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8 Featured Titles

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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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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Idealist
Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty
Written by Nina Munk


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2942-4 (0-7679-2942-X)

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
BloombergForbesThe Spectator

In 2006, Jeffrey Sachs—celebrated economist, special advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations, and author of the influential bestseller The End of Poverty— launched the Millennium Villages Project, a daring, $120-million experiment designed to... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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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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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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