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Ethical Realism

Written by Anatol Lieven and John Hulsman


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 6, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27738-1 (0-307-27738-0)

America today faces a world more complicated than ever before, but our politicians have failed to envision a foreign policy that addresses our greatest threats. Ethical Realism shows how the United States can successfully combine genuine morality with tough and practical common sense. By outlining core principles and a set of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Eichmann Trial

Written by Deborah E. Lipstadt


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: March 15, 2011
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4260-7 (0-8052-4260-0)

The capture of SS Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Eichmann by Israeli agents in Argentina in May of 1960 and his subsequent trial in Tel Aviv by an Israeli court electrified the world. The public debate it sparked on where, how, and by whom Nazi war criminals should be brought to justice, and... Read more >
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Borderlands
Riding the Edge of America
Written by Derek Lundy


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage Canada
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39863-5 (0-307-39863-3)

Derek Lundy turns sixty at the end of a year in which three good friends have died. He feels the need to do something radical, and sets out on his motorcycle - a Kawasaki KLR 650 cc single-cylinder “thumper,” which he describes as “unpretentious” and also “butt-ugly.” Fascinated by the United... Read more >

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Paris 1919
Six Months That Changed the World
Written by Margaret MacMillan
Foreword by Richard Holbrooke


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-76052-5 (0-375-76052-0)

• Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize
• Winner of the PEN Hessell Tiltman Prize
• Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize

Between January and July 1919, after “the war to end all wars,” men and women from around the world converged on Paris to shape the peace. Center stage, for the first time... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Approaching Great Transformation
Toward a Livable Post Carbon Economy
Written by Joel Magnuson
Foreword by Helena Norberg-Hodge


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 16, 2013
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-480-0 (1-60980-480-5)

How should we act and think economically in the world as the era of cheap oil comes to an end? The Approaching Great Transformation begins to answer this massive question, focusing on the people and communities already at work on the transition: energy descent pioneers in the UK and the US educating... Read more >
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Why Are We at War?

Written by Norman Mailer


Format: Trade Paperback, 126 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7111-8 (0-8129-7111-6)

“Because democracy is noble, it is always endangered. Nobility, indeed, is always in danger. Democracy is perishable. I think the natural government for most people, given the uglier depths of human nature, is fascism. Fascism is more of a natural state than democracy. To assume blithely that we can export democracy... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Ruling The Void
The Hollowing Of Western Democracy
Written by Peter Mair


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84467-324-7 (1-84467-324-3)

In the long-established democracies of Western Europe, electoral turnouts are in decline, membership is shrinking in the major parties, and those who remain loyal partisans are sapped of enthusiasm. Peter Mair’s new book weighs the impact of these changes, which together show that, after a century of democratic aspiration, electorates are... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay
An American Family in Iran
Written by Hooman Majd


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53532-8 (0-385-53532-5)

With U.S.–Iran relations at a thirty-year low, Iranian-American writer Hooman Majd dared to take his young family on a year-long sojourn in Tehran. The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay traces their domestic adventures and closely tracks the political drama of a terrible year for Iran's government.

It was an... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Good Muslim, Bad Muslim
America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror
Written by Mahmood Mamdani


Format: Trade Paperback, 324 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: June 21, 2005
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-51537-5 (0-385-51537-5)

In this brilliant look at the rise of political Islam, the distinguished political scientist and anthropologist Mahmood Mamdani brings his expertise and insight to bear on a question many Americans have been asking since 9/11: how did this happen?

Mamdani dispels the idea of “good” (secular, westernized) and “bad” (premodern, fanatical) Muslims... Read more >
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Do It Anyway
The New Generation of Activists
Written by Courtney E. Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0047-2 (0-8070-0047-7)

Selected as a 2011 University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries
Rated G — General Audience

If you care about social change but hate feel-good platitudes, Do It Anyway is the book for you. Courtney Martin’s rich profiles of the new generation of activists dig deep, to ask the questions that... Read more >
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Reagan and Gorbachev
How the Cold War Ended
Written by Jack Matlock


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7489-8 (0-8129-7489-1)

In Reagan and Gorbachev, Jack F. Matlock, Jr., gives an eyewitness account of how the Cold War ended, with humankind declared the winner. As Reagan’s principal adviser on Soviet and European affairs, and later as the U.S. ambassador to the U.S.S.R., Matlock lived history: He was the point person for Reagan’s... Read more >
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The Dark Side
The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals
Written by Jane Mayer


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45629-8 (0-307-45629-3)

The Dark Side is a dramatic, riveting, and definitive narrative account of how the United States made terrible decisions in the pursuit of terrorists around the world—decisions that not only violated the Constitution, but also hampered the pursuit of Al Qaeda. In spellbinding detail, Jane Mayer relates the impact of these... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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In Retrospect
The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam
Written by Robert S. McNamara


