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The Prince of Darkness
The Prince of Darkness
Written by Robert D. Novak
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ISBN: 9781400052004
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The Prince of Darkness
50 Years Reporting in Washington
Written by Robert D. Novak


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2008
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New York Times Bestseller

A landmark achievement

The Prince of Darkness is not simply the stunningly candid memoir of one of the country’s most influential reporters but also a riveting history of the past half century in American politics. Read more >
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Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Disraeli
Written by Adam Kirsch
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ISBN: 9780805242492
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Benjamin Disraeli

Written by Adam Kirsch


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: September 2, 2008
Price: $21.00

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

A dandy, a best-selling novelist, and a man of political and sexual intrigue, Benjamin Disraeli was one of the most captivating figures of the nineteenth century. His flirtation with proto-Zionism, his ideas about power and empire, and his fantasies about the Middle East remain prophetically relevant... Read more >
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Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Disraeli
Written by Adam Kirsch
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ISBN: 9780805242614
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Benjamin Disraeli

Written by Adam Kirsch


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 2, 2008
Price: $12.99

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

A dandy, a best-selling novelist, and a man of political and sexual intrigue, Benjamin Disraeli was one of the most captivating figures of the nineteenth century. His flirtation with proto-Zionism, his ideas about power and empire, and his fantasies about the Middle East remain prophetically relevant... Read more >
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Memoirs
Memoirs
Written by Brian Mulroney
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Memoirs

Written by Brian Mulroney


Format: Trade Paperback, 1152 pages
On Sale: September 2, 2008
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Politics was always Brian Mulroney’s real love. As an undergraduate in Nova Scotia he amazed his friends by getting Prime Minister Diefenbaker on the phone, and he rose fast in the Tory ranks in Quebec as a young Montreal lawyer. He tried for the leadership of the party in 1976, losing... Read more >
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Promises to Keep
Promises to Keep
Written by Joe Biden
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ISBN: 9780812976212
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Promises to Keep
On Life and Politics
Written by Joe Biden


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: August 25, 2008
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“Nearly forty years after I first got involved, I remain captivated by the possibilities of politics and public service. In fact, I believe that my chosen profession is a noble calling. That’s why I wanted to be a part of it.”
–Joe Biden

As a United States senator from Delaware since 1973, Joe... Read more >
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A Sense of Belonging
A Sense of Belonging
Written by Mel Martinez
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A Sense of Belonging
From Castro's Cuba to the U.S. Senate, One Man's Pursuit of the American Dream
Written by Mel Martinez


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 5, 2008
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The swift and improbable rise of Mel Martinez to the top echelon of America’s government began not with a political race but with a burst of gunfire. In April 1958, an eleven-year-old Martinez huddled on his bedroom floor while Cuban soldiers opened fire on insurgents outside his family’s home in the... Read more >
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The Man on Mao's Right
The Man on Mao's Right
Written by Ji Chaozhu
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ISBN: 9781588367198
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The Man on Mao's Right
From Harvard Yard to Tiananmen Square, My Life Inside China's Foreign Ministry
Written by Ji Chaozhu


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: July 15, 2008
Price: $13.99

No other narrative from within the corridors of power has offered as frank and intimate an account of the making of the modern Chinese nation as Ji Chaozhu’s The Man on Mao’s Right. Having served Chairman Mao Zedong and the Communist leadership for two decades, and having become a key figure... Read more >
A Political Odyssey
A Political Odyssey
Written by Mike Gravel, Contribution by Joe Lauria, Foreword by Daniel Ellsberg
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ISBN: 9781583228265
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A Political Odyssey
The Rise of American Militarism and One Man's Fight to Stop It
Written by Mike Gravel
Contribution by Joe Lauria
Foreword by Daniel Ellsberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 296 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2008
Price: $17.95

