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Be Strong and of Good Courage

by Dennis Ross & David Makovsky PublicAffairs (September 02, 2019)

Modern Israel's founding fathers provided some of the boldest and most principled leadership of any nation--now Israel needs their example more than ever.

Modern Israel's founding fathers provided some of the...

A Short History of Europe

by Simon Jenkins PublicAffairs (March 04, 2019)

A sweeping, illustrated history of Europe--a continent whose imperial ambitions, internal clashes, and existential threats are as vital today as they were during the conquests of Alexander the Great

In just...

Bringing Mulligan Home

by Dale Maharidge PublicAffairs (May 20, 2019)

Now an Audible Original "THE DEAD DRINK FIRST"

Sergeant Steve Maharidge returned from World War II an angry man. For a long time, the only evidence that remained of his service in the Marines was a photograph...

The Great Successor

by Anna Fifield PublicAffairs (June 10, 2019)

The behind-the-scenes story of the rise and reign of the world's strangest and most elusive tyrant, Kim Jong Un, by the journalist with the best connections and insights into the bizarrely dangerous world of...

The Shanghai Free Taxi

by Frank Langfitt PublicAffairs (June 10, 2019)

As any traveler knows, some of the best and most honest conversations take place during car rides. So, when a long-time NPR correspondent wanted to learn more about the real China, he started driving a cab--and...

Syria's Secret Library

by Mike Thomson PublicAffairs (August 19, 2019)

The remarkable story of a small, makeshift library in the town of Daraya, and the people who found hope and humanity in its books during a four-year siege.

Daraya lies on the fringe of Damascus, just southwest...

The Agitator

by Peter Duffy PublicAffairs (March 18, 2019)

This story of an anti-fascist's dramatic and remarkable victory against Nazism in 1935 is an inspiration to anyone compelled to resist when signs of oppression are on the horizon

By 1935, Hitler had suppressed...

Hitler's Last Hostages

by Mary M. Lane PublicAffairs (September 09, 2019)

Adolf Hitler's obsession with art not only fueled his vision of a purified Nazi state--it was the core of his fascist ideology. Its aftermath lives on to this day.

Nazism ascended by brute force and by cultural...

How Safe Are We?

by Janet Napolitano & Karen Breslau PublicAffairs (March 25, 2019)

Former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano offers an insightful analysis of American security at home and a prescription for the future.

Created in the wake of the greatest tragedy...

The Human Tide

by Paul Morland PublicAffairs (March 04, 2019)

A dazzling new history of the irrepressible demographic changes and mass migrations that have made and unmade nations, continents, and empires

The rise and fall of the British Empire; the emergence of America...

The Road to Dawn

by Jared A. Brock PublicAffairs (May 14, 2018)

A major literary moment: after being lost to history for more than a century, The Road to Dawn uncovers the incredible story of the real-life slave who inspired Uncle Tom's Cabin.

-He rescued 118 enslaved people...

American Overdose

by Chris McGreal PublicAffairs (November 12, 2018)

A comprehensive portrait of a uniquely American epidemic--devastating in its findings and damning in its conclusions

The opioid epidemic has been described as "one of the greatest mistakes of modern medicine."...

How to Get Rid of a President

by David Priess PublicAffairs (November 12, 2018)

A vivid political history of the schemes, plots, maneuvers, and conspiracies that have attempted--successfully and not--to remove unwanted presidents

To limit executive power, the founding fathers created fixed...

Dawn of the Code War

by John P. Carlin & Garrett M. Graff PublicAffairs (October 15, 2018)

The inside story of how America's enemies launched a cyber war against us-and how we've learned to fight back

With each passing year, the internet-linked attacks on America's interests have grown in both frequency...

The Moscow Rules

by Antonio J. Mendez & Jonna Mendez PublicAffairs (May 20, 2019)

From the spymaster and inspiration for the movie Argo, discover the "real-life spy thriller" of the brilliant but under-supported CIA operatives who developed breakthrough spy tactics that helped turn the tide...

Freak Kingdom

by Timothy Denevi PublicAffairs (October 29, 2018)

The story of Hunter S. Thompson's crusade against Richard Nixon and the threat of fascism in America--and the devastating price he paid for it

Hunter S. Thompson is often misremembered as a wise-cracking, drug-addled...


by Robert K. Brigham PublicAffairs (September 03, 2018)

Henry Kissinger's role in the Vietnam War prolonged the American tragedy and doomed the government of South Vietnam

The American war in Vietnam was concluded in 1973 after eight years of fighting, bloodshed,...


by Peter Watson PublicAffairs (September 17, 2018)

The justification for the atomic bomb was simple: it would defeat Hitler and end the Second World War faster, saving lives. The reality was different.

