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If You Knew Me You Would Care

Edited by Zainab Salbi
Photographed by Rennio Maifredi


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-57687-619-0 (1-57687-619-5)

If You Knew Me You Would Care represents a journey taken to find women who have survived wars, violence, and poverty in order to collect their stories. The stories go beyond tears and victimhood and reveal joy, love, and forgiveness.

If You Knew Me You Would Care is a collaboration between... 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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Everything We Had
An Oral History of the Vietnam War
Written by Al Santoli


Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 12, 1985
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-32279-1 (0-345-32279-7)

"Dead: 57, 661."

"Here are 33 who survived...We have tried to put into honest words the raw experience of what happened to us. We have reflected upon that experience, recalling, among other things, that we were once idealistic young people confronted by the awesomeness of fighting other human beings...

"Please understand that we... Read more >

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Arrival City
How the Largest Migration in History Is Reshaping Our World
Written by Doug Saunders


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38856-8 (0-307-38856-5)

A powerfully argued work that combines reporting, sociology, economics, and urban studies to show how the migration of workers from villages to urban centers has become one of the most significant forces in the world today.

For the first time in history, there are now more people in the world living... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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Reagan's War
The Epic Story of His Forty-Year Struggle and Final Triumph Over Communism
Written by Peter Schweizer


Format: Trade Paperback, 372 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 21, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72228-5 (0-385-72228-1)

A meticulously researched and penetrating analysis of the Cold War, and the man who ended it. Peter Schweizer delves into the origins of Ronald Reagan’s vision of America, and documents his consistent, aggressive belief in confronting the Soviet Union diplomatically, economically, and militarily.

Ronald Reagan is often dismissed as an “amiable dunce,”... Read more >
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Development as Freedom

Written by Amartya Sen


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 15, 2000
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72027-4 (0-385-72027-0)

Development as Freedom is a general exposition of the economic ideas and analyses of Amartya Sen, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Science. This brilliant and indispensable treatise compellingly analyzes the nature of contemporary economic development from the perspective of human freedom.

Freedom, Sen persuasively argues, is at once... Read more >
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Maximalist
America in the World from Truman to Obama
Written by Stephen Sestanovich


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38830-8 (0-307-38830-1)

From a writer with long and high-level experience in the U.S. government, a startling and provocative assessment of America’s global dominance. Maximalist puts the history of our foreign policy in an unexpected new light, while drawing fresh, compelling lessons for the present and future.

When the United States has succeeded in the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Maximalist
America in the World from Truman to Obama
Written by Stephen Sestanovich


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26817-4 (0-307-26817-9)

From a writer with long and high-level experience in the U.S. government, a startling and provocative assessment of America’s global dominance. Maximalist puts the history of our foreign policy in an unexpected new light, while drawing fresh, compelling lessons for the present and future.

When the United States has succeeded in the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The New York Review Abroad
Fifty Years of International Reportage
Edited by Robert B. Silvers
Introduction by Ian Buruma


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: New York Review Books
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-631-3 (1-59017-631-6)

For the past fifty years, The New York Review of Books has covered virtually every international revolution and movement of consequence by dispatching the world’s most brilliant writers to write eyewitness accounts. The New York Review Abroad not only brings together twenty-eight of the most riveting of these pieces but includes... Read more >
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They Can't Represent Us!
Reinventing Democracy From Greece To Occupy
Written by Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini
Foreword by David Harvey


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-097-1 (1-78168-097-3)

Mass protest movements in disparate places such as Greece, Argentina, and the United States ultimately share an agenda—to raise the question of what democracy should mean. These horizontalist movements, including Occupy, exercise and claim participatory democracy as the ground of revolutionary social change today.

Written by two international activist intellectuals and based on extensive interviews with movement... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Utility of Force
The Art of War in the Modern World
Written by Rupert Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27811-1 (0-307-27811-5)

From a highly decorated general, a brilliant new way of understanding war and its role in the twenty-first century.

Drawing on his vast experience as a commander during the first Gulf War, and in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Northern Ireland, General Rupert Smith gives us a probing analysis of modern war. He demonstrates... Read more >
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Sarge
The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver
Written by Scott Stossel


Format: Hardcover, 704 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: May 17, 2004
Price: $32.50
ISBN: 978-1-58834-127-3 (1-58834-127-5)

Working for four presidents over six decades, R. Sargent “Sarge” Shriver founded the Peace Corps, launched the War on Poverty, created Head Start and Legal Services for the Poor, started the Special Olympics, and served as ambassador to France. Yet from the moment he married Joseph P. Kennedy’s daughter Eunice in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Russia Hand
A Memoir of Presidential Diplomacy
Written by Strobe Talbott


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 13, 2003
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6846-0 (0-8129-6846-8)

