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The most popular Autobiography: historical, political & military books currently available. Updated weekly.
In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African-American to serve in that role - she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. Product Information: ISBN: 9780241334140 Author: Michelle Obama Publisher: Penguin Format: Hardback Pages: 426 Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 4cm
Permanent Record
Permanent Record is the essential and courageous memoir of Edward Snowden - the man who risked everything to expose the shocking mass surveillance used by governments across the world to spy on their own citizens.
For the Record
Every Day Is Extra
John Kerry tells the story of his extraordinary life of public service, from decorated Vietnam veteran to five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, and Secretary of State for four years: a personal and candid memoir by a witness to some of the most important events of our recent history, including the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate accords.
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
'Malala is an inspiration to girls and women all over the world.' - J.K. RowlingWritten by Malala in collaboration with critically acclaimed author, Patricia McCormick, this children's edition tells the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world - and did.
Pianist of Yarmouk
Harry: (Houdini)
Another addition to our hot new series of illustrated biographies for children - get on first name terms with the greatest people in history and living today.
Daughter's Choice: A True Story of Hardship, Heartache and Hope
A heartwarming, moving true story of a young girl escaping hardship and coming of age in the Second World War.
Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister The Official Companion to the BBC Series
The real Anne Lister, and the official companion to the hit BBC series created by Sally Wainwright and starring Suranne Jones.In Gentleman Jack, historian and series consultant Anne Choma draws from the explosive diaries of Anne Lister to recreate the life and times of one of the most fascinating figures of the 19th century.
Shortest Way Home: One mayor's challenge and a model for America's future
'The best American political biography since Obama's Dreams from My Father' GuardianNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA mayor's inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal.
Restoration Heart: A Memoir
Restoration Heart is William Cash's 'restore-a-wreck' memoir of house and heart.
Upstairs & Downstairs: My Life In Service as a Lady's Maid
Pianist of Yarmouk
Confessions of a Maverick MP
Bursting with revealing and often hilarious anecdotes, these are the political memoirs of a true parliamentary rebel. Strong broadcast and print media interest, serialisation under negotiation. Previous title Revenge of the Rich (ISBN: 9781785902819) Biteback Publishing 2017.
Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations
"A candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain--his most personal book in years--covering everything from 2008 up to the present."--Provided by publisher.
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban
The bestselling memoir of youngest ever NOBEL PRIZE winner, Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who stood up to the Taliban.
Her Father's Daughter: Two families. One man's secrets. A moving true story.
By the internationally bestselling author Beezy Marsh, comes a powerful sequel to All My Mother's Secrets.
Escape: Our journey home through war-torn Germany
Trapped between advancing armies, stranded hundreds of miles from their mother, and with their father missing in action, sisters Barbie and Eva were confronted with an impossible choice. Fuelled by courage and love, Eva and seven-year-old Barbie encounter incredible hardship, extraordinary bravery, and overwhelming generosity.
Trump: The Art of the Deal
TrumpHere is Trump in action - how he runs his business and how he runs his life - as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and changes the face of the New York City skyline. And throughout, Trump talks - really talks - about how he does it.
Autobiography: 150th Anniversary Edition with an Introduction by Pankaj Mishra
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Written between 1919 and 1926, this text tells of the campaign aganist the Turks in the Middle East, encompassing gross acts of cruelty and revenge, ending in a welter of stink and corpses in a Damascus hospital.
This troubling real-life thriller takes us from their first meeting in a spartan flat in the rough suburbs of Manchester, to a bombing in Pakistan, a dramatic arrest and Malik's reporting career on the brink of ruin. Ten years later, Malik returns to this extraordinary tale.
Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA
After an intense training period - where she learns how to master a Glock, get out of flexicuffs while in the trunk of a car, withstand torture, and commit suicide in case of captivity - she is sent undercover to keep nuclear, biological and chemical weapons out of the hands of terror groups.
Strictly Ann: The Autobiography
Forthright memoirs of a singular personality - former MP and Strictly Come Dancing star, Ann Widdecombe.
Double Agent: My Secret Life Undercover in the IRA
Secrets and Lies: The Trials of Christine Keeler
Brothers in Arms: Real War. True Friends. Unlikely Heroes.
The reality of war laid bare in this funny, furious and moving account of one man's tour of Helmand.
