Books about Diplomacy

  1. The Prince

    by Niccolò Machiavelli
    A timeless political treatise on the art of acquiring and maintaining power.

    Machiavelli needs to be looked at as he really was. Hence: Can Machiavelli, who makes the following observations, be Machiavellian as we understand the disparaging term? 1. So it is that to know the ... (Goodreads)

  2. Our Man in Havana

    by Graham Greene
    A humorous tale of espionage in Cold War Cuba, as a vacuum cleaner salesman attempts to outwit the British Secret Service.

    Graham Greene's classic Cuban spy story, now with a new package and a new introduction, First published in 1959,, Our Man in Havana, is an espionage thriller, a penetrating character study, and a ... (Goodreads)

  3. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

    by Edmund Morris
    A biography of Theodore Roosevelt, chronicling his early life, political career, and rise to the presidency.

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time Described by the Chicago Tribune as "a classic," The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt stands as one of the greatest ... (Goodreads)

  4. The Confusion

    by Neal Stephenson
    An epic tale of navigating a political and economic crisis in an alternate version of 18th century Europe.

    Though the first publication of the Series in three volumes combined the two novels Bonanza and The Juncto , here the plots will be dealt with as separate entities, true to the author's original ... (Wikipedia)

  5. The Mote in God's Eye

    by Larry Niven
    A journey of first contact between the human race and an alien species.

    In the year AD 3017, humanity is slowly recovering from an interstellar civil war that tore apart the first Empire of Man. The Second Empire is busy establishing control over the remnants of its ... (Wikipedia)

  6. The Art of War

    by Sun Tzu
    Ancient Chinese military treatise outlining strategies for success in battle.

    Twenty-Five Hundred years ago, Sun Tzu wrote this classic book of military strategy based on Chinese warfare and military thought. Since that time, all levels of military have used the teaching on ... (Goodreads)

  7. History of the Peloponnesian War

    by Thucydides
    Detailed account of the protracted war between Athens and Sparta in ancient Greece.

    Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the long life-and-death struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling its ... (Goodreads)

  8. Patriot Games

    by Tom Clancy
    A former CIA analyst must protect his family from domestic terrorists, while thwarting a major international conspiracy.

    A kidnapping attempt on the Prince and Princess of Wales and their infant son occurs at the Mall in London . The attack is orchestrated by members of the Ulster Liberation Army , an ideologically ... (Wikipedia)

  9. The Traitor Baru Cormorant

    by Seth Dickinson
    A young woman's struggle to free her homeland from oppressive foreign rule.

    Tomorrow, on the beach, Baru Cormorant will look up from the sand of her home and see red sails on the horizon. The Empire of Masks is coming, armed with coin and ink, doctrine and compass, soap and ... (Goodreads)

  10. A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent

    by Robert W. Merry
    A biography of James K. Polk, exploring his presidency and the Mexican-American War that expanded the United States' territory.

    When James K. Polk was elected president in 1844, the United States was locked in a bitter diplomatic struggle with Britain over the rich lands of the Oregon Territory, which included what is now ... (Goodreads)

  11. Cetaganda

    by Lois McMaster Bujold
    Miles Vorkosigan and his cousin investigate a conspiracy on the planet Cetaganda, uncovering secrets about the ruling class.

    Previous novels referred to the Cetagandan Empire because of its occupation of Barrayar decades before the events of the first novel,, Shards of Honor, . Cetagandan soldiers of the ghem military ... (Wikipedia)

  12. Caesar: Life of a Colossus

    by Adrian Goldsworthy
    Biography of Julius Caesar, detailing his rise to power and influence over Roman history.

    Tracing the extraordinary trajectory of the great Roman emperor’s life, Goldsworthy covers not only the great Roman emperor’s accomplishments as charismatic orator, conquering general, and powerful ... (Goodreads)

  13. The Last Colony

    by John Scalzi
    A group of colonists are sent to a new planet to establish a colony, but they soon find themselves caught in the middle of a political power struggle.

    Retired from his fighting days, John Perry is now village ombudsman for a human colony on distant Huckleberry. With his wife, former Special Forces warrior Jane Sagan, he farms several acres, ... (Goodreads)

  14. The Honourable Schoolboy

    by John le Carré
    A British agent's efforts to uncover a Soviet spy network in Southeast Asia.

    In 1974 George Smiley , the chief of the British secret intelligence service referred to as The Circus, is repairing the damage done to their operations by double agent Bill Haydon and looking for ... (Wikipedia)

  15. John Quincy Adams

    by Harlow Giles Unger
    Biography of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States, and his contributions to American politics and diplomacy.

