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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...


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...


Politicking

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...


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...


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...


Frank

by Barney Frank Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 17, 2015)

How did a disheveled, intellectually combative gay Jew with a thick accent become one of the most effective (and funniest) politicians of our time?

Growing up in Bayonne, New Jersey, the fourteen-year-old Barney...