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To Move the World
JFK's Quest for Peace
Written by Jeffrey D. Sachs


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9492-6 (0-8129-9492-2)

An inspiring look at the historic foreign policy triumph of John F. Kennedy’s presidency—the crusade for world peace that consumed his final year in office—by the New York Times bestselling author of The Price of Civilization, Common Wealth, and The End of Poverty

The last great campaign of John F. Kennedy’s life... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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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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Confront and Conceal
Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power
Written by David E. Sanger


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71802-0 (0-307-71802-6)

Inside the White House Situation Room, the newly elected Barack Obama immerses himself in the details of a remark­able new American capability to launch cyberwar against Iran—and escalates covert operations to delay the day when the mullahs could obtain a nuclear weapon. Over the next three years Obama accelerates drone attacks... 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 >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Right Path
From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics--and Can Again
Written by Joe Scarborough


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9614-2 (0-8129-9614-3)

Joe Scarborough—former Republican congressman and the always insightful host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe—takes a nuanced and surprising look at the unexpected rise and self-inflicted fall of the Republican Party. Dominant in national politics for forty years under the influence of the conservative but pragmatic leadership of Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan... Read more >

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Wealth and Power
China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century
Written by Orville Schell and John Delury


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 16, 2013
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-64347-0 (0-679-64347-8)

Through a series of lively and absorbing portraits of iconic modern Chinese leaders and thinkers, two of today’s foremost specialists on China provide a panoramic narrative of this country’s rise to preeminence that is at once analytical and personal. How did a nation, after a long and painful period of dynastic... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Letters of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

Written by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
Edited by Andrew Schlesinger and Stephen C. Schlesinger


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9309-7 (0-8129-9309-8)

This extraordinary collection gathers the never-before-seen correspondence of a true American original—the acclaimed historian and lion of the liberal establishment, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

An advisor to presidents, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and tireless champion of progressive government, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., was also an inveterate letter writer. Indeed, the term “man of letters”... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Balfour Declaration
The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Written by Jonathan Schneer


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7603-8 (0-8129-7603-7)

Winner, 2010 National Jewish Book Award (Writing Based on Archival Material)

Issued in London in 1917, the Balfour Declaration was one of the key documents of the twentieth century. It committed Britain to supporting the establishment in Palestine of “a National Home for the Jewish people,” and its reverberations continue to be... Read more >
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Dr. Rice in the House

Edited by Amy Scholder


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-761-9 (1-58322-761-X)

We have been bombarded by images of the U.S. Secretary of State as the Great Diplomat, walking onto the tarmac of a foreign country as if she were a rock star, an intellectual giant, and the embodiment of the American dream all rolled into one. Meanwhile, she has spoken out against... Read more >
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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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The Cathedral Within
Transforming Your Life by Giving Something Back
Written by Bill Shore


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75829-4 (0-375-75829-1)

In this wise and inspiring book, social entrepreneur Bill Shore shows us how to make the most of life and do something that counts. Like the cathedral builders of an earlier time, the visionaries described in this memoir share a single desire: to create something that endures. The extraordinary people Shore... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Actual Innocence

Written by Barry Siegel


Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 2, 2001
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-41310-9 (0-345-41310-5)

Five Days to Execution, and Other Dispatches from the Wrongly Convicted
The founders of the Innocence Project, who have freed 43 wrongfully convicted people in jail and even on death row, relate the harrowing stories of ten individuals exonerated by recent scientific discoveries and the heroic efforts of a group of dedicated... Read more >

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Back to Our Future
How the 1980s Explain the World We Live in Now--Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Everything
Written by David Sirota


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 15, 2011
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-51878-1 (0-345-51878-0)

Wall Street scandals. Fights over taxes. Racial resentments. A Lakers-Celtics championship. The Karate Kid topping the box-office charts. Bon Jovi touring the country. These words could describe our current moment—or the vaunted iconography of three decades past.

