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Trying Not to Try
The Art and Science of Spontaneity
Written by Edward Slingerland

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3761-9 (0-7704-3761-3)

Why is it always so hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting? Or to relax into a productive writing zone? In every case, striving seems to backfire. In Trying Not to Try, Edward Slingerland explores the power of spontaneity—a state valued by early Chinese thinkers that modern cognitive... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Who Stole the American Dream?

Written by Hedrick Smith

Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 27, 2013
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8205-3 (0-8129-8205-3)

Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith’s new book is an extraordinary achievement, an eye-opening account of how, over the past four decades, the American Dream has been dismantled and we became two Americas.

In his bestselling The Russians, Smith took millions of readers inside the Soviet Union. In The Power Game, he... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Make the Impossible Possible
One Man's Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary
Written by Bill Strickland and Vince Rause

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 20, 2009
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52055-3 (0-385-52055-7)

Selected for Common Reading
* Frank Phillips College
* Indiana University Pennsylvania
* Juniata College
* Kendall College
* Mt. Union College
* North Dakota State University
* Penn State-New Kensington
* Purdue University
* University of Southern Indiana
* Voorhees College
* Winthrop University

Commencement Address
Bill Strickland is scheduled to give 2010 Commencement Address at:
*Babson College
*Marywood University
*West... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Power Failure
The Inside Story of the Collapse of Enron
Written by Mimi Swartz and Sherron Watkins

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1368-3 (0-7679-1368-X)

“A lucid account of the Enron debacle that may be the best informed and best written to date.” —Andrew Hill, Financial Times

Written by prizewinning journalist Mimi Swartz, and substantially based on the revelations of former Enron vice-president Sherron Watkins, as well as hundreds of other interviews, Power Failure is the fascinating... Read more >

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The Black Swan: Second Edition
The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility"
Written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7381-5 (0-8129-7381-X)

Selected for Wellesley Reads 2010

A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was. The astonishing success of Google was a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Final Accounting
Ambition, Greed and the Fall of Arthur Andersen
Written by Barbara Ley Toffler and Jennifer Reingold

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1383-6 (0-7679-1383-3)

Barbara Ley Toffler was partner-in-charge of Andersen's Ethics & Responsible Business Practices consulting services. Drawing on her expertise as a social scientist and her experience as an Andersen insider, Toffler reveals that the symptoms of Andersen's fatal disease were evident long before its ties to Enron were revealed and that it... 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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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In FED We Trust
Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic
Written by David Wessel

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45969-5 (0-307-45969-1)

“Whatever it takes...”

That was Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s vow as the worst financial panic in more than fifty years gripped the world and he struggled to avoid the once unthinkable: a repeat of the Great Depression. Brilliant but temperamentally cautious, Bernanke researched and wrote about the causes of the Depression... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Autobiography of Zig Ziglar
Written by Zig Ziglar

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
On Sale: February 17, 2004
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-50297-9 (0-385-50297-4)

Every year, Zig Ziglar travels all over the world delivering a resounding message of hope and commitment in forums ranging from high-powered business conferences and church leadership assemblies to youth conventions and educational gatherings.

In Zig, Ziglar chronicles another kind of journey: his own transformation from a struggling, not terribly successful... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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