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The Trouble with Africa

by Robert Calderisi St. Martin's Press (December 23, 2014)

After years of frustration at the stifling atmosphere of political correctness surrounding discussions of Africa, long time World Bank official Robert Calderisi speaks out. He boldly reveals how most of Africa's...


Cheating Our Kids

by Joe Williams St. Martin's Press (December 09, 2014)

Journalist Joe Williams shows how parents can use consumer power to put children first, shining light on the special interests controlling our schools, where politics and pork infuse everything and our children's...


Recasting India

by Hindol Sengupta St. Martin's Press (November 18, 2014)

Twenty years after India opened its economy, it faces severe economic problems, including staggering income inequality. A third of its citizens still lack adequate food, education, and basic medical services,...


Meltdown in Tibet

by Michael Buckley St. Martin's Press (November 11, 2014)

Tibetans have experienced waves of genocide since the 1950s. Now they are facing ecocide. The Himalayan snowcaps are in meltdown mode, due to climate change—accelerated by a rain of black soot from massive...


No Man's Land

by Elizabeth D. Samet Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2014)

As the post-9/11 wars wind down, a literature professor at West Point explores what it means for soldiers, and our country, to be caught between war and peace

Elizabeth D. Samet, a professor of English at West...


Justice Belied

by Sébastien Chartrand & John Philpot Baraka Books (October 03, 2014)

For the first time in a book, defence counsel, investigators, journalists, and academics pool their knowledge and experience to answer the burning questions. What has happened to the fundamental principles of...


Political Mercenaries

by Lindsay Mark Lewis & Jim Arkedis St. Martin's Press (October 21, 2014)

When Bill Clinton defeated George H.W. Bush in 1992, their campaigns spent a total of $192 million—combined! In 2012, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney spent over $7 billion, including outside funding from superPACs—nearly...


The Body of Il Duce

by Sergio Luzzatto & Frederika Randall Henry Holt and Co. (October 21, 2014)

A brilliant young historian follows the odyssey of Mussolini's body in an original exploration of the history and legacy of Italian Fascism

Bullet-ridden, spat on, butchered bloody: this was the fate of Il Duce,...


The End of Greatness

by Aaron David Miller St. Martin's Press (October 07, 2014)

The Presidency has always been an implausible—some might even say an impossible—job. Part of the problem is that the challenges of the presidency and the expectations Americans have for their presidents...


While America Sleeps

by Donald Kagan & Frederick W. Kagan St. Martin's Press (September 30, 2014)

In While England Slept Winston Churchill revealed in 1938 how the inadequacy of Britain's military forces to cope with worldwide responsibilities in a peaceful but tense era crippled its ability to deter or...


Political Order and Political Decay

by Francis Fukuyama Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 30, 2014)

The second volume of the bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern state

Writing in The Wall Street Journal, David Gress called Francis Fukuyama's Origins of Political Order "magisterial in its learning...


The Future, Declassified

by Mathew Burrows St. Martin's Press (September 09, 2014)

Twenty-five years ago when Mathew Burrows went to work for the CIA as an intelligence analyst, the world seemed frozen. Then came the fall of the Berlin Wall and the implosion of the Soviet Union; suddenly,...


Evidence and information

by National Forum on Health Éditions MultiMondes (June 14, 2011)

How can the health of Canadians be promoted across different age groups? What is the level of quality of Canada’s health care system? On the international level, how do our health care costs compare with those...


Hack Attack

by Nick Davies Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 12, 2014)

The definitive book on how the News of the World phone-hacking scandal reached the highest echelons of power in the government, security, and media in the UK, from the journalist who broke the story.

At first,...


The New Cold War

by Edward Lucas St. Martin's Press (July 29, 2014)

The first edition of The New Cold War was published to great critical acclaim. Edward Lucas has established himself as a top expert in the field, appearing on numerous programs, including Lou Dobbs, MSNBC, NBC...


L'Empire du capital

by Mikhail Uspensky Parkstone International (May 13, 2014)

Si le ravissant « Pays du soleil levant » devait, lors d’une de ces éruptions volcaniques qui le menacent d’extinction, sombrer à jamais dans les profondeurs de l’océan, il continuerait de vivre pour...


