kennedy's first acts after JFK's assassination was to write a letter to his eldest son, reminding him of the obligations of his name. Bobby sent the letter to eleven-year-old Joe, but the message...


The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch

by Gregory S. Taylor

Paul Crouch (1903-1955) was the quintessential anticommunist paid government informer. A naïve, ill-educated recruit who found a family, a livelihood, and a larger romantic cause in the Communist Party, he...


Piano Man: Life of John Ogdon

by Charles Beauclerk

The first full biography of John Ogdon; a tortured genius and arguably the greatest British pianist of all time.

From the beginning of his professional career as a soloist John Ogdon was hailed as a musician...


Políticas: Latina Public Officials in Texas

by Sonia R. García, Valerie Martinez-Ebers & Irasema Coronado

In the decades since Latinas began to hold public office in the United States in the late 1950s, they have blazed new trails in public life, bringing fresh perspectives, leadership styles, and policy agendas...


Profiles in Power: Twentieth-Century Texans in Washington, New Edition

by Kenneth E., Jr. Hendrickson, Michael L. Collins & Patrick Cox

Profiles in Power offers concise biographies of fourteen twentieth-century Texans who wielded significant political power and influence in Washington, D.C. First published in 1993 by Harlan Davidson, it has...


Alexander Watkins Terrell: Civil War Soldier, Texas Lawmaker, American Diplomat

by Lewis L. Gould

Alexander Terrell's career placed him at the center of some of the most pivotal events in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century history, ranging from the Civil War to Emperor Maximilian's reign over Mexico...