In this candid portrait, former two-term senator from Alaska and 2008 presidential candidate Gravel expounds on his views of the military-industrial complex, the imperial presidency, postwar US foreign policy, and corporate America; critically assesses figures he worked with, such as Jimmy Carter and Ted Kennedy; and reveals the private life behind... Read more >
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Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War"
Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War"
Written by Patrick J. Buchanan
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ISBN: 9780307409560
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Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War"
How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World
Written by Patrick J. Buchanan


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: May 27, 2008
Price: $14.99

Were World Wars I and II—which can now be seen as a thirty-year paroxysm of slaughter and destruction—inevitable? Were they necessary wars? Were the bloodiest and most devastating conflicts ever suffered by mankind fated by forces beyond men’s control? Or were they products of calamitous failures of judgment? In this monumental... Read more >
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The Strong Man
The Strong Man
Written by James Rosen
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ISBN: 9780385525466
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The Strong Man
John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate
Written by James Rosen


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2008
Price: $20.99

The Strong Man is the first full-scale biography of John N. Mitchell, the central figure in the rise and ruin of Richard Nixon and the highest-ranking American official ever convicted on criminal charges.

As U.S. attorney general from 1969 to 1972, John Mitchell stood at the center of the upheavals of the... Read more >
Dear First Lady
Dear First Lady
Edited by Dwight Young and Margaret Johnson
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ISBN: 9781426200878
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Dear First Lady
Letters to the White House
Edited by Dwight Young and Margaret Johnson


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2008
Price: $25.00

Following on the success of their recent collaboration Dear Mr. President, Dwight Young and Margaret Johnson join forces once again to produce this charming collection of correspondence to and from First Ladies during their time in office. A wonderful gift book for any American, Dear First Lady reminds us that ours... Read more >
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Free Ride
Free Ride
Written by David Brock and Paul Waldman
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ISBN: 9780307454607
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Free Ride
John McCain and the Media
Written by David Brock and Paul Waldman


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2008
Price: $9.99

We live in a gotcha media culture that revels in exposing the foibles and hypocrisies of our politicians. But one politician manages to escape this treatment, getting the benefit of the doubt and a positive spin for nearly everything he does: John McCain. Indeed, even during his temporary decline in popularity... Read more >
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Free Ride
Free Ride
Written by David Brock and Paul Waldman
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ISBN: 9780307279408
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Free Ride
John McCain and the Media
Written by David Brock and Paul Waldman


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2008
Price: $13.95

We live in a gotcha media culture that revels in exposing the foibles and hypocrisies of our politicians. But one politician manages to escape this treatment, getting the benefit of the doubt and a positive spin for nearly everything he does: John McCain. Indeed, even during his temporary decline in popularity... Read more >
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The Translator
The Translator
Written by Daoud Hari
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ISBN: 9781588367372
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The Translator
A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur
Written by Daoud Hari


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 18, 2008
Price: $11.99

I am the translator who has taken journalists into dangerous Darfur. It is my intention now to take you there in this book, if you have the courage to come with me.

The young life of Daoud Hari–his friends call him David–has been one of bravery and mesmerizing adventure. He is a... Read more >
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Prisoners
Prisoners
Written by Jeffrey Goldberg
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ISBN: 9780375726705
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Prisoners
A Story of Friendship and Terror
Written by Jeffrey Goldberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: January 15, 2008
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During the first Palestinian uprising in 1990, Jeffrey Goldberg – an American Jew – served as a guard at the largest prison camp in Israel. One of his prisoners was Rafiq, a rising leader in the PLO. Overcoming their fears and prejudices, the two men began a dialogue that, over more... Read more >
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Toussaint Louverture
Toussaint Louverture
Written by Madison Smartt Bell
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ISBN: 9781400079353
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Toussaint Louverture

Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $14.95

At the end of the 1700s, French Saint Domingue was the richest and most brutal colony in the Western Hemisphere. A mere twelve years later, however, Haitian rebels had defeated the Spanish, British, and French and declared independence after the first—and only—successful slave revolt in history. Much of the success of... Read more >
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A Woman in Charge
A Woman in Charge
Written by Carl Bernstein
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ISBN: 9780307388551
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A Woman in Charge
The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton
Written by Carl Bernstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2008
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Drawing on 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 controversial figures of our time: Hillary Clinton. He has given us a book that enables us, at last, to...

