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October Surprise

by Devlin Barrett PublicAffairs (September 21, 2020)

The 2016 Election, which altered American political history, was not decided by the Russians or in Ukraine or by Steve Bannon. The event that broke Hillary's blue wall in the Midwest and swung Florida and North...


Schoolhouse Burning

by Derek W. Black PublicAffairs (September 21, 2020)

The full-scale assault on public education threatens not just public education but American democracy itself.

Public education as we know it is in trouble. Derek W. Black, a legal scholar and tenacious advocate,...


All About the Story

by Leonard Downie Jr PublicAffairs (September 21, 2020)

At a time when the role of journalism is especially critical, the former executive editor of the Washington Post writes about his nearly fifty years at the newspaper and the importance of getting at the truth....


A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear

by Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling PublicAffairs (September 14, 2020)

A tiny American town's plans for radical self-government overlooked one hairy detail: no one told the bears.

Once upon a time, a group of libertarians got together and hatched the Free Town Project, a plan to...


The Interaction Field

by Erich Joachimsthaler PublicAffairs (September 14, 2020)

Learn how the most successful businesses are creating value and igniting smart growth in a fast-paced, competitive market.

Most businesses today focus on competition and disruption instead of collaboration, participation,...


Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 12th edition

by Iii Henry M. Robert, Daniel H. Honemann, Thomas J. Balch & Daniel E. Seabold et al. PublicAffairs (August 31, 2020)

The only current authorized edition of the classic work on parliamentary procedure--now in a new updated edition

Robert's Rules of Order is the recognized guide to smooth, orderly, and fairly conducted meetings....


Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief, 3rd edition

by Iii Henry M. Robert, Daniel H. Honemann, Thomas J. Balch & Daniel E. Seabold et al. PublicAffairs (August 31, 2020)

A short, concise and user-friendly guide to the essential procedures of conducting a meeting, written by the authors of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, the only authorized edition of the classic work...


Never Alone

by Natan Sharansky & Gil Troy PublicAffairs (August 31, 2020)

A classic account of courage, integrity, and most of all, belonging

In 1977, Natan Sharansky, a leading activist in the democratic dissident movement in the Soviet Union and the movement for free Jewish emigration,...


The Myth of Experience

by Emre Soyer & Robin M Hogarth PublicAffairs (August 31, 2020)

Experience is a great teacher . . . except when it isn't. In this groundbreaking guide, learn how the past can deceive and limit us -- and how healthy skepticism can build a better world.

Our personal experience...


The Deficit Myth

by Stephanie Kelton PublicAffairs (June 08, 2020)

A New York Times Bestseller

The leading thinker and most visible public advocate of modern monetary theory -- the freshest and most important idea about economics in decades -- delivers a radically different,...


Strange Rites

by Tara Isabella Burton PublicAffairs (April 27, 2020)

A sparklingly strange odyssey through the kaleidoscope of America's new spirituality: the cults, practices, high priests and prophets of our supposedly post-religion age.

Fifty-five years have passed since the...


Tudor

by Leanda De Lisle PublicAffairs (October 07, 2013)

The Tudors are England's most dramatic royal family-Henry VIII notoriously divorced his queen and broke with the church of Rome, and Elizabeth I became the greatest English queen in history. But they are a dynasty...


Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire

by Rebecca Henderson PublicAffairs (April 13, 2020)

A renowned Harvard professor debunks prevailing orthodoxy with a new intellectual foundation and a practical pathway forward for a system that has lost its moral and ethical foundation in this "powerful" book...


The Soul of an Entrepreneur

by David Sax PublicAffairs (April 13, 2020)

An award-winning business writer dismantles the myths of entrepreneurship, replacing them with an essential story about the experience of real business owners in the modern economy.

We're often told that we're...


The Victory Machine

by Ethan Sherwood Strauss PublicAffairs (April 13, 2020)

How money, guts, and greed built the Warriors dynasty -- and then took it apart

The Golden State Warriors dominated the NBA for the better part of a decade. Since the arrival of owner Joe Lacob, they won more...