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 19, 1996
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76749-7 (0-679-76749-5)

This new paperback edition of McNamara's controversial memoir includes a new Preface by McNamara and a new Appendix containing examples of the intense debate that erupted upon the book's original publication in 1995. Among the contributions to the Appendix are the New York Times editorial "Mr. McNamara's War," and sixteen other... Read more >

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Franklin and Winston
An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship
Written by Jon Meacham


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7282-5 (0-8129-7282-1)

Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of “the Greatest Generation.” In Franklin and Winston, Jon Meacham explores the fascinating relationship between the two men who worked together and achieved victory in World War II.

It was a crucial friendship, and a unique one—a president and a prime minister spending... Read more >

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When the World Calls
The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and Its First Fifty Years
Written by Stanley Meisler


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5051-4 (0-8070-5051-2)

A complete and revealing history of the Peace Corps–in time for its fiftieth anniversary

When the World Calls is the first complete and balanced look at the Peace Corps’s first fifty years. Stanley Meisler’s engaging narrative exposes Washington infighting, presidential influence, and the Volunteers’ unique struggles abroad. He deftly unpacks the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Colonizer and the Colonized

Written by Albert Memmi
Afterword by Susan Gibson Miller
Introduction by Jean-Paul Sartre


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: July 8, 1991
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0301-5 (0-8070-0301-8)

First published in English in 1965, this timeless classic explores the psychological effects of colonialism on colonized and colonizers alike.

“Confiscated by colonial police throughout the world since its 1957 publication, The Colonizer and the Colonized is an important document of our times, an invaluable warning for all future generations.” -The Los... Read more >

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The Much Too Promised Land
America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace
Written by Aaron David Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38414-7 (0-553-38414-7)

Adopted in courses at:
Cornell University, George Mason University, New York University, Union College, Unviersity of Virginia, and Wofford College.

“Extraordinary…. Miller evinces genuine compassion for both sides in the conflict … while maintaining a detachment that allows him to draw hard conclusions…. Miller’s writing is both approachable and deeply smart.”
Publishers Weekly, starred... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Between Vengeance and Forgiveness
Facing History after Genocide and Mass Violence
Written by Martha Minow


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 1, 1999
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4507-7 (0-8070-4507-1)

The rise of collective violence and genocide is the twentieth century’s most terrible legacy. Martha Minow, a Harvard law professor and one of our most brilliant and humane legal minds, offers a landmark book on our attempts to heal after such large-scale tragedy. Writing with informed, searching prose of the extraordinary... Read more >

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The Geopolitics of Emotion
How Cultures of Fear, Humiliation, and Hope are Reshaping the World
Written by Dominique Moisi


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38737-0 (0-307-38737-2)

In the first book to investigate the far-reaching emotional impact of globalization, Dominique Moïsi shows how the geopolitics of today is characterized by a “clash of emotions.” The West, he argues, is dominated and divided by fear. For Muslims and Arabs, a culture of humiliation is quickly devolving into a culture... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Colombia and the United States
War, Unrest and Destabilization
Written by Mario A. Murillo


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 2, 2003
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-606-3 (1-58322-606-0)

Every year the United States spends millions of dollars to help the war-ravaged country of Colombia. But help it with what? In Colombia and the U.S. Mario Murillo explores the misdirected and devastating impact that U.S. military “aid” continues to have on the war torn-people of Colombia. Beginning with a brief... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Cleanest Race
How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters
Written by B.R. Myers


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-1-935554-34-9 (1-935554-34-4)

Understanding North Korea through its propaganda

What do the North Koreans really believe? How do they see themselves and the world around them?

Here B.R. Myers, a North Korea analyst and a contributing editor of The Atlantic, presents the first full-length study of the North Korean worldview. Drawing on extensive research into... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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 >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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Maonomics
Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists Than We Do
Written by Loretta Napoleoni
Translated by Stephen Twilley


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-431-2 (1-60980-431-7)

With the end of the Cold War, it was believed that Western capitalism had finally triumphed over Communism. In Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists than We Do, Napoleoni argues just the opposite: we are now witnessing capitalism’s decline and the victory of “communism with a profit motive.” Maonomics charts... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Maonomics
Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists Than We Do
Written by Loretta Napoleoni
Translated by Stephen Twilley


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-341-4 (1-60980-341-8)

The end of the cold war was thought to signal the triumph of Western capitalism over Communism. In Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists than We Do, Napoleoni argues just the opposite: what we are witnessing instead is the beginning of the collapse of capitalism and the victory of “communism... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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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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