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Theodore Roosevelt

by Theodore Roosevelt HarperTorch (January 13, 2015)

Spanning his earliest remembrances as a child to his historic charge up San Juan Hill, and his years in the White House, Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography offers an intimate and telling portrait of one of...


I Belong Only to Myself: The Life and Writings of Leda Rafanelli

by Andrea Pakieser AK Press (December 01, 2014)

The life and words of an Italian feminist and firebrand.


Who We Are: Reflections on My Life and Canada

by Elizabeth May Greystone Books (October 04, 2014)

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...


The John A. Macdonald Retrospective 2-Book Bundle: Macdonald at 200 / John A. Macdonald

by Ged Martin, Patrice Dutil & Roger Hall Dundurn (October 29, 2014)

This 2-book bundle presents both an insightful biography of Canada's first prime minister and series of essays examining his legacy and ideas from a modern perspective.


The Private Lives of Winston Churchill

by John Pearson Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

He was a lion of a man who helped shape the course of this century with his relentless ambition and fierce political instincts. Few have matched Winston Churchill's cunning or force of will. Few have seen the...


Wives of Fame

by Edna Healey Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

Here are portraits of three very different Victorian women, all of whom married men of exceptional talent, energy and genius. To be the wife of such frenetic, explosive characters as David Livingstone, Karl...


The Course of My Life

by Edward Heath Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

The Course of My Life is not only the autobiography of one of the most distinguished figures of modern times, but a revealing panoply of twentieth-century political, international and social history. Born in...


Bertrand Russell and his World

by Ronald Clark Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

First published in 1981, this is about the life of Bertrand Russell, born when Queen Victoria had nearly three decades still to reign, was one of the most influential of the twentieth century, as well as one...


Baldwin

by Roy Jenkins Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

First published in 1984, this is the first biography of Stanley Baldwin for more than ten years, although there had been four in the preceding decade. This is strange, for Baldwin has recently begun to swim...


Mr Balfour's Poodle

by Roy Jenkins Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

Jenkins' account of the constitutional struggle between the Liberal government of the early twentieth century and the House of Lords. The battle started with the introduction of the People's Budget of 1909 and...


Asquith

by Roy Jenkins Bloomsbury Publishing (April 22, 2013)

First published in 1964, Asquith was one of the most crucial and controversial of modern Prime Ministers. He was opposed with a bitterness and a violence that English politicians have not subsequently known,...


RAB: The Life of R.A. Butler

by Anthony Howard Bloomsbury Publishing (February 07, 2013)

Richard Austin Butler remains the great enigma of post-war British politics. Independent, indiscreet and never anything but irreverent, Butler commanded the respect of both sides of the Commons and would have...


Macmillan

by Anthony Sampson Bloomsbury Publishing (September 17, 2012)

These political biographies are intended to analyse in depth the real men lurking behind the personality cults of great contemporary statesmen. Their purpose is to explain how such political leaders as Mao Tse-Tung...


Bismarck

by Edward Crankshaw Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

The awesome figure of Otto von Bismarck, the 'Iron Chancellor', dominated Europe in the late 19th century. His legendary political genius and ruthless will engineered Prussia's stunning defeat of the Austrian...


Years of Renewal

by Henry Kissinger Simon & Schuster (June 21, 2011)

Perhaps the best-known American diplomatist of the twentieth century, Henry Kissinger is a major figure in world history, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and arguably one of the most brilliant minds ever placed...


Outpost

by Christopher R. Hill Simon & Schuster (October 07, 2014)

A “candid, behind-the-scenes” (The Dallas Morning News) memoir from one of our most distinguished ambassadors who—in his career of service to the country—was sent to some of the most dangerous outposts...


Rasputin

by Frances Welch Atria Books/Marble Arch Press (October 14, 2014)

Told with humor, intrigue, and a shrewd eye for detail, this riveting short biography sheds much-needed light on the life of nineteenth-century Russian icon Grigory Rasputin.

