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- Simon & Schuster 2007; Not Available
Russ Feingold is a rarity in American politics. A staunch civil libertarian, he was the only member of the U.S. Senate who voted against the ill-conceived USA Patriot Act that was rushed through Congress in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks. In 2002, while the Bush administration's fabrications and scare tactics persuaded an overwhelming... more...
- Atria Books 2008; Not Available
Carlos Frķas, an award-winning journalist and the American-born son of Cuban exiles, grew up hearing about his parents' homeland only in parables. Their Cuba, the one they left behind four decades ago, was ethereal. It existed, for him, only in their anecdotes, and in the family that remained in Cuba -- merely ghosts on the other end of a telephone.... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 16.76
The thrilling life of Bert Hinkler, Bundaberg boy, who grew up to become a pioneer of aviation, Mussolini's favourite pilot, dubbed 'the most daring man in the world' by adoring crowds who turned out to see him fly. Grantlee Kieza tells the thrilling story of Bert's life and with it the bigger story of how the world was changed forever by men like... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 17.58
From the winner of the 2004 Whitbread Biography Award and the Marsh Biography Award John Guy, comes Thomas Becket, a lively and enlightening new study that brings a colossal figure of British history vividly to life. Behind the legend, there was a man. In 1120 the wife of a Norman draper's merchant gave birth to a baby boy in London's... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 10.19
The point man leads the patrol into battle, looking for signs of danger. He is the first to face ambushes, hidden bombs and snipers. Few survive for long. Between 2007 and 2008, 20-year-old Kenny Meighan was the longest-serving point man in Helmand province. An exceptionally skilful and brave private, he was lucky to make it home alive. But in his... more...
- D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 18.95
In this engrossing memoir of his childhood in the 1940s and 1950s, James Laxer tells an unusual story. During his growing-up years, both of his parents were dedicated members of the Communist Party. From an early age, Laxer was collecting signatures on ban-the-bomb petitions, delivering Party flyers door to door and attending eccentric left-wing... more...
- Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 2.99
George Romney built an unconventional political career that inspired and moved many, including his son Willard Mitt Romney. Romney's Way: A Man and An Idea is George Romney's story, from his Mormon upbringing, through his journey as a maverick industrialist to his place in Republican leadership in Democratic Michigan. In 1966, T. George Harris took... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.28
Sonia Gandhi?s transformation from an unsure Congress party president to the unchallenged political chief of the ruling United Progressive Alliance government happened with some speed in the aftermath of the Congress-led coalition?s surprise victory in the 2004 general election. Her renunciation of the prime minister?s post enhanced her moral stature... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.28
Perceptions of Rahul Gandhi have ranged from the great Indian hope to that of an over- promoted dynastic scion. Everyone has an opinion, but the man himself remains opaque, his public persona confined to positions on political events, policies or programmes. Who is Rahul Gandhi?the real man?beneath the hype and the hatchet jobs? What are the ideas... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 13.96
Emily Huckwell spent almost her entire life working for one family. Born in a tiny Sussex village in the 1870s, she went into domestic service in the Burton household before she was twelve, earning ?5 a year. She began as a nursery maid, progressing to under nurse and then head nanny, looking after two generations of children. One of the children in... more...