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The Shield of Achilles
War, Peace, and the Course of History
Written by Philip Bobbitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 960 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72138-7 (0-385-72138-2)

“We are at a moment in world affairs when the essential ideas that govern statecraft must change. For five centuries it has taken the resources of a state to destroy another state . . . This is no longer true, owing to advances in international telecommunications, rapid computation, and weapons of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Terror and Consent
The Wars for the Twenty-first Century
Written by Philip Bobbitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7701-4 (1-4000-7701-X)

An urgent reconceptualization of the Wars on Terror from the author of The Shield of Achilles (“magisterial”— The New York Times, “a classic for future generations”—The New York Review of Books). In this book Philip Bobbitt brings together historical, legal, and strategic analyses to understand the idea of a “war on... Read more >
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Arrows of the Night
Ahmad Chalabi and the Selling of the Iraq War
Written by Richard Bonin


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2876-2 (0-7679-2876-8)

The definitive account of what Iraqi exile Ahmad Chalabi did to manipulate the U.S. government into invading Iraq with his ultimate hope of being placed in power, by longtime 60 Minutes producer Richard Bonin.

Drawing on unparalleled access to Chalabi, Bonin traces the exile’s ingenious efforts to stoke a desire for Iraqi... Read more >

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
Written by Katherine Boo


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6755-8 (1-4000-6755-3)

Winner of the National Book Award, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award, and the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award
Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize


Selected for Common Reading at:
Concordia University
Michigan State University
Northeastern...
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Fortress America
On the Front Lines of Homeland Security
Written by Matthew Brzezinski


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: September 27, 2005
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38253-2 (0-553-38253-5)

Heavily armed guards at the entrances to malls and restaurants. Citizens deemed “suspicious” taken away without formal charges or legal counsel. Would a “safe” America even look like America anymore?

One of the few journalists to penetrate the new counter terror initiative, Matthew Brzezinski offers an insider’s look at the new technology... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Condoleezza Rice: An American Life
A Biography
Written by Elisabeth Bumiller


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 13, 2009
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7713-4 (0-8129-7713-0)

Condoleezza Rice, one of the most powerful and controversial women in the world, has until now remained a mystery behind an elegant, cool veneer. New York Times reporter Elisabeth Bumiller peels back the layers and presents a revelatory portrait of the first black female secretary of state and President George W... Read more >
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Inventing Japan
1853-1964
Written by Ian Buruma


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7286-3 (0-8129-7286-4)

Ian Buruma makes sense of the most fateful span of Japan’s history, the period that saw as dramatic a transformation as any country has ever known. In the course of little more than a hundred years from the day Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in his black ships, this insular, preindustrial realm... Read more >
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Decision Points

Written by George W. Bush


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59063-3 (0-307-59063-1)

The presidency of George W. Bush continues to be debated by historians, political scientists, scholars, and students alike. Two scholars at Princeton University, Sean Wilentz and Julian E. Zelizer, recently conducted a course on Teaching ‘W’, and discovered that academics should reconsider updating their approach to teaching history by incorporating more... Read more >

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Reflections on the Revolution In Europe
Immigration, Islam and the West
Written by Christopher Caldwell


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27675-9 (0-307-27675-9)

This provocative and unflinching analysis of Europe’s unexpected demographic revolution focuses on the increasingly assertive Muslim populations shaping the continent’s future.

Europe’s half century of mass immigration has failed to produce an American melting pot and is now faced with a serious problem for which there is no easy solution. Based on... Read more >
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The Leader's Code
Mission, Character, Service, and Getting the Job Done
Written by Donovan Campbell


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9293-9 (0-8129-9293-8)

What does it take to be a great leader? In a word: character. This unique book by decorated U.S. Marine Corps veteran Donovan Campbell, the New York Times bestselling author of Joker One, draws on his years of training and combat experience to reveal the specific virtues that underpin effective leadership—and... Read more >
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China's Silent Army
The Pioneers, Traders, Fixers and Workers Who Are Remaking the World in Beijing's Image
Written by Juan Pablo Cardenal and Heriberto Araujo
Translated by Catherine Mansfield


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34657-3 (0-385-34657-3)

With original and fresh reporting, China's Silent Army is a revealing piece of investigative journalism into the unknown extent of China's global power by two leading Beijing-based journalists, Juan Pablo Cardenal and Heriberto Araújo.

From 2009-2011 the authors travelled the globe to investigate how the Chinese are literally making the developing... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Hamas
From Resistance to Government
Written by Paola Caridi
Translated by Andrea Teti


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-382-7 (1-60980-382-5)

A nuanced history, through the eyes of the people involved, of one of the most controversial political movements in the world.

The Palestinian elections of 2006 changed modern Middle Eastern history–as well as changing the perception of the Israel/Palestine conflict around the world. How, Westerners asked, could a secular people elect a... Read more >
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Little America
The War Within the War for Afghanistan
Written by Rajiv Chandrasekaran


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94704-8 (0-307-94704-1)

A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Notable Book
A St. Louis Post-Dispatch Best Book of the Year

The author of the acclaimed bestseller and National Book Award finalist, Imperial Life in the Emerald City, tells the startling, behind-the-scenes story of the US’s political and military misadventure in Afghanistan. In this meticulously... Read more >

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Little America
The War Within the War for Afghanistan
Written by Rajiv Chandrasekaran


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 26, 2012
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95714-6 (0-307-95714-4)

From the award-winning author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City, a riveting, intimate account of America’s troubled war in Afghanistan.

