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Rosewater (Movie Tie-in Edition)
A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival
Written by Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy
Foreword by Jon Meacham

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8180-3 (0-8129-8180-4)

When Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran’s presidential election, he assured his pregnant fiancée, Paola, that he’d be back in just a few days, a week at most. Little did he know, as he kissed her good-bye, that he would spend the next three months in Iran’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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All the Truth Is Out
The Week Politics Went Tabloid
Written by Matt Bai

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27338-3 (0-307-27338-5)

The former chief political correspondent for The New York Times Magazine brilliantly revisits the Gary Hart affair and looks at how it changed forever the intersection of American media and politics.

In 1987, Gary Hart-articulate, dashing, refreshingly progressive-seemed a shoo-in for the Democratic nomination for president and led George H. W. Bush comfortably in... Read more >

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Radio Benjamin

Written by Walter Benjamin
Edited by Lecia Rosenthal
Translated by Jonathan Lutes

Format: Hardcover, 424 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-575-4 (1-78168-575-4)

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The News: A User's Manual

Written by Alain De Botton

Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37912-2 (0-307-37912-4)

The news is everywhere. We can’t stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds?
We are never really taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face every day, writes Alain de Botton (author of the best-selling The Architecture of Happiness)... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Dance of the Reptiles
Rampaging Tourists, Marauding Pythons, Larcenous Legislators, Crazed Celebrities, and Tar-Balled Beaches: Selected Columns
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Edited by Diane Stevenson

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80702-1 (0-345-80702-2)

If you think the wildest, wackiest stories that Carl Hiaasen can tell have all made it into his hilarious, bestselling novels, think again. Dance of the Reptiles collects the best of Hiaasen’s Miami Herald columns, which lay bare the stories—large and small--that demonstrate anew that truth is far stranger than fiction.
Hiaasen offers his... Read more >

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The Art of Controversy
Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power
Written by Victor S Navasky

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95720-7 (0-307-95720-9)

A lavishly illustrated, witty, and original look at the awesome power of the political cartoon throughout history to enrage, provoke, and amuse.

As a former editor of The New York Times Magazine and the longtime editor of The Nation, Victor S. Navasky knows just how transformative—and incendiary—cartoons can be. Here Navasky guides... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hunting Season
Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town
Written by Mirta Ojito

Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6122-0 (0-8070-6122-0)

In November 2008, Marcelo Lucero, a thirty-seven-year-old undocumented Ecuadorean immigrant, was attacked and murdered by a group of teenagers as he walked the streets of the Long Island village of Patchogue accompanied by a childhood friend. The attackers were out “hunting for beaners.” Chasing, harassing, and assaulting defenseless “beaners”–their slur for... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Informing the News
The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism
Written by Thomas E. Patterson

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-80660-4 (0-345-80660-3)

As the journalist Walter Lippmann noted nearly a century ago, democracy falters “if there is no steady supply of trustworthy and relevant news.” Today’s journalists are not providing it. Too often, reporters give equal weight to facts and biased opinion, stir up small controversies, and substitute infotainment for real news. Even... Read more >
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Hell Before Breakfast
America's First War Correspondents Making History and Headlines, from the Battlefileds of the Civil War to the Far Reaches of the Ottoman Empire
Written by Robert H. Patton

Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37721-0 (0-307-37721-0)

The first “war correspondent,” William H. Russell of The Times of London, described himself and his profession as “the miserable parent of a luckless tribe.” Others saw it differently: the war correspondent became the stuff of dreams and an urgent romantic calling. . . .
Now, Robert H. Patton, acclaimed historian... Read more >
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