In Patagonia
History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave
Mary Prince was a freed slave from Bermuda who achieved notoriety when she published her autobiography at a time when abolition debates were raging. This book details the ill-treatment she received by her various owners and her escape to England where she sought refuge with Christian missionaries.
Double Crossed: A Code of Honour, A Complete Betrayal
The Sunday Times BestsellerAt the age of 23, Brian Wood was thrust into the front line in Iraq, in the infamous Battle of Danny Boy.
No Room for Small Dreams: Courage, Imagination and the Making of Modern Israel
A personal account of the shaping of modern Israel by Shimon Peres, former prime minister (1985-1986, 1995-1996) and president (2007-2014)
Battle Scars: A Story of War and All That Follows
'A vivid, searing account of a life at war.' BEAR GRYLLS'The most important book you'll ever read... Battle Scars will save lives.' TOM MARCUS, author of SOLDIER SPYThis is a true story.
Narrative of Frederick Douglass
Details the life of the author from his birth into slavery in 1818 to his escape to the North in 1838: how he endured the daily physical and spiritual brutalities of his owners and drivers, how he learned to read and write, and how he grew into a man who could only live free or die.
An immediate sensation upon its publication in 1969, Papillon is a vivid memoir of brutal penal colonies, daring prison breaks and heroic adventure on shark-infested seas.
Jim's War: The saga of one man's struggle against the Nazi hordes
Sgt.Jim Pearce was always coy about his army life between 1939 and 1946, until his grandson asked to interview him for a school project. Involved in the D Day landings and the horrors of Belsen, his reminiscences are faithfully recorded with word for word accuracy in this, his mainly light-hearted personal account of wartime active service.
My Dearest, Dearest Albert: Queen Victoria's Life Through Her Letters and Journals
Using excerpts from letters and diaries written by Victoria over many decades, this book shows her very human side, from spirited young princess to caring Queen, passionate bride and loving mother to great-grandmother of a royal dynasty.
Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
The number one bestseller from Former President Barack Obama
Renia's Diary: A Young Girl's Life in the Shadow of the Holocaust
**New York Times bestseller**'At a moment when basic agreement over simple truths has become a political battleground and history a weapon, the publication of the book, Renia's Diary, offers a reminder of the power of bearing witness' - Joanna Berendt, New York Times July 15, 1942, WednesdayRemember this day;
Long Shot: My Life As a Sniper in the Fight Against ISIS
The incredible inside story of a Kurdish sniper in the battle against ISIS - 'A book to marvel at' JOHN LE CARRE
Let Her Fly: A Father's Journey and the Fight for Equality
In this intimate and extraordinary memoir, Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Malala, gives a moving account of fatherhood and his lifelong fight for equality - proving there are many faces of feminism.
Heartland: a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth
Better Ambition: Confessions of a Faithful Liberal
This is the inside story of a life that continues to test the boundaries of political opinion in Britain today.
Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition
The author and her family fled the horrors of Nazi occupation by hiding in the back of a warehouse in Amsterdam for two years with another family and a German dentist. Aged thirteen when she went into the secret annexe, she kept a diary.
Speechwriter: A Brief Education in Politics
Brings you inside the spin room of the modern politician where ideals are crushed, English is mangled, people are humiliated, and the opportunity for humour is everywhere.
Break Point: SAS: Who Dares Wins Host's Incredible True Story
Outsider in the White House
Long and Winding Road
Winner of the Parliamentary Book Award, best memoir by a Parliamentarian, 2016From the condemned slums of Southam Street in West London to the corridors of power in Westminster, Alan Johnson's multi-award-winning autobiography charts an extraordinary journey, almost unimaginable in today's Britain.
Don't Let My Past Be Your Future: A Call to Arms
Don't Let My Past Be Your Future, Harry Leslie Smith's follow-up to Harry's Last Stand, is both a survival guide for today's generations and a memoir about persevering through difficult times with one's dignity and optimism intact.
Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran
This memoir is the extraordinary story of how one Iranian woman overcame enormous adversity to fight for what she truly believed and founded a major movement for women around the world with the simple removal of her hijab.
I Was Told To Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad
Souad Mekhennet is a German-born Moroccan Muslim, a Washington Post correspondent, still based in Germany. This is her brave and powerful memoir. Her life and her quest are nothing less than THE modern story.