On Democracy's Doorstep

by J. Douglas Smith Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 10, 2014)

Winner of the Henry Adams Prize from the Society for History in the Federal Government

A Washington Post Notable Work of Nonfiction

A Slate Best Book of 2014

The inside story of the Supreme Court decisions that...


The Inevitable City

by Betsy Seifter, Scott Cowen & Walter Isaacson St. Martin's Press (June 10, 2014)

After seven years of service as the president of Tulane University, Scott Cowen watched the devastation of his beloved New Orleans at the hands of Hurricane Katrina. When federal, state, and city officials couldn't...


Love and Death in Kathmandu

by Amy Willesee & Mark Whittaker St. Martin's Press (May 27, 2014)

On June 1, 2001, the heir to the Nepalese throne, Crown Prince Dipendra, donned military fatigues, armed himself with automatic weapons, walked in on a quiet family gathering, and, without a word, mowed his...


No Place to Hide

by Glenn Greenwald Henry Holt and Co. (May 13, 2014)

The New York Times Bestseller

In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating...


American Panic

by Mark Stein St. Martin's Press (May 20, 2014)

In American Panic , New York Times bestselling author Mark Stein traces the history and consequences of American political panics through the years. Virtually every American, on one level or another, falls victim...


Upside Down

by Eduardo Galeano & Mark Fried Henry Holt and Co. (May 13, 2014)

From the winner of the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, a bitingly funny, kaleidoscopic vision of the first world through the eyes of the third

Eduardo Galeano, author of the incomparable Memory of Fire...


Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2014

by Evan Osnos Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 13, 2014)

Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction finalist

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award in nonfiction.

An Economist Best Book of 2014.

A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of...


No Good Men Among the Living

by Anand Gopal Henry Holt and Co. (April 29, 2014)

Told through the lives of three Afghans, the stunning tale of how the United States had triumph in sight in Afghanistan—and then brought the Taliban back from the dead

In a breathtaking chronicle, acclaimed...


Border Insecurity

by Sylvia Longmire St. Martin's Press (April 22, 2014)

When confronted with the challenges of border security and illegal immigration, government officials are fond of saying that our borders have never been as safe and secure as they are now. But ranchers in the...


Why the Cocks Fight

by Michele Wucker Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 08, 2014)

Like two roosters in a fighting arena, Haiti and the Dominican Republic are encircled by barriers of geography and poverty. They co-inhabit the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, but their histories are as deeply...


The Real Crash

by Peter D. Schiff St. Martin's Press (April 08, 2014)

You might be thinking everything's okay: the stock market is on the rise, jobs are growing, the worst of it is over.

You'd be wrong.

In The Real Crash, New York Times bestselling author Peter D. Schiff argues...


An Idea Whose Time Has Come

by Todd S. Purdum Henry Holt and Co. (April 01, 2014)

A top Washington journalist recounts the dramatic political battle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the law that created modern America, on the fiftieth anniversary of its passage

It was a turbulent time...


A Time of Our Choosing

by Todd S. Purdum & The Staff of The New York Times Henry Holt and Co. (March 18, 2014)

The authoritative account of America's most controversial war since Vietnam, a conflict in which "shock and awe" were not confined to the battlefield

It was a war like no other the United States had ever fought....


George Bush's War

by Jean Edward Smith Henry Holt and Co. (March 10, 2014)

George Bush's War by Jean Edward Smith chronicles the complete history of the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Smith takes the reader from the politics of Desert Shield to the military action of Desert Storm.

"Expressing...


The View from the Vysotka

by Anne Nivat & Frances E. Forte St. Martin's Press (March 11, 2014)

Completed shortly before Joseph Stalin's death in 1953, the vysotkii, or "sky houses," still dominate the Moscow skyline today. Seven in all, they were the Soviet answer to the American skyscraper, transforming...


Defending Israel

by Martin Van Creveld St. Martin's Press (March 11, 2014)

Israel is a tiny country. From tip to toe, it stretches 260 miles long but is only 60 miles at its widest point. Since the days of the British mandate, the question of "defensible borders" for the Jewish state...


Hunting Down Saddam

by Robin Moore St. Martin's Press (March 04, 2014)

This authoritative and gripping narrative plunges the American public into the real and personal story of the United States forces in Iraq, and their successful maneuvers in capturing one of the most vicious...


