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Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin's Russia and the End of Revolution

by Peter Baker & Susan Glasser

In the tradition of Hedrick Smith's The Russians, Robert G. Kaiser's Russia: The People and the Power, and David Remnick's Lenin's Tomb comes an eloquent and eye-opening chronicle of Vladimir Putin's Russia,...


The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power

by Tariq Ali

Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world. It is the only Islamic state to have nuclear weapons. Its border with Afghanistan extends over one thousand miles and is the likely hideout of Osama...


Enough: Our Fight to Keep America Safe from Gun Violence

by Gabrielle Giffords & Mark Kelly

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, share their impassioned argument for responsible gun ownership.

After the 2011 Tucson shooting that nearly took her life, basic questions...


Double Agent: The First Hero of World War II and How the FBI Outwitted and Destroyed a Nazi Spy Ring

by Peter Duffy

The never-before-told tale of the German-American who spearheaded a covert mission to infiltrate New York’s Nazi underground in the days leading up to World War II—the most successful counterespionage operation...


When A Billion Chinese Jump: How China Will Save Mankind -- Or Destroy It

by Jonathan Watts

As a young child, Jonathan Watts believed if everyone in China jumped at the same time, the earth would be shaken off its axis, annihilating mankind. Now, more than thirty years later, as a correspondent for...


Ravens in the Storm: A Personal History of the 1960s Anti-War Movement

by Carl Oglesby

In 1964, Carl Oglesby, a young copywriter for a Michigan-based defense contractor, was asked by a local Democratic congressman to draft a campaign paper on the Vietnam War. Oglesby's report argued that the conflict...


Follow the Money: How George W. Bush and the Texas Republicans Hog-Tied America

by John Anderson

With its barbecues, new Cadillacs, and $4,000 snakeskin cowboy boots, Texas is all about power and money -- and the power that money buys. This detailed and wide-scope account shows how a group of wealthy Texas...


House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties

by Craig Unger

Newsbreaking and controversial -- an award-winning investigative journalist uncovers the thirty-year relationship between the Bush family and the House of Saud and explains its impact on American foreign policy,...


My America: What My Country Means to Me, by 150 Americans from All Walks of Life

by Hugh Downs

"Some of these essays are powerful and poetic. Some seem to reflect a stunned condition on the part of the contributor. But all of them share a newborn or reawakened feeling about the country we live in -- an...


Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America

by Rick Perlstein

Told with urgency and sharp political insight, Nixonland recaptures America's turbulent 1960s and early 1970s and reveals how Richard Nixon rose from the political grave to seize and hold the presidency.

Perlstein's...


The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton

by Peter Baker

The journalist who co-wrote the original article breaking the Monica Lewinsky scandal for the Washington Post reveals the complete story behind the headlines: a riveting, in-depth account of an event unique...


Dead Center: Clinton-Gore Leadership and the Perils of Moderation

by James MacGregor Burns & Georgia Jones Sorenson

"The urgent question of our time is whether we can make change our friend and not our enemy....To renew America, we must be bold...must revitalize our democracy....Together with our friends and allies, we will...


Watchdogs of Democracy?

by Helen Thomas

In the course of more than sixty years spent covering Washington politics, Helen Thomas has witnessed a raft of fundamental changes in the way news is gathered and reported. Gone are the days of frequent firsthand...


Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President: Wit and Wisdom from the Front Row at the White House

by Helen Thomas

In a natural follow-up to her national bestseller Front Row at the White House, the dean of the White House press corps presents a vivid and personal presidential chronicle. Currently a columnist for Hearst...


Muqtada: Muqtada al-Sadr, the Shia Revival, and the Struggle for Iraq

by Patrick Cockburn

Time magazine listed him as one of its "100 People Who Shape Our World." Newsweek featured him on its cover under the headline "How Al-Sadr May Control U.S. Fate in Iraq." Paul Bremer denounced him as a "Bolshevik...


Green Gone Wrong

by Heather Rogers

In Green Gone Wrong environmental writer Heather Rogers blasts through the marketing buzz of big corporations and asks a simple question: Do today's much-touted "green" products-carbon offsets, organic food,...


Fidel Castro: My Life

by Ignacio Ramonet & Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro is perhaps the most charismatic and controversial head of state in modern times. A dictatorial pariah to some, he has become a hero and inspiration for many of the world's poor, defiantly charting...


The Emerging Democratic Majority

by John B. Judis & Ruy Teixeira

ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR AND A WINNER OF THE WASHINGTON MONTHLY'S ANNUAL POLITICAL BOOK AWARD

Political experts John B. Judis and Ruy Teixeira convincingly use hard data -- demographic,...


Listen Up, Mr. President: Everything You Always Wanted Your President to Know and Do

by Helen Thomas & Craig Crawford

Helen Thomas has covered the administrations of ten presidents in a career spanning nearly sixty years. She is known for her famous press conference closing line, "Thank you, Mr. President," but here she trades...


The Party Faithful: How and Why Democrats Are Closing the God Gap

by Amy Sullivan

As late as the 1960s, religion was a decidedly nonpartisan affair in the United States. In the past forty years, however, despite abundant evidence that Americans care about their candidates' personal faith,...