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Why Nations Fail
The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
Written by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71922-5 (0-307-71922-7)

Shortlisted for The Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Ralph Waldo Emerson Award
Finalist for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award
Picked as one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post, the Financial Times,
The Economist, BusinessWeek, Bloomberg, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Plain Dealer


Brilliant... Read more >

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Why Nations Fail
The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
Written by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71921-8 (0-307-71921-9)

Shortlisted for The Phi Beta Kappa Society's Ralph Waldo Emerson Award

Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?

Is it culture, the weather... Read more >

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Anti-Capitalism

Written by Ezequiel Adamovsky
Illustrated by United Illustrators
Translated by Marie Trigona


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-087-1 (1-60980-087-7)

In Anti-Capitalism, activist and scholar Ezequiel Adamovsky tells the story of the long-standing effort to build a better world, one without an abusive system at its heart. Backed up by arresting, lucid images from the radical artist group United Illustrators, Adamovsky details the struggle against rising corporate power, as that struggle... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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War of Numbers
An Intelligence Memoir
Written by Sam Adams
Foreword by David Hackworth


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Steerforth
On Sale: June 1, 1998
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-1-883642-46-4 (1-883642-46-9)

Sam Adams loved intelligence work, and that enthusiasm shines throughout this memoir of his years with the Central Intelligence Agency. His career was dominated by an epic struggle over Vietnam — over military attempts to hide the true size of the enemy forces there, and over the integrity of the intelligence... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Biohazard
The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World--Told from the Inside by the Man Who Ran It
Written by Ken Alibek and Stephen Handelman


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: April 11, 2000
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-33496-9 (0-385-33496-6)

For two decades, while a fearful world prepared for nuclear winter, an elite team of Russian bioweaponeers began to till a new killing field: a bleak tract sown with powerful seeds of mass destruction--by doctors who had committed themselves to creating a biological Armageddon. Biohazard is the never-before-told story of Russia's... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Second Plane
September 11: Terror and Boredom
Written by Martin Amis


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9600-8 (1-4000-9600-6)

A master not only of fiction but also of fiercely controversial political engagement, Martin Amis here gathers fourteen pieces that constitute an evolving, provocative, and insightful examination of the most momentous event of our time.

At the heart of this collection is the long essay “Terror and Boredom,” an unsparing analysis of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Age Of Globalization
Anarchists and the Anti-Colonial Imagination
Written by Benedict Anderson


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-144-2 (1-78168-144-9)

The exchange of ideas makes history as surely as the exchange of gunfire. The Age of Globalization (previously published as Under Three Flags) is an account of the unlikely connections that made up late nineteenth-century politics and culture. In particular, Benedict Anderson examines the links between militant anarchists in Europe and the Americas and the anti-imperialist... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Reagan's Secret War
The Untold Story of His Fight to Save the World from Nuclear Disaster
Written by Martin Anderson and Annelise Anderson


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-23863-4 (0-307-23863-6)

On February 6, 1981, at his first National Security Council meeting, Ronald Reagan told his advisers: “I will make the decisions.” As Reagan’s Secret War reveals, these words provide the touchstone for understanding the extraordinary accomplishments of the Reagan administration, including the decisive events that led to the end of the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Defend the Realm
The Authorized History of MI5
Written by Christopher Andrew


Format: Trade Paperback, 1104 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 2010
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-27581-3 (0-307-27581-7)

For over 100 years, the agents of MI5 have defended Britain against enemy subversion. Their work has remained shrouded in secrecy–until now. This first-ever authorized account reveals the British Security Service as never before: its inner workings, its clandestine operations, its failures and its triumphs.

“Penetrating. . . . Inestimably valuable. ... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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No god but God (Updated Edition)
The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam
Written by Reza Aslan


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8244-2 (0-8129-8244-4)

In No god but God, internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Aslan explains Islam—the origins and evolution of the faith—in all its beauty and complexity. This updated edition addresses the events of the past decade, analyzing how they have influenced Islam’s position in modern culture. Aslan explores what the popular demonstrations pushing for... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dead Heat
Global Justice and Global Warming
Written by Tom Athanasiou and Paul Baer


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 5, 2002
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-477-9 (1-58322-477-7)

Today’s “extreme weather events” (record-breaking heat waves, droughts, and melting ice caps) foreshadow an increasingly unstable and dire future. Yet, despite all, the US government continues to reject the Kyoto Protocol, to deny the catastrophic consequences of oil dependency, and to define the politics of oil as the politics of U.S... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Illegal People
How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants
Written by David Bacon


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2009
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4230-4 (0-8070-4230-7)

For two decades David Bacon has documented the connections between labor, migration, and the global economy. In Illegal People he explains why our national policy produces even more displacement, migration, immigration raids, and an increasingly divided and polarized society. Arguing for a sea change in how we think, debate, and legislate... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Body of Secrets
Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency
Written by James Bamford


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 30, 2002
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49908-8 (0-385-49908-6)