Grigory Rasputin, a Siberian peasant...


The Quiet Man

by John H. Sununu Broadside e-books (June 09, 2015)

In this major reassessment of George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, his former Chief of Staff offers a long overdue appreciation of the man and his universally underrated and misunderstood...


Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice

by Joan Biskupic Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

"I knew she'd be trouble."

So quipped Antonin Scalia about Sonia Sotomayor at the Supreme Court's annual end-of-term party in 2010. It's usually the sort of event one would expect from such a grand institution,...


The Cynic

by Alec MacGillis Simon & Schuster (September 16, 2014)

From a dogged political reporter, an investigation into the political education of Mitch McConnell and an argument that this powerful Senator embodies much of this country’s political dysfunction.

Based on...


The Brother

by Sam Roberts Simon & Schuster (September 16, 2014)

“A fresh and fast-paced study of one of the most important crimes of the twentieth century” (The Washington Post), The Brother now discloses new information revealed since the original publication in 2003—including...


A Time for Truth

by Ted Cruz Broadside e-books (June 30, 2015)

In the Senate, I've tried to do two things: tell the truth, and do what I said I would do. We should expect that from every single elected official.

Washington D.C. desperately needs leaders who aren't afraid...


The Man Behind the Bow Tie: Arthur Porter on Business, Politics and Intrigue

by Arthur Porter & T. R. Todd Figure 1 Publishing (September 16, 2014)

How does it feel to be deemed guilty before trial? To be held in a cutthroat Panamanian prison while suffering from terminal lung cancer? How does it feel to rise to the top of the medical and public arenas...


Hard Choices

by Hillary Rodham Clinton Simon & Schuster (June 10, 2014)

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future....


Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.

by Marion Barry & Omar Tyree Strebor Books (June 17, 2014)

Four-time mayor of Washington, DC, Marion Barry, Jr. tells his shocking and courageous life story, beginning in the cotton fields in Mississippi to the executive offices of one of the most powerful cities in...


Republican Party Animal: The "Bad Boy of Holocaust History" Blows the Lid Off Hollywood's Secret Right-Wing Underground

by David Cole Feral House (May 12, 2014)

The story of GOP activist David Stein, who was exposed as a notorious Holocaust denier.


Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty

by Daniel Schulman Grand Central Publishing (May 20, 2014)

Like the Rockefellers and the Kennedys, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of the modern age, but they have never been the subject of a major biography... until now.

Not long after the death...


Good Hunting

by Jack Devine & Vernon Loeb Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 03, 2014)

"A sophisticated, deeply informed account of real life in the real CIA that adds immeasurably to the public understanding of the espionage culture—the good and the bad." —Bob Woodward

Jack Devine ran Charlie...


Common Ground

by Justin Trudeau HarperCollins Publishers (October 20, 2014)

The national bestseller

Justin Trudeau has spent his life in the public eye. From the moment he was born, the first son of an iconic prime minister and his young wife, Canadians have witnessed the highs and...


John Quincy Adams

by Robert V. Remini & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Henry Holt and Co. (May 20, 2014)

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

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


Karzai: The Failing American Intervention and the Struggle for Afghanistan

by Nick B. Mills Wiley (August 01, 2007)

The untold story of Hamid Karzai's dramatic rise to the presidency of Afghanistan and the problems he and his country face

In 2004, Hamid Karzai was elected president in Afghanistan's first-ever democratic election....


Giuliani: Flawed or Flawless the Oral Biography

by Deborah Hart Strober & Gerald S. Strober Wiley (January 01, 2007)

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,...


Have No Fear: The Charles Evers Story

by Charles Evers & Andrew Szanton Wiley (April 21, 2008)

"Have No Fear reminds us what it meant to live under a system where segregation was important enough to kill for and where being treated with dignity and respect was a whites-only entitlement." --The New York...


