In 1840s Rhode Island, the state's seventeenthcentury colonial charter remained in force and restricted suffrage to property owners, effectively disenfranchising 60 percent of potential voters. Thomas Wilson Dorr's failed attempt to rectify that situat... show more
Seán Lemass enjoys unrivalled acclaim as the 'Architect of Modern Ireland'. Yet there remain great gaps in our knowledge of this mythic figure and his golden age. Up to now Lemass, a colossus of twentieth-century Irish history, was airbrushed to fit a ... show more
On St Stephen’s Day 1960 Dónal Donnelly made his dramatic escape from the prison known as 'Europe’s Alcatraz’. Three years earlier, the teenage Dónal had been convicted of membership of the IRA in the first year of 'Operation Harvest’. He was sentenced... show more
ABOUT THE BOOK
Guide To Your Congressman: Anthony Weiner is your definitive pocket guide to congressman and political figure Anthony Weiner. Informative and concise, this book serves as an essential companion to the career of an influential politican.
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Urged by American Ambassador to Rome Richard Washburn Child to write his autobiography, Benito Mussolini hesitated only slightly before he dictated thoughts on his private and public life. This volume reprints the Italian dictator's extraordinary comme... show more
Already a leader of the Republican party when the Civil War began, Henry Wilson had distinguished himself as the most important Congressional figure on military and antislavery and pro-black legislation during the war. During the Era of Reconstruction,... show more