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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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The Book of Obama
From Hope and Change to the Age of Revolt
Written by Ted Rall


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-450-3 (1-60980-450-3)

How did a charismatic young president elected in an atmosphere of optimism and expectation lead the United States to the brink of revolution? From a chance encounter in the early 1980s to the Democratic primaries of 2007-08, syndicated columnist and political cartoonist Ted Rall was one of the first to size... Read more >
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Moments Politiques

Written by Jacques Ranciere
Translated by Mary Foster


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-533-3 (1-60980-533-X)

To speak of “political moments” is to say, first and foremost, that politics is not the continuous unfolding of governmental acts and power struggles; rather, it exists in those moments that question what politics is, exactly, what kind of community it engages, what people are contained therein and what those people... Read more >
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Extraordinary, Ordinary People
A Memoir of Family
Written by Condoleezza Rice


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88847-1 (0-307-88847-9)

"Former secretary of state Rice only briefly treats her tenure during the second Bush administration in favor of a straightforward, reverential chronicle of her upbringing under two teachers in the segregated Deep South. Rice acknowledges upfront the complicated, intertwined history of blacks and whites in America, which lent a lightening of... Read more >
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No Higher Honor
A Memoir of My Years in Washington
Written by Condoleezza Rice


Format: Hardcover, 784 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-58786-2 (0-307-58786-X)

From one of the world’s most admired women, this is former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s compelling story of eight years serving at the highest levels of government. In her position as America’s chief diplomat, Rice traveled almost continuously around the globe, seeking common ground among sometimes... Read more >

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Shattered Hopes
Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Written by Josh Ruebner


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-120-6 (1-78168-120-1)

President Barack Obama’s first trip abroad in his second term took him to Israel and the Palestinian West Bank, where he despondently admitted to those waiting for words of encouragement, “It is a hard slog to work through all of these issues.” Contrast this gloomy assessment with Obama’s optimism on the... Read more >
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Confront and Conceal
Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power
Written by David E. Sanger


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71803-7 (0-307-71803-4)

"This astonishingly revealing insider's account of the Obama administration's foreign policy process is a triumph." —Foreign Affairs

President Obama's administration came to office with the world on fire. Confront and Conceal is the story of how, in his first term, Obama secretly used the most innovative weapons and tools of American... Read more >
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The Inheritance
The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power
Written by David E. Sanger


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-40793-1 (0-307-40793-4)

Readers of The New York Times know David Sanger as one of the most trusted correspondents in Washington, one to whom presidents, secretaries of state, and foreign leaders talk with unusual candor. Now, with a historian’s sweep and an insider’s eye for telling detail, Sanger delivers an urgent intelligence briefing on... Read more >
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The Right Path
From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics--and Can Again
Written by Joe Scarborough


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9614-2 (0-8129-9614-3)

Joe Scarborough—former Republican congressman and the always insightful host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe—takes a nuanced and surprising look at the unexpected rise and self-inflicted fall of the Republican Party. Dominant in national politics for forty years under the influence of the conservative but pragmatic leadership of Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan... Read more >

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Wealth and Power
China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century
Written by Orville Schell and John Delury


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 16, 2013
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-64347-0 (0-679-64347-8)

Through a series of lively and absorbing portraits of iconic modern Chinese leaders and thinkers, two of today’s foremost specialists on China provide a panoramic narrative of this country’s rise to preeminence that is at once analytical and personal. How did a nation, after a long and painful period of dynastic... Read more >
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The Letters of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

Written by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
Edited by Andrew Schlesinger and Stephen C. Schlesinger


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9309-7 (0-8129-9309-8)

This extraordinary collection gathers the never-before-seen correspondence of a true American original—the acclaimed historian and lion of the liberal establishment, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

An advisor to presidents, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and tireless champion of progressive government, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., was also an inveterate letter writer. Indeed, the term “man of letters”... Read more >
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The Balfour Declaration
The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Written by Jonathan Schneer


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7603-8 (0-8129-7603-7)

Winner, 2010 National Jewish Book Award (Writing Based on Archival Material)

Issued in London in 1917, the Balfour Declaration was one of the key documents of the twentieth century. It committed Britain to supporting the establishment in Palestine of “a National Home for the Jewish people,” and its reverberations continue to be... Read more >
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Dr. Rice in the House

Edited by Amy Scholder


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-761-9 (1-58322-761-X)

We have been bombarded by images of the U.S. Secretary of State as the Great Diplomat, walking onto the tarmac of a foreign country as if she were a rock star, an intellectual giant, and the embodiment of the American dream all rolled into one. Meanwhile, she has spoken out against... Read more >
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In Our Own Best Interest
How Defending Human Rights Benefits Us All
Written by William Schulz