Fallout dismantles the conventional story of why the atom...

The Snow Leopard Project

by alex Dehgan PublicAffairs (January 21, 2019)

The remarkable story of the heroic effort to save and preserve Afghanistan's wildlife-and a culture that derives immense pride and a sense of national identity from its natural landscape.

Postwar Afghanistan...

Vanishing Frontiers

by Andrew Selee PublicAffairs (June 04, 2018)

There may be no story today with a wider gap between fact and fiction than the relationship between the United States and Mexico.

Wall or no wall, deeply intertwined social, economic, business, cultural, and...

Shakespeare and the Resistance

by Clare Asquith PublicAffairs (August 20, 2018)

Shakespeare's largely misunderstood narrative poems contain within them an explosive commentary on the political storms convulsing his country

The 1590s were bleak years for England. The queen was old, the succession...

The Bone and Sinew of the Land

by Anna-Lisa Cox PublicAffairs (June 11, 2018)

The long-hidden stories of America's black pioneers, the frontier they settled, and their fight for the heart of the nation

When black settlers Keziah and Charles Grier started clearing their frontier land in...

Above and Beyond

by Casey Sherman PublicAffairs (April 16, 2018)

From the authors of the bestselling The Finest Hours comes the riveting, deeply human story of President John F. Kennedy and two U-2 pilots, Rudy Anderson and Chuck Maultsby, who risked their lives to save America...

It's Better Than It Looks

by Gregg Easterbrook PublicAffairs (February 19, 2018)

Is civilization teetering on the edge of a cliff? Or are we just climbing higher than ever?

Most people who read the news would tell you that 2017 is one of the worst years in recent memory. We're facing a series...

Great American Outpost

by Maya Rao PublicAffairs (April 23, 2018)

A surreal, lyrical work of narrative nonfiction that portrays how the largest domestic oil discovery in half a century transformed a forgotten corner of the American West into a crucible of breakneck capitalism....

Absolute Power

by Paul Collins PublicAffairs (March 26, 2018)

The sensational story of the last two centuries of the papacy, its most influential pontiffs, troubling doctrines, and rise in global authority

In 1799, the papacy was at rock bottom: The Papal States had been...

Greater than Ever

by Daniel Doctoroff PublicAffairs (September 11, 2017)

The former deputy mayor of New York City tells the story of the city's comeback after 9/11, offering lessons in resiliency under the most trying of circumstances, and a model for the rejuvenation of any city....

The Birth of a Movement

by Dick Lehr PublicAffairs (January 09, 2017)

At the dawn of the modern civil rights movement, Monroe Trotter, a journalist agitator, and D.W. Griffith, a technically brilliant filmmaker, incited a public confrontation that roiled America, pitting black...

All the Kremlin's Men

by Mikhail Zygar PublicAffairs (September 05, 2016)

An extraordinary behind-the-scenes portrait of the court of Vladimir Putin, the oligarchs that surround it, and the many moods of modern Russia that reads like a "real House of Cards"(Lev Lurie).

All the Kremlin's...

The End of Loyalty

by Rick Wartzman PublicAffairs (May 29, 2017)

Having a good, stable job used to be the bedrock of the American Dream. Not anymore.

In this richly detailed and eye-opening book, Rick Wartzman chronicles the erosion of the relationship between American companies...

The Holocaust

by Laurence Rees PublicAffairs (April 17, 2017)

n June 1944, Freda Wineman and her family arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the infamous Nazi concentration and death camp. After a cursory look from an SS doctor, Freda's life was spared and her mother was sent...

Pale Rider

by Laura Spinney PublicAffairs (September 11, 2017)

In 1918, the Italian-Americans of New York, the Yupik of Alaska, and the Persians of Mashed had almost nothing in common except for a virus -- one that triggered the worst pandemic of modern times and had a...

Queen Victoria's Matchmaking

by Deborah Cadbury PublicAffairs (November 13, 2017)

A captivating exploration of the role in which Queen Victoria exerted the most international power and influence: as a matchmaking grandmother.

As her reign approached its sixth decade, Queen Victoria's grandchildren...