    He fought for Washington, served with Lincoln, witnessed Bunker Hill, and sounded the clarion against slavery on the eve of the Civil War. He negotiated an end to the War of 1812, engineered the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  16. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

    by Jon Meacham
    Detailed biography of Thomas Jefferson, exploring the man and his unprecedented influence.

    In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The ... (Goodreads)

  17. On China

    by Henry Kissinger
    A historical and political analysis of China's evolution from ancient civilization to modern superpower, written by a former US Secretary of State.

    In this sweeping and insightful history, Henry Kissinger turns for the first time at book-length to a country he has known intimately for decades, and whose modern relations with the West he helped ... (Goodreads)

  18. Shards of Honour

    by Lois McMaster Bujold
    Intergalactic war between two factions leads to unlikely romance between their leaders.

    Cordelia Naismith, the captain of a Betan Astronomical Survey ship, is exploring a newly discovered planet when her base camp is attacked. While investigating, she is surprised by a soldier, hits her ... (Wikipedia)

  19. A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918

    by G.J. Meyer
    A comprehensive account of World War I, from its origins to its aftermath, exploring the political, social, and military factors that shaped the conflict.

    The First World War is one of history's greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War ... (Goodreads)

  20. Shall We Tell the President?

    by Jeffrey Archer
    A thrilling political espionage story of a possible assassination attempt on the President of the United States.

    A Greek man, Angelo Casefikis, enters a hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg demanding to speak to the FBI. Nick Stamos, the head of the Washington field office, tasks agents Mark Andrews and ... (Wikipedia)

  21. The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin

    by H.W. Brands
    Biography of the Founding Father, exploring his life and impact on the nation.

    Pulitzer Prize Finalist,Benjamin Franklin, perhaps, the, pivotal figure in colonial and revolutionary America, comes vividly to life in this masterly biography. Wit, diplomat, scientist, philosopher, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  22. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold

    by John le Carré
    A British agent's mission to infiltrate East Germany during the Cold War, full of suspense and intrigue.

    In this classic, John le Carre's third novel and the first to earn him international acclaim, he created a world unlike any previously experienced in suspense fiction. With unsurpassed knowledge ... (Goodreads)

  23. The Bear and the Dragon

    by Tom Clancy
    A thrilling geopolitical espionage mission to protect the US from a dangerous foreign threat.

    In Moscow, SVR director Sergey Golovko survives an attack on his way to work, when a car identical to the armored white Mercedes that he was in was shot with an RPG-7 , killing the occupants (one of ... (Wikipedia)

  24. The First Man in Rome

    by Colleen McCullough
    The rise of Gaius Marius and Lucius Cornelius Sulla in the Roman Republic, leading to the downfall of the aristocracy.

    The main plot of the novel is generally concerned with the rise of Marius, his marriage to Julia, his success in replacing Metellus as general in charge of the Numidian theatre of war, his defeat of ... (Wikipedia)

  25. From Russia With Love

    by Ian Fleming
    James Bond is sent to Istanbul to retrieve a Russian decoding machine, but is caught in a deadly game of espionage and seduction.

    SMERSH , the Soviet counterintelligence agency, plans to commit a grand act of terrorism in the intelligence field. For this, it targets British secret service agent James Bond . Due in part to his ... (Wikipedia)

  26. Jingo

    by Terry Pratchett
    War brews between two neighboring countries while a group of unlikely heroes try to avert it.

    'Neighbours... hah. People'd live for ages side by side, nodding at one another amicably on their way to work, and then some trivial thing would happen and someone would be having a garden fork ... (Goodreads)

  27. Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics

    by Tim Marshall
    Geopolitical exploration of global events and the impact of geography on politics.

    In the bestselling tradition of Why Nations Fail and The Revenge of Geography , an award-winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geo-political strategies of the world ... (Goodreads)

  28. John Adams

    by David McCullough
    Biography of the second President of the United States and his contributions to the founding of the nation.

    The enthralling, often surprising story of John Adams, one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived. In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous ... (Goodreads)

  29. Obama's Wars

    by Bob Woodward
    An inside look at the decision-making process of the Obama administration during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    In Obama’s Wars , Bob Woodward provides the most intimate and sweeping portrait yet of the young president as commander in chief. Drawing on internal memos, classified documents, meeting notes and ... (Goodreads)

  30. The Queen of Attolia

    by Megan Whalen Turner
    A young queen must face political upheaval and a dangerous enemy to protect her kingdom.

