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One hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow Wilson still stands as one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, and one of the most enigmatic. And now, after more than a decade of research and writing, Pulitzer Prize... read more

Wilson
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James Button spent a year writing speeches for Kevin Rudd. Before that, he reported on politics as a highly regarded journalist for Fairfax. But James also has politics in the blood: his father was the diminutiv... read more

Nophoto
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Written by a leading presidential biographer who "narrates with grace and style" ("Kirkus Reviews") this is a probing, insightful, and nuanced study of the partnership between Pat and Dick Nixon th... read more

Pat and Dick: The Nixons, an Intimate Portrait of a Marriage
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A memoir by a distinguished Australian former diplomat, with a particular focus on the cars he has loved and driven in Australia and his postings in Asia, the Middle East, North and Central America. This makes for an e... read more

Driven: A Diplomat's Auto-Biography
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"She is his Juliet and he is her Romeo, and her family has threatened to kill them both..." This is the heartrending account of Zakia and Mohammad Ali, a couple from opposing ethnic sects, who defying their society's norms have left beh... read more

Lovers, The
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In this magisterial new work "The Patriarch," the celebrated historian David Nasaw tells the full story of Joseph P. Kennedy, the founder of the twentieth century's most famous politi... read more

The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy
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Julian Assange: the Unauthorised Biography
WikiLeaks has helped redefine our idea of investigative journalism and our understanding of how information should be disseminated. Julian Assange, the vis... read more

Julian Assange: the Unauthorised Autobiography
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The only thing that kept me sane, well reasonably sane, during 20 years "hard labor" was the hilarious things that my erstwhile colleagues became involved in.

Bringing the House Down
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For eight years, Condoleezza Rice participated in the highest political councils and had a crucial role in shaping policy that affected not just America but the world. Here, she writes candidly of the many fascinating people with wh... read more

No Higher Honor
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Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej, the only king ever born in the United States, came to the throne of his country in 1946 and is now the world's longest-serving monarch. This book tells the un... read more

The King Never Smiles: A Biography of Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej
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Aung San Suu Kyi is known for her courageous stand for democracy and human rights inside Burma (now Myanmar). Forced to endure many years of house arrest by the military junta, she continues to act as a ... read more

The Voice of Hope: Conversations with Alan Clements
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Handpicked in 1999 by the 'Family' surrounding an ailing and increasingly unpopular Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin, with very little governmental or administrative experience beyond having served as... read more

The Man without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
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Punjab, Pakistan, June 2009. The temperature is 45- and Asia has been out picking fruit for several hours. It's exhausting, sweaty work, but Asia and her husband have five children to feed. At midday she goes to the nearest well, picks ... read more

Blasphemy
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For the last twenty years, Dr Hawa Abdi and her daughters have run a refugee camp on their family farm not far from Mogadishu which has grown to shelter 90,000 displaced Somalis: men, women, an... read more

Keeping Hope Alive: How One Somalian Woman Changed 90,000 Lives
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In November 2008, Hillary Clinton agreed to work for her former rival. As President Barack Obama's secretary of state, she set out to repair America's image around the worl... read more

The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power
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Series:Penguin Lives Biographies (Paperback)

The ideal concise biography of an American icon- now available in paperback for the bicentennial of his birth The self -mad e man from a log cabin, the great orator, the Emancipator, the Savior of the Union, the martyr-Lincol... read more

Abraham Lincoln: A Life
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AN INSIDER'S ACCOUNT OF WHAT IT TAKES TO KEEP YOU SAFE Extraordinarily visceral, nail-biting and hard hitting SOLDIER SPY is his ground-level account of what is what it takes to protect us, and the terrible toll it can exact on those who do.

Soldier Spy
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Shortlisted for the Political Book Awards 2013 Political Book of the Year The first woman President of Ireland, who became UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson has spent her life in pursuit of a fairer worl... read more

Everybody Matters: A Memoir
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In this abridged edition of John Campbell's two acclaimed volumes on Margaret Thatcher, we trace the life of Britain's only female Prime Minister, from her upbringing in Grantham to her une... read more

The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher: From Grocer's Daughter to Iron Lady
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