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Encountering America

by Jessica Grogan

A dramatic narrative history of the psychological movement that reshaped American culture

The expectation that our careers and personal lives should be expressions of our authentic selves, the belief that our...


The Monster of Florence

by Douglas J. Preston & Mario Spezi

In the nonfiction tradition of John Berendt ("Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil") and Erik Larson ("The Devil in the White City"), New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston presents a gripping...


Cities

by John Reader

In Cities, the acclaimed historian John Reader takes us on a journey of the city—from its earliest example in the Ancient Near East to today’s teeming centers of compressed existence, such as Mumbai and Tokyo....


City in the Sky

by James Glanz & Eric Lipton

The definitive biography of the iconic skyscrapers and the ambitions that shaped them--from their dizzying rise to their unforgettable fall

More than a year after the nation began mourning the lives lost in the...


Concrete Hell: Urban Warfare From Stalingrad to Iraq

by Louis Dimarco

Throughout history cities have been at the center of warfare, from sieges to street-fighting, from peace-keeping to coups de mains. Sun Tzu admonished his readers of The Art of War that the lowest realization...


AV-8b Harrier II Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom I-VI

by Lon Nordeen & Jim Laurier

The Harrier II jet saw conflict in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm (Gulf War), Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Iraqi Freedom (Iraq War). The aircraft has matured into a multi-role platform...


We Are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation

by Kate Khatib, Margaret Killjoy & Mike McGuire

The only book on Occupy written by organizers, for organizers! Essential lessons from key movement strategists.


A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom 2002-07

by Gary Wetzel & Jim Laurier

In the early 1970s, the USAF, still fresh in the mire of the Vietnam War, began the search for a more effective aircraft to conduct the CAS mission. With aircraft losses climbing, the need for an aircraft that...


The Bomb in My Garden: The Secrets of Saddam's Nuclear Mastermind

by Mahdi Obeidi & Kurt Pitzer

Acclaim for the Bomb in My Garden"This one book will tell you more about Iraq's quest for weapons of mass destruction than all U.S. intelligence on the subject. It is a fascinating and rare glimpse inside Saddam...


The Taliban Don't Wave

by Robert Semrau & Rob Semrau

Captain Robert Semraus military trial made international headlines—a Canadian soldier serving in Afghanistan arrested for allegedly killing a grievously wounded Taliban soldier in the field. The trial and its...


Story of My People: On September 7, 2004, I sold my family's textile company

by Edoardo Nesi

Winner of the 2011 Strega Prize, this blend of essay, social criticism, and memoir is a striking portrait of the effects of globalization on Italy’s declining economy.

 

Starting from his family’s textile...


Big Red: Inside The Secret World of a Trident Nuclear Submarine

by Douglas C. Waller

Taller in length than the Washington Monument, wider at its center than a three-lane highway, the 18,750-ton Trident nuclear submarine is the most complex war machine the United States Navy has ever produced:...


The World is Moving Around Me: A Memoir of the Haiti Earthquake

by Dany LaFerrière, David Homel & Michaëlle Jean

A moving eyewitness account of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and its aftermath by the acclaimed Haitian Canadian writer.


The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power

by Kim Ghattas

The first inside account to be published about Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state, anchored by Ghattas's own perspective and her quest to understand America's place in the world

In November 2008, Hillary...


Special Forces Sniper Skills

by Robert Stirling

This hard hitting account details the men, weapons and techniques used to coldly eliminate high value targets on the battlefield, in hostage situations, in political assassinations and elsewhere.

Though many...


Human Cargo

by Caroline Moorehead

An arresting portrait of the lives of today's refugees and a searching look into their future

The word refugee is more often used to invoke a problem than it is to describe a population of millions of people...


Squandered Victory

by Larry Diamond

America's leading expert on democracy delivers the first insider's account of the U.S. occupation of Iraq-a sobering and critical assessment of America's effort to implant democracy

In the fall of 2003, Stanford...


Putin's Russia

by Anna Politkovskaya

A searing portrait of a country in disarray and of the man at its helm, from "the bravest of Russian

journalists" (The New York Times)

Hailed as "a lone voice crying out in a moral wilderness" (New Statesman),...


SEAL Target Geronimo

by Chuck Pfarrer

The true story of the killing of bin Laden by author and former U.S. Navy SEAL Chuck Pfarrer

On May 2, 2011, at 1:03 a.m. a satellite uplink was sent from Pakistan crackling into the situation room of the White...


Class Matters

by The New York Times & Bill Keller

The acclaimed New York Times series on social class in America--and its implications for the way we live our lives

We Americans have long thought of ourselves as unburdened by class distinctions. We have no...