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Stranger Among Friends

Written by David Mixner


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: June 2, 1997
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37554-1 (0-553-37554-7)

"From my fear of coming out to coming on strong in the struggle for human rights, this is my American journey, the story of an outsider on the inside, a gay man proudly committed to a life of standing up for freedom.

"President Clinton and I were born three days apart. We... Read more >
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Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy
Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World
Written by Barrington Moore


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 1, 1993
Price: $29.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5073-6 (0-8070-5073-3)

“A landmark in comparative history and a challenge to scholars of all lands who are trying to learn how we arrived at where we are now.” -New York Times Book Review Read more >

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The Architect
Karl Rove and the Dream of Absolute Power
Written by James Moore and Wayne Slater


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: May 22, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-23793-4 (0-307-23793-1)

President George W. Bush dubbed Karl Rove “The Architect” for his skill in creating an unprecedented campaign and fund-raising machine. But Rove’s ambitions have always been far more sweeping—to build a right-wing dynasty that can dominate American politics for decades. Rove’s master plan imagines a political system so controlled by Republicans... Read more >
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Lost History
The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers, and Artists
Written by Michael H. Morgan


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: June 19, 2007
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0092-2 (1-4262-0092-7)

In an era when the relationship between Islam and the West seems mainly defined by mistrust and misunderstanding, we often forget that for centuries Muslim civilization was the envy of the world. Essential reading for any student seeking to understand the major role played by the early Muslim world in influencing... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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Human Rights and the Uses of History

Written by Samuel Moyn


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-263-0 (1-78168-263-1)

What are the origins of human rights? This question, rarely asked before the end of the Cold War, has in recent years become a major focus of historical and ideological strife. In this sequence of reflective and critical studies, Samuel Moyn engages with some of the leading interpreters of human rights... Read more >
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Coming Apart
The State of White America, 1960-2010
Written by Charles Murray


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Crown Forum
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45343-3 (0-307-45343-X)

From the bestselling co-author of The Bell Curve, author and political scientist Charles Murray offers a thought-provoking commentary on class in contemporary America. He presents extensive research and statistical data to illustrate that the U.S. today is divided into upper and lower classes that differ so drastically in values and habits... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Coming Apart
The State of White America, 1960-2010
Written by Charles Murray


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Crown Forum
On Sale: January 31, 2012
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45342-6 (0-307-45342-1)

In Coming Apart, Charles Murray explores the formation of American classes that are different in kind from anything we have ever known, focusing on whites as a way of driving home the fact that the trends he describes do not break along lines of race or ethnicity.

Drawing on five decades... Read more >
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10 Years That Shook the World
A Timeline of Events from 2001
Written by Loretta Napoleoni


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-413-8 (1-60980-413-9)

In a style similar to many of today’s social media networks, this booklet will appeal to readers across generational lines, especially the millennial generation that came of age on or after 9/11/2001.

The technological revolution, the wide use of the Internet, and the advent of social media are just some of the... Read more >
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10 Years That Shook the World
A Timeline of Events from 2001
Written by Loretta Napoleoni


Format: eBook
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-412-1 (1-60980-412-0)

To purchase a copy of this ebook, please see the “buy” links on the right-hand side.

September 11, 2001, is considered the main event, but the changes of the decade go far beyond the menace of terrorism and the war on terror. The technological revolution, the wide use of the Internet, and... Read more >
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Rogue Economics

Written by Loretta Napoleoni


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 1, 2009
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-882-1 (1-58322-882-9)

What do Eastern Europe’s booming sex trade, America’s subprime mortgage lending scandal, China’s fake goods industry, and celebrity philanthropy in Africa have in common? With biopirates trolling the blood industry, fish-farming bandits ravaging the high seas, pornography developing virtually in Second Life, and games like World of Warcraft spawning online sweatshops... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Terror Incorporated
Tracing the Dollars Behind the Terror Networks
Written by Loretta Napoleoni
Foreword by Greg Palast


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 3, 2005
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-673-5 (1-58322-673-7)

In Terror Incorporated, Loretta Napoleoni maps out the arteries of an international economic system that feeds armed groups the world over. Chasing terror money, she takes the reader from CIA headquarters to the smuggling routes of the Far East, from the back rooms of Wall Street to hawala exchanges in the... Read more >

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Stealth of Nations
The Global Rise of the Informal Economy
Written by Robert Neuwirth


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27998-9 (0-307-27998-7)

An eye-opening account of the informal economy around the globe, Stealth of Nations traces the history and reach of unregulated markets, and explains the unwritten rules that govern them.

Journalist Robert Neuwirth joins globe-trotting Nigerians who sell Chinese cell phones and laid-off San Franciscans who use Twitter to market street food... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Prince of Darkness
50 Years Reporting in Washington
Written by Robert D. Novak


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5200-4 (1-4000-5200-9)

New York Times Bestseller

A landmark achievement

The Prince of Darkness is not simply the stunningly candid memoir of one of the country’s most influential reporters but also a riveting history of the past half century in American politics. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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For Love of Country?
A New Democracy Forum on the Limits of Patriotism
Written by Martha Nussbaum


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 6, 2002
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4329-5 (0-8070-4329-X)

After the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, American flags appeared everywhere. Is patriotism a good response at a time of national crisis? What does it mean for us to think of ourselves as a nation first?

