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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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Toussaint Louverture

Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2008
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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William Pitt the Younger
William Pitt the Younger
Written by William Hague
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ISBN: 9780307430274
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William Pitt the Younger

Written by William Hague


Format: eBook, 576 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $18.99

William Pitt the Younger is an illuminating biography of one of the great iconic figures in British history: the man who in 1784 at the age of twenty-four became (and so remains) the youngest Prime Minister in the history of England. In this lively and authoritative study, William Hague–himself the youngest... Read more >
Winston Churchill's War Leadership
Winston Churchill's War Leadership
Written by Martin Gilbert
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ISBN: 9780307430298
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Winston Churchill's War Leadership

Written by Martin Gilbert


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
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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? In this brilliant close-up look at Winston Churchill's leadership during... Read more >
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Condoleezza Rice: An American Life
Condoleezza Rice: An American Life
Written by Elisabeth Bumiller
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ISBN: 9781588366795
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Condoleezza Rice: An American Life
A Biography
Written by Elisabeth Bumiller


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 11, 2007
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Condoleezza Rice, one of most powerful and controversial women in the world, has until now remained a mystery behind an elegant, cool veneer. In this stunning new biography, New York Times reporter Elisabeth Bumiller peels back the layers and presents a revelatory portrait of the first black female secretary of state... Read more >
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Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza Rice
Written by Elisabeth Bumiller, Read by Kimberly Farr
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ISBN: 9781415948552
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Condoleezza Rice

Written by Elisabeth Bumiller
Read by Kimberly Farr


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: December 11, 2007
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Condoleezza Rice has until now remained a mystery behind an elegant, cool veneer. In this stunning new biography, New York Times reporter Elisabeth Bumiller peels back the layers and presents a revelatory portrait of the first black female secretary of state and President George W. Bush’s national security adviser on September... Read more >
Blacklisted by History
Blacklisted by History
Written by M. Stanton Evans
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ISBN: 9780307238665
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Blacklisted by History
The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies
Written by M. Stanton Evans


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2007
Price: $13.99

Accused of creating a bogus Red Scare and smearing countless innocent victims in a five-year reign of terror, Senator Joseph McCarthy is universally remembered as a demagogue, a bully, and a liar. History has judged him such a loathsome figure that even today, a half century after his death, his name... Read more >
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Soldier
Soldier
Written by Karen DeYoung
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ISBN: 9781400075645
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Soldier
The Life of Colin Powell
Written by Karen DeYoung


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2007
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The first full biography of Colin Powell, from his Bronx childhood to his military career to his controversial tenure as secretary of state, with a new afterword detailing his life after the Bush White House.

Over the course of a lifetime of service to his country, Colin Powell became a national hero... Read more >
The Washington Diaries
The Washington Diaries
Written by Allan Gotlieb
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ISBN: 9780771035630
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The Washington Diaries
1981-1989
Written by Allan Gotlieb


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2007
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Canada’s legendary ambassador to the United States reveals his personal diaries from his time in Washington, from 1981 to 1989.

Allan Gotlieb was ambassador to the United States during a high point in U.S.-Canada relations, the Reagan and Mulroney eras. One of our country’s most effective diplomats, he was renowned for forging... Read more >
Augustus
Augustus
Written by Anthony Everitt
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ISBN: 9780812970586
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Augustus
The Life of Rome's First Emperor
Written by Anthony Everitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2007
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He found Rome made of clay and left it made of marble. As Rome’s first emperor, Augustus transformed the unruly Republic into the greatest empire the world had ever seen. His consolidation and expansion of Roman power two thousand years ago laid the foundations, for all of Western history to follow... Read more >
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Private Demons
Private Demons
Written by Patricia Phenix
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ISBN: 9780771070457
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Private Demons
The Tragic Personal Life of John A. Macdonald
Written by Patricia Phenix


Format: Trade Paperback, 344 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2007
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The first book to expose the turbulent personal life of this fascinating Father of Confederation.

Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald once remarked, “I had no boyhood,” an understatement if there ever was one. Indeed, John A.’s Dickensian childhood, filled with poverty, alcoholism, and the beating death of his five-year-old brother at... Read more >
The Way It Works
The Way It Works
Written by Eddie Goldenberg
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The Way It Works
Inside Ottawa
Written by Eddie Goldenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 408 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2007
Price: $17.95

The ultimate insider takes us behind the scenes, in the book everyone is waiting for.

As Jean Chrétien’s right-hand man for thirty years in Ministries all over Ottawa, Eddie Goldenberg got to know how things worked — especially from 1993 to 2003, when he was Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister.

What... Read more >
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Citizen of the World
Citizen of the World
Written by John English
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Citizen of the World
The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau Volume One: 1919-1968
Written by John English


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
On Sale: August 28, 2007
Price: $20.95

One of the most important, exciting biographies of our time: the definitive, major two-volume biography of Pierre Elliott Trudeau – written with unprecedented, complete access to Trudeau’s enormous cache of private letters and papers.

Bestselling biographer John English gets behind the public record and existing glancing portraits of Trudeau to reveal the... Read more >
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Hugo Chavez
Hugo Chavez
Written by Cristina Marcano and Alberto Barrera Tyszka, Translated by Kristina Cordero, Introduction by Moises Naim
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ISBN: 9781588366504
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Hugo Chavez

Written by Cristina Marcano and Alberto Barrera Tyszka
Translated by Kristina Cordero
Introduction by Moises Naim


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: August 14, 2007
Price: $14.99

He is one of the most controversial and important world leaders currently in power. In this international bestseller, at last available in English, Hugo Chávez is captured in a critically acclaimed biography, a riveting account of the Venezuelan president who continues to influence, fascinate, and antagonize America.
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Promises to Keep
Promises to Keep
Written by Joe Biden
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ISBN: 9781400065363
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Promises to Keep
On Life and Politics
Written by Joe Biden


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: July 31, 2007
Price: $25.95

“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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Promises to Keep
Promises to Keep
Written by Joe Biden
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Promises to Keep
On Life and Politics
Written by Joe Biden


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 31, 2007
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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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