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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,...

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...

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...

A Fighting Chance

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


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...

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...


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...

Madam Secretary

by Thomas Blood St. Martin's Press (December 03, 2013)

No American envoy has ever burst on the diplomatic scene and grabbed center stage in the theater of foreign relations like Madeleine Albright. Navigating difficult terrain as few can, Thomas Blood provides exclusive...

The Man Who Would Not Shut Up

by Marvin Kitman St. Martin's Press (October 22, 2013)

Fair? Balanced?

To some, Bill O'Reilly is a semi-demented cable TV talk show host who can be an obnoxious, insufferable, opinionated, rude loudmouth whose views, the kinder ones say, are typical right-wing drivel....

Not for Turning: The Life of Margaret Thatcher

by Robin Harris St. Martin's Press (September 24, 2013)

Margaret Thatcher is one of the most significant political figures of the twentieth century—a Prime Minister whose impact on modern English history is comparable only to Winston Churchill's. Like them or not,...

The Brothers

by Stephen Kinzer Henry Holt and Co. (October 01, 2013)

A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into an unseen war that decisively shaped today's world

During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful...

The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power

by Kim Ghattas Henry Holt and Co. (March 05, 2013)

The first inside account to be published about Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state, anchored by Ghattas's own perspective and her quest to understand America's place in the world

In November 2008, Hillary...

Rome's Last Citizen

by Rob Goodman & Jimmy Soni St. Martin's Press (October 16, 2012)

"Cato, history's most famous foe of authoritarian power, was the pivotal political man of Rome; an inspiration to our Founding Fathers; and a cautionary figure for our times. He loved Roman republicanism, but...

Bill and Hillary

by William H. Chafe Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 04, 2012)

In Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal, the distinguished historian William H. Chafe boldly argues that the trajectory of the Clintons' political lives can be understood only through the prism of...

Strom Thurmond's America

by Joseph Crespino Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 04, 2012)

"Do not forget that ‘skill and integrity' are the keys to success." This was the last piece of advice on a list Will Thurmond gave his son Strom in 1923. The younger Thurmond would keep the words in mind throughout...

Madam Prime Minister

by Gro Harlem Brundtland Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 15, 2005)

One of the world's leading woman politicians tells her inspiring story

At forty-one, Gro Harlem Brundtland, physician and mother of four, was appointed prime minister of Norway-the youngest person and the first...

Chris Christie

by Bob Ingle & Michael G. Symons St. Martin's Press (June 05, 2012)

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has become a national Republican Party figure, famous for his blunt public statements, his willingness to confront powerful special interests, and his determination to change...

Sarah Palin and the Wasilla Warriors

by Mike Shropshire St. Martin's Press (February 28, 2012)

Long before the whole world knew Sarah Palin as "Momma Grizzly," the handful of girls on her high school basketball team called their starting point guard Sarah "Barracuda" for the tenacious defense she played....

The Crusader

by Timothy Stanley St. Martin's Press (February 14, 2012)

The Crusader tells the fascinating life story of Pat Buchanan, the three-time presidential candidate, Nixon confidant, White House communications director during Iran-Contra, pundit, and bestselling author.



by Bill Rauch Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 26, 2004)

How to get elected--and live to tell the tale

Bill Rauch has lived an unusual political life: a decade as press secretary, advance man, and confidant to New York mayor Ed Koch, followed by a decade as city councilman...

Lincoln's Smile and Other Enigmas

by Alan Trachtenberg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 22, 2008)

A new assemblage of masterly essays from a foremost scholar of American history and culture

Alan Trachtenberg has always been interested in cultural artifacts that register meanings and feelings that Americans...

A Sense of Where You Are

by John McPhee Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (June 30, 1999)

When John McPhee met Bill Bradley, both were at the beginning of their careers. A Sense of Where You Are, McPhee's first book, is about Bradley when he was the best basketball player Princeton had ever seen....

Sonia Gandhi

by Rani Singh & Mikhail Gorbachev St. Martin's Press (September 13, 2011)

Sonia Gandhi's story represents the greatest transformational journey made by any world leader in the last four decades. Circumstance and tragedy, rather than ambition, paved her path to power. Born into a traditional,...

Margaret Sanger

by Jean H. Baker Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 08, 2011)

Undoubtedly the most influential advocate for birth control even before the term existed, Margaret Sanger ignited a movement that has shaped our society to this day. Her views on reproductive rights have made...

Conversations with Power

by Brian Michael Till St. Martin's Press (May 10, 2011)

Fresh out of college, and frustrated with own generation's political apathy, Brian Till set out to interview the former world leaders he most admired. To his surprise, they were eager to talk, and he soon found...

The Most Dangerous Man in America

by John K. Wilson St. Martin's Press (March 01, 2011)

Rush Limbaugh is the most prominent figure in the conservative movement today. With almost 20 million listeners every week on more than six hundred stations, Limbaugh has a larger media platform than any other...

The White House Doctor

by Connie Mariano & Bill Clinton St. Martin's Press (June 22, 2010)

A riveting look into the personal lives of our presidents through the eyes of their White House doctor

"An interesting, behind-the-scenes glimpse of life at the White House." - Kirkus Reviews

Dr. Connie Mariano...

