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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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


Walkable City

by Jeff Speck Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 13, 2012)

Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive. And he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability.

The very idea of a modern metropolis evokes visions of bustling sidewalks,...


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...


All in the Family

by Robert O. Self Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 18, 2012)

In the 1960s, Lyndon Johnson's Great Society and War on Poverty promised an array of federal programs to assist working-class families. In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan declared the GOP the party of "family values"...


Rogue States and Nuclear Outlaws

by Michael 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...


Fighting Terrorism

by Benjamin Netanyahu Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 21, 1997)

In this innovative and concise work, Israeli politician Benjamin Netanyahu offers a compelling approach to understanding and fighting the increase in domestic and international terrorism throughout the world....


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...


Understanding China  [3rd Edition]

by John Bryan Starr Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 31, 2010)

After ten years, John Bryan Starr has thoroughly revised and updated his classic introduction to the background of, the data about, and the issues at stake in China's present and future. In the new edition,...


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...


That Used to Be Us

by Thomas L. Friedman & Michael Mandelbaum Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 05, 2011)

America is in trouble. We face four major challenges on which our future depends, and we are failing to meet them—and if we delay any longer, soon it will be too late for us to pass along the American dream...


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 Monroe Doctrine

by Jay Sexton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 15, 2011)

A Concise History of the (In)Famous Doctrine that Gave Rise to the American Empire

President James Monroe's 1823 message to Congress declaring opposition to European colonization in the Western Hemisphere became...


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...


Crescent and Star

by Stephen Kinzer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 22, 2001)

"A sharp, spirited appreciation of where Turkey stands now, and where it may head." —Carlin Romano, The Philadelphia Inquirer

In the first edition of this widely praised book, Stephen Kinzer made the convincing...


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...


The Origins of Political Order

by Francis Fukuyama Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 12, 2011)

A New York Times Notable Book for 2011

A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title

A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title

Virtually all human societies were once organized tribally, yet over time...


As China Goes, So Goes the World

by Karl Gerth Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 09, 2010)

In this revelatory examination of the most overlooked force that is changing the face of China, the Oxford historian and scholar of modern Asia Karl Gerth shows that as the Chinese consumer goes, so goes the...


Ultimate Punishment

by Scott Turow Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 24, 2010)

America's leading writer about the law takes a close, incisive look at one of society's most vexing legal issues

Scott Turow is known to millions as the author of peerless novels about the troubling regions...


The Outlaw Sea

by William Langewiesche Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 20, 2010)

The open ocean--that vast expanse of international waters--spreads across three-fourths of the globe. It is a place of storms and danger, both natural and manmade. And at a time when every last patch of land...


American Ground

by William Langewiesche Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 20, 2010)

Selected as one of the best books of 2002 by The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Sun-Times

Within days after September 11, 2001, William Langewiesche had...


Herding Donkeys

by Ari Berman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 28, 2010)

After the 2004 election, the Republican Party held the White House, both houses of Congress, twenty-eight governorships, and a majority of state legislatures. One-party rule, it seemed, was here to stay.

Herding...


Poisoning the Press

by Mark Feldstein Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 28, 2010)

It is March 1972, and the Nixon White House wants Jack Anderson dead.

The syndicated columnist Jack Anderson, the most famous and feared investigative reporter in the nation, has exposed yet another of the President's...


The Tenth Parallel

by Eliza Griswold Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 17, 2010)

A riveting investigation of the jagged fault line between the Christian and Muslim worlds

The tenth parallel—the line of latitude seven hundred miles north of the equator—is a geographical and ideological...


The Fever

by Sonia Shah Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 06, 2010)

In recent years, malaria has emerged as a cause célèbre for voguish philanthropists. Bill Gates, Bono, and Laura Bush are only a few of the personalities who have lent their names—and opened their pocketbooks—in...


Red Cloud at Dawn

by Michael D. Gordin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 29, 2009)

On August 29, 1949, the first Soviet test bomb, dubbed First Lightning, exploded in the deserts of Kazakhstan. The startling event was not simply a technical experiment that confirmed the ability of the Soviet...


Gaming the Vote

by William Poundstone Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 17, 2009)

Our Electoral System is Fundamentally Flawed, But There's a Simple and Fair Solution

At least five U.S. presidential elections have been won by the second most popular candidate. The reason was a "spoiler"—a...


The Will of the People

by Barry Friedman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 29, 2009)

In recent years, the justices of the Supreme Court have ruled definitively on such issues as abortion, school prayer, and military tribunals in the war on terror. They decided one of American history's most...


There Is No Freedom Without Bread!

by Constantine Pleshakov Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 27, 2009)

The conventional story of the end of the cold war focuses on the geopolitical power struggle between the United States and the USSR: Ronald Reagan waged an aggressive campaign against communism, outspent the...


Statecraft

by Dennis Ross Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 12, 2007)

How did it come to pass that, not so long after 9/11 brought the free world to our side, U.S. foreign policy is in a shambles? In this thought-provoking book, the renowned peace negotiator Dennis Ross argues...


Whose Freedom?

by George Lakoff Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 27, 2006)

Since September 11, 2001, the Bush administration has relentlessly invoked the word "freedom." The United States can strike preemptively because "freedom is on the march." Social security should be privatized...


The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

by John J. Mearsheimer & Stephen M. Walt Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 04, 2007)

The Israel Lobby," by John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen M. Walt of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, was one of the most controversial articles in recent memory. Originally...


What We've Lost

by Graydon Carter Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 08, 2004)

What We've Lost addresses the fragile state of U.S. democracy with a critical review of the Bush administration by one of our leading magazine editors, Graydon Carter. Carter has expressed his deep dissatisfaction...


American Radical

by D. D. Guttenplan Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 30, 2009)

Popular Front columnist and New Deal propagandist. Fearless opponent of McCarthyism and feared scourge of official liars. Enterprising, independent reporter and avid amateur classicist. As D.D. Guttenplan puts...


The Hell of Good Intentions

by Stephen M. Walt Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 16, 2018)

From the New York Times–bestselling author Stephen M. Walt, The Hell of Good Intentions dissects the faults and foibles of recent American foreign policy—explaining why it has been plagued by disasters like...


Grand Improvisation

by Derek Leebaert Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 16, 2018)

A new understanding of the post World War II era, showing what occurred when the British Empire wouldn’t step aside for the rising American superpower—with global insights for today.

An enduring myth of the...


Can Democracy Work?

by James Miller Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 18, 2018)

A new history of the world’s most embattled idea

Today, democracy is the world’s only broadly accepted political system, and yet it has become synonymous with disappointment and crisis. How did it come to...


Identity

by Francis Fukuyama Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 11, 2018)

The New York Times bestselling author of The Origins of Political Order offers a provocative examination of modern identity politics: its origins, its effects, and what it means for domestic and international...