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Machiavelli in Hell
Machiavelli in Hell
Paperback      ISBN: 0679743421
Offers a fresh look at the fifteenth century Florentine philosopher, recounts his life, and discusses his major work, "The Prince"
I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
I Have a Dream
Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0062505521
Gathers speeches, sermons, letters, and essays from each period in Dr. King's life, and includes brief notes on their historical background
Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative
Blinded by the Right
The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative
Paperback      ISBN: 1400047285
The author describes his disenchantment with the neo-conservative movement and offers an insider's view of the hypocrisy and treachery of the right-wing political force that abandoned its principles to sabotage the Clinton presidency.
Death at Chappaquiddick
Death at Chappaquiddick
Paperback      ISBN: 0882892495
Draws conclusions from a private investigation of the court proceedings and evidence surrounding the 1969 accident resulting in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne
Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War
Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War
Paperback      ISBN: 0345375564
A look at the events leading up to World War II discusses such figures as Churchill, Chancellor Bernhard von Bulow, Sir Edward Grey, Jacky Fisher, and others. Reprint.
Churchill: A Life
A Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 080500615x
Draws on previously unavailable materials to provide an in-depth portrait of Churchill as a leader swept into history's most tumultuous era
The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made
The Wise Men
Six Friends and the World They Made
Paperback      ISBN: 0684837714
A captivating blend of personal biography and public drama, The Wise Men introduces the original best and brightest, leaders whose outsized personalities and actions brought order to postwar chaos: Averell Harriman, the freewheeling diplomat and Roosevelt's special envoy to Churchill and Stalin; Dean Acheson, the secretary of state who was more responsible for the Truman Doctrine than Truman and for the Marshall Plan than General Marshall; George Kennan, self-cast outsider and intellectual darling of the Washington elite; Robert Lovett, assistant secretary of war, undersecretary of state, and secretary of defense throughout the formative years of the Cold War; John McCloy, one of the nation's most influential private citizens; and Charles Bohlen, adroit diplomat and ambassador to the Soviet Union.
Twelve Years and Thirteen Days: Remembering Paul and Sheila Wellstone
Twelve Years and Thirteen Days
Remembering Paul and Sheila Wellstone
Paperback      ISBN: 0816644284
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.
The White House Years
The White House Years
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316496618
Covering his first four years as National Security Adviser, Kissinger discusses his part in formulating the Nixon Doctrine, discloses his views on the Vietnam War, and offers important insights into his relationship with Nixon