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- Random House 2011; US$ 18.32
The first volume of John Campbell's biography of Margaret Thatcher was described by Frank Johnson in the Daily Telegraph as 'much the best book yet written about Lady Thatcher'. That volume, The Grocer's Daughter , described Mrs Thatcher's childhood and early career up until the 1979 General Election which carried her into Downing Street. This... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 24.95
In this landmark book, Seven Stories Press presents a powerful collection of literary, philosophical, and political writings of the masked Zapatista spokesperson, Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos. Introduced by Nobel Prize winner Josť Saramago, and illustrated with beautiful black and white photographs, Our Word Is Our Weapon crystallizes "the passion... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 18.99
Based on the rare and until now overlooked journal of a Renaissance-era executioner, the noted historian Joel F. Harrington's The Faithful Executioner takes us deep inside the alien world and thinking of Meister Frantz Schmidt of Nuremberg, who, during forty-five years as a professional executioner, personally put to death 394 individuals and tortured,... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 17.99
Who exactly is Bill Clinton, and why was he, of all the brilliant and ambitious men in his generation, the first in his class to reach the White House? Drawing on hundreds of letters, documents, and interviews, David Maraniss explores the evolution of the personality of our forty-second president from his youth in Arkansas to his 1991 announcement... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 27.50
Was it an omen? Richard Nixon and the film industry arrived in Southern California in the same year, 1913. As Mark Feeney relates in this unusual and unusually absorbing book, Nixon and the movies have shared a long and complex history. Some of that history?the president's multiple screenings of Patton before and during the invasion of Cambodia,... more...
- HarperCollins 2006; US$ 13.99
In August 2004, Governor James E. McGreevey of New Jersey made history when he stepped before microphones, declared "My truth is that I am a gay American," and announced his resignation. The story made international headlines—but what led to that moment was a human and political drama more complex and fascinating than anyone knew. Now, in this... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00
Su Xiaokang had faced calamity before: in 1989, after the Tiananmen Square massacre, he became the object of a government manhunt and was forced to flee China, leaving behind his wife and young son. Eventually his family was allowed to join him in exile in the United States, and he believed the worst was behind him. Then a terrible automobile accident... more...
- The New Press 2009; US$ 26.99
Although best known for his acclaimed biographies, historian Martin Duberman is also a renowned memoirist who has plumbed his own life for truths that have meaning for us all. In the bestselling Cures , he carried his story up to 1970, focusing on his fear that homosexuality was pathological and on his desperate search for a therapeutic cure. Duberman?s... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
Going Rogue is the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir from Sarah Palin, one of America?s most beloved and controversial political figures. Now with new material, Going Rogue offers plain talk from a true American original about her life, her career, and the future of the country she loves. more...