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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
"I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." -- Thomas Jefferson
Still Dreaming by
Publication Date: 2013-10-07
Beloved by the immigrants and working people whose rights he has championed, eleven-term Congressman Luis Gutierrez is, among Latinos and along with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the most recognized Hispanic public figure in America. Here Gutierrez recounts his life between two worlds: too Puerto Rican in America, where he was born and yet was told to "go back to where you came from"; too American in Puerto Rico, where he was ridiculed as a "gringo" who couldn't speak Spanish
With Patience and Fortitude by
Publication Date: 2013-06-11
Christine Quinn's improbable journey began long before she became New York City's second-most-powerful elected official. In a strikingly intimate and forthright memoir,Christine Quinn demonstrates that life's challenges can provide the fuel that drives us to be our better selves and, in turn, inspires us to reach out to those who need a helping hand.
Company Man by
Publication Date: 2014-10-07
Over the course of a thirty-four-year career, John Rizzo served under eleven CIA directors and seven presidents, ultimately becoming a controversial public figure and a symbol and victim of the toxic winds swirling in post-9/11 Washington. In Company Man, Rizzo charts the CIA's evolution from shadowy entity to an organization exposed to new laws, rules, and a seemingly never-ending string of public controversies.
The Kennan Diaries by
Publication Date: 2014-02-16
Spanning a staggering eighty-eight years and totaling over 8,000 pages, George Kennan's journals brim with keen political and moral insights, philosophical ruminations, poetry, and vivid descriptions. Masterfully selected and annotated by historian Frank Costigliola, the result is a landmark work of profound intellectual and emotional power. These diaries tell the complete narrative of Kennan's life in his own intimate and unflinching words and, through him, the arc of world events in the twentieth century.
My Country, 'Tis of Thee by
Publication Date: 2014-01-14
Keith Ellison entered politics because he wanted to make a difference-to contribute to the future of his children, his community, and his country. This memoir, while filled with delightful family anecdotes and Ellison's personal recollections, is far more than that. Ellison speaks from the heart, talking about the ever-changing face of America: his "sweet land of liberty."
The Rejected Stone by
Publication Date: 2013-10-08
In this, his first book in over a decade, Reverend Al will take you behind the scenes of some unexpected places - from officiating Michael Jackson's funeral, hanging out with Jay-Z and President Barack Obama at the White House, to taking charge of the Trayvon Martin case. And he will discuss how he came to his unexpected conclusions in such areas as immigration, gay rights, religion and the family.
Hard Choices by
Publication Date: 2014-06-10
Hillary Rodham Clinton's inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America's 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future. "All of us face hard choices in our lives," Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the center of world events. "Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become."
All Things Possible by
Publication Date: 2014-10-14
In this frank memoir--a story of duty, family, justice, politics, and resilience--Andrew Cuomo, New York State's fifty-sixth governor, reflects on his rise, fall, and rise again in politics, and the tough (but necessary) lessons he has learned along the way.
A Full Life by
Publication Date: 2015-07-07
Jimmy Carter, thirty-ninth President, Nobel Peace Prize winner, international humanitarian, fisherman, reflects on his full and happy life with pride, humor, and a few second thoughts.
My Beloved World by
Publication Date: 2013-01-15
The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.
Publication Date: 2015-03-17
How did a disheveled, intellectually combative gay Jew with a thick accent become one of the most effective (and funniest) politicians of our time? Growing up in Bayonne, New Jersey, the fourteen-year-old Barney Frank made two vital discoveries about himself: he was attracted to government, and to men. He resolved to make a career out of the first attraction and to keep the second a secret. Now, sixty years later, his sexual orientation is widely accepted, while his belief in government is embattled.
Off the Sidelines by
Publication Date: 2014-09-09
In this extraordinary memoir, the senator, wife, and mother of two recounts her personal journey in public service and galvanizes women to reach beyond their busy lives and make a meaningful difference in the world around them.
Publication Date: 2014-11-11
Forty-three men have served as President of the United States. Countless books have been written about them. But never before has a President told the story of his father, another President, through his own eyes and in his own words. A unique and intimate biography, the book covers the entire scope of the elder President Bush's life and career, including his service in the Pacific during World War II, his pioneering work in the Texas oil business, and his political rise as a Congressman, U.S. Representative to China and the United Nations, CIA Director, Vice President, and President.