The Red Web

by Andrei Soldatov & Irina Borogan PublicAffairs (September 07, 2015)

With important new revelations into the Russian hacking of the 2016 Presidential campaigns

"[Andrei Soldatov is] the single most prominent critic of Russia's surveillance apparatus." -Edward Snowden

After the...

The Next America

by Paul Taylor PublicAffairs (January 25, 2016)

The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past.

America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values,...

Winter Is Coming

by Garry Kasparov PublicAffairs (October 26, 2015)

The stunning story of Russia's slide back into a dictatorship-and how the West is now paying the price for allowing it to happen.

The ascension of Vladimir Putin-a former lieutenant colonel of the KGB-to the...

Vote First or Die

by Scott Conroy PublicAffairs (April 17, 2017)

New Hampshire-a small state with a small, distinct population-is nevertheless the beacon of American democracy. Since 1920, its residents have been the first in the nation to cast their votes in the presidential...

The Storm Before the Storm

by Michael Duncan PublicAffairs (October 23, 2017)


The creator of the award-winning podcast series The History of Rome and Revolutions brings to life the bloody battles, political machinations, and human drama that set the stage for...

The Spoils of War

by Bruce Bueno De Mesquita & Alastair Smith PublicAffairs (September 26, 2016)

Two eminent political scientists show that America's great conflicts, from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror, were fought not for ideals, or even geopolitical strategy, but for the individual gain of...

The Future of War

by Lawrence Freedman PublicAffairs (October 09, 2017)

An award-winning military historian, professor, and political adviser delivers the definitive story of warfare in all its guises and applications, showing what has driven and continues to drive this uniquely...

The Empire Must Die

by Mikhail Zygar PublicAffairs (November 06, 2017)

From Tolstoy to Lenin, from Diaghilev to Stalin, The Empire Must Die is a tragedy of operatic proportions with a cast of characters that ranges from the exotic to utterly villainous, the glamorous to the depraved....

The Chaos of Empire

by Jon Wilson PublicAffairs (October 24, 2016)

The popular image of the British Raj-an era of efficient but officious governors, sycophantic local functionaries, doting amahs, blisteringly hot days and torrid nights-chronicled by Forster and Kipling is a...

Superfast Primetime Ultimate Nation

by Adam Roberts PublicAffairs (April 24, 2017)

Who can foretell India's future? Mr. Joshi is a fortune teller in a slum in south Delhi who uses a soothsaying green parrot to make predictions. When Adam Roberts visited him in 2012, Joshi's parrot declared...

Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible

by Peter Pomerantsev PublicAffairs (November 10, 2014)

A journey into the glittering, surreal heart of 21st century Russia, where even dictatorship is a reality show

Professional killers with the souls of artists, would-be theater directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters,...

Master Thieves

by Stephen Kurkjian PublicAffairs (March 09, 2015)

As featured on the "Last Seen" podcast, the thrilling, definitive story of the $500m Gardner Museum art heist, full of "characters that would make Martin Scorsese swoon" (Boston Globe)

In a secret meeting in...

Fortune Makers

by Michael Useem, Harbir Singh, Liang Neng & Peter Cappelli PublicAffairs (March 13, 2017)

Fortune Makers analyzes and brings to light the distinctive practices of business leaders who are the future of the Chinese economy. These leaders oversee not the old state-owned enterprises, but private companies...

First Ladies

by Susan Swain & Richard Norton Smith PublicAffairs (April 13, 2015)

A look inside the personal life of every first lady in American history, based on original interviews with major historians

C-SPAN's yearlong history series, First Ladies: Influence and Image, featured interviews...

The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist

by Tucker Carrington, Radley Balko & John Grisham PublicAffairs (February 26, 2018)

A shocking and deeply reported account of the persistent plague of institutional racism and junk forensic science in our criminal justice system, and its devastating effect on innocent lives

After two three-year-old...

Destiny Disrupted

by Tamim Ansary PublicAffairs (April 27, 2009)

The Western narrative of world history largely omits a whole civilization. Destiny Disrupted tells the history of the world from the Islamic point of view, and restores the centrality of the Muslim perspective,...

Destination Casablanca

by Meredith Hindley PublicAffairs (October 09, 2017)

This rollicking and panoramic history of Casablanca during the Second World War sheds light on the city as a key hub for European and American powers, and a place where spies, soldiers, and political agents...