With our connections to the world growing stronger and more vital... Read more >

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Senator Mansfield
The Extraordinary Life of a Great American Statesman and Diplomat
Written by Don Oberdorfer


Format: Hardcover, 624 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 17, 2003
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-58834-166-2 (1-58834-166-6)

A biography of one of the most powerful and dignified men ever to come to DC–Senator Mike Mansfield.

Mike Mansfield’s career as the longest serving majority leader is finally given its due in this extraordinary biography. In many respects, Mansfield’s dignity and decorum represent the high-water mark of the US Senate: he... Read more >

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Hunting Season
Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town
Written by Mirta Ojito


Format: Hardcover, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0181-3 (0-8070-0181-3)

In November 2008, Marcelo Lucero, a thirty-seven-year-old undocumented Ecuadorean immigrant, was attacked and murdered by a group of teenagers as he walked the streets of the Long Island village of Patchogue accompanied by a childhood friend. The attackers were out “hunting for beaners.” Chasing, harassing, and assaulting defenseless “beaners”–their slur for... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Billionaires & Ballot Bandits
How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps
Written by Greg Palast
Illustrated by Ted Rall
Introduction by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-478-7 (1-60980-478-3)

A close presidential election in November could well come down to contested states or even districts--an election decided by vote theft? Based on Greg Palast and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s investigative reporting for Rolling Stone and BBC television, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Sacred Ground
Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America
Written by Eboo Patel


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 14, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7748-1 (0-8070-7748-8)

In the decade following the attacks of 9/11, suspicion and animosity toward American Muslims has increased rather than subsided. Alarmist, hateful rhetoric once relegated to the fringes of political discourse has now become frighteningly mainstream, with pundits and politicians routinely invoking the specter of Islam as a menacing, deeply anti-American force... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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War Crimes
The Left's Campaign to Destroy Our Military and Lose the War on Terror
Written by Robert "Buzz" Patterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: February 26, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-33827-3 (0-307-33827-4)

In WAR CRIMES, Lieutenant Colonel Robert “Buzz” Patterson (USAF, Ret.) shares his thoughts on what he believes to be the Left’s campaign against the U.S. nation’s armed forces--in the media, on campuses, in popular culture, in Washington, and elsewhere.

Includes interviews with hundreds of soldiers, sailors, and airmen--including many on the ground... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Coming Population Crash
and Our Planet's Surprising Future
Written by Fred Pearce


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0122-6 (0-8070-0122-8)

A leading environmental writer looks at the unexpected effects–and possible benefits–of a shrinking, graying population

Over the last century, the world’s population quadrupled and fears of overpopulation flared, with baby booms blamed for genocide and terrorism, and overpopulation singled out as the primary factor driving global warming. Yet, surprisingly, it appears... Read more >
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The Land Grabbers
The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth
Written by Fred Pearce


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0324-4 (0-8070-0324-7)

An unprecedented land grab is taking place around the world. Fearing future food shortages or eager to profit from them, the world’s wealthiest and most acquisitive countries, corporations, and individuals have been buying and leasing vast tracts of land around the world. The scale is astounding: parcels the size of small... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Roosevelt's Secret War
FDR and World War II Espionage
Written by Joseph E. Persico


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 22, 2002
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-76126-3 (0-375-76126-8)

Despite all that has already been written on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Joseph Persico has uncovered a hitherto overlooked dimension of FDR's wartime leadership: his involvement in intelligence and espionage operations

Roosevelt's Secret War is crowded with remarkable revelations:

• FDR wanted to bomb Tokyo before Pearl Harbor
• A defector from Hitler's inner circle... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Slow Food Nation
Why our Food Should be Good, Clean, and Fair
Written by Carlo Petrini
Translated by Clara Furlan and Jonathan Hunt
Foreword by Alice Waters


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli Ex Libris
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8478-4130-1 (0-8478-4130-8)

By now most of us are aware of the threats looming in the food world. The best-selling Fast Food Nation and other recent books have alerted us to such dangers as genetically modified organisms, food-borne diseases, and industrial farming. Now it is time for answers, and Slow Food Nation steps up... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Life of Alexander the Great

Written by Plutarch
Edited by Arthur Hugh Clough
Translated by John Dryden
Introduction by Victor Hanson


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7133-0 (0-8129-7133-7)

From one of the most eminent biographers of the ancient world, here is the story that has intrigued readers for centuries--the young king of Macedonia who became known as one of the greatest military geniuses of all time.

Victor Davis Hanson wrote the Introduction to this Modern Library edition of Plutarch's The... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Enough Moment
Fighting to End Africa's Worst Human Rights Crimes
Written by John Prendergast and Don Cheadle


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-46482-8 (0-307-46482-2)

In their New York Times bestseller, Not On Our Watch, human rights activist John Prendergast and Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle focused the world’s attention on genocide in Sudan by offering readers strategies on how to take action to end the tragedies. Now this duo is back with a continued call to... Read more >
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