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Gene Wars
The Politics of Biotechnology
Written by Kristin Dawkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: December 3, 2002
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-420-5 (1-58322-420-3)

Despite technological advances, an alarming number of people in the world go hungry. Even more chilling is the fact that in the future that number will likely increase. In this book, Kristin Dawkins discusses the international policies that are shaping this future, including those that govern the genetic engineering of plants... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Eye in the Sky
The Story of the CORONA Spy Satellites
Written by Dwayne Day


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: August 17, 1999
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-773-4 (1-56098-773-1)

Presenting the full story of the CORONA spy satellites’ origins, Eye in the Sky explores the Cold War technology and far-reaching effects of the satellites on foreign policy and national security. Arguing that satellite reconnaissance was key to shaping the course of the Cold War, the book documents breakthroughs in intelligence... Read more >

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The Struggle for Iran

Written by Christopher de Bellaigue


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: New York Review Books
On Sale: May 22, 2007
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-238-4 (1-59017-238-8)

Who rules Iran, and how secure is their grip on a young and restless society? How should the world respond to allegations that the Islamic Republic is building nuclear weapons and supporting terrorists?

Christopher de Bellaigue traces Iran’s political upheavals since the early 1990s, from the failures of the reformist efforts... Read more >

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Nothing to Envy
Ordinary Lives in North Korea
Written by Barbara Demick


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52391-2 (0-385-52391-2)

Finalist, 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction
(winner to be announced March 10th, 2011)

Winner, 2010 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction

Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years—a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the unchallenged rise to power of his son Kim... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Nothing to Envy
Ordinary Lives in North Korea
Written by Barbara Demick


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: December 29, 2009
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52390-5 (0-385-52390-4)

Finalist, 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction
(winner to be announced March 10th, 2011)

Winner, 2010 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction

Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years—a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the unchallenged rise to power of his son Kim... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Dictator's Learning Curve
Inside the Global Battle for Democracy
Written by William J. Dobson


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47755-2 (0-307-47755-X)

In this riveting anatomy of authoritarianism, acclaimed journalist William Dobson takes us inside the battle between dictators and those who would challenge their rule. Recent history has seen an incredible moment in the war between dictators and democracy—with waves of protests sweeping Syria and Yemen, and despots falling in Egypt, Tunisia... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Twist of Faith
An American Christian's Quest to Help Orphans in Africa
Written by John Donnelly


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0116-5 (0-8070-0116-3)

American Christians, veteran reporter John Donnelly has discovered, are an ever-increasing source of aid in Africa, with some experts estimating that U.S. churches supply more resources to Africa than USAID. In A Twist of Faith, he tells the unlikely story of how faith and determination compelled one such American Christian to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Contest of the Century
The New Era of Competition with China--and How America Can Win
Written by Geoff A. Dyer


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95123-6 (0-307-95123-5)

From former Financial Times Beijing bureau chief Geoff Dyer, a balanced and far-seeing analysis of the emerging competition between China and America.

Global politics is shifting rapidly. After decades of rising, China has entered a new and critical phase, seeking to turn its economic heft into global power. In this deeply informed book, Geoff... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Contest of the Century
The New Era of Competition with China--and How America Can Win
Written by Geoff A. Dyer


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-96075-7 (0-307-96075-7)

From the former Financial Times Beijing bureau chief, a balanced and far-seeing analysis of the emerging competition between China and the United States that will dominate twenty-first-century world affairs—an inside account of Beijing’s quest for influence and an explanation of how America can come out on top.

The structure of global politics... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Hope for Africa
Voices from Around the World
Edited by June Eding


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
On Sale: June 28, 2011
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-1-57826-308-0 (1-57826-308-5)

Organizations involved in the myriad causes related to Africa were asked a seemingly simple question: “Why save Africa?” The result is a collection of compelling perspectives from around the world.

Why Save Africa? is made up of short essays from large, internationally recognized non-profits; small grassroots charities; and everything in between... Read more >

The Battle for Egypt

Written by Yasmine El Rashidi
Preface by Timothy Garton Ash


Format: eBook, 69 pages
Publisher: New York Review Books
On Sale: May 17, 2011
Price: $4.99
ISBN: 978-1-59017-514-9 (1-59017-514-X)

In a series of riveting dispatches, Cairo native Yasmine El Rashidi provides an eyewitness account of the entire 2011 Egyptian Revolution as it unfolded, from its origins in the days leading up to the first January 25 protest in Tahrir Square through the violent confrontations with the regime and the fall... Read more >

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The Jew is Not My Enemy
Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism
Written by Tarek Fatah


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Signal
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-4784-8 (0-7710-4784-3)

A liberal Muslim and critically acclaimed author explores the historical, political, and theological basis for centuries of Muslim animosity towards Jews, debunking long-held myths and tracing a history of hate and its impact today.

