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Condoleezza Rice: An American Life
A Biography
Written by Elisabeth Bumiller


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 13, 2009
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7713-4 (0-8129-7713-0)

Condoleezza Rice, one of the most powerful and controversial women in the world, has until now remained a mystery behind an elegant, cool veneer. New York Times reporter Elisabeth Bumiller peels back the layers and presents a revelatory portrait of the first black female secretary of state and President George W... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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On the Same Track
How Schools Can Join the Twenty-First-Century Struggle against Resegregation
Written by Carol Corbett Burris


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3297-8 (0-8070-3297-2)

Since the beginning of the last century, the sorting of students into different “tracks” has resulted in segregated classrooms and unequal learning opportunities for students. On the Same Track traces the origins of tracking, from its beginnings in the early twentieth century to today. Carol Burris argues that the practice perpetuates...

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Madison and Jefferson

Written by Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7900-8 (0-8129-7900-1)

The third and fourth presidents have long been considered proper gentlemen, with Thomas Jefferson’s genius overshadowing James Madison’s judgment and common sense. But in this revelatory book about their crucial partnership, both are seen as men of their times, hardboiled operatives in a gritty world of primal politics where they struggled... Read more >
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The Passions of Andrew Jackson

Written by Andrew Burstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71404-7 (0-375-71404-9)

Most people vaguely imagine Andrew Jackson as a jaunty warrior and a man of the people, but he was much more—a man just as complex and controversial as Jefferson or Lincoln. Now, with the first major reinterpretation of his life in a generation, historian Andrew Burstein brings back Jackson with all... Read more >
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Fast Future
How the Millennial Generation Is Shaping our World
Written by David D. Burstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3322-7 (0-8070-3322-7)

They’ve been called trophy kids, entitled, narcissistic, the worst employees in history, and even the dumbest generation. But, argues David Burstein, the millennial generation’s unique blend of civic idealism and savvy pragmatism will enable us to overcome a deeply divided nation facing economic and environmental calamities.

With eighty-million millennials (people who are... Read more >
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Fast Future
How the Millennial Generation Is Shaping Our World
Written by David D. Burstein


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4469-8 (0-8070-4469-5)

They’ve been called trophy kids, entitled, narcissistic, the worst employees in history, and even the dumbest generation. But, argues David Burstein, the millennial generation’s unique blend of civic idealism and savvy pragmatism will enable us to overcome a deeply divided nation facing economic and environmental calamities.

With eighty-million millennials (people who are... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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A World Transformed

Written by George H. W. Bush and Brent Scowcroft


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 7, 1999
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75259-2 (0-679-75259-5)

It was one of the pivotal times of the twentieth century--during George Bush's presidency, an extraordinary series of international events took place that materially changed the face of the world. Now, former President Bush and his national security advisor, Brent Scowcroft, tell the story of those tumultuous years.

Here are behind-the-scenes accounts... Read more >
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Decision Points

Written by George W. Bush


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: November 9, 2010
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59061-9 (0-307-59061-5)

The presidency of George W. Bush continues to be debated by historians, political scientists, scholars, and students alike. Two scholars at Princeton University, Sean Wilentz and Julian E. Zelizer, recently conducted a course on Teaching ‘W’, and discovered that academics should reconsider updating their approach to teaching history by incorporating more... Read more >

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A Saint on Death Row
How a Forgotten Child Became a Man and Changed a World
Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2646-1 (0-7679-2646-3)

Bestselling author Thomas Cahill tells the absorbing, heartbreaking tale of the hard life and tragic death of Dominique Green—wrongly accused, then executed in Huntsville, Texas—and shines a light on our racist and deeply flawed criminal justice system.

Green, an extraordinary young man from the urban ghettos of Houston, was utterly failed by... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Witness
Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties
Edited by Teresa A. Carbone and Kellie Jones
Contribution by Connie Choi, Dalila Scruggs and Cynthia Young


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: The Monacelli Press
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-58093-390-2 (1-58093-390-4)

Over 100 works by African American artists and others from the 1960s Civil Rights Movement show powerful responses in art to events of black history.
 
Marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Witness accompanies an exhibition organized by the Brooklyn Museum and demonstrates the array of aesthetic strategies through which... Read more >

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Master of the Senate
The Years of Lyndon Johnson III
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Hardcover, 1200 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 23, 2002
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-52836-6 (0-394-52836-0)

Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Biography
Winner of the National Book Award
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee, Biography/Autobiography



Paperback Available May, 2003

Master of the Senate carries Lyndon Johnson’s story through one of its most remarkable periods: his twelve years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. At the... Read more >

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Master of the Senate
The Years of Lyndon Johnson III
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Trade Paperback, 1232 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 25, 2003
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-72095-1 (0-394-72095-4)


Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Biography
Winner of the National Book Award
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee, Biography/Autobiography

The most riveting political biography of our time, Robert A. Caro’s life of Lyndon B. Johnson, continues. Master of the Senate takes Johnson’s story through one of its most remarkable periods: his... Read more >

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Means of Ascent
The Years of Lyndon Johnson II
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 6, 1991
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73371-3 (0-679-73371-X)

The second volume of Caro's Johnson biography, Means of Ascent carries Johnson through his service in World War II and the foundation of his long-concealed fortune and the facts behind the myths he created about it. The explosive heart of the book is Caro's revelation of the true story of the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Passage of Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. IV
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71325-5 (0-375-71325-5)

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
WINNER OF THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE


The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to 1964. It is an unparalleled account of the battle between Johnson and John Kennedy for the 1960 presidential... Read more >
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The Passage of Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Hardcover, 736 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-40507-8 (0-679-40507-0)

Book Four of Robert A. Caro’s monumental The Years of Lyndon Johnson displays all the narrative energy and illuminating insight that led the Times of London to acclaim it as “one of the truly great political biographies of the modern age. A masterpiece.”

The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both... Read more >
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The Path to Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson I
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Trade Paperback, 960 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 17, 1990
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72945-7 (0-679-72945-3)

This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The Path To Power reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and ambition that set LBJ apart. It follows him from the Hill Country to... Read more >
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The Power Broker
Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Trade Paperback, 1344 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 12, 1975
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-72024-1 (0-394-72024-5)

This is Caro's examination of how one man, Robert Moses, shaped the politics, the physical structure, and even the problems of urban decline in the city and state of New York.

Winner of both the Pulitzer and Francis Parkman prizes, The Power Broker tells the hidden story behind the shaping (and mis-shaping)... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a hardcover.

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Turning Point
A Candidate, a State, and a Nation Come of Age
Written by Jimmy Carter


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: December 28, 1993
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-2299-8 (0-8129-2299-9)

In Turning Point Carter recounts how his state's reapportionment and election campaign in 1962 served as a battleground between the entrenched powers of the Old South and the emerging standard-bearers of the New South.  Carter, who was then a young Georgia businessman new to politics, brings the issues and conflicts of that... Read more >
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Lincoln
A Life of Purpose and Power
Written by Richard Carwardine


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9602-2 (1-4000-9602-2)

As a defender of national unity, a leader in war, and the emancipator of slaves, Abraham Lincoln lays ample claim to being the greatest of our presidents. But the story of his rise to greatness is as complex as it is compelling.

In this superb, prize-winning biography, acclaimed historian Richard Carwardine... Read more >
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Render Unto Caesar
Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life
Written by Charles J. Chaput


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: August 4, 2009
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52229-8 (0-385-52229-0)

“People who take God seriously will not remain silent about their faith. They will often disagree about doctrine or policy, but they won’t be quiet. They can’t be. They’ll act on what they believe, sometimes at the cost of their reputations and careers. Obviously the common good demands a respect for... Read more >
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Saving Capitalism
Keeping America Strong
Written by Pat Choate


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47483-4 (0-307-47483-6)

In this urgent dissection of the U.S. financial system, well-known economist and bestselling writer Pat Choate demonstrates the true gravityof our currentcrisisand forcefully argues for bold action to repair a capitalist systemin desperate need of reform.

A long-time critic of the free-market absolutism that brought about the current financial crisis, Choate puts... Read more >
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They Take Our Jobs!
And 20 Other Myths about Immigration
Written by Aviva Chomsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2007
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4156-7 (0-8070-4156-4)

Claims that immigrants take Americans’ jobs, are a drain on the American economy, contribute to poverty and inequality, destroy the social fabric, challenge American identity, and contribute to a host of social ills by their very existence are openly discussed and debated at all levels of society. Chomsky dismantles twenty of... Read more >
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Undocumented
How Immigration Became Illegal
Written by Aviva Chomsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0167-7 (0-8070-0167-8)

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9-11
Was There an Alternative?
Written by Noam Chomsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-343-8 (1-60980-343-4)

In 9-11, published in November 2001 and arguably the single most influential post 9-11 book, internationally renowned thinker Noam Chomsky bridged the information gap around the World Trade Center attacks, cutting through the tangle of political opportunism, expedient patriotism, and general conformity that choked off American discourse in the months immediately... Read more >
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Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe

Written by Noam Chomsky and Laray Polk


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-454-1 (1-60980-454-6)

“There are two problems for our species’ survival–nuclear war and environmental catastrophe,” says Noam Chomsky in this new book on the two existential threats of our time and their points of intersection since World War II.

While a nuclear strike would require action, environmental catastrophe is partially defined by willful inaction in... Read more >
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