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The Wars of Afghanistan: Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, and the Failures of Great Powers

by Peter Tomsen

This revelatory, unprecedented, insider’s account of Afghanistan’s history since the 1970s, and of U.S. involvement, is indispensable reading for anyone concerned about the current war


A Man and his Mountain: The Everyman who Created Kendall-Jackson and Became America's Greatest Wine Entrepreneur

by Edward Humes

The story of self-made billionaire Jess Jackson, who put Chardonnay on America’s tables as he built the Kendall–Jackson wine empire from a few mountainous acres of grapes, and raced the Horse of the Year...


Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding

by Husain Haqqani

The relationship between America and Pakistan is based on mutual incomprehension and always has been. Pakistan—to American eyes—has gone from being a quirky irrelevance, to a stabilizing friend, to an essential...


The Why Axis: Hidden Motives and the Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life

by John List, Uri Gneezy & Steven D. Levitt

Can economics be passionate?… Can it center on people and what really matters to them day-in and day-out.… And help us understand their hidden motives for why they do what they do in everyday life?

Uri Gneezy...


The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less

by Lauren A. Taylor, Elizabeth H. Bradley & Harvey V. Fineberg

Foreword by Harvey V. Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine

For decades, experts have puzzled over why the US spends more on health care but suffers poorer outcomes than other industrialized nations....


This Land That I Love: Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the Story of Two American Anthems

by John Shaw

February, 1940: After a decade of worldwide depression, World War II had begun in Europe and Asia. With Germany on the march, and Japan at war with China, the global crisis was in a crescendo. America’s top...


Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires

by David Folkenflik

Rupert Murdoch is the most significant media tycoon the English-speaking world has ever known. No one before him has trafficked in media influence across those nations so effectively, nor has anyone else so...


Tudor: Passion. Manipulation. Murder. The Story of England's Most Notorious Royal Family

by Leanda De Lisle

The Tudors are England’s most notorious royal family. But, as Leanda de Lisle’s gripping new history reveals, they are a family still more extraordinary than the one we thought we knew.

The Tudor canon typically...


Helping Yourself Help Others: A Book for Caregivers

by Rosalynn Carter & Susan K. Golant

The chances are good that every one of us will become a caregiver at some point in our lives. We come to this challenge in the most personal way possible—we want to help someone we love, but we don’t know...


One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare

by Linda Robinson

One Hundred Victories is a portrait of how—after a decade of intensive combat operations—special operations forces have become the go-to force for US military endeavors worldwide.

Linda Robinson follows the...


A Mayor's Life: Governing New York's Gorgeous Mosaic

by David N. Dinkins & Peter Knobler

How did a scrawny black kid—the son of a barber and a domestic who grew up in Harlem and Trenton—become the 106th mayor of New York City? It’s a remarkable journey. David Norman Dinkins was born in 1927,...


Treasury's War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare

by Juan Zarate

For more than a decade, America has been waging a new kind of war against the financial networks of rogue regimes, proliferators, terrorist groups, and criminal syndicates. Juan Zarate, a chief architect of...


The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Göring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII

by Jack El-Hai

In 1945, after his capture at the end of the Second World War, Hermann Göring arrived at an American-run detention center in war-torn Luxembourg, accompanied by sixteen suitcases and a red hatbox. The suitcases...


Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare

by Josh Blackman & Randy Barnett

Foreword by Randy E. Barnett

In 2012, the United States Supreme Court became the center of the political world. In a dramatic and unexpected 5–4 decision, Chief Justice John Roberts voted on narrow grounds to...


The Billionaire Who Wasn't: How Chuck Feeney Secretly Made and Gave Away a Fortune

Reagan's Disciple: George W. Bush's Troubled Quest for a Presidential Legacy

by Lou Cannon & Carl M. Cannon

An insightful examination of what remains of the Reagan agenda in the Bush era by a father/son reporting team that has covered six of the last seven presidencies


Snitch: Informants, Cooperators & the Corruption of Justice

by Ethan Brown

By the author of the hip hop cult classic Queens Reigns Supreme: A chilling investigative look behind the scenes at a criminal justice system corrupted by its use of cooperators, and into the complex meaning...


Integrity: Good People, Bad Choices, and Life Lessons from the White House

by Egil Krogh & Matt Krogh

One of the "president's men" in the Watergate era recalls how he lost his way and destroyed his life under the pressure of politics and power, and provides lessons in what integrity—and success—really mean...


Island Practice: Cobblestone Rash, Underground Tom, and Other Adventures of a Nantucket Doctor

by Pam Belluck

A spirited true story of a colorful, contrarian doctor on Nantucket, a world-famous yet strikingly offbeat corner of America. Dr. Timothy Lepore often holds the life of the island in his hands.

 


Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey

by Peter Carlson

Junius Browne and Albert Richardson covered the Civil War for the New York Tribune until Confederates captured them as they tried to sneak past Vicksburg on a hay barge. Shuffled from one Rebel prison to another,...