Oct 13, 2012 — Walter Starhr's new biography, Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man, tells the story of William Seward and Abraham Lincoln and how these two campaign adversaries became close White House allies.
Sep 26, 2012 — Condoleezza Rice remembers her time in the Bush administration, Michael Lewis and Thant Myint-U discuss the world's economies, Michael Moore recounts his journey toward becoming a filmmaker, and Toni Morrison collects essays about censorship and the power of literature.
Sep 9, 2011 — Former Vice President Dick Cheney reflects on his tenure in In My Time, which debuts at No. 1.
Aug 26, 2011 — Call it spin, score settling or setting the record straight: Former Vice President Dick Cheney's new memoir of his extraordinary political career is out next week. Robert Siegel talks with Charlie Savage of the New York Times. Savage got an early copy of the book, entitled In My Time.
Sep 29, 2009 — In her new book, Read My Pins, the former secretary of state reveals how she used jewelry as a diplomatic tool during her years with the Clinton administration.
Jun 25, 2009 — Journalist Bradley Graham discusses the successes and failures of former secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld. Graham is the author of By His Own Rules, a lengthy new biography of Rumsfeld.
Sep 5, 2007 — Washington Post correspondent Glenn Kessler discusses his new book, The Confidante: Condoleezza Rice and the Creation of the Bush Legacy. The biography chronicles Rice's journey from a political science professor to the U.S. Secretary of State.
May 7, 2007 — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is arguably the most powerful black woman in American history. But according to Newsweek Senior Editor Marcus Mabry, author of Twice as Good: Condoleezza Rice and Her Path to Power, Rice guards her privacy with the same fierceness that has driven her political career. Mabry talks to Farai Chideya about his new biography of Rice.
Aug 12, 2005 — As Social Security turns 70, President Franklin Roosevelt is remembered for bringing this popular government program to life. But it was Roosevelt's Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins who led the team that created the plan for Social Security and steered it through Congress.