Think Like a Rocket Scientist

by Ozan Varol PublicAffairs (April 13, 2020)

* One of Inc.com's "6 Books You Need to Read in 2020 (According to Bill Gates, Satya Nadella, and Adam Grant)"* Adam Grant's # 1 pick of his top 20 books of 2020* One of 6 Groundbreaking Books of Spring 2020...


Has China Won?

by Kishore Mahbubani PublicAffairs (March 30, 2020)

The defining geopolitical contest of the twenty-first century is between China and the US. But is it avoidable? And if it happens, is the outcome already inevitable?

China and America are world powers without...


Stealing Home

by Eric Nusbaum PublicAffairs (March 23, 2020)

A story about baseball, family, the American Dream, and the fight to turn Los Angeles into a big league city.

Dodger Stadium is an American icon. But the story of how it came to be goes far beyond baseball. The...


Ending Parkinson's Disease

by Ray Dorsey, Todd Sherer, Michael S. Okun & Bastiaan R. Bloem PublicAffairs (March 16, 2020)

In this "must-read" guide (Lonnie Ali), four leading doctors and advocates offer a bold action plan to prevent, care for, and treat Parkinson's disease-one of the great health challenges of our time.

Brain diseases...


Shorter

by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang PublicAffairs (March 09, 2020)

You and your company can work less, be more productive, and make time for what's really important.

The idea of success embraced by the global economy means being always-on, never missing an opportunity, and outworking...


Sabotage

by Anastasia Nesvetailova & Ronen Palan PublicAffairs (January 13, 2020)

I don't like the word 'sabotage',"--a former Goldman Sachs trader admitted. "It's just harsh.... Though, frankly, how else do you make money in this business...I mean, real money."

The fundamental motive for...


Think Outside the Building

by Rosabeth Moss Kanter PublicAffairs (January 27, 2020)

One of the leading business thinkers in the world offers a bold, new theory of advanced leadership for tackling the world's complex, messy, and recalcitrant social and environmental problems.

Over a decade ago,...


The Reality Game

by Samuel Woolley PublicAffairs (January 06, 2020)

Fake news posts and Twitter trolls were just the beginning. What will happen when misinformation moves from our social media feeds into our everyday lives?

Online disinformation stormed our political process...


The Trillion Dollar Revolution

by Ezekiel J. Emanuel & Abbe R. Gluck PublicAffairs (March 02, 2020)

Ten years after the landmark legislation, Ezekiel Emanuel leads a crowd of experts, policy-makers, doctors, and scholars as they evaluate the Affordable Care Act's history so far.

In March 2010, the Affordable...


Good Economics for Hard Times

by Abhijit V. Banerjee & Esther Duflo PublicAffairs (November 11, 2019)

The winners of the Nobel Prize show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of our day.

Figuring out how to deal with today's critical economic problems is...


In That Time

by Daniel H. Weiss PublicAffairs (November 04, 2019)

Through the story of the brief, brave life of a promising poet, the president and CEO of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art evokes the turmoil and tragedy of the Vietnam War era.

In That Time tells the story...


Home Now

by Cynthia Anderson PublicAffairs (October 28, 2019)

A moving chronicle of who belongs in America.

Like so many American factory towns, Lewiston, Maine, thrived until its mill jobs disappeared and the young began leaving. But then the story unexpectedly veered:...


The Berlin Mission

by Richard Breitman PublicAffairs (October 28, 2019)

An unknown story of an unlikely hero--the US consul who best analyzed the threat posed by Nazi Germany and predicted the horrors to come

In 1929, Raymond Geist went to Berlin as a consul and handled visas for...


The Open Heart Club

by Gabriel Brownstein PublicAffairs (October 21, 2019)

This absorbing and poignant book is not merely the story of one writer's flawed heart. It is a history of cardiac medicine, a candid personal journey, and a profound reflection on mortality.

Born in 1966 with...


It Shouldn't Be This Hard to Serve Your Country

by David Shulkin PublicAffairs (October 21, 2019)

The former VA secretary describes his fight to save veteran health care from partisan politics and how his efforts were ultimately derailed by a small group of unelected officials appointed by the Trump White...