When President Barack Obama ordered the surge of troops and aid to Afghanistan, Washington Post correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran followed. He found the effort sabotaged not only by Afghan and Pakistani malfeasance... Read more >

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Factory Girls
From Village to City in a Changing China
Written by Leslie T. Chang


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: August 4, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52018-8 (0-385-52018-2)

Winner of the 2009 Asian American Literary Award For Nonfiction, given by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop
Winner of the PEN USA Literary Award for Research Nonfiction
A New York Times Notable Book of 2008
One of the Washington Post’s best books of 2008
A Seattle Times best nonfiction book of 2008
One of the Christian... Read more >
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9-11
Was There an Alternative?
Written by Noam Chomsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-343-8 (1-60980-343-4)

In 9-11, published in November 2001 and arguably the single most influential post 9-11 book, internationally renowned thinker Noam Chomsky bridged the information gap around the World Trade Center attacks, cutting through the tangle of political opportunism, expedient patriotism, and general conformity that choked off American discourse in the months immediately... Read more >
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Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe

Written by Noam Chomsky and Laray Polk


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-454-1 (1-60980-454-6)

“There are two problems for our species’ survival–nuclear war and environmental catastrophe,” says Noam Chomsky in this new book on the two existential threats of our time and their points of intersection since World War II.

While a nuclear strike would require action, environmental catastrophe is partially defined by willful inaction in... Read more >

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Profit Over People
Neoliberalism and Global Order
Written by Noam Chomsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: December 8, 1998
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-888363-82-1 (1-888363-82-7)

Why is the Atlantic slowly filling with crude petroleum, threatening a millions-of-years-old ecological balance? Why did traders at prominent banks take high-risk gambles with the money entrusted to them by hundreds of thousands of clients around the world, expanding and leveraging their investments to the point that failure led to a... Read more >
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Day of Empire
How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance--and Why They Fall
Written by Amy Chua


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7741-0 (1-4000-7741-9)

In this sweeping history, bestselling author Amy Chua explains how globally dominant empires—or hyperpowers—rise and why they fall. In a series of brilliant chapter-length studies, she examines the most powerful cultures in history—from the ancient empires of Persia and China to the recent global empires of England and the United States—and... Read more >
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World on Fire
How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability
Written by Amy Chua


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72186-8 (0-385-72186-2)

“A profound book, written in plain English, and challenging the very foundations of some glib—and dangerous—assumptions behind American foreign policy. This book should be read in the highest circles of decision-making, as well as by all those who like to consider themselves ‘thinking people.’ It should provoke some re-thinking—and, for some... Read more >
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How We Lead
Canada in a Century of Change
Written by Joe Clark


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Canada
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $32.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-35907-0 (0-307-35907-7)

A passionate argument for Canada’s reassertion of its place on the world stage, from a former prime minister and one of Canada’s most respected political figures.

In the world that is taking shape, the unique combination of Canada’s success at home as a diverse society and its reputation internationally as a sympathetic... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Routes of Man
Travels in the Paved World
Written by Ted Conover


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7702-1 (1-4000-7702-8)

Roads bind our world—metaphorically and literally—transforming landscapes and the lives of the people who inhabit them. Roads have unparalleled power to impact communities, unite worlds and sunder them, and reveal the hopes and fears of those who travel them.

With his marvelous eye for detail and his contagious enthusiasm, Ted Conover explores... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Beyond Growth
The Economics of Sustainable Development
Written by Herman E. Daly


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 14, 1997
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4709-5 (0-8070-4709-0)

Named one of a hundred “visionaries who could change your life” by the Utne Reader, Herman Daly has probably been the most prominent advocate of the need for a change in economic thinking in response to environmental crisis. An iconoclast economist who has worked as a renegade insider at the World... Read more >

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10 Reasons to Abolish the IMF & World Bank

Written by Kevin Danaher
Foreword by Anuradha Mittal


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 6, 2004
Price: $8.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-633-9 (1-58322-633-8)

A veritable “Globalization for Dummies,” 10 Reasons to Abolish the IMF & World Bank lays bare the most common myths of globalization in a clear and understandable way. Looking with hope to grassroots movement-building on a global scale, Danaher presents ten arguments for abolishing the IMF and World Bank and replacing... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Secret Way to War
The Downing Street Memo and the Iraq War's Buried History
Written by Mark Danner
Preface by Frank Rich


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: New York Review Books
On Sale: April 4, 2006
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-207-0 (1-59017-207-8)

Winner, 2006 Carey McWilliams Award, given by the American Political Science Association

At the beginning of May 2005, just before the British elections, the London Times published the so-called Downing Street memo, the leaked secret minutes of a July 2002 meeting of senior British foreign policy and security officials. The memo suggested... Read more >
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