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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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Terrorism and the Economy
How the War on Terror is Bankrupting the World
Written by Loretta Napoleoni


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-895-1 (1-58322-895-0)

Economist and best-selling author Loretta Napoleoni traces the link between the finances of the war on terror and the global economic crisis, finding connections from Dubai to London to Las Vegas that politicians and the media have at best ignored. In launching military and propaganda wars in the Middle East, America... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Dispensable Nation
American Foreign Policy in Retreat
Written by Vali Nasr


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-80257-6 (0-345-80257-8)

Forcefully persuasive, The Dispensable Nation is a game changer for America as it charts a course in the Muslim world, Asia, and beyond. Vali Nasr shows how the Obama administration missed its chance to improve U.S. relations with the Middle East by continuing to pursue its predecessor’s questionable strategies there. Nasr... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Imperial America
The Bush Assault on World Order
Written by John Newhouse


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71372-9 (0-375-71372-7)

From the author or Europe Adrift (“Comprehensive and extremely well informed" —Walter Russell Mead, New York Times Book Review) comes a timely and important account of the Bush administration’s squandered foreign-policy opportunities—what it did and did not do during the run-up to the war in Iraq. John Newhouse describes the ways... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Accordion Family
Boomerang Kids, Anxious Parents, and the Private Toll of Global Competition
Written by Katherine S. Newman


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0743-3 (0-8070-0743-9)

Why are adults in their twenties and thirties boomeranging back to or never leaving their parents’ homes in the world’s wealthiest countries? Acclaimed sociologist Katherine Newman addresses this phenomenon in this timely and original book that uncovers fascinating links between globalization and the failure-to-launch trend. With over 300 interviews conducted in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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We Are All Suspects Now
Untold Stories from Immigrant Communities after 9/11
Written by Tram Nguyen
Foreword by Edwidge Danticat


Format: Trade Paperback, 212 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 15, 2005
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0461-6 (0-8070-0461-8)

In an ironic reversal of the American dream, a staggering 20,000 members of the immigrant community of Midwood, Brooklyn (known as Little Pakistan), voluntarily left the United States after 9/11. Tram Nguyen reveals the human cost of the domestic war on terror and examines the impact of post-9/11 policies on people... Read more >

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Masters of War
Latin America and U.S. Agression From the Cuban Revolution Through the Clinton Years
Written by Clara Nieto
Translated by Chris Brandt
Foreword by Howard Zinn


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 2, 2003
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-545-5 (1-58322-545-5)

In Masters of War, Clara Nieto adeptly presents the parallel histories of the countries of Latin America, histories that are intertwined, each reflecting the United States’ “coherent policy of intervention” set into motion by the Monroe Doctrine. As the value of this continued policy comes increasingly into question, Nieto argues for... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Damned Nations
Greed, Guns, Armies, and Aid
Written by Samantha Nutt


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Signal
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-5145-6 (0-7710-5145-X)

For readers of Christopher Hedges, Robert Fisk, and Christopher Hitchens, an extraordinary humanitarian gives us a bracing and uncompromising account of her work in some of the most devastated corners of the world -- and a new and provocative vision for changing course on our growing militarization.

In 1995, twenty-five-year-old Samantha Nutt... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Dying to Win
The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism
Written by Robert Pape


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 25, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7338-9 (0-8129-7338-0)

Suicide terrorism is rising around the world, but there is great confusion as to why. In this paradigm-shifting analysis, University of Chicago political scientist Robert Pape has collected groundbreaking evidence to explain the strategic, social, and individual factors responsible for this growing threat.

One of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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The Land Grabbers
The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth
Written by Fred Pearce


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0341-1 (0-8070-0341-7)

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 hardcover.

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Lincoln in the World
The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power
Written by Kevin Peraino


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88721-4 (0-307-88721-9)

A revealing look at how Abraham Lincoln evolved into one of our seminal foreign-policy presidents—and helped point the way to America’s rise to world power.

Engaging, insightful, and highly original, Lincoln in the World is a tale set at the intersection of personal character and national power. The narrative focuses tightly on... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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World War IV
The Long Struggle Against Islamofascism
Written by Norman Podhoretz


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 23, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38602-1 (0-307-38602-3)

For almost half a century—as a magazine editor and as the author of numerous bestselling books and hundreds of articles—Norman Podhoretz has helped drive the central political and intellectual debates in this country. Now, in this provocative and powerfully argued book, he takes on the most controversial issue of our time—the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Unspoken Alliance
Israel's Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa
Written by Sasha Polakow-Suransky


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38850-6 (0-307-38850-6)

A revealing account of how Israel’s booming arms industry and apartheid South Africa’s international isolation led to a secretive military partnership between two seemingly unlikely allies.

