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February 3, 2015
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We Should All Be Feminists

Written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 3, 2015
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-101-91176-1 (1-101-91176-X)

In this personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah, offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
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China 1945
Mao's Revolution and America's Fateful Choice
Written by Richard Bernstein


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59588-1 (0-307-59588-9)

A riveting account of the watershed moment in America’s dealings with China that forever altered the course of East-West relations

As 1945 opened, America was on surprisingly congenial terms with China’s Communist rebels—their soldiers treated their American counterparts as heroes, rescuing airmen shot down over enemy territory. Chinese leaders talked of a... Read more >
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Inside Syria
The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect
Written by Reese Erlich
Foreword by Noam Chomsky


Format: Hardcover, 313 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-61614-948-2 (1-61614-948-5)

Based on first-hand reporting from Syria and Washington, journalist Reese Erlich unravels the complex dynamics underlying the Syrian civil war. Through vivid, on-the-ground accounts and interviews with both rebel leaders and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Erlich gives the reader a better understanding of this momentous power struggle and why it matters.

Through... Read more >
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February 3, 2015
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Gandhi Before India

Written by Ramachandra Guha


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 3, 2015
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47478-0 (0-307-47478-X)

A revelatory work of biography, Gandhi Before India is an illuminating portrait of the life, the work, and the historical context of one of the most abidingly influential—and controversial—men in modern history. From Gandhi’s birth in 1869, through his upbringing in Gujarat and his years as a student in London, to his two... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Georgetown Set
Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington
Written by Gregg Herken


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27118-1 (0-307-27118-8)

A fascinating, behind-the-scenes history of postwar Washington—a rich and colorful portrait of the close-knit group of journalists, spies, and government officials who waged the Cold War over cocktails and dinner.

In the years after World War II, Georgetown’s leafy streets were home to an unlikely group of Cold Warriors: a coterie of... Read more >
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When Lions Roar
The Churchills and the Kennedys
Written by Thomas Maier


Format: Hardcover, 784 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95679-8 (0-307-95679-2)

An ambitious and original history of the deeply entwined personal and public lives of the Churchills and the Kennedys and the lasting impact of these bonds on Great Britain and the United States

When Lions Roar
opens in the mid-1930s with U.S. ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy's first visit to Chartwell, Churchill's country... Read more >
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Lincoln in the World
The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power
Written by Kevin Peraino


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88721-4 (0-307-88721-9)

A revealing look at how Abraham Lincoln evolved into one of our seminal foreign-policy presidents—and helped point the way to America’s rise to world power.

Engaging, insightful, and highly original, Lincoln in the World is a tale set at the intersection of personal character and national power. The narrative focuses tightly on... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.


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February 3, 2015
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Rights at Risk
The Limits of Liberty in Modern America
Written by David K. Shipler


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 3, 2015
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94700-0 (0-307-94700-9)

An enlightening, intensely researched examination of violations of the constitutional principles that preserve individual rights and civil liberties from courtrooms to classrooms.
 
With telling anecdote and detail, Pulitzer Prize–winner David K. Shipler explores the territory where the Constitution meets everyday America, where legal compromises—before and since 9/11—have undermined the criminal justice system’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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On His Own Terms
A Life of Nelson Rockefeller
Written by Richard Norton Smith


Format: Hardcover, 880 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $38.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-50580-5 (0-375-50580-6)

From acclaimed historian Richard Norton Smith comes the definitive life of an American icon: Nelson Rockefeller—one of the most complex and compelling figures of the twentieth century. 
 
Fourteen years in the making, this magisterial biography of the original Rockefeller Republican draws on thousands of newly available documents and over two hundred interviews... Read more >
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