Category: Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military

Relations with Ministers
'Relations with Ministers' opens on a diplomatic crisis. A growing number of countries are threatening to boycott the Commonwealth Games in protest of the British government's handling of South African apartheid....

15.12.2017

The Marriott Cell : An Epic Journey from Cairo's Scorpion Prison to Freedom
Award-winning journalist Mohamed Fahmy's widely anticipated account of his wrongful incarceration in Cairo's maximum-security Scorpion Prison for terrorists and political leaders, and his subsequent battle for justice,...

30.06.2015

Don't Let My Past Be Your Future
'Harry Leslie Smith is a vital and powerful voice speaking across generations about the struggle for a just society' Jeremy CorbynTHIS A CALL TO ARMS FOR THE MANY, NOT THE FEW: DON'T LET THE PAST BECOME OUR FUTURE...

28.12.2017

Notes on a Century : Reflections of A Middle East Historian
The memoirs of the greatest living historian of the Middle East, Professor Bernard Lewis. After 9/11, people who had never given much thought to the politics of the Middle East found themselves wondering why there was such rage...

01.08.2012

The Time Of Our Lives
Peggy Noonan is one of the most brilliant and influential political thinkers and writers of our time. The author of five bestselling books (What I Saw at the Revolution is now a classic), her column in The Wall Street Journal is...

07.01.2016

An Autobiography : Jawaharlal Nehru

07.11.2014

My Hometown Concentration Camp : A Survivor's Account of Life in the Krakow Ghetto and Plaszow Concentration Camp
My Hometown Concentration Camp tells the story of the young Bernard Offen's endurance and survival of the Krak w Ghetto and five concentration camps, including Plasz w and Auschwitz-Birkenau, until his liberation near...

08.05.2014

From Bloodshed to Hope in Burundi : Our Embassy Years during Genocide
In 1994, while nations everywhere stood idly by, 800,000 people were slaughtered in eight weeks in Rwanda. Arriving as U.S. Ambassador to neighboring Burundi a few weeks later, Bob Krueger began drawing international attention...

09.10.2015

Negroland : A Memoir
The daughter of a successful paediatrician and a fashionable socialite, Margo Jefferson spent her childhood among Chicago's black elite. She calls this society 'Negroland': 'a small region of Negro America...

22.05.2013

The Shadow of the Sun : My African Life
'Only with the greatest of simplifications, for the sake of convenience, can we say Africa. In reality, except as a geographical term, Africa doesn't exist'. Ryszard Kapuscinski has been writing about the people...

17.11.2011

Red Platoon
Isolated Command Post Keating - one of the most vulnerable US army bases in Afghanistan. Located at the bottom of a deep valley, soliders are exposed. The Taliban can see every move and attack is imminent. Outnumbered Just...

12.05.2014

We All Got History : The Memory Books of Amos Webber
Lost for over a hundred years until their rediscovery by Nick Salvatore, Amos Webber's "Thermometer Books" recorded six decades of the daily experiences of a black freeman in nineteenth-century Philadelphia and...

10.04.2013

First Light
Two months before the outbreak of the Second World War, seventeen-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF . . .Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire...

23.03.2014

Underdog : Confessions of a Right-Wing Gay Jewish Muckraker
Hold onto your hats: popular and controversial Toronto city journalist Sue-Ann Levy -- a self-described nice, chubby, Jewish, gay, conservative girl -- takes on the establishment and establishment thinking in this provocative,...

01.08.2014

Street-Fighting Years : An Autobiography of the Sixties
Tariq Ali revisits his formative years as a young radical. He captures the mood and energy of the era of hope and passion as he tracks the growing significance of the nascent protest movement. Through his own story, he recounts...

26.09.2017

Fifty Years a Country Doctor
In a world of HMOs, insurance companies, and an endless flood of forms, Hull Cook reminds us that there was a time when a visit to the doctor's office cost three dollars and doctors still made house calls. Cook recounts...

03.05.2017

Covered Wagon Women, Volume 4 : Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1852: The California Trail
In 1852 a record number of women helped keep the wagons rolling over the perilous western trails. The fourth volume of Covered Wagon Women is devoted to families headed for California that year. Diaries and letters of six...

15.01.2014

Rowing Against the Tide

09.03.2017