Biography & Autobiography - Political

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Profiles in Courage

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, John F. Kennedy tells the stories of eight U.S. senators who put principle above popularity. Kennedy singled out John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Edmund G. Ross, Robert A. Taft, and four ot...

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Published: Apr 2006

Resilience: Reflections on the Burden...

Elizabeth Edwards

The bestselling author of Saving Graces shares her inspirational message on the challenges and blessings of coping with adversity.She's one of the most beloved political figures in the country, and on the surface, seems to have led a ...

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Published: Jun 2010

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: An...

Alyssa Mastromonaco

New York Times bestseller!If your funny older sister were the former deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama, her behind-the-scenes political memoir would look something like this...Alyssa Mastromonaco worked for Barack Obama ...

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Published: Mar 2018

Michelle Obama: First Lady of Hope

Elizabeth Lightfoot

Michelle Obama: First Lady of Hope examines the astonishing story of a woman whose intellect, verbal ability, and poise are certain to make her one of the most intriguing and influential First Ladies in history. A woman some have tout...

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Published: Nov 2008

The Strongman: Vladimir Putin and the...

Angus Roxburgh

Russia under Vladimir Putin has proved a prickly partner for the West, a far cry from the democracy many hoped for when the Soviet Union collapsed. Angus Roxburgh charts the dramatic fight for Russia's future under Vladimir Putin—ho...

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Published: May 2013

Red Notice: A True Story of High Fina...

Bill Browder

A New York Times bestseller: "[Red Notice] does for investing in Russia and the former Soviet Union what Liar's Poker did for our understanding of Salomon Brothers, Wall Street, and the mortgage-backed securities business in the ...

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Published: Nov 2015

A Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies and...

John Preston

Now a major TV drama series starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw, a behind-the-scenes look at the desperate, scandalous private life of a British MP and champion manipulator, and the history-making trial that exposed his dirty secretsÂ...

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Published: Aug 2018

First Ladies: An Intimate Group Portr...

Margaret Truman

Fascinating. . . . First Ladies is a wonderfully generous look at the women who, often against their wishes, took on what Truman calls 'the world's second toughest job.' '--The Christian Science MonitorWhether they envision their role...

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Published: Aug 1996

See No Evil: The True Story of a Grou...

Robert Baer

In his explosive New York Times bestseller, top CIA operative Robert Baer paints a chilling picture of how terrorism works on the inside and provides startling evidence of how Washington politics sabotaged the CIA's efforts to root ou...

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Published: Jan 2003

Mrs. Kennedy and Me

Clint Hill

An enthralling, tragic, and intensely private portrayal of the captivating first lady from a man who knew her like no one elseWhen Secret Service agent Clint Hill was initially assigned to guard First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, ...

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Published: Nov 2012

Fair Game: How a Top CIA Agent Was Be...

Valerie Plame Wilson

On July 6, 2003, four months after the United States invaded Iraq, former ambassador Joseph Wilson's now historic op-ed, 'What I Didn't Find in Africa,' appeared in The New York Times. A week later, conservative pundit Robert Nova...

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Published: Jun 2008

The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in ...

Steve Coll

In The Bin Ladens, two- time Pulitzer Prize–winner Steve Coll continues where Ghost Wars left off, shedding new light on one of the most elusive families of the twenty-first century. Rising from a famine-stricken desert into luxury,...

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Published: Mar 2009

Winston Churchill's War Leadership

Martin Gilbert

How does he assess the information that is brought to him? How does his personal or political philosophy, or a moral sense, sustain him? How does he draw inspiration from those around him? How does he deal with setbacks and disasters?...

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Published: Apr 2004

Hopes and Dreams: The Story of Barack...

Steve Dougherty

The First Biographical Portrait Ever of This Key Political Figure Written by a leading journalist and filled with more than 100 color photographs, this authoritative and up-to-the-moment new biography provides much-needed perspective ...

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Published: Feb 2007

Mayada, Daughter of Iraq: One Woman's...

