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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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

American Panic

by Mark Stein St. Martin's Publishing Group (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...

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...

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...

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....

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...


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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Learning to Change the World

by Charles Kane, Walter Bender, Jody Cornish & Neal Donahue St. Martin's Press (December 11, 2012)

UNESCO estimates that eleven percent of primary school–age children—seventy-two million worldwide—are not enrolled in or attending school. Children who do attend may find themselves in schools that lack...

Squandered Victory

by Larry Diamond Henry Holt and Co. (April 01, 2007)

America's leading expert on democracy delivers the first insider's account of the U.S. occupation of Iraq-a sobering and critical assessment of America's effort to implant democracy

In the fall of 2003, Stanford...


by Christopher Cooper & Robert Block Henry Holt and Co. (April 01, 2007)

Based on exclusive interviews, the inside story of how America's emergency response system failed and how it remains dangerously broken

When Hurricane Katrina roared ashore on the morning of August 29, 2005,...

The Great Game of Politics

by Dick Stoken Tom Doherty Associates (April 01, 2007)

From our nation's inception there has been a constant dynamic of tension between those political philosophies that we have labeled the left and the right, despite the fact that the vast majority of American...

What's the Matter with Kansas?

by Thomas Frank Henry Holt and Co. (April 01, 2007)

One of "our most insightful social observers"* cracks the great political mystery of our time: how conservatism, once a marker of class privilege, became the creed of millions of ordinary Americans

With his...

Arc of Justice

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2004

by Kevin Boyle Henry Holt and Co. (April 01, 2007)

An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle

In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent...

Slouching Towards Sirte

by Maximilian Forte Baraka Books (November 09, 2012)

NATO’s war in Libya was proclaimed as a humanitarian intervention—bombing in the name of “saving lives.” Attempts at diplomacy were stifled. Peace talks were subverted. Libya was barred from representing...

My American Revolution

by Robert Sullivan Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 04, 2012)

Americans tend to think of the Revolution as a Massachusetts-based event orchestrated by Virginians, but in fact the war took place mostly in the Middle Colonies—in New York and New Jersey and the parts of...

No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies

by Linda K. Kerber Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 01, 1999)

This pioneering study redefines women's history in the United States by focusing on civic obligations rather than rights. Looking closely at thirty telling cases from the pages of American legal history, Kerber's...

Nonbeliever Nation

by David Niose St. Martin's Press (July 17, 2012)

A new group of Americans is challenging the reign of the Religious Right

Today, nearly one in five Americans are nonbelievers - a rapidly growing group at a time when traditional Christian churches are dwindling...

Rogue States and Nuclear Outlaws

by Michael T. Klare Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 30, 1996)

In this incisive examination of our national security policy, Michael Klare suggests that the Pentagon in effect established a new class of enemies when the Cold War came to an -unpredictable and hostile states...

Deterring Democracy

by Noam Chomsky Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 06, 1992)

From World War II until the 1980s, the United States reigned supreme as both the economic and the military leader of the world. The major shifts in global politics that came about with the dismantling of the...

Permanent Emergency

by Kip Hawley & Nathan Means St. Martin's Press (April 24, 2012)

Since 2001 the TSA has accepted responsibility for protecting over two million people a day at U.S. airports and managing transportation operations around the world. But how effective is this beleaguered agency,...

Obama and the Middle East

by Fawaz A. Gerges St. Martin's Press (May 22, 2012)

A hard-hitting assessment of Obama's current foreign policy and a sweeping look at the future of the Middle East

The 2011 Arab Spring upended the status quo in the Middle East and poses new challenges for the...

Selecting a President

by Eleanor Clift & Matthew Spieler St. Martin's Press (May 22, 2012)

The debut of a brand-new civics series for high school seniors and college freshmen, that clearly, concisely and cleverly explains how the United States elects its president

Selecting a President explains the...

Defeating Dictators

by George B.N. Ayittey St. Martin's Press (November 08, 2011)

Despite billions of dollars of aid and the best efforts of the international community to improve economies and bolster democracy across Africa, violent dictatorships persist. As a result, millions have died,...

The Specter of Communism

by Melvyn P. Leffler Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2011)

The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics.

The Specter of Communism is a concise history of the origins of the Cold War...

The Race for What's Left

by Michael T. Klare Henry Holt and Co. (March 13, 2012)

From Michael Klare, the renowned expert on natural resource issues, an invaluable account of a new and dangerous global competition

The world is facing an unprecedented crisis of resource depletion—a crisis...

The Beautiful and the Damned

by Siddhartha Deb Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 30, 2011)

A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title

Siddhartha Deb grew up in a remote town in the northeastern hills of India and made his way to the United States via a fellowship at Columbia. Six years after...

Commander in Chief

by Geoffrey Perret Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 22, 2008)

How Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq Made The Commander In Chief and Foretell the Future of America

This is a story of ever-expanding presidential powers in an age of unwinnable wars. Harry Truman and Korea, Lyndon Johnson...

The Swing Vote

by Linda Killian St. Martin's Press (January 17, 2012)

As our country's politicians engage in bitter partisan battles, focused on protecting their own jobs but not on doing the nation's business, and political pundits shout louder and shriller to improve their ratings,...

Mother Country

by Marilynne Robinson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2011)

At the time when Robinson wrote this book, the largest known source of radioactive contamination of the world's environment was a government-owned nuclear plant called Sellafield, not far from Wordsworth's cottage...

When the Luck of the Irish Ran Out

by David J. J. Lynch St. Martin's Press (November 09, 2010)

Few countries have been as dramatically transformed in recent years as Ireland. Once a culturally repressed land shadowed by terrorism and on the brink of economic collapse, Ireland finally emerged in the late...

The Next Convergence

by Michael Spence Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 10, 2011)

A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011

With the British Industrial Revolution, part of the world's population started to experience extraordinary economic growth—leading to enormous gaps in wealth...

Reckless Endangerment

by Gretchen Morgenson & Joshua Rosner Henry Holt and Co. (May 24, 2011)

A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011

One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year

The New York Times's Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist reveals how the financial meltdown emerged from the toxic...