    Eugenides, the Thief of Eddis, has been caught spying on the Queen of Attolia. He expects to be hanged, but the Queen instead resorts to an ancient traditional punishment for thievery and has his ... (Wikipedia)

  31. The Negotiator

    by Frederick Forsyth
    A former SAS officer is hired to negotiate the release of hostages from a terrorist group.

    Frederick Forsyth, master of the international thriller, retums with an electrifying story of a man of immense power and a conspiracy to crush the President of the United States. Only one ... (Goodreads)

  32. Churchill

    by Roy Jenkins
    A comprehensive biography of Winston Churchill, exploring his political career, leadership style, and personal life.

    Acclaimed historian Roy Jenkins presents a comprehensive biography of Winston Churchill, an icon of modern history, from his childhood to the critical World War II period and beyond–a, New York ... (Goodreads)

  33. A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

    by Neil Sheehan
    A detailed account of the Vietnam War, and one man's role in it.

    This passionate, epic account of the Vietnam War centres on Lt Col John Paul Vann, whose story illuminates America's failures & disillusionment in SE Asia. A field adviser to the army when US ... (Goodreads)

  34. The Guns of August

    by Barbara W. Tuchman
    A riveting account of the events leading up to World War I and its devastating consequences.

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. ... (Goodreads)

  35. The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914

    by David McCullough
    Historical account of the construction of the Panama Canal, and the struggles of those who built it.

    On December 31, 1999, after nearly a century of rule, the United States officially ceded ownership of the Panama Canal to the nation of Panama. That nation did not exist when, in the mid-19th ... (Goodreads)

  36. Caesar

    by Colleen McCullough
    Epic historical fiction following the life of Julius Caesar, from his early years to his assassination.

    It's 54 BCE. Gaius Julius Caesar is sweeping thru Gaul, crushing the fierce, long-haired warrior-kings who stand in his way. His victories in the name of Rome are epic, but the leaders of the ... (Goodreads)

  37. Captain Vorpatril's Alliance

    by Lois McMaster Bujold
    An action-packed adventure of a career soldier who is reluctantly caught in a web of political intrigue.

    During a stay in the planet Komarr, Captain Ivan Vorpatril is recruited by Byerly Vorrutyer, an undercover agent of Imperial Security, to find out the identity of a young woman named Tej, connected ... (Wikipedia)

  38. The Second World War

    by Antony Beevor
    A comprehensive history of the Second World War, covering all major theaters of war and the impact on civilians.

    A masterful and comprehensive chronicle of World War II, by internationally bestselling historian Antony Beevor. Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's ... (Goodreads)

  39. A Deepness in the Sky

    by Vernor Vinge
    A futuristic story of two civilizations clashing on a distant planet.

    The Qeng Ho arrive at the OnOff star shortly before the Emergent fleet, a few years before the sun turns on, at which point the Spider civilization will "wake up" and continue its climb into a ... (Wikipedia)

  40. The Collapsing Empire

    by John Scalzi
    A daring adventure to save humanity's future in a universe connected by portals.

    The Interdependency is a thousand-year-old human empire of 48 star systems connected by the Flow, a network of "streams" allowing faster-than-light travel . Each stream is one way and has an entry ... (Wikipedia)

  41. The Human Division

    by John Scalzi
    Sci-fi story of interstellar diplomacy, political intrigue and interstellar war.

    Following the events of The Last Colony , John Scalzi tells the story of the fight to maintain the unity of the human race. The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ... (Goodreads)

  42. 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

    by Roger Crowley
    A detailed account of the 1453 siege of Constantinople, exploring the religious and cultural tensions between the Ottoman Empire and the Christian West.

    Now in trade paperback, a gripping exploration of the fall of Constantinople and its connection to the world we live in today The fall of Constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in history, and the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  43. On Basilisk Station

    by David Weber
    Space battles and a woman's struggle to prove her worth as a military commander.

    Sidney Harris , the Hereditary President of the People's Republic of Haven, discusses the economic and military situation with his cabinet. Secretary of the Economy Walter Frankel presents the latest ... (Wikipedia)

  44. Chanakya's Chant

    by Ashwin Sanghi
    A political thriller that weaves together the stories of Chanakya, an ancient Indian strategist, and a modern-day politician.