Jean Sasson

A member of one of the most distinguished and honored families in Iraq, Mayada grew up surrounded by wealth and royalty. But when Saddam Hussein's regime took power, she was thrown into cell 52 in the infamous Baladiyat prison with se...

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Published: Sep 2004

Churchill

Paul Johnson

An elegant, concise, and revealing portrait of the inimitable leader. Paul Johnson's books are acknowledged as masterpieces of historical analysis. In Churchill, he offers a lively, succinct exploration of one of the most complex and...

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Published: Oct 2010

The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses ...

H. W. Brands

Ulysses Grant emerges in this masterful biography as a genius in battle and a driven president to a divided country, who remained fearlessly on the side of right. He was a beloved commander in the field who made the sacrifices necessa...

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Published: Jul 2013

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's D...

Jonathan Allen

It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the tragic story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight ...

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Published: May 2018

Game of Crowns: Elizabeth, Camilla, K...

Christopher Andersen

A moving and compulsively readable look into the lives, loves, relationships, and rivalries among the three women at the heart of the British royal family today: Queen Elizabeth II, Camilla Parker-Bowles, and Kate Middleton—from the...

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Published: Nov 2016

The Osama bin Laden I Know: An Oral H...

Peter Bergen

In THE OSAMA BIN LADEN I KNOW, Peter Bergen presents oral history by over 50 people who actually knew Osama bin Laden, including Osama's English teacher and his relatives. Long before September 11, 2001, Bergen was on the trail of ter...

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Published: Aug 2006

A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillar...

Carl Bernstein

Drawing from hundreds of interviews with colleagues, friends and with unique access to campaign records, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Carl Bernstein offers a complex and nuanced portrait of one of the most controversi...

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Published: Jan 2008

Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hard...

Joe Biden

The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller"Promise Me, Dad is a brisk, often uplifting read, a consequence of its author's congenital jollity and irrepressible candor." - Vanity FairA deeply moving memoir about the year that w...

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Published: Nov 2018

Escape from Slavery: The True Story o...

Francis BOK

Winner of the Books for a Better Life/Suze Orman First Book AwardMay 1986: Seven-year-old Francis Bok was selling his mother's eggs and peanuts near his village in southern Sudan when Arab raiders on horseback burst into the quiet mar...

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Published: Oct 2004

United: Thoughts on Finding Common Gr...

Cory Booker

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A passionate new voice in American politics, United States Senator Cory Booker makes the case that the virtues of empathy, responsibility, and action must guide our nation toward a brighter future.  Rai...

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Published: Jan 2017

Flying High: Remembering Barry Goldwa...

William F. Buckley

William F. Buckley Jr.'s first political book in nearly two decades is a revealing memoir of the first champion of the conservative movement. If any two people can be called indispensable in launching the conservative movement in Am...

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Published: Mar 2010

Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One

Zev Chafets

"Chafets has seen more of the pundit's personal world than any other journalist." -The Washington PostPeople tend to remember the moment they first heard The Rush Limbaugh Show on the radio. For Zev Chafets, it was in a car ...

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Published: Sep 2011

Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a L...

James R. Clapper

The former Director of National Intelligence speaks out in this New York Times bestsellerWhen he stepped down in January 2017 as the fourth United States Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper had been President Obama's seni...

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Published: May 2019

From the Corner of the Oval: A Memoir...

Beck Dorey-Stein

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • What if you lived out the drama of your twenties on Air Force One? “[This] breezy page turner is essentially Bridget Jones goes to the White House.”—The New York Times RECOMMENDED READING th...

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Published: May 2019

Gabby: A Story of Courage, Love and R...

Gabrielle D. (Gabrielle Dee) Giffords

Now in paperback with a bonus new chapter, the INew York Times bestseller by Gabrielle Giffords /bband her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly—an incredibly inspiring story of adventure, service, love, and overcoming tragedy. /PGabrielle ...

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Published: Oct 2012

The Book of Honor : The Secret Lives...

Ted Gup

In the entrance of the CIA headquarters looms a huge marble wall into which seventy-one stars are carved-each representing an agent who has died in the line of duty. Official CIA records only name thirty-five of them, however. Undeter...

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Published: May 2001
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