More than nine years after 9/11 and 60 years after the creation of the state of Israel, the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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North Korea/South Korea
U.S. Policy at a Time of Crisis
Written by John Feffer


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 20, 2003
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-603-2 (1-58322-603-6)

The Korean peninsula, divided for more than fifty years, is stuck in a time warp. Millions of troops face one another along the Demilitarized Zone separating communist North Korea and capitalist South Korea. In the early 1990s and again in 2002-2003, the United States and its allies have gone to the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Power Trip
U.S. Unilateralism and Global Strategy After September 11
Preface by Barbara Ehrenreich
Edited by John Feffer


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: June 3, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-579-0 (1-58322-579-X)

A concise dissection of the new U.S. unilateralism, Power Trip is the first book-length critique of this fundamental shift in U.S. foreign policy to consolidate and extend U.S. global control. Charting the new terrain of foreign policy after September 11 and demonstrating how the Bush administration is building on the policies... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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One Market Under God
Extreme Capitalism, Market Populism, and the End of Economic Democracy
Written by Thomas Frank


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 18, 2001
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49504-2 (0-385-49504-8)

In a book that has been raising hackles far and wide, the social critic Thomas Frank skewers one of the most sacred cows of the go-go ‘90s: the idea that the new free-market economy is good for everyone.

Frank’s target is “market populism”–the widely held belief that markets are a more... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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High Noon in the Cold War
Kennedy, Krushchev, and the Cuban Missile Crisis
Written by Max Frankel


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: September 27, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-46671-6 (0-345-46671-3)

Note: Please do not order desk or examination copies of this paperback edition until September 2005.

Shortlisted for the 2005 Ambassador Book Award in Fiction


Using evidence from recent records, new scholarship, and previously unheard testimony, High Noon in the Cold War captures the Cuban Missile Crisis in a new light, focusing specifically... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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China's Second Continent
How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa
Written by Howard W. French


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95698-9 (0-307-95698-9)

An exciting, hugely revealing account of China’s burgeoning presence in Africa—a developing empire already shaping, and reshaping, the future of millions of people.
           
A prizewinning foreign correspondent and former New York Times bureau chief in Shanghai and in West and Central Africa, Howard French is uniquely positioned to tell the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth

Written by Benjamin M. Friedman


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9571-1 (1-4000-9571-9)

From the author of Day of Reckoning, the acclaimed critique of Ronald Reagan’s economic policy (“Every citizen should read it,” said The New York Times): a persuasive, wide-ranging argument that broadly distributed economic growth provides benefits far beyond the material, creating and strengthening democratic institutions, establishing political stability, fostering tolerance, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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America's Secret War
Inside the Hidden Worldwide Struggle Between the United States and Its Enemies
Written by George Friedman


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 11, 2005
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1785-8 (0-7679-1785-5)

Dubbed by Barron’s as “The Shadow CIA,” George Friedman’s global intelligence company, Stratfor, has provided analysis to Fortune 500 companies, news outlets, and even the U.S. government. Now Friedman delivers the geopolitical story that the mainstream media has been unable to uncover — the startling truth behind America’s foreign policy and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Next 100 Years
A Forecast for the 21st Century
Written by George Friedman


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 26, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2305-7 (0-7679-2305-7)

A fascinating, eye-opening and often shocking look at what lies ahead for the U.S. and the world from one of our most incisive futurists.

In his thought-provoking new book, George Friedman, founder of STRATFOR—the preeminent private intelligence and forecasting firm—focuses on what he knows best, the future. Positing that civilization is at... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Longitudes and Attitudes
The World in the Age of Terrorism
Written by Thomas L. Friedman


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 12, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3125-2 (1-4000-3125-7)

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times columnist and bestselling author of From Beirut to Jerusalem and The Lexus and the Olive Tree comes this smart, penetrating, brilliantly informed book that is indispensable for understanding today’s radically new world and America’s complex place in it.

Thomas L. Freidman received his third Pulitzer... Read more >

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An Autobiography
The Story of My Experiments with Truth
Written by Mohandas K. Gandhi


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 1, 1993
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5909-8 (0-8070-5909-9)

Mohandas K. Gandhi is one of the most inspiring figures of our time. In his classic autobiography he recounts the story of his life and how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian struggle for independence and countless other nonviolent struggles of the twentieth century.

In a... Read more >

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A World Made New
Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Written by Mary Ann Glendon


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 11, 2002
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-76046-4 (0-375-76046-6)

Winner, the Bradley Prize

Finalist for the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award

Unafraid to speak her mind and famously tenacious in her convictions, Eleanor Roosevelt was still mourning the death of FDR when she was asked by President Truman to lead a controversial commission, under the auspices of the newly formed United Nations... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Tower of Babble
How the United Nations Has Fueled Global Chaos
Written by Dore Gold


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: October 25, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5494-7 (1-4000-5494-X)

A United Nations insider exposes the ugly truth about the UN—including how Gold believes the UN organizations have been funding terrorist groups.

In the New York Times bestseller Tower of Babble, former United Nations ambassador Dore Gold blows the lid off what he asserts is the UN’s shocking failures to keep international... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Liberal Fascism
The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Change
Written by Jonah Goldberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1718-6 (0-7679-1718-9)

“Fascists,” “Brownshirts,” “jackbooted stormtroopers”—such are the insults typically hurled at conservatives by their liberal opponents. Calling someone a fascist is the fastest way to shut them up, defining their views as beyond the political pale. But who are the real fascists in our midst?

Liberal Fascism offers a startling new perspective on... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
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