    The year is 340 B.C . A hunted, haunted Brahmin youth vows revenge for the gruesome murder of his beloved father by the Emperor of Magadh, Dhana Nanda. Cold, calculating, cruel and armed with ... (Wikipedia)

  45. Citizens of London: The Americans who Stood with Britain in its Darkest, Finest Hour

    by Lynne Olson
    The story of three Americans who played a crucial role in Britain's fight against Nazi Germany during World War II.

    The acclaimed author of Troublesome Young Men reveals the behind-the-scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain, told from the perspective of three key American ... (Goodreads)

  46. The Best Laid Plans

    by Terry Fallis
    A political satire about a hapless engineer who becomes a Member of Parliament. Hilarity ensues as he tries to navigate the world of politics.

    A burnt-out political aide quits just before an election — but is forced to run a hopeless campaign on the way out. He makes a deal with a crusty old Scot, Angus McLintock — an engineering professor ... (Goodreads)

  47. Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis

    by Robert F. Kennedy
    A firsthand account of the tense 13 days in October 1962 when the world was on the brink of nuclear war.

    During the thirteen days in October 1962 when the United States confronted the Soviet Union over its installation of missiles in Cuba, few people shared the behind-the-scenes story as it is told here ... (Goodreads)

  48. The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914

    by Christopher Clark
    A detailed account of the events leading up to World War I, exploring the complex web of alliances and political tensions that ultimately led to war.

    One of The New York Times Book Review ’s 10 Best Books of the Year Winner of the, Los Angeles Times, Book Prize (History), The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914, is historian Christopher ... (Barnes & Noble)

  49. Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics

    by Anonymous
    A fictionalized account of a presidential campaign, exposing the dirty secrets and scandals of politics.

    The book begins as an idealistic former congressional worker, Henry Burton, joins the presidential campaign of southern governor Jack Stanton, a thinly disguised stand-in for Bill Clinton. The plot ... (Wikipedia)

  50. The Truce at Bakura

    by Kathy Tyers
    After the Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance and the Empire must join forces to fight a new threat.

    While recovering from their victory against the Empire at Endor , the Rebel Alliance intercepts an Imperial probe containing a distress call for the Emperor . The message details a lizardlike race of ... (Wikipedia)

  51. War of Honor

    by David Weber
    Space opera featuring political intrigue, espionage, and interstellar war.

    Five years have passed since a truce was reached between Manticore and Haven, but there is still no formal peace treaty. Even though neither side wishes to resume fighting, political circumstances in ... (Wikipedia)

  52. The Android's Dream

    by John Scalzi
    A diplomat embarks on a mission to save humanity from an interstellar war.

    A human diplomat kills his alien counterpart. Earth is on the verge of war with a vastly superior alien race. A lone man races against time and a host of enemies to find the one object that can save ... (Goodreads)

  53. Conclave

    by Robert Harris
    Political thriller about the election of a new Pope amid a power struggle in the Vatican.

    The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world’s most secretive election. They are holy ... (Goodreads)

  54. Shadow of the Hegemon

    by Orson Scott Card
    Political intrigue and military strategy in a world of post-apocalyptic chaos.

    In Shadow of the Hegemon , all of the Battle School graduates, except Ender , return to Earth in 2197 A.D., where Ender's brother Peter , using his online pseudonym, Locke, , arranges for Ender to be ... (Wikipedia)

  55. The Spider's War

    by Daniel Abraham
    The final battle between the Spider Goddess and the Dragon Empire, as the fate of humanity hangs in the balance.

    The epic conclusion to The Dagger and The Coin series, perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin. Lord Regent Geder Palliako's great war has spilled across the world, nation after nation falling before ... (Goodreads)

  56. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

    by Roger Fisher
    Strategies for successful negotiating, reaching win-win agreements.

    Describes a method of negotiation that isolates problems, focuses on interests, creates new options, and uses objective criteria to help two parties reach an agreement description: Product ... (Goodreads)

  57. The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914

    by Margaret MacMillan
    A detailed account of the political and social factors that led to the outbreak of World War I.

    The First World War followed a period of sustained peace in Europe during which people talked with confidence of prosperity, progress, and hope. But in 1914, Europe walked into a catastrophic ... (Goodreads)

  58. The Cardinal of the Kremlin

    by Tom Clancy
    US and Soviet forces battle for control of a powerful satellite system.

    For thirty years, Colonel Mikhail Semyonovich "Misha" Filitov, a personal aide to the Soviet Minister of Defense and war hero, has been passing military, technical, and political intelligence to the ... (Wikipedia)

  59. Legacy

    by Lois McMaster Bujold
    Miles Vorkosigan navigates political intrigue and personal challenges as he tries to secure his family's legacy.