The National Security Agency is the world’s most powerful, most far-reaching espionage. Now with a new afterword describing the security lapses that preceded the attacks of September 11, 2001, Body of Secrets takes us to the inner sanctum of America’s spy world. In the follow-up to his bestselling Puzzle Palace, James... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Shadow Factory
The NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America
Written by James Bamford


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 14, 2009
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27939-2 (0-307-27939-1)

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A Washington Post Best Book of the Year

James Bamford has been the preeminent expert on the National Security Agency since his reporting revealed the agency's existence in the 1980s. Now, Bamford describes the transformation of the NSA since 9/11, as the agency increasingly turns its high-tech gaze within America's borders... Read more >

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The Blood Telegram
Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide
Written by Gary J. Bass


Format: Hardcover, 528 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-70020-9 (0-307-70020-8)

A riveting history—the first full account—of the involvement of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger in the 1971 atrocities in Bangladesh that led to war between India and Pakistan, shaped the fate of Asia, and left in their wake a host of major strategic consequences for the world today.

Giving an astonishing inside... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Freedom's Battle
The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention
Written by Gary J. Bass


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 13, 2009
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27987-3 (0-307-27987-1)

This gripping and important book brings alive over two hundred years of humanitarian interventions. Freedom’s Battle illuminates the passionate debates between conscience and imperialism ignited by the first human rights activists in the 19th century, and shows how a newly emergent free press galvanized British, American, and French citizens to action... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Surrender
Appeasing Islam, Sacrificing Freedom
Written by Bruce Bawer


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2837-3 (0-7679-2837-7)

WITH A NEW AFTERWORD

In his controversial and critically acclaimed While Europe Slept, Bruce Bawer outlined the danger that Islamic immigration posed to traditional European values. In this provocative follow-up, he takes up the West’s recent trend of silence and appeasement in the face of cultural intimidation by radical Islam.

From an examination... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Age of Sacred Terror
Radical Islam's War Against America
Written by Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6984-9 (0-8129-6984-7)

WINNER OF THE ARTHUR ROSS BOOK AWARD;
the "largest U.S. Book Award for International Affairs," sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations.

Recently, in The New York Times, Tom Zeller listed The Age Of Sacred Terror and Richard A. Clarke's Against All Enemies as two of the key books addressing crucial issues now... Read more >

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Manhunt
The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad
Written by Peter L. Bergen


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95588-3 (0-307-95588-5)

Chosen by the Washington Post As One of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2012
Based on exhaustive research and unprecedented access to White House officials, CIA analysts, Pakistani intelligence, and the military, this is the definitive account of ten years in pursuit of bin Laden and of the twilight of al-Qaeda.

It... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Hold Everything Dear
Dispatches on Survival and Resistance
Written by John Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38673-1 (0-307-38673-2)

From one of the most impassioned of writers of our time, this powerful collection of essays offers a stark portrait of post-9/11 realities. John Berger occupies a unique position in the international cultural landscape: artist, filmmaker, poet, philosopher, novelist, and essayist, he is also a deeply thoughtful political activist. In Hold... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The Flight of the Intellectuals

Written by Paul Berman


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-935554-98-1 (1-935554-98-0)

Twenty years ago, Ayatollah Khomeini called for the assassination of Salman Rushdie–and writers around the world instinctively rallied to Rushdie’s defense. Today, according to writer Paul Berman, “Rushdie has metastasized into an entire social class”–an ever-growing group of sharp-tongued critics of Islamist extremism, especially critics from Muslim backgrounds, who survive only... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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The Flight of the Intellectuals
The Controversy Over Islamism and the Press
Written by Paul Berman


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: March 29, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-935554-44-8 (1-935554-44-1)

Twenty years ago, Ayatollah Khomeini called for the assassination of Salman Rushdie–and writers around the world instinctively rallied to Rushdie’s defense. Today, according to writer Paul Berman, “Rushdie has metastasized into an entire social class”–an ever-growing group of sharp-tongued critics of Islamist extremism, especially critics from Muslim backgrounds, who survive only... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Coming Conflict with China

Written by Richard Bernstein and Ross H. Munro


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 3, 1998
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77662-8 (0-679-77662-1)

From two former Beijing bureau chiefs with long experience in Asian affairs comes a clear-eyed and uncompromising look at the potentially disastrous collision course now taking shape in U.S.-China relations. Bent on dominating Asia, China has the third-largest nuclear delivery arsenal in the world and recent confrontations between Chinese and American... Read more >


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May 20, 2014
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The Good Spy
The Life and Death of Robert Ames
Written by Kai Bird


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88975-1 (0-307-88975-0)

“Kai Bird has produced a compelling and complex narrative that must be read on many levels – including as a detailed account of the immense influence that a truly good man can have on an agency as cynical as the CIA, and as a reminder of a myriad of losses.  Robert... Read more >

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The Shield of Achilles
War, Peace, and the Course of History
Written by Philip Bobbitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 960 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72138-7 (0-385-72138-2)

“We are at a moment in world affairs when the essential ideas that govern statecraft must change. For five centuries it has taken the resources of a state to destroy another state . . . This is no longer true, owing to advances in international telecommunications, rapid computation, and weapons of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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