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  • Body Slam: The Jesse Ventura Storyby Jake Tapper

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    In every arena, Jesse Ventura puts a headlock on the competition--now he's turning the country on its ear. How did an outrageous, outspoken, boa-wearing pro wrestler nab the title of Minnesota's governor in an overwhelming upset? This is the question the nation is asking--and Washington journalist Jake Tapper provides the fascinating answers. From... more...

  • Pericles of Athensby Vincent Azoulay; Janet Lloyd; Paul Cartledge

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Pericles has had the rare distinction of giving his name to an entire period of history, embodying what has often been taken as the golden age of the ancient Greek world. ?Periclean? Athens witnessed tumultuous political and military events, and achievements of the highest order in philosophy, drama, poetry, oratory, and architecture. Pericles of... more...

  • Prime Ministers' Wivesby Marc Hichens

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014;

    Much is required of a prime minister?s wife. As a hostess, sympathetic ear and adviser, she must ensure her husband never puts a foot wrong (and never do so herself). Arguably she has one of the hardest jobs in politics - without ever stepping into the House of Commons. Of the wives from the past two centuries featured in this book, nearly all have... more...

  • Firing Backby Susan Klaus

    WND Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    In Firing Back , six-term Congressman Todd Akin describes in eye-opening detail what it is like to be an unapologetic conservative in a town dominated by media bullies, back-room bosses, and liberals of either party. Although he tried to be a loyal Republican, Akin's first allegiance was always to the Constitution and his conservative principles.... more...

  • "Brother Woodrow": A Memoir of Woodrow Wilson by Stockton Axsonby Arthur S. Link; Stockton Axson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    This memoir of Woodrow Wilson is a long-neglected treasure, full of the candid and perceptive observations of Wilson's brother-in-law and close friend, Stockton Axson. A charming and talented scholar of English literature, Axson became one of the few people in whom the reticent Wilson confided freely. Axson and Wilson met in 1884, when Wilson was... more...

  • Whitney M. Young, Jr., and the Struggle for Civil Rightsby Nancy Joan Weiss

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    Whitney M. Young, Jr., the charismatic executive director of the National Urban League from 1961 to 1971, bridged the worlds of race and power. The "inside man" of the black revolution, he served as interpreter between black America and the businessmen, foundation executives, and public officials who constituted the white power structure. In this... more...

  • Chen Duxiu, Founder of the Chinese Communist Partyby Lee Feigon

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.95

    This book is the first complete study of Chen Duxiu, the controversial founder and first secretary-general of the Chinese Communist party. Disputing many conventional views of the New Culture movement and the early history of the party, Lee Feigon examines the social and political context of Chen's ideas and actions, particularly his relationship... more...

  • Leninby Rolf H.W. Theen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This study shows how Lenin's life was permanently altered at the age of seventeen by the execution of his brother Alexander, his transformation from a model student in secondary school into a revolutionary at the university, his fascination with Chernyshevsky, and his long involvement with the Jacobin wing of the revolutionary movement. Originally... more...

  • Diodorus Siculus and the First Centuryby Kenneth S. Sacks

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.95

    Living in Rome during the last years of the Republic, Diodorus of Sicily produced the most expansive history of the ancient world that has survived from antiquity--the Bibliotheke. Whereas Diodorus himself has been commonly seen as a "mere copyist" of earlier historical traditions, Kenneth Sacks explores the complexity of his work to reveal a historian... more...

  • Woodrow Wilsonby Edwin A. Weinstein

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 54.00

    Throughout this narrative the author combines the historical material with an expert understanding of Wilson's ailments to point out ways in which the state of his health changed the course of national and international events. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available... more...