    Legacy is the immediate sequel to Beguilement in the Sharing Knife series. It follows the pairing of farmer Fawn and lakewalker maverick Dag, after their marriage at Fawn's home in the previous ... (Wikipedia)

  60. World Order

    by Henry Kissinger
    A comprehensive analysis of global politics and the dynamics of international relations.

    Henry Kissinger offers in World Order a deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder. Drawing on his experience as one of the foremost statesmen of the modern ... (Goodreads)

  61. The King of Attolia

    by Megan Whalen Turner
    A young king's quest to reclaim his throne, aided by a mysterious thief.

    Eugenides, the one-handed former Thief of Eddis, has married the Queen of Attolia, bringing peace to the two countries and becoming king. He appears to sleep during important briefings, makes snide ... (Wikipedia)

  62. The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Alone, 1932-40

    by William Manchester
    Biography of Winston Churchill's courageous leadership during the tumultuous interwar period.

    “The best Churchill biography [for] this generation . . . Even readers who know the basic story will find much that is new.”—,Newsweek,In this powerful biography, the middle volume of William ... (Barnes & Noble)

  63. The Butter Battle Book

    by Dr. Seuss
    A parable about the futility of war, and the dangers of escalation.

    The Yooks and Zooks live on opposite sides of a long curving wall. The narrator of the story is a Yook child whose grandfather takes him to the wall, explaining he is a retired soldier. The Yooks ... (Wikipedia)

  64. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

    by Walter Isaacson
    Biography of the influential founding father, exploring his life and legacy.

    Benjamin Franklin is the Founding Father who winks at us. An ambitious urban entrepreneur who rose up the social ladder, from leather-aproned shopkeeper to dining with kings, he seems made of flesh ... (Goodreads)

  65. Getting Past No: Negotiating in Difficult Situations

    by William Ury
    A guide to negotiating in difficult situations, offering strategies to overcome obstacles and reach mutually beneficial agreements.

    We all want to get to yes, but what happens when the other person keeps saying no? How can you negotiate successfully with a stubborn boss, an irate customer, or a deceitful coworker? In Getting Past ... (Goodreads)

  66. Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia

    by Janet Wallach
    The biography of Gertrude Bell, a remarkable woman who defied gender norms and played a pivotal role in shaping the Middle East during World War I.

    Turning away from the privileged world of the "eminent Victorians," Gertrude Bell (1868—1926) explored, mapped, and excavated the world of the Arabs. Recruited by British intelligence during World ... (Goodreads)

  67. Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U. S. Navy

    by Ian W. Toll
    The story of the creation of the US Navy, focusing on the six frigates that were built to protect American interests at sea.

    How "a handful of bastards and outlaws fighting under a piece of striped bunting" humbled the omnipotent British Navy. Before the ink was dry on the U.S. Constitution, the establishment of a ... (Goodreads)

  68. From Beirut to Jerusalem

    by Thomas L. Friedman
    A journalist's account of the Middle East, from the civil war in Lebanon to the first Palestinian intifada.

    This extraordinary bestseller is still the most incisive, thought-provoking book ever written about the Middle East. Thomas L. Friedman, twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize for international ... (Goodreads)

  69. Agent to the Stars

    by John Scalzi
    A rookie agent takes on the job of representing an alien species, navigating the world of Hollywood.

    Tom Stein is a celebrity agent, representing a handful of Hollywood actors, the most famous of which is Michelle Beck, an earnest but brainless blonde who wants to break into serious acting despite ... (Wikipedia)

  70. Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East

    by Scott Anderson
    A biography of T.E. Lawrence, a British intelligence officer who played a key role in shaping the Middle East during World War I.

    A thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in 20th century history – the Arab Revolt and the secret “great game” to control the Middle East The Arab Revolt ... (Goodreads)

  71. Istanbul Passage

    by Joseph Kanon
    Set in post-WWII Istanbul, a former American spy is drawn into a web of intrigue and betrayal.

    In the bestselling tradition of espionage novels by John LeCarre and Alan Furst, Istanbul Passage brilliantly illustrates why Edgar Award–winning author Joseph Kanon has been hailed as "the heir ... (Barnes & Noble)

  72. Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford

    by Clint Hill
    Clint Hill, a former Secret Service agent, recounts his experiences serving five US Presidents and the historic events he witnessed.

