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Frantz Fanon is best known as one of the leading twentieth-century political thinkers and activists against colonialism and imperialism and as the author of the iconic book "Wretched of the Earth".
A valuable portrait of Peter Hain's admirable, freedom-fighter parents.
Nelson Mandela's autobiography.
A series of lively and absorbing portraits of iconic modern Chinese leaders and thinkers, Wealth and Power is a panoramic narrative of the nation's ascent from imperial doormat to global economic powerhouse.
Former White House adviser Victor Cha pulls back the curtain on the world's most isolated country to provide an unprecedented and timely insight into North Korea's history, present and future.
Simon Bolivar's life makes for one of history's most dramatic canvases, a colossal narrative filled with adventure and disaster, victory and defeat. This is the story not just of an extraordinary man but of the liberation of a continent.
Former Secretary General of the Commonwealth reveals what went on behind the scenes in this compelling account of running an international organisation in a complex world
Mao Zedong was one of the most important figures of the twentieth century, the most important in the history of modern China. This revelatory new biography draws on thousands of Russian documents about Mao and other Chinese leaders that have not been seen before
Over forty years of service to the United Nations - the last ten as Secretary-General - Kofi Annan has been at the centre of the major geopolitical events of our time.
Vassiliev’s research includes original documents and interviews in Arabic, Russian and French – allowing for a unique perspective of this seminal figure.
An analysis of the Peron legend.
A new take on the life of Burma's famous freedom fighter.
Since 9/11, the Jordanian Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi (b. West Bank, 1959) has emerged as one of the most important radical Muslim thinkers alive today. This groundbreaking book, which is the first comprehensive assessment of al-Maqdisi, his life, ideology, and influence, is based on his extensive writings and those of other jihadis.
Daniel Kawczynski examines the persona and career of one of the world’s most enigmatic and bizarre leaders and looks at what it would take to unseat him, and what happened next.
Poignant, sad and sometimes overwhelming, this book records Mary's story of the murder of fifty members of her family in the Rwandan Genocide, as well as her life in the aftermath, but also encompasses the painful testimonies of those who survived and shared their memories with her.
Ashton has had unique access to Hussein's private papers, including his secret correspondence with US, British, and Israeli leaders, and has conducted numerous interviews with members of Hussein's circle and immediate family.