The Lies of Sarah Palin

by Geoffrey Dunn St. Martin's Press (May 10, 2011)

In The Lies of Sarah Palin, Geoffrey Dunn provides the first full-scale and in-depth political biography of the controversial Republican vice-presidential candidate and former governor of Alaska.

Based on more...

The Politician

by Andrew Young St. Martin's Press (January 30, 2010)

"The greatest political saga, the one that has it all, that gets to the real heart of American politics, is the John Edwards story... This isn't just politics, it's literature. It's the great American novel,...

American Original

by Joan Biskupic Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 10, 2009)

The first full-scale biography of the Supreme Court's most provocative—and influential—justice

If the U.S. Supreme Court teaches us anything, it is that almost everything is open to interpretation. Almost....

The Age of Lincoln

by Orville Vernon Burton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 08, 2008)

Stunning in its breadth and conclusions, The Age of Lincoln is a fiercely original history of the five decades that pivoted around the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Abolishing slavery, the age's most extraordinary...

The Dream That Will Not Die

by Brian M. Thomsen Tom Doherty Associates (April 27, 2010)

"And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country."—John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Inauguration Address, January 20, 1961

"Some men see things as they were...

Fighting Words

by Ben J. Wattenberg St. Martin's Press (July 08, 2008)

How did a nice, liberal Jewish boy from the Bronx come to be called a conservative?

Ben J. Wattenberg has been at the center of American ideas and events since 1966, when he became a speechwriter for and aide...

Against the Tide

by Lincoln Chafee St. Martin's Press (July 01, 2010)

In this smart, candid, and surprising political memoir, Lincoln Chafee offers a behind-the-scenes look at the first six years of the Bush Administration from the vantage point of one of the few Republican moderates...

The Kennedy Heirs

by J. Randy Taraborrelli St. Martin's Publishing Group (June 11, 2019)

From New York Times bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli comes The Kennedy Heirs, his most revealing Kennedy book yet.

A unique burden was inherited by the children of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and...

Kissinger on Kissinger

by Winston Lord & Henry Kissinger St. Martin's Press (May 14, 2019)

In a series of riveting interviews, America's senior statesman discusses the challenges of directing foreign policy during times of great global tension.

As National Security Advisor to Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger...


by Martha Brockenbrough Feiwel & Friends (December 04, 2018)

A riveting, meticulously researched, and provocative biography of Donald J. Trump from the author of Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary.

Born into a family of privilege and wealth, he was sent to military school...

Frank and Al

by Terry Golway St. Martin's Press (September 11, 2018)

"This is history told the old-fashioned way. The book is only as long as it needs to be, the adroit narrative full of heroes (Smith, Roosevelt, big-city Democratic bosses) and villains (William Randolph Hearst,...

My Country, My Life

by Ehud Barak St. Martin's Publishing Group (May 08, 2018)


The definitive memoir of one of Israel's most influential soldier-statesmen and one-time Prime Minister, Ehud Barak, with insights into forging peace in the Middle...

President Carter

by Stuart E. Eizenstat & Madeleine Albright St. Martin's Press (April 24, 2018)

The definitive history of the Carter Administration from the man who participated in its surprising number of accomplishmentsdrawing on his extensive and never-before-seen notes.

Stuart Eizenstat was at Jimmy...

From the Left

by Bill Press St. Martin's Press (March 20, 2018)


"Bill Press has done it all. He was the Chair of the California Democratic Party, he has been involved in numerous campaigns, he has been a prolific writer, and has worked as a...

The Ghost

by Jefferson Morley St. Martin's Press (October 24, 2017)

"The best book ever written about the strangest CIA chief who ever lived." - Tim Weiner, National Book Award-winning author of Legacy of Ashes

A revelatory new biography of the sinister, powerful, and paranoid...

James Monroe

by 50MINUTES.Com (April 27, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of James Monroe in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and presidency of James...

Thomas Jefferson

by 50MINUTES.Com (March 15, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Thomas Jefferson in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson...

Lenin on the Train

by Catherine Merridale Henry Holt and Co. (March 28, 2017)

One of The Economist's Best Books of the Year

A gripping, meticulously researched account of Lenin’s fateful 1917 rail journey from Zurich to Petrograd, where he ignited the Russian Revolution and forever changed...


by 50MINUTES.Com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the career of Richard Nixon in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and political career...


by 50MINUTES.Com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Mahatma Gandhi in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of Gandhi’s life and achievements....

Abraham Lincoln

by 50 minutes (January 30, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Abraham Lincoln in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln,...

Arkansas Mischief

by Jim McDougal Henry Holt and Co. (July 21, 2015)

Until his recent death in federal prison, Jim McDougal was the irrepressible ghost of the Clintons' Arkansas past. As Bill Clinton's political and business mentor, McDougal - with his knowledge of embarrassing...

Bright, Infinite Future

by Mark Green St. Martin's Press (May 03, 2016)

Blending the historical, biographical and political, the wide-ranging Bright, Infinite Future describes how the values of the '60s are creating a new progressive majority in '16. The multi-faceted Mark Green—bestselling...

McCain: The Myth of a Maverick

by Matt Welch St. Martin's Press (October 16, 2007)

John McCain is one of the most familiar, sympathetic, and overexposed figures in American politics, yet his concrete governing philosophy and actual track record have been left curiously unexamined, mostly because...