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Insecure at Last
Insecure at Last
Written by Eve Ensler
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ISBN: 9780812973662
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Insecure at Last
A Political Memoir
Written by Eve Ensler


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: December 26, 2007
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“Why has all this focus on security made me feel so much more insecure? Nothing is secure. And this is the good news. But only if you are not seeking security as the point of your life.”–Eve Ensler

When her stage play The Vagina Monologues became a runaway hit and an international... Read more >
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Behind Enemy Lines
Behind Enemy Lines
Written by Marthe Cohn and Wendy Holden
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ISBN: 9780307419880
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Behind Enemy Lines
The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany
Written by Marthe Cohn and Wendy Holden


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

Marthe Cohn was in her late teens when Hitler was rising to power. Living across the German border in Alsace-Lorraine, her family began taking in Jews who were fleeing the Nazis, as well as the Jewish children being sent away by terrified parents. Soon her own homeland was under Nazi rule... Read more >
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Eugene McCarthy
Eugene McCarthy
Written by Dominic Sandbrook
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ISBN: 9780307425775
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Eugene McCarthy
The Rise and Fall of Postwar American Liberalism
Written by Dominic Sandbrook


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

Originally a New Deal liberal and aggressive anticommunist, Senator Eugene McCarthy famously lost faith with the Democratic party over Vietnam. His stunning challenge to Lyndon Johnson in the 1968 New Hampshire primary inspired young liberals and was one of the greatest electoral upsets in American history. But the 1968 election ultimately... Read more >
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A Godly Hero
A Godly Hero
Written by Michael Kazin
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ISBN: 9780307424358
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A Godly Hero
The Life of William Jennings Bryan
Written by Michael Kazin


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

Politician, evangelist, and reformer William Jennings Bryan was the most popular public speaker of his time. In this acclaimed biography–the first major reconsideration of Bryan’s life in forty years–award-winning historian Michael Kazin illuminates his astonishing career and the richly diverse and volatile landscape of religion and politics in which he rose... Read more >
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A Memoir of Misfortune
A Memoir of Misfortune
Written by Xiaokang Su
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ISBN: 9780307424433
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A Memoir of Misfortune

Written by Xiaokang Su


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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... Read more >
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The Other Side of Israel
The Other Side of Israel
Written by Susan Nathan
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ISBN: 9780307424020
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The Other Side of Israel
My Journey Across the Jewish/Arab Divide
Written by Susan Nathan


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $14.99

In 2003, Susan Nathan moved from her comfortable home in Tel Aviv to Tamra, an Arab town in the northern part of Israel. Nathan had arrived in Israel four years earlier and had taught English and worked with various progressive social organizations. Her desire to help build a just and humane... Read more >
The Russia Hand
The Russia Hand
Written by Strobe Talbott
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ISBN: 9780307432575
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The Russia Hand
A Memoir of Presidential Diplomacy
Written by Strobe Talbott


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

During the past ten years, few issues have mattered more to America’s vital interests or to the shape of the twenty-first century than Russia’s fate. To cheer the fall of a bankrupt totalitarian regime is one thing; to build on its ruins a stable democratic state is quite another. The challenge... Read more >
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Stalin and His Hangmen
Stalin and His Hangmen
Written by Donald Rayfield
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ISBN: 9780307431837
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Stalin and His Hangmen
The Tyrant and Those Who Killed for Him
Written by Donald Rayfield


Format: eBook, 592 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

Stalin did not act alone. The mass executions, the mock trials, the betrayals and purges, the jailings and secret torture that ravaged the Soviet Union during the three decades of Stalin’s dictatorship, were the result of a tight network of trusted henchmen (and women), spies, psychopaths, and thugs. At the top... Read more >
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