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Nothing to Envy
Ordinary Lives in North Korea
Written by Barbara Demick

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: December 29, 2009
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52390-5 (0-385-52390-4)

Finalist, 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction
(winner to be announced March 10th, 2011)

Winner, 2010 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction

Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years—a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the unchallenged rise to power of his son Kim... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Money and the Power
The Making of Las Vegas and Its Hold on America
Written by Sally Denton and Roger Morris

Format: Trade Paperback, 516 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 12, 2002
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70126-9 (0-375-70126-5)

Award-winning reporter Sally Denton bestselling presidential biographer Roger Morris here give us an eye-opening portrait of Las Vegas–a city that has become emblematic of America’s future.

Exposing the city’s surprising links to Mormon bankers, the CIA, and several presidents, they reveal a dangerous relationship between politics, business, and crime. And through this... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Age Wave
How The Most Important Trend Of Our Time Can Change Your Future
Written by Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D. and Joe Flower

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 1, 1990
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-34806-4 (0-553-34806-X)

Based on 15 years of research by Dr. Dychtwald, a leading expert on aging, this is the first comprehensive analysis of the consequences of the aging baby-boomer population on society. Examining the choices and challenges for the future, Age Wave discusses topics such as the "cyclic life-style," "reinventing the family," "elderpower... Read more >

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Hope for Africa
Voices from Around the World
Edited by June Eding

Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
On Sale: June 28, 2011
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-1-57826-308-0 (1-57826-308-5)

Organizations involved in the myriad causes related to Africa were asked a seemingly simple question: “Why save Africa?” The result is a collection of compelling perspectives from around the world.

Why Save Africa? is made up of short essays from large, internationally recognized non-profits; small grassroots charities; and everything in between... Read more >

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The Age of Austerity
How Scarcity Will Remake American Politics
Written by Thomas Byrne Edsall

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94645-4 (0-307-94645-2)

One of our most prescient political observers provides a sobering account of how pitched battles over scarce resources will increasingly define American politics in the coming years—and how we might avoid, or at least mitigate, the damage from these ideological and economic battles.

In a matter of just three years, a bitter... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Sacred Economics
Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition
Written by Charles Eisenstein

Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-397-7 (1-58394-397-8)

Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme–but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Robert's Rules of Order
The Standard Guide to Parliamentary Procedure
Written by Will Eisner

Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: October 1, 1986
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-22598-3 (0-553-22598-7)

This edition of the classic 1893 text includes all the essential guidelines for conducting formal meetings, in an easy-to-use, quick reference format. Each section is keyed with a special margin that shows what aspect of parliamentary procedure it covers, and illustrations show the rules in action. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Technological Society

Written by Jacques Ellul

Format: Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 12, 1967
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-70390-9 (0-394-70390-1)

Introduction by Robert K. Merton, translated by John Wilkinson.  As insightful and wise today as it was when originally published in 1954, Jacques Ellul's The Technological Society has become a classic in its field, laying the groundwork for all other studies of technology and society that have followed.  Ellul offers a penetrating analysis... Read more >

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As the Future Catches You
How Genomics & Other Forces Are Changing Your Life, Work, Health & Wealth
Written by Juan Enriquez

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 25, 2005
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4774-1 (1-4000-4774-9)

In As the Future Catches You, author Juan Enriquez puts the reader face to face with unprecedented political, ethical, economic, and financial issues, dramatically demonstrating the cascading impact of the genetic, digital, and knowledge revolutions on all our lives.

Genetics will be the dominant language of this century. Those who can... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The 21st Century Economy--A Beginner's Guide

Written by Randy Charles Epping

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38790-5 (0-307-38790-9)

A comprehensive guide to understanding today's global economy from the author of the bestselling A Beginner's Guide to the World Economy.

While reporting on today's world, business and mainstream media alike use terms and mention trends that even the savviest consumer may find baffling. In his latest book, Randy Charles Epping... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Battle of Mogadishu
Firsthand Accounts from the Men of Task Force Ranger
Edited by Matt Eversmann and Dan Schilling

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: July 26, 2005
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-45966-4 (0-345-45966-0)

It started as a mission to capture a Somali warlord. It turned into a disastrous urban firefight and death-defying rescue operation that shocked the world and rattled a great nation. Now the 1993 battle for Mogadishu, Somalia–the incident that was the basis of the book and film Black Hawk Down–is remembered... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Force of Reason

Written by Oriana Fallaci

Format: Hardcover, 290 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli
On Sale: March 7, 2006
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-8478-2753-4 (0-8478-2753-4)

Oriana Fallaci is back with her much-anticipated follow up to The Rage and the Pride, her powerful post-September 11 manifesto. The genesis for The Force of Reason was a postscript entitled Due Anni Dopo (Two Years Later), which was intended as a brief appendix to the thirtieth edition of The Rage... Read more >

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While America Sleeps
A Wake-up Call for the Post-9/11 Era
Written by Russ Feingold

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95253-0 (0-307-95253-3)

Former senator Russ Feingold offers an overview of the US government’s institutional failures since the September 11 attacks, and its inadequate and oversimplified political reactions to the post-9/11 political landscape. He proposes solutions that address the international problems the nation faces, and calls for an end to the complacency that has... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Predator Nation
Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America
Written by Charles H. Ferguson

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95256-1 (0-307-95256-8)

Charles H. Ferguson, who electrified the world with his Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job, now explains how a predator elite took over the country, step by step, and he exposes the networks of academic, financial, and political influence, in all recent administrations, that prepared the predators’ path to conquest.