In this wide-ranging and wickedly entertaining book, New York Times bestselling journalist David Sirota takes... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hostile Takeover
How Big Money and Corruption Conquered Our Government--And How We Take It Back
Written by David Sirota


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: May 22, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-23735-4 (0-307-23735-4)

Millions of Americans lack health care and millions more struggle to afford it. Politicians claim they care, then pass legislation that just sends more cash to the HMOs. Wages have been stagnant for thirty years, even as corporate profits skyrocket. Politicians say they want to fix the problem and then pass... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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How Much is Enough?
Money and the Good Life
Written by Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-507-5 (1-59051-507-2)

What constitutes the good life? What is the true value of money? Why do we work such long hours merely to acquire greater wealth? These are some of the questions that many asked themselves when the financial system crashed in 2008. This book tackles such questions head-on.

In 1930, the great economist... Read more >
Also available as an 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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The Open-Source Everything Manifesto
Transparency, Truth, and Trust
Written by Robert David Steele
Foreword by Howard Bloom


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-443-1 (1-58394-443-5)

What the world lacks right now—especially the United States, where every form of organization from government to banks to labor unions has betrayed the public trust—is integrity. Also lacking is public intelligence in the sense of decision-support: knowing what one needs to know in order to make honest decisions for the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Fourth Turning

Written by William Strauss and Neil Howe


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: December 29, 1997
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0046-1 (0-7679-0046-4)

Published prior to September 11, 2001, this book is more relevant and prescient today than ever. Strauss and Howe predicted that America would enter a new era that will culminate in a crisis comparable to the American Revolution, the Civil War, and World War II. The authors of the bestselling Generations... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Eleventh Day
The Full Story of 9/11
Written by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 14, 2012
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7809-4 (0-8129-7809-9)

FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE

Writing with access to thousands of recently released official documents, fresh interviews, and the perspective that can come only from a decade of research and reflection, Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan deliver the first panoramic, authoritative look back at 9/11.

For most living Americans, September 11, 2001, is... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Art of War
The Denma Translation
Written by Sun Tzu


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: September 17, 2002
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-57062-978-5 (1-57062-978-1)

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle...

These are... Read more >

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Stringer
A Reporter's Journey in the Congo
Written by Anjan Sundaram


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53775-9 (0-385-53775-1)

In the powerful travel-writing tradition of Ryszard Kapuscinski and V.S. Naipaul, a haunting memoir of a dangerous and disorienting year of self-discovery in one of the world's unhappiest countries.

"Books by journalists usually keep the focus outward, but Sundaram has more of a novelist's interior sensibility and a talent for describing anxiety... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Divide
American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
Written by Matt Taibbi
Illustrated by Molly Crabapple


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9342-4 (0-8129-9342-X)

Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery:
 
Poverty goes up. Crime goes down. The prison population doubles.
Fraud by the rich wipes out 40 percent of the world’s wealth. The rich get massively richer. No one goes to jail.
 
In search of a solution, journalist... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Spanking the Donkey
Dispatches from the Dumb Season
Written by Matt Taibbi


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 22, 2006
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-34571-4 (0-307-34571-8)

"Collecting articles Taibbi wrote for the New York Press, the Nation and Rolling Stone while covering the 2004 presidential election, this book is not so much a campaign diary as it is a compelling, and somewhat chaotic, mix of reporting, anecdote, social commentary and rant. After spending time primarily on the... Read more >

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Obamanomics
How Bottom-Up Economic Prosperity Will Replace Trickle-Down Economics
Written by John R. Talbott


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 1, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-865-4 (1-58322-865-9)

Bestselling author John R. Talbott, who predicted the housing and mortgage crisis, pictures in Obamanomics--written well in advance of the historic 2008 elections--a Barack Obama presidency based on justice and cooperation–principles that have not held sway in Washington, DC, for quite some time. Talbott’s powerful grasp of finance allows him to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Argument Culture
Moving from Debate to Dialogue
Written by Deborah Tannen


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 9, 1999
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-40751-1 (0-345-40751-2)

Bestselling author Deborah Tannen decries the state of public discourse in America, showing how it operates as a debate between false extremes rather than a dialogue in pursuit of complex truths. Tannen examines the way we communicate in public and our creation of an argument culture in which we approach everything... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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