During the past ten years, few issues have mattered more to America’s vital interests or to the shape of the twenty-first century than Russia’s fate. To cheer the fall of a bankrupt totalitarian regime is one thing; to build on its ruins a stable democratic state is quite another. The challenge... Read more >
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To Hanoi and Back
The U.S. Air Force and North Vietnam, 1966-1973
Written by Wayne Thompson
Foreword by Richard P. Hallion


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-283-6 (1-58834-283-2)

After nearly eighteen months of the largely unsuccessful bombing campaign called Operation Rolling Thunder, the US Air Force began to look for ways to overcome technological, geographical, and political challenges in North Vietnam and use limited air power more effectively. In 1972 the two Linebacker campaigns joined with other air operations... Read more >
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Preachers of Hate
Islam and the War on America
Written by Kenneth R. Timmerman


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: November 23, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5373-5 (1-4000-5373-0)

In Preachers of Hate, author and journalist Kenneth Timmerman examines an ancient hatred that, he contends, has developed into a new, more threatening, and more expansive form. This new hatred, or “new” anti-Semitism, targets not only Jews, but Americans specifically, and Western values, lifestyle, and freedoms in general.

Timmerman explores the... Read more >

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Air Commando One
Heinie Aderholt and America's Secret Air Wars
Written by Warren A. Trest


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: April 17, 2000
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-807-6 (1-56098-807-X)

Air-dropping agents deep behind enemy lines in clandestine night missions during the Korean War, commanding secret flights into Tibet in 1960 to support the anticommunist guerilla uprising, participating in plans for the 1962 Bay of Pigs invasion–even before the escalation of the Vietnam War, Brigadier General Harry C. “Heinie” Aderholt worked... Read more >
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Overcoming Speechlessness
A Poet Encounters the Horror in Rwanda, Eastern Congo, and Palestine/Israel
Written by Alice Walker


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-917-0 (1-58322-917-5)

In 2006, Alice Walker, working with Women for Women International, visited Rwanda and the eastern Congo to witness the aftermath of the genocide in Kigali. Invited by Code Pink, an antiwar group working to end the Iraq War, Walker traveled to Palestine/Israel three years later to view the devastation on the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The WTO
Five Years of Reasons to Resist Corporate Globalization
Written by Lori Wallach and Michelle Sforza
Introduction by Ralph Nader


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: December 7, 1999
Price: $5.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-035-1 (1-58322-035-6)

In this groundbreaking pamphlet, directors of Ralph Nader’s Public Citizen group examine the first five years of the World Trade Organization’s track record, demonstrating how the WTO aims to create a new global economic system that increases corporate profit with little regard for social and ecological impacts, or democratically enacted law... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Least of All Possible Evils
Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza
Written by Eyal Weizman


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84467-647-7 (1-84467-647-1)

2013 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

The principle of the “lesser evil”—the acceptability of pursuing one exceptional course of action in order to prevent a greater injustice—has long been a cornerstone of Western ethical philosophy. From its roots in classical ethics and Christian theology, to Hannah Arendt’s exploration of the work of the... Read more >
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Why We Fought
Forging American Obligations in World War II
Written by Robert B. Westbrook


Format: Trade Paperback, 166 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-295-9 (1-58834-295-6)

Why We Fought is a timely and provocative analysis that examines why Americans really chose to sacrifice and commit themselves to World War II. Unlike other depictions of the patriotic “greatest generation,” Westbrook argues that, strictly speaking, Americans in World War II were not instructed to fight, work, or die for... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Infidels
A History of the Conflict Between Christendom and Islam
Written by Andrew Wheatcroft


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 3, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7239-9 (0-8129-7239-2)

Here is the first panoptic history of the long struggle between the Christian West and Islam.

In this dazzlingly written, acutely nuanced account, Andrew Wheatcroft tracks a deep fault line of animosity between civilizations. He begins with a stunning account of the Battle of Lepanto in 1571, then turns to the main... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Scorched Earth
Legacies of Chemical Warfare in Vietnam
Written by Fred A. Wilcox
Introduction by Noam Chomsky


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-138-0 (1-60980-138-5)

Scorched Earth is the first book to chronicle the effects of chemical warfare on the Vietnamese people and their environment, where, even today, more than 3 million people–including 500,000 children–are sick and dying from birth defects, cancer, and other illnesses that can be directly traced to Agent Orange/dioxin exposure. Weaving first-person... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Waiting for an Army to Die
The Tragedy of Agent Orange
Written by Fred A. Wilcox


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-136-6 (1-60980-136-9)

“I died in Vietnam, but I didn’t even know it,” said a young Vietnam vet on the Today Show one morning in 1978, shocking viewers across the country. Waiting for an Army to Die: The Tragedy of Agent Orange–the first book ever written on the effects of Agent Orange–tells this young... Read more >
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