The Greatest Communicator: What Ronald Reagan Taught Me about Politics, Leadership, and Life

by Dick Wirthlin & Wynton C. Hall Wiley (August 24, 2007)

The outpouring of grief and heartfelt tributes following Ronald Reagan's death demonstrated the love and admiration people still have for our nation's 40th president. Now, in this affectionate memoir, Reagan's...


A Fighting Chance

by Elizabeth Warren Henry Holt and Co. (April 22, 2014)

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 in...


Sons of Camelot: The Fate of an American Dynasty

by Laurence Leamer HarperCollins e-books (February 22, 2011)

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...


Piano Man

by Charles Beauclerk Simon & Schuster UK (March 27, 2014)

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...


James FitzGibbon: Defender of Upper Canada

by Ruth McKenzie Dundurn (August 09, 1996)

James FitzGibbon, Defender of Upper Canada, is the often poignant story of a poor man's rise to authority in the Upper Canada of the 1800s.


The Darling Diaries: Memoirs of a Political Career

by Beth Slaney & Stan Darling Dundurn (August 09, 1996)

A stalwart Tory, Stan Darling was a Member of Parliament for twenty-one years. In The Darling Diaries, he looks back on his career in politics, the places he has been, and some of the people he has met.


Hurricane Hazel

by Hazel McCallion & Robert Brehl HarperCollins Publishers (October 28, 2014)

Throughout her ground-breaking career in business and politics, Hurricane Hazel McCallion has seen it all. In 1978, she defeated a popular incumbent to win election as mayor of Mississauga, a rising city near...


Children of the Troubles

by Laurel Holliday Atria Books (February 04, 2014)

In this remarkable second book in the Children of Conflict series, Laurel Holliday presents a powerful collection of young people's memories of growing up in the midst of the violence in Northern Ireland known...


Sara and Eleanor

by Jan Pottker St. Martin's Press (February 04, 2014)

We think we know the story of Eleanor Roosevelt--the shy, awkward girl who would marry Franklin Roosevelt and redefine the role of First Lady, becoming a civil rights activist and an inspiration to generations...


My Autobiography: With "The Political and Social Doctrine of Fascism"

by Benito Mussolini Dover Publications (March 06, 2012)

Recollections of the Italian dictator's public and private life — from his early years as an agitator and journalist to the "March on Rome" and his first years in power.


Homeland

by George Obama & Damien Lewis Simon & Schuster (January 05, 2010)

Homeland is the remarkable memoir of George Obama, President Obama’s Kenyan half brother, who found the inspiration to strive for his goal—to better the lives of his own people—in his elder brother’s...


My Life: An Attempt at an Autobiography

by León Trotsky Dover Publications (March 08, 2012)

This priceless historical document features firsthand accounts from top levels of leadership in the Russian revolutions of 1905 and 1917, chronicling the struggle to establish a dictatorship of the proletariat....


Pat and Dick

by Will Swift Threshold Editions (January 07, 2014)

Shortlisted for the 2015 Plutarch Award for Best Biography, “the most humanizing portrait of the Nixons we’re likely to have” (Douglas Brinkley) is a sweeping depiction of the turbulent fifty-three-year...


The Making of a Radical: A Political Autobiography

by Scott Nearing & Staughton Lynd Chelsea Green Publishing (September 01, 2000)

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....


Mandela

by Rod Green St. Martin's Press (December 11, 2013)

A wonderful, fully-illustrated celebration of the life of one of the most inspiring and respected leaders of our time.

This book pays tribute to the life of Nelson Mandela with a unique collection of photographs...


A Woman Among Warlords

by Malalai Joya Scribner (October 20, 2009)

Malalai Joya has been called "the bravest woman in Afghanistan." At a constitutional assembly in Kabul in 2003, she stood up and denounced her country's powerful NATO-backed warlords. She was twenty-five years...


Rehnquist

by Herman Obermayer Threshold Editions (September 15, 2009)

"This book is a final act of posthumous loyalty. Without it, history will have an incomplete -- and I believe unbalanced -- picture of the remarkable man who was the sixteenth chief justice of the United States,...