Prior to the Six-Day War, Israel was a darling of the international left: socialist idealists like David Ben-Gurion and Golda Meir vocally opposed apartheid and built... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Persian Puzzle
The Conflict Between Iran and America
Written by Kenneth Pollack


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7336-5 (0-8129-7336-4)

In his highly influential book The Threatening Storm, bestselling author Kenneth Pollack both informed and defined the national debate about Iraq. Now, in The Persian Puzzle, published to coincide with the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Iran hostage crisis, he examines the behind-the-scenes story of the tumultuous relationship between Iran and the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Poorer Nations
A Possible History of the Global South
Written by Vijay Prashad


Format: Trade Paperback, 316 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-158-9 (1-78168-158-9)

In The Darker Nations, Vijay Prashad provided an intellectual history of the Third World and traced the rise and fall of the Non-Aligned Movement. With The Poorer Nations, Prashad takes up the story where he left off.

Since the ’70s, the countries of the Global South have struggled to build political movements... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Being America
Liberty, Commerce, and Violence in an American World
Written by Jedediah Purdy


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 10, 2004
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72755-9 (0-375-72755-8)

Having risen to national attention with his first book, For Common Things, Jedediah Purdy now cements his claim to being one of the most arresting public intellectuals of his generation. In Being America, Purdy turns his erudition and unique perspective to America’s relationship with a world that both admires and hates... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Exporting Democracy
The Risks and Rewards of Pursuing a Good Idea
Written by Bob Rae


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-7290-1 (0-7710-7290-2)

The way most Western politicians talk, democracy is the pinnacle of civilization, the best political system there is. Many think it’s the system the rest of the world ought to adopt. Bob Rae is not one of them. He is too well informed about the difficulties and dangers of implanting democracy... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Country for All
An Immigrant Manifesto
Written by Jorge Ramos


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 29, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47554-1 (0-307-47554-9)

For decades, fixing the United States’ broken immigration system has been one of the most urgent challenges facing our country, and time and time again, politicians have passed the buck. With anti-immigrant sentiment rising around the country, as evidenced by the passage of a controversial new law in Arizona, it is... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Against War with Iraq
An Anti-War Primer
Written by Michael Ratner, Jennie Green and Barbara Olshansky


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: March 4, 2003
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-591-2 (1-58322-591-9)

Despite public outcry at home and international opposition abroad, the Bush Administration deployed troops and invested millions in preparation for a massive military assault on Iraq. In this Open Media Series special edition, three legal scholars from the Center for Constitutional Rights argue persuasively that the looming war against Iraq is... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Death of Josseline
Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands
Written by Margaret Regan


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0130-1 (0-8070-0130-9)

For the last decade, Margaret Regan has reported on the escalating chaos along the Arizona-Mexico border, ground zero for immigration since 2000. Undocumented migrants cross into Arizona in overwhelming numbers, a state whose anti-immigrant laws are the most stringent in the nation. And Arizona has the highest number of migrant deaths... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Supercapitalism
The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life
Written by Robert B. Reich


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27799-2 (0-307-27799-2)

From one of America's foremost economic and political thinkers comes a vital analysis of our new hypercompetitive and turbo-charged global economy and the effect it is having on American democracy. With his customary wit and insight, Reich shows how widening inequality of income and wealth, heightened job insecurity, and corporate corruption... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The 5 Unanswered Questions About 9/11
What the 9/11 Commission Report Failed to Tell Us
Written by James Ridgeway


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 6, 2005
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-712-1 (1-58322-712-1)

The 9/11 Commission Report is widely declared to be the definitive account of the most devastating attack ever to take place on American soil, but in truth the most vital questions about 9/11 have not been asked, and an ever-growing number of facts casts clouds of suspicion over the actions and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Unthinkable
Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why
Written by Amanda Ripley


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: June 16, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-35290-3 (0-307-35290-0)

Discover how human beings react to danger–and what makes the difference between life and death

Today, nine out of ten Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters. Tomorrow, some of us will have to make split-second choices to save ourselves and our families. How... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Power, Politics, and Culture

Written by Edward W. Said


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 27, 2002
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3066-8 (1-4000-3066-8)

Edward Said has long been considered one of the world’s most compelling public intellectuals, taking on a remarkable array of topics with his many publications. But no single book has encompassed the vast scope of his stimulating erudition quite like Power, Politics, and Culture, a collection of interviews from the last... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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