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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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Creativity, Inc.
Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
Written by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9301-1 (0-8129-9301-2)

From Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, comes an incisive book about creativity in business.

For nearly twenty years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing films as the Toy Story trilogy, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up, and WALL-E.  Pixar movies are an object lesson in what creativity... Read more >

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The Contest of the Century
The New Era of Competition with China--and How America Can Win
Written by Geoff A. Dyer


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-96075-7 (0-307-96075-7)

From the former Financial Times Beijing bureau chief, a balanced and far-seeing analysis of the emerging competition between China and the United States that will dominate twenty-first-century world affairs—an inside account of Beijing’s quest for influence and an explanation of how America can come out on top.

The structure of global politics... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Philosophy Of Praxis
Marx, Lukács And The Frankfurt School
Written by Andrew Feenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-172-5 (1-78168-172-4)

The early Marx called for the “realization of philosophy” through revolution. Revolution thus became a critical concept for Marxism, a view elaborated in the later praxis perspectives of Lukács and the Frankfurt School. These thinkers argue that fundamental philosophical problems are, in reality, social problems abstractly conceived.

Originally published as Lukács, Marx and the Sources of Critical Theory... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Money
The Unauthorized Biography
Written by Felix Martin


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-96243-0 (0-307-96243-1)

From ancient currency to Adam Smith, from the gold standard to shadow banking and the Great Recession: a sweeping historical epic that traces the development and evolution of one of humankind’s greatest inventions.

What is money, and how does it work? In this tour de force of political, cultural and economic history... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Essentialism
The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Written by Greg McKeown


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-3738-6 (0-8041-3738-2)

As Stanford MBA and popular Harvard Business Review blogger Greg McKeown posits, busyness and productivity are not synonymous.  Indeed, no matter the setting it is all too common to feel both overworked and under-utilized.  In McKeown’s latest book, Essentialism, students are taught to combat and counteract this issue through honing in on... Read more >


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October 7, 2014
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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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Cubed
A Secret History of the Workplace
Written by Nikil Saval


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53657-8 (0-385-53657-7)

You mean this place we go to five days a week has a history? Cubed reveals the unexplored yet surprising story of the places where most of the world's work—our work—gets done. From "Bartleby the Scrivener" to The Office, from the steno pool to the open-plan cubicle farm, Cubed is a... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Divide
American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
Written by Matt Taibbi
Illustrated by Molly Crabapple


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9342-4 (0-8129-9342-X)

Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery:
 
Poverty goes up. Crime goes down. The prison population doubles.
Fraud by the rich wipes out 40 percent of the world’s wealth. The rich get massively richer. No one goes to jail.
 
In search of a solution, journalist... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.
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