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Harry Hopkins

by Christopher D. O'Sullivan

One of the most controversial figures of the New Deal Era, Harry Hopkins elicited few neutral responses from his contemporaries. Analyzing Hopkins’s role in wartime diplomacy and his personal relationships...


Who We Are

by Elizabeth May

In this marriage of memoir and manifesto, Elizabeth May reflects on her extraordinary life and the people and experiences that have formed her and informed her beliefs about democracy, climate change, and other...


Only in Chicago

by Natasha Korecki

"As the circus of the Blagojevich saga unfolded, Natasha Korecki was right at the center.... It was a seriocomedy suited to her enterprise and imagination, and she?s the one to write the book." Roger Ebert

"Natasha...


American Gandhi

by Leilah Danielson

When Abraham Johannes Muste died in 1967, newspapers throughout the world referred to him as the "American Gandhi." Best known for his role in the labor movement of the 1930s and his leadership of the peace...


The John A. Macdonald Retrospective 2-Book Bundle

by Ged Martin, Patrice Dutil & Roger Hall

This special 2-book bundle contains a number of perspectives on a man who was arguably Canada’s most famous political leader, a figure of legendary proportions in the history of Canada’s birth and development....


Giuliani: Flawed or Flawless?

by Deborah Hart Strober & Gerald S. Strober

As he took charge of his city?s response to the 9/11 attacks, New York City's mayor Rudy Giuliani became the most admired man in America, and perhaps the world. Featuring interviews with longtime political associates,...


Duffy

by Dan Leger

He cast himself as the ultimate insider, Parliament Hill’s man in the know. It made him a household name and one of the Canada’s best­paid journalists. But Duffy wanted to get even closer and lobbied his...


The Making of a Radical

by Scott Nearing & Staughton Lynd

Scott Nearing lived one hundred years, from 1883 to 1983--a life spanning most of the twentieth century. In his early years, Nearing made his name as a formidable opponent of child labor and military imperialism....


The Political Life of Bella Abzug, 1920–1976

by Alan H. Levy

The Political Life of Bella Abzug, 1920–1976: Political Passions, Women’s Rights, and Congressional Battles, by Alan H. Levy, marks the first full biography of Bella Abzug. Abzug was one of woman in politics...


Paikin and the Premiers

by Steve Paikin

A unique perspective on Ontario’s most powerful political leaders.

Ontario’s fortunes and fates increasingly rest in the hands of the province’s premier. Critics say the role of premier concentrates too...


Memory is the Weapon

by Don Mattera

Donato Francesco Mattera has been celebrated as a journalist, editor, writer and poet. He is also acknowledged as one of the foremost activists in the struggle for a democratic South Africa, and helped to found...


Turmoil and Transition in Boston

by Lawrence S. DiCara & Chris Black

Turmoil and Transition in Boston tells the personal and political story of Larry DiCara, the youngest person ever elected to the Boston City Council. DiCara’s story is intimately woven into the fate of his...


CLR James's Notes on Dialectics

by John H. McClendon

John H. McClendon III's CLR James's Notes on Dialectics: Left Hegelianism or Marxism-Leninism? is the first-ever book devoted exclusively to James's 'magnum opus,' Notes on Dialectics: Hegel-Marx-Lenin. The...


Lessons from a Diplomatic Life

by Marshall P. Adair

In his new book, Lessons from a Diplomatic Life: Watching Flowers from Horseback, retired State Department official and career diplomat Marshall P. Adair recounts and reflects on his time in the US Foreign Service....


Niccolo Machiavelli

by Raymond Angelo Belliotti

Machiavelli is usually understood as a thinker who separated morality from politics or who championed Roman, pagan morality over conventional, Christian morality. Belliotti argues, instead, that Machiavelli's...


Toughing It Out: From Silver Slippers to Combat Boots

by Claire Reed

She was the pampered daughter of a wealthy manufacturer, then the bored wife of the man who took over the business, lost in suburbia, drifting through the days until she found politics. Claire Reed always believed...


Born in Jerusalem, Born Palestinian: A Memoir

by Jacob Nammar

A poignant memoir of an eye witness of a major historical event in Jerusalem

When Jacob Nammar was a young boy growing up in Harret al-Nammareh, his family, his friends, and the streets of his West Jerusalem...


Morley of Blackburn

by Patrick Jackson

This biography covers both the literary and political career of John Morley, later Lord Morley of Blackburn (1838–1923). As a writer, Morley made his reputation as the radical editor of The Fortnightly Review...


Charles H. Thompson

by Louis Ray

During the era of segregation, the Journal of Negro Education published research vital to overturning racial segregation as public policy. Its founder, Charles Thompson’s editorials inspired and mobilized...


Paul Robeson: A Life of Activism and Art

by Lindsey R. Swindall

Paul Robeson: A Life of Activism and Art is the biography of an African American icon and a demonstration of historian Lindsey R. Swindall's knack for thorough, detailed research and reflection. Paul Robeson...