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Restoring U.S. Leadership in Nuclear Energy: A National Security Imperative

by The CSIS Commission on Nuclear E States

America’s nuclear energy industry is in decline. Low natural gas prices, financing hurdles, failure to find a permanent repository for high-level nuclear waste, reactions to the Fukushima accident in Japan,...


U.S.-India Homeland Security Cooperation: Building a Lasting Partnership Via Transportation Sector Security

by Rick "Ozzie" Nelson, Brianna Fitch & Melissa Hersh

India’s growing strategic importance, coupled with the gaps in its homeland security enterprise, provides an opportunity to extend its partnership with the United States and become a key partner in ensuring...


All about the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can't Save Black America

by John McWhorter

The bestselling commentator, hailed for his frank and fearless arguments on race, imparts a scathing look at the hypocrisy of hip-hop—and why its popularity proves that black America must overhaul its politics....


The A to Z of British Intelligence

by Nigel West

The A to Z of British Intelligence offers insight into the history and operations of British Intelligence through its more than 1,800 entries, covering a vast and varied cast of characters: the spies and their...


Historical Dictionary of NATO and Other International Security Organizations

by Marco Rimanelli

The Historical Dictionary of NATO and Other International Security Organizations covers the Atlantic Alliance's origins, structure and organization through a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology,...


The Mopar Six-Pack Engine Handbook HP1528: How to Rebuild and Modify the 440 6-Barrel and 340 6-Barrelor Convert Your LA Sm all-Block (318-360 c.i.),

by Larry Shepard

A step-by-step guide to rebuilding, restoring, and modifying the famous Mopar ?Six-Pack? engines that appeared in all of Chrysler?s muscle cars from 1969 through 1971, as well as the late- model small-blocks...


The Political Mind: A Cognitive Scientist's Guide to Your Brain and Its Politics

by George Lakoff

A groundbreaking scientific examination of the way our brains understand politics from a New York Times bestselling author

One of the world 's best-known linguists and cognitive scientists, George Lakoff has...


Masking Terror: How Women Contain Violence in Southern Sri Lanka

by Alex Argenti-Pillen

Describes the social fabric of a rural community that has become a reservoir of soldiers for the Sri Lankan nation in the brutal war against Tamil separatists.


Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders

by Jason L. Riley

A conservative columnist makes an eye-opening case for why immigration improves the lives of Americans and is important for the future of the country

Separating fact from myth in today’s heated immigration...


The China Price: The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage

by Alexandra Harney

In this landmark work of investigative reporting, former Financial Times correspondent Alexandra Harney uncovers a story of immense significance to us all: how China's factory economy gains a competitive edge...


X Saves the World: How Generation X Got the Shaft but Can Still Keep Everything from Sucking

by Jeff Gordinier

Read Jeff Gordinier's posts on the Penguin Blog

In this simultaneously hilarious and incisive "manifesto for a generation that's never had much use for manifestos," Gordinier suggests that for the first time...


A Blue Hand: The Tragicomic, Mind-Altering Odyssey of Allen Ginsberg, a Holy Fool, a Lost Muse, a Dharma Bum, and His Prickly Bride in India

by Deborah Baker

In this engrossing new piece of Beat history, Pulitzer Prize finalist Deborah Baker takes us back to the moment when America's edgiest writers looked to India for answers as India looked to the West. It was...


Concrete Reveries: Consciousness and the City

by Mark Kingwell

In Concrete Reveries, acclaimed philosopher and cultural critic Mark Kingwell offers a thoughtful answer to Socrates’ injunction about the life worth living, using the urban experience to illustrate the dynamic...


The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America

by Ronald Brownstein

In recent years American politics has seemingly become much more partisan, more zero-sum, more vicious, and less able to confront the real problems our nation faces. What has happened?

In The Second Civil War...


Quotable Reagan: Words of Wit, Wisdom, Statesmanship By and About Ronald Reagan, America's Great Communicator

by Steve Eubanks

Former President Reagan, long remembered as the Great Communicator, never was at a loss for words, and his profound wisdom and wit are presented in this unique, impactful book covering more than fifty years...


Repairing the Athlete's Image: Studies in Sports Image Restoration

by Joseph R. Blaney, Lance Lippert & Scott J. Smith

This book presents case studies of various athletes, sports, and public relations scenarios with prescriptive advice for those attempting to repair athletic reputations. This invaluable study is an essential...


One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding

by Rebecca Mead

Astutely observed and deftly witty, One Perfect Day masterfully mixes investigative journalism and social commentary to explore the workings of the wedding industry?an industry that claims to be worth $160 billion...


Trials and Tribulations of International Prosecution

by Henry F. Carey & Stacey M. Mitchell

This book examines the political and legal challenges of instating criminal prosecutions by international tribunals since their reestablishment a half century after the international military tribunals at Nuremberg...


The 2012 Presidential Campaign: A Communication Perspective

by JR., ROBERT E. DENTON, Kate M. Kenski & Henry C. Kenski

This volume offers a unique and detailed examination of all stages of the 2012 presidential campaign, starting with the primaries and ending with post-election insights. Each chapter focuses on the campaign’s...


The Life of Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman's Work in Archaeology

by Kathleen L., Ph.D Sheppard

The Life of Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman’s Work in Archaeology, by Kathleen L. Sheppard, is a scientific biography of Margaret Alice Murray (1863-1963), exploring all the facets of “women’s work” in...