Genesis

by John B. Judis Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 04, 2014)

A probing look at one of the most incendiary subjects of our time—the relationship between the United States and Israel

There has been more than half a century of raging conflict between Jews and Arabs—a...


Down to the Crossroads

by Aram Goudsouzian Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 04, 2014)

In 1962, James Meredith became a civil rights hero when he enrolled as the first African American student at the University of Mississippi. Four years later, he would make the news again when he reentered Mississippi,...


Ecology of Fear

by Mike Davis Henry Holt and Co. (January 14, 2014)

Los Angeles has become a magnet for the American apocalyptic imagination. Riot, fire, flood, earthquake...only locusts are missing from the almost biblical list of disasters that have struck the city in the...


In Bed with Wall Street

by Larry Doyle St. Martin's Press (January 07, 2014)

The Wall Street meltdown in 2008 brought the country to its knees, and spawned nationwide protests against the lack of regulation and oversight facing Wall Street. But the average American still fails to fully...


Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa

by Robin Philpot Baraka Books (November 27, 2013)

The book comprises three parts. The first part addresses the little-discussed but crucial events preceding the assassination of the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali...


Cousins and Strangers

by Chris Patten Henry Holt and Co. (December 17, 2013)

A frank and controversial assessment of the United States, Great Britain, and Europe, and the stakes for all three if the West breaks apart

Despite the efforts of President Woodrow Wilson, America washed its...


The New Democrats and the Return to Power

by Al From, Alice McKeon & Bill Clinton St. Martin's Press (December 03, 2013)

After Barack Obama's solid win in the 2012 election, it's easy to forget that there was a time, not long ago, when the Democrats were shut out of power for over a decade. But Al From remembers. In 1984, he led...


American Statecraft

by J. Robert Moskin St. Martin's Press (November 19, 2013)

This magisterial work on American diplomacy by a veteran journalist and historian is the first complete history of the U.S. Foreign Service

American Statecraft is a fascinating and comprehensive look at the unsung...


Front Porch Politics

by Michael Stewart Foley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 17, 2013)

"Reading this book revives the spirit of civic action today for those who are unjustifiably forlorn about overcoming injustice."—Ralph Nader

An on-the-ground history of ordinary Americans who took to the streets...


Let Freedom Ring

by Kitty Kelley St. Martin's Press (August 13, 2013)

A bestselling author and legendary photographer present an illuminating look at a pivotal moment in our nation's history: The March on Washington

Despite the heat and humidity, people came in droves from across...


Battle for Ground Zero

by Elizabeth Greenspan St. Martin's Press (August 20, 2013)

In the aftermath of 9/11, Americans came together in a way not seen for a generation, pledging unity to rebuild after the horrific loss of the Twin Towers. People were signing up to go to war; rescue workers...


The Mass Psychology of Fascism

by Wilhelm Reich & Vincent R. Carfagno Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 02, 2013)

In this classic study, Reich provides insight into the phenomenon of fascism, which continues to ravage the international community in ways great and small.

Drawing on his medical experiences with men and women...


The Unwinding

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2013

by George Packer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 21, 2013)

The 2013 National Book Award Winner

A New York Times Bestseller

Selected by New York Times' critic Dwight Garner as a Favorite Book of 2013

A New York Times Notable Book of 2013

A Washington Post Best Political...


The Death of the Grown-Up

by Diana West St. Martin's Press (September 16, 2008)

Diana West sees a US filled with middle-age guys playing air guitar and thinks "No wonder we can't stop Islamic terrorism." She sees Moms Who Mosh and wonders "Is there a single adult left anywhere?" But, the...


If the War Goes On . . .

by Hermann Hesse Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 22, 2013)

One of the most astonishing aspects of Hesse's career is the clear-sightedness and consistency of his political views, his passionate espousal of pacifism and internationalism from the start of World War I to...


The Myth of Martyrdom

by Adam Lankford St. Martin's Press (January 22, 2013)

A startling look at the deepest, darkest secrets that terrorists pray you'll never know

For decades, experts from the most powerful governments and prestigious universities around the world have told us that...


The U.S. Senate

by Tom Daschle & Charles Robbins St. Martin's Press (January 22, 2013)

The second entry in the civics series clearly and concisely explains how the United States Senate works.

The U.S. Senate is the second book in the Fundamentals of American Government civics series, exploring...