Format: Trade Paperback, 262 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 11, 2002
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0227-8 (0-8070-0227-5)

Sierra Leone, Kosovo, East Timor, the Bronx. The nightly news brings vivid images into our homes of the mistreatment of people all over the world. In the secure comfort of our living rooms, we may feel sympathetic to the victims of these atrocities but far removed from them. “What does all... Read more >

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The Cathedral Within
Transforming Your Life by Giving Something Back
Written by Bill Shore


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75829-4 (0-375-75829-1)

In this wise and inspiring book, social entrepreneur Bill Shore shows us how to make the most of life and do something that counts. Like the cathedral builders of an earlier time, the visionaries described in this memoir share a single desire: to create something that endures. The extraordinary people Shore... Read more >
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Actual Innocence

Written by Barry Siegel


Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 2, 2001
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-41310-9 (0-345-41310-5)

Five Days to Execution, and Other Dispatches from the Wrongly Convicted
The founders of the Innocence Project, who have freed 43 wrongfully convicted people in jail and even on death row, relate the harrowing stories of ten individuals exonerated by recent scientific discoveries and the heroic efforts of a group of dedicated... Read more >

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Back to Our Future
How the 1980s Explain the World We Live in Now--Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Everything
Written by David Sirota


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 15, 2011
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-51878-1 (0-345-51878-0)

Wall Street scandals. Fights over taxes. Racial resentments. A Lakers-Celtics championship. The Karate Kid topping the box-office charts. Bon Jovi touring the country. These words could describe our current moment—or the vaunted iconography of three decades past.

In this wide-ranging and wickedly entertaining book, New York Times bestselling journalist David Sirota takes... Read more >
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Hostile Takeover
How Big Money and Corruption Conquered Our Government--And How We Take It Back
Written by David Sirota


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: May 22, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-23735-4 (0-307-23735-4)

Millions of Americans lack health care and millions more struggle to afford it. Politicians claim they care, then pass legislation that just sends more cash to the HMOs. Wages have been stagnant for thirty years, even as corporate profits skyrocket. Politicians say they want to fix the problem and then pass... Read more >
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How Much is Enough?
Money and the Good Life
Written by Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-507-5 (1-59051-507-2)

What constitutes the good life? What is the true value of money? Why do we work such long hours merely to acquire greater wealth? These are some of the questions that many asked themselves when the financial system crashed in 2008. This book tackles such questions head-on.

In 1930, the great economist... Read more >
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Who Stole the American Dream?

Written by Hedrick Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 27, 2013
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8205-3 (0-8129-8205-3)

Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith’s new book is an extraordinary achievement, an eye-opening account of how, over the past four decades, the American Dream has been dismantled and we became two Americas.

In his bestselling The Russians, Smith took millions of readers inside the Soviet Union. In The Power Game, he... Read more >
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The Open-Source Everything Manifesto
Transparency, Truth, and Trust
Written by Robert David Steele
Foreword by Howard Bloom


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-443-1 (1-58394-443-5)

What the world lacks right now—especially the United States, where every form of organization from government to banks to labor unions has betrayed the public trust—is integrity. Also lacking is public intelligence in the sense of decision-support: knowing what one needs to know in order to make honest decisions for the... Read more >
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Just Mercy
A Story of Justice and Redemption
Written by Bryan Stevenson


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9452-0 (0-8129-9452-3)

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.
 
Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to... Read more >

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The Fourth Turning

Written by William Strauss and Neil Howe


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: December 29, 1997
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0046-1 (0-7679-0046-4)

Published prior to September 11, 2001, this book is more relevant and prescient today than ever. Strauss and Howe predicted that America would enter a new era that will culminate in a crisis comparable to the American Revolution, the Civil War, and World War II. The authors of the bestselling Generations... Read more >
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Buying Time
The Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism
Written by Wolfgang Streeck


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-548-8 (1-78168-548-7)

The financial and economic crisis that began in 2008 still has the world on tenterhooks. The gravity of the situation is matched by a general paucity of understanding about what is happening and how it started. 

In this book, based on his 2012 Adorno Lectures given in Frankfurt, Wolfgang Streeck places the... Read more >
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The Eleventh Day
The Full Story of 9/11
Written by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 14, 2012
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7809-4 (0-8129-7809-9)

FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE

Writing with access to thousands of recently released official documents, fresh interviews, and the perspective that can come only from a decade of research and reflection, Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan deliver the first panoramic, authoritative look back at 9/11.

For most living Americans, September 11, 2001, is... Read more >
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