Over the last several... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Obamas
The Untold Story of an African Family
Written by Peter Firstbrook

Format: Trade Paperback, 360 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59141-8 (0-307-59141-7)

"Fascinating...adds many interesting details to what we know of the President’s heritage."
--David Remnick,

On January 20, 2009, a few hundred men, women, and children gathered under trees in the twilight at K’obama, a village on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya. Barack Obama’s rise to the American presidency had... Read more >
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The Archaeology of Knowledge

Written by Michel Foucault

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 1982
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-71106-5 (0-394-71106-8)

Madness, sexuality, power, knowledge--are these facts of life or simply parts of speech?  The Archaeology of Knowledge begins at the level of "things said" and moves quickly to illuminate the connections between knowledge, language, and action in a style at once profound and personal.  A summing up of Foucault's own methodological assumptions, this... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Foucault Reader

Written by Michel Foucault

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 12, 1984
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-71340-3 (0-394-71340-0)

Edited by Paul Rainbow.  Michel Foucault was one of the most influential thinkers in the contemporary world, someone whose work has affected the teaching of half a dozen disciplines ranging from literary criticism to the history of criminology. The Foucault Reader contains selections from each area of Foucault's work as well as... Read more >

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The Classic Portrait of Alabama Governor George Wallace
Written by Marshall Frady

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 3, 1996
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77128-9 (0-679-77128-X)

With a new Epilogue by Marshall Frady, Wallace is the classic portrait of one of the century's most fiery and controversial political figures. Initially conceived of as a novel, Frady's biography retains the narrative force and descriptive powers of fiction. This is a wonderfully crafted depiction of George Wallace, a seminal... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Bitter Pills
Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs
Written by Stephen Fried

Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 4, 1999
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37852-8 (0-553-37852-X)

When award-winning investigative journalist Stephen Fried looked into the cause of his wife's violent reaction to a prescribed new antibiotic, he wrote a series of articles on his research into the matter which led to a full-scale probe of "the other drug problem"-legal drugs and and the unexplored problem of adverse... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Off the Sidelines
Raise Your Voice, Change the World
Written by Kirsten Gillibrand
Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-7907-2 (0-8041-7907-7)

Since her appointment in 2009, at age 42, to fill Hillary Rodham Clinton's New York Senate seat when Clinton was appointed Secretary of State, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has established herself as a passionate, fearless, and laser-focused presence in Congress.  The granddaughter and daughter of two trail-blazing political feminists, Gillibrand is a... Read more >

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The Sixties
Years of Hope, Days of Rage
Written by Todd Gitlin

Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: July 1, 1993
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37212-0 (0-553-37212-2)

In this widely lauded history, Todd Gitlin takes students past the oversimplifications that surround the most pivotal decade since World War II, to reveal the many complex and often self-contradictory facets of the sixties' great movements.

"[A] thoughtfully-critical account of the '60's experience."--The Washington Post Book World

"A superb re-creation of that era."--The... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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State vs. Defense
The Battle to Define America's Empire
Written by Stephen Glain

Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-40842-6 (0-307-40842-6)

For most of the twentieth century, the sword has led before the olive branch in American foreign policy. Vividly told, State vs. Defense shows how America truly operates as a superpower and explores the constant tension between the diplomats at State and the warriors at Defense.

State vs. Defense characterizes all the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Tower of Babble
How the United Nations Has Fueled Global Chaos
Written by Dore Gold

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: October 25, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5494-7 (1-4000-5494-X)

A United Nations insider exposes the ugly truth about the UN—including how Gold believes the UN organizations have been funding terrorist groups.

In the New York Times bestseller Tower of Babble, former United Nations ambassador Dore Gold blows the lid off what he asserts is the UN’s shocking failures to keep international... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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'Isms & 'Ologies
All the movements, ideologies and doctrines that have shaped our world
Written by Arthur Goldwag

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27907-1 (0-307-27907-3)

From Platonism to New Historicism, humankind is constantly coming up with fresh schools of thought to help explain (or at least describe) the mysterious world around us. Here is the ultimate guide to over 450 of the most significant intellectual terms, movements, and religions that help shape the society we live... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Race for the Future
How Conservatives Can Break the Liberal Monopoly on Hispanic Americans
Written by Mike Gonzalez

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Forum
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-3765-2 (0-8041-3765-X)

The 2012 elections catapulted Hispanics to the forefront of the national conversation. But this much misunderstood group, whose political rise was long coming, has been part of the history and fabric of this country since its beginning. Digging deeply into the demographics and cultural history, veteran journalist Gonzalez explains what the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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