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Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress--and a Plan to Stop It

by Lawrence Lessig

In an era when special interests funnel huge amounts of money into our government-driven by shifts in campaign-finance rules and brought to new levels by the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election...


Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle

by Dan Senor & Saul Singer

START-UP NATION addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel-- a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural...


The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea

by Paul Ryan

From the intellectual leader of the Republican party, an unvarnished look into the state of the conservative movement today and a clear plan for what needs to be done to save the American Idea.

THE WAY FORWARD...


Russians: The People behind the Power

by Gregory Feifer

From former NPR Moscow correspondent Gregory Feifer comes an incisive portrait that draws on vivid personal stories to portray the forces that have shaped the Russian character for centuries-and continue to...


The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

by Christopher Hitchens & Thomas Mallon

"A religious fundamentalist, a political operative, a primitive sermonizer, and an accomplice of worldly secular powers. Her mission has always been of this kind. The irony is that she has never been able to...


No One Left to Lie To: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton

by Christopher Hitchens & Douglas Brinkley

"Just as the necessary qualification for a good liar is a good memory, so the essential equipment of a would-be lie detector is a good timeline, and a decent archive."

In NO ONE LEFT TO LIE TO, a New York Times...


The Trial of Henry Kissinger

by Christopher Hitchens & Ariel Dorfman

"If the courts and lawyers of this country will not do their duty, we shall watch as the victims and survivors of this man pursue justice and vindication in their own dignified and painstaking way, and at their...


Time for Outrage: Indignez-vous!

by Stéphane Hessel

This controversial, impassioned call-to-arms for a return to the ideals that fueled the French Resistance has sold millions of copies worldwide since its publication in France in October 2010. Rejecting the...


Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow's Big Changes

by Mark Penn & E. Kinney Zalesne

"The ideas in his book will help you see the world in a new way." -Bill Clinton

"Mark Penn has a keen mind and a fascinating sense of what makes America tick, and you see it on every page of Microtrends." -Bill...


A Good Talk: The Story and Skill of Conversation

by Daniel Menaker & Michael Koelsch

A GOOD TALK is an analysis of and guide to that most exclusively human of all activities-- conversation.

Drawing on over forty years of experience in American letters, Menaker pinpoints the factors that drive...


The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food

by Jennifer 8 Lee

If you think McDonald's is the most ubiquitous restaurant experience in America, consider that there are more Chinese restaurants in America than McDonalds, Burger Kings, and Wendys combined. New York Times...


The Waxman Report: How Congress Really Works

by Henry Waxman

At a time when some of the most sweeping national initiatives in decades are being debated, Congressman Henry Waxman offers a fascinating inside account of how Congress really works by describing the subtleties...


The Nuclear Jihadist: The True Story of the Man Who Sold the World's Most Dangerous Secrets...And How We Could Have Stopped Him

by Douglas Frantz & Catherine Collins

The world has entered a second nuclear age. For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the threat of nuclear annihilation is on the rise. Should such an assault occur, there is a strong likelihood that...


ZOOM: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future

by Vijay Vaitheeswaran & Iain Carson

"Zoom goes zero to sixty in nothing flat. It's an exciting ride into the future of the world's favorite physical object, the automobile."

-Gregg Easterbrook, author of THE PROGRESS PARADOX

"Zoom offers a new way...


The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America

by Robert Scheer

In the course of his forty-year-career as one of America's most admired journalists, Robert Scheer's work has been praised by Gore Vidal, Susan Sontag, and Joan Didion, who deems him "one of the best reporters...


Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens

by Christopher Hitchens

"All first-rate criticism first defines what we are confronting," the late, great jazz critic Whitney Balliett once wrote. By that measure, the essays of Christopher Hitchens are in the first tier. For nearly...