    The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Kennedy and Me and Five Days in November reflects on his seventeen years on the Secret Service for presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  73. Paris, 1919: Six Months that Changed the World

    by Margaret MacMillan
    An account of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and its lasting effects on the modern world.

    'Without question, Margaret MacMillan's Paris 1919 is the most honest and engaging history ever written about those fateful months after World War I when the maps of Europe were redrawn. Brimming ... (Goodreads)

  74. Diplomatic Immunity

    by Lois McMaster Bujold
    A daring mission to rescue a diplomat from the clutches of a ruthless military dictator.

    Miles Vorkosigan, the main character in the series, and Ekaterin Vorsoisson are enjoying a delayed honeymoon off-world while their first two children are approaching birth in their uterine ... (Wikipedia)

  75. Living History

    by Hillary Rodham Clinton
    Autobiography of Hillary Rodham Clinton's life, from her childhood to her time as First Lady.

    The Phenomenal #1 Worldwide Bestseller—With a New Afterword Hillary Rodham Clinton is known to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Yet few beyond her close friends and family have ever ... (Goodreads)

  76. My Life

    by Bill Clinton
    Memoir of a former President of the United States, chronicling his life and career.

    An exhaustive, soul-searching memoir, Bill Clinton's My Life is a refreshingly candid look at the former president as a son, brother, teacher, father, husband, and public figure. Clinton ... (Goodreads)

  77. A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and The Creation of the Modern Middle East

    by David Fromkin
    A historical account of the events leading to the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the creation of the modern Middle East.

    The critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling account of how the modern Middle East came into being after World War I, and why it is in upheaval today In our time the Middle East has proven a ... (Goodreads)

  78. Hard Choices

    by Hillary Rodham Clinton
    Memoir of Clinton's time as Secretary of State, detailing her experiences and decisions on foreign policy and global issues.

    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 ... (Goodreads)

  79. Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War

    by Max Hastings
    A detailed account of the events leading up to World War I, the battles, and the impact on society.

    From the acclaimed military historian, a new history of the outbreak of World War I: the dramatic stretch from the breakdown of diplomacy to the battles - the Marne, Ypres, Tannenberg - that marked ... (Goodreads)

  80. Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History of our Times

    by George Crile
    The true story of how a congressman and a CIA agent worked together to arm Afghan rebels against the Soviet Union in the 1980s.

    Charlie Wilson's War was a publishing sensation and a New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times bestseller. In the early 1980s, a Houston socialite turned the attention of maverick Texas ... (Goodreads)

  81. Advise and Consent

    by Allen Drury
    A political drama that follows the nomination of a controversial Secretary of State and the power struggles that ensue.

    The U.S. President decides to replace his Secretary of State to promote rapprochement with the Soviet Union . Nominee Robert Leffingwell, a darling of liberals , is viewed by many conservative ... (Wikipedia)

  82. FDR

    by Jean Edward Smith
    Biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his legendary leadership during the Great Depression and WWII.

    One of today’s premier biographers has written a modern, comprehensive, indeed ultimate book on the epic life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In this superlative volume, Jean Edward Smith combines ... (Goodreads)

  83. Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

    by Robert M. Gates
    A memoir of Robert M. Gates' time as Secretary of Defense under Presidents Bush and Obama, detailing the challenges and decisions he faced.

    From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vividly written account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before ... (Goodreads)

  84. Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948

    by Madeleine K. Albright
    A memoir of Madeleine Albright's childhood in Czechoslovakia, her family's exile during WWII, and her return as a diplomat.

    Before Madeleine Albright turned twelve, her life was shaken by the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia—the country where she was born—the Battle of Britain, the near total destruction of European Jewry, ... (Goodreads)

  85. Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America

    by Walter R. Borneman
    A biography of James K. Polk, the 11th President of the United States, who expanded the country's territory and transformed the presidency.

    Biography. In Polk, Walter R. Borneman gives us the first complete and authoritative biography of a president often overshadowed in image but seldom outdone in accomplishment. ... (Goodreads)

  86. Eisenhower in War and Peace

    by Jean Edward Smith
    Biography of Dwight Eisenhower's life, from World War II to the Cold War.

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY, The Christian Science Monitor • St. Louis Post-Dispatch, In his magisterial bestseller FDR, Jean Edward Smith gave us a fresh, modern look at one of the ... (Goodreads)

  87. The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story

    by Stephen R. Donaldson
    A space pilot is forced to confront his traumatic past and the consequences of his actions.

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