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The System
The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football
Written by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80303-0 (0-345-80303-5)

A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year 

NCAA football is big business. Every Saturday millions of people file into massive stadiums or tune in on television as "athlete-students" give everything they've got to make their team a success. Billions of dollars now flow into the game. But what is the true... Read more >

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Debt - Updated and Expanded
The First 5,000 Years
Written by David Graeber


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-419-6 (1-61219-419-2)

Now in paperback, the updated and expanded edition : David Graeber’s “fresh . . . fascinating . . . thought-provoking . . . and exceedingly timely” (Financial Times) history of debt
 
Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years, since... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Losing Our Way
An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America
Written by Bob Herbert


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-52823-8 (0-385-52823-X)

From longtime New York Times columnist Bob Herbert comes a wrenching portrayal of ordinary Americans struggling for survival in a nation that has lost its way

In his eighteen years as an opinion columnist for The New York Times, Herbert championed the working poor and the middle class. After filing his last... Read more >

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Seven Bad Ideas
How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World
Written by Jeff Madrick


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-96118-1 (0-307-96118-4)

A bold indictment of some of our most accepted mainstream economic theories—why they’re wrong, and how they’ve been harming America and the world.

Budget deficits are bad. A strong dollar is good. Controlling inflation is paramount. Pay reflects greater worker skills. A deregulated free market is fair and effective. Theories like these... 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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How to Kill a Unicorn
How the World's Hottest Innovation Factory Builds Bold Ideas That Make It to Market
Written by Mark Payne


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-3873-4 (0-8041-3873-7)

Today, innovation is seen as the key to growth and success—a burning issue in every company, from startups to the Fortune 500 but the number of innovations that actually make it to market is extremely limited. Fahrenheit 212 is the premiere innovation consulting firm, having developed a solution to the equation... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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Take Command
Lessons in Leadership: How to Be a First Responder in Business
Written by Jake Wood


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-3838-3 (0-8041-3838-9)

Take Command, by co-founder and CEO of Team Rubicon and former Marine sniper Jake Wood, shows readers how to take hard-learned lessons in leadership and teamwork from the battlefield and disaster zone and apply them to your career and professional life.
 
While most of our jobs don’t involve leading a tour of...

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