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Paul Routledge, political columnist at the Mirror newspaper, recommends his 10 favourite political biographies over at Abebooks.co.uk. Nowt much of interest there, really. Political biographies are mostly deadly dull but, if you can wait until late September, Penguin Classics are releasing Emma Goldman's Living My Life.

Readers Comments

  1. I can't remember where it was, but not long ago I read that Emma Goldman was very likely being homaged by Orwell in the "Emmanuel Goldstein" figure in 1984. Well, it does make sense. I find it a rather touching tribute from a man who wasn't usually generous to radical feminists.

  2. Resolute Reader Thursday 03 August 2006

    I'd like to add Yvonne Kapp's two volume biography of Eleanor Marx and Francis Wheen's accessible biography of Karl Marx to the list of great political biographies. I fear that Mark's dismissal of "deadly dull" biographies stems from the subject matter - English parliamentarian's are rarely interesting. What you need is a politician who gets his or her hands dirty with the masses to make it interesting......

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  3. I always knew about the benefits of viral marketing, but never found the courage to write an e-book. The problem is that many e-books are useless.But my idea has been changed with this book First lady president which is amazing.It is a story of how such a figure might emerge as the first ever serious female candidate in a U.S. presidential election, How could her election possibly affect the political scenario in the Indian subcontinent, and how could Americans of Indian ethnicity get involved in her election process.

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