Stop Being Reasonable

by Eleanor Gordon-Smith PublicAffairs (October 21, 2019)

A thought-provoking exploration of how people really change their minds, and how persuasion is possible.

In Stop Being Reasonable, Eleanor Gordon-Smith weaves a narrative that illustrates the limits of human...


In Defense of Open Society

by George Soros PublicAffairs (October 21, 2019)

An impassioned defense of open society, academic and media freedom, and human rights.

George Soros -- universally known for his philanthropy, progressive politics, and investment success--has been under sustained...


Messengers

by Stephen Martin & Joseph Marks PublicAffairs (October 14, 2019)

"In the age of fake news, understanding who we trust and why is essential in explaining everything from leadership to power to our daily relationships." -Sinan Aral

We live in a world where proven facts and verifiable...


Crucible

by Charles Emmerson PublicAffairs (October 14, 2019)

The gripping story of the years that ended the Great War and launched Europe and America onto the roller coaster of the twentieth century, Crucible is filled with all-too-human tales of exuberant dreams, dark...


Agents of Influence

by Henry Hemming PublicAffairs (October 07, 2019)

The astonishing story of the British spies who set out to draw America into World War II

As World War II raged into its second year, Britain sought a powerful ally to join its cause-but the American public was...


The Compatriots

by Andrei Soldatov & Irina Borogan PublicAffairs (October 07, 2019)

The authors of The Red Web examine the shifting role of Russian expatriates throughout history, and their complicated, unbreakable relationship with the mother country--be it antagonistic or far too chummy.

The...


Proving Einstein Right

by S. James Gates Jr. & Cathie Pelletier PublicAffairs (September 23, 2019)

A thrilling adventure story chronicling the perilous journey of the scientists who set out to prove the theory of relativity--the results of which catapulted Albert Einstein to fame and forever changed our understanding...


The Invention of Yesterday

by Tamim Ansary PublicAffairs (September 30, 2019)

From language to culture to cultural collision: the story of how humans invented history, from the Stone Age to the Virtual Age

Traveling across millennia, weaving the experiences and world views of cultures...


How Rich Countries Got Rich ... and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor

by Erik Reinert PublicAffairs (September 09, 2019)

A maverick economist explains how protectionism makes nations rich, free trade keeps them poor---and how rich countries make sure to keep it that way.

Throughout history, some combination of government intervention,...


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...


Pivot to the Future

by Omar Abbosh, Paul Nunes & Larry Downes PublicAffairs (April 22, 2019)

The proven, effective strategy for reinventing your business in the age of ever-present disruption

Disruption by digital technologies? That's not a new story. But what is new is the "wise pivot," a replicable...


You're It

by Barry C. Dorn, Leonard J. Marcus, Joseph M. Henderson & Eric J. McNulty et al. PublicAffairs (June 10, 2019)

Become a better crisis leader while equipping yourself with the tools for every day transformative leadership

Today, in an instant, leaders can find themselves face-to-face with crisis. An active shooter. A media...


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...


Cult of the Dead Cow

by Joseph Menn PublicAffairs (June 03, 2019)

The shocking untold story of the elite secret society of hackers fighting to protect our privacy, our freedom, and even democracy itself.

Cult of the Dead Cow is the tale of the oldest, most respected, and most...


Escape from Earth

by Fraser MacDonald PublicAffairs (June 24, 2019)

The long-buried truth about the dawn of the Space Age: lies, spies, socialism, and sex magick.

Los Angeles, 1930s: Everyone knows that rockets are just toys, the stuff of cranks and pulp magazines. Nevertheless,...


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...


Bossed Up

by Emilie Aries PublicAffairs (May 20, 2019)

In this candid, refreshing guide for young women to take with us as we run the world, Emilie Aries shows you how to own your power, know your worth, and design your career and life accordingly.

Young women today...


This Is Not Propaganda

by Peter Pomerantsev PublicAffairs (August 05, 2019)

Learn how the perception of truth has been weaponized in modern politics with this "insightful" account of propaganda in Russia and beyond during the age of disinformation (New York Times).

When information is...