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Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life
Che Guevara
A Revolutionary Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0802135587
A thorough biography, based on unique access to government documents and extensive interviews with those close to the infamous Latin American rebel, traces Che Guevara's life from its privileged roots to struggles in Cuba and Bolivia. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. Tour.
First Ladies
First Ladies
Paperback      ISBN: 044922323x
From her own unique perspective, the former First Daughter reveals the fascinating truth behind some of the most misunderstood First Ladies in history, in an honest portrait of those who were protector, partner, advisor, and scolder to the most powerful men in the world. Reprint.
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Paperback      ISBN: 0486290735
One of the most popular works of American literature, this charming self-portrait has been translated into nearly every language. It covers Franklin's life up to his prewar stay in London as representative of the Pennsylvania Assembly, including his boyhood years, work as a printer, experiments with electricity, political career, much more.
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300095325
Draws on Franklin's extensive writings to provide a portrait of the statesman, inventor, and Founding Father.
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
Paperback      ISBN: 0060931302
A biography of the Japanese emperor reveals a powerful man who successfully cultivated an image of a reluctant king while manipulating important events behind the scenes for five decades.
Street Fighting Years: An Autobiography of the Sixties
Street Fighting Years
An Autobiography of the Sixties
Paperback      ISBN: 0806512822
Hons And Rebels
Hons And Rebels
Paperback      ISBN: 1590171101
Jessica Mitford, the great muckraking journalist, was part of a legendary English aristocratic family. Her sisters included Nancy, doyenne of the 1920s London smart set and a noted novelist and biographer; Diana, wife to the English fascist chief Sir Oswald Mosley; Unity, who fell head over in heels in love with Hitler; and Deborah, later the Duchess of Devonshire. Jessica swung left and moved to America, where she took part in the civil rights movement and wrote her classic exposé of the undertaking business, The American Way of Death. Hons and Rebels is the hugely entertaining tale of Mitford's upbringing, which was, as she dryly remarks, “not exactly conventional. . . Debo spent silent hours in the chicken house learning to do an exact imitation of the look of pained concentration that comes over a hen's face when it is laying an egg. . . . Unity and I made up a complete language called Boudledidge, unintelligible to any but ourselves, in which we translated various dirty songs (for safe singing in front of the grown-ups).” But Mitford found her family's world as smothering as it was singular and, determined to escape it, she eloped with Esmond Romilly, Churchill's nephew, to go fight in the Spanish Civil War. The ensuing scandal, in which a British destroyer was dispatched to recover the two truants, inspires some of Mitford's funniest, and most pointed, pages. A family portrait, a tale of youthful folly and high-spirited adventure, a study in social history, a love story, Hons and Rebels is a delightful contribution to the autobiographer's art.
Stockwell of Minneapolis: A Pioneer of Social and Political Conscience
Stockwell of Minneapolis
A Pioneer of Social and Political Conscience
Paperback      ISBN: 0878391037
Sage of Monticello
Sage of Monticello
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316544639
The concluding volume of this six part biography focuses on Jefferson's accomplishments after his retirement from the presidency
Madam Secretary: A Memoir
Madam Secretary
A Memoir
Hardcover      ISBN: 0786868430
The former U.S. Secretary of State and United Nations ambassador chronicles her life, from her childhood as a Czechoslovakian refugee through her rise to power in the world of international diplomacy and policy-making.