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...

Published: Apr 2006

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 ...

Published: Nov 2015

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 ...

Published: Jun 2010

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...

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...

Published: May 2013

Being George Washington: The Indispen...

Glenn Beck

The #1 New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio host offers a unique spin on the life and legacy of founding father George Washington. If you think you know George Washington, think again. This is the amazing ...

Published: Jul 2012

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...

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...

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, ...

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...

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,...

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?...

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 ...

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...

Published: Sep 2004


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...

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...

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 ...

Published: May 2018

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...

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...

Published: Jan 2008

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 ...

Published: Sep 2011

Henry Clay: The Essential American

David S. Heidler

He was the Great Compromiser, a canny and colorful legislator whose life mirrors the story of America from its founding until the eve of the Civil War. Speaker of the House, senator, secretary of state, five-time presidential candidat...

Published: May 2011

Shrub : The Short but Happy Political...

Molly Ivins

When it comes to reporting on politics, nobody does it smarter or funnier than bestselling author Molly Ivins. In Shrub, Ivins focuses her Texas-size smarts on the biggest politician in her home state: George Walker Bush, or 'Shrub,' ...

Published: Oct 2000

Dear Leader: My Escape from North Kor...

Jang Jin-Sung

THE STORY THEY COULDN'T HACK: In this international bestseller, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom.As North Korea's State Poet La...

Published: Mar 2015

Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned the Po...

Kaylene Johnson

In Sarah, the first biography released of Governor Palin, author Kaylene Johnson draws upon personal interviews with Palin, her family, and other highly placed sources to explore Palin's family life, her uringing in a devout Christian...

Published: Sep 2008

Just Jackie: Her Private Years

Edward Klein

In this journalistic tour de force, bestselling author Edward Klein, a friend of Jacqueline Onassis's for many years, takes us behind the public image to give us a story that has never been told before. For this myth-shattering portra...

Published: Nov 1999

Eleanor and Franklin

Joseph P. Lash

The #1 New York Times Bestseller—Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award In his extraordinary biography of an extraordinary couple, Joseph P. Lash reconstructs the Roosevelt's four-decade marriage from Eleanor's persona...

Published: Sep 2014

Eleanor: The Years Alone

Joseph P. Lash

The New York Times Bestseller—"Superb…Lash has reached the highest level of the biographer's art." —Wall Street JournalJoseph P. Lash, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and National Book Award-winning writer of Eleanor...

Published: Sep 2014

Conversations with Myself

Nelson Mandela

Foreword by President Barack ObamaNelson Mandela is one of the most inspiring and iconic figures of our age. Now, after a lifetime of recording thoughts and events, hardships and victories, he has opened his personal archive, which of...

Published: Sep 2011

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 ...

Published: Mar 2018

Report of the County Chairman

James A. Michener

James A. Michener, the acclaimed author of sweeping historical blockbusters, chronicles his personal involvement in one of the most dramatic elections of the twentieth century: the presidential race between John F. Kennedy and Richard...

Published: Apr 2016
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