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THE LOTTERY OF BIRTH, THE ILLUSION OF CONSENT, AND THE FIGHT FOR OUR FUTURE
Written by RAOUL MARTINEZ

Format: Hardcover, 512 pages

Publisher: Pantheon

On Sale: 01/31/2017

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-91164-3

The ideal of freedom is at the heart of our political and economic system. It is foundational to our sense of justice, our way of life, our conception of what it is to be human. But are we free in the way that we think we are?

In Creating Freedom, Raoul Martinez brings together a torrent of mind-expanding ideas, facts, and arguments to dismantle sacred myths central to our society—myths about free will, free markets, free media, and free elections. From the lottery of our birth to the...

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Written by BARBARA W. TUCHMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 01/24/2017

Price: $20.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98620-4

Barbara W. Tuchman won her second Pulitzer Prize for this nonfiction masterpiece—an authoritative work of history that recounts the birth of modern China through the eyes of one extraordinary American.
 
General Joseph W. Stilwell was a man who loved China deeply and knew its people as few Americans ever have. Barbara W. Tuchman’s groundbreaking narrative follows Stilwell from the time he arrived in China during the Revolution of 1911, through his tours of duty in Peking and Tientsin in the...

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LAST JOURNALISTS IN A DICTATORSHIP
Written by ANJAN SUNDARAM

Format: Trade Paperback, 210 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 11/15/2016

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-87215-4

In 2009, Anjan Sundaram began a journalist's training program in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Often held up as a beacon of progress and modernity in Central Africa, the regime of President Paul Kagame—which took over after the 1994 genocide ravaged Rwanda’s population—has been given billions of dollars in Western aid. And yet, during Sundaram’s time there, almost every reporter he instructed was arrested or forced to leave the country, caught in a tightening web of strict media...

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Written by TRACY KIDDER

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages

Publisher: Random House

On Sale: 09/20/2016

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99524-4

“A perfectly executed, exquisitely reported parable of the Internet age and the wild, mad adventure that is start-up culture.”—Charles Duhigg
 
Fortune, mania, genius, philanthropy—the bestselling author of Mountains Beyond Mountains gives us the inspiring story of Paul English, the founder of Kayak.com and Lola.

Tracy Kidder, the “master of the nonfiction narrative” (The Baltimore Sun) and author of the bestselling classic The Soul of a New Machine, now tells the story of Paul English, a...

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THE ADVENTURES, ESCAPADES, AND TRIUMPHS OF ALICIA PATTERSON: AVIATRIX, SPORTSWOMAN, JOURNALIST, PUBLISHER

Format: Hardcover, 368 pages

Publisher: Pantheon

On Sale: 08/23/2016

Price: $28.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-87113-3

The fascinating biography of the maverick newspaperwoman and intrepid adventurer, which follows her exceptional exploits through the first half of the twentieth century, from her troublemaking days as the middle child of complicated parents to her successes as publisher of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Newsday.
 
The authors take us into the lost WASP world of Alicia Patterson: her larger-than-life father—scion of the Patterson-Medill Chicago publishing dynasty—and her traditional mother, her...

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HOW TO WRITE WITH SPONTANEITY AND CONTROL--AND LIVE TO TELL THE TALE
Written by ALICE MATTISON

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages

Publisher: Viking

On Sale: 08/16/2016

Price: $25.00

ISBN: 978-0-525-42854-1

A targeted and insightful guide to the stages of writing fiction and memoir without falling into common traps, while wisely navigating the writing life, from an award-winning author and longtime teacher

“A book-length master class.” —The Atlantic

Writing well does not result from following rules and instructions, but from a blend of spontaneity, judgment, and a wise attitude toward the work—neither despairing nor defensive, but clear-eyed, courageous, and discerning. Writers must learn to...

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A CRITICAL THINKER'S GUIDE TO MEDIA BIAS
Written by LARRY ATKINS

Format: Hardcover, 280 pages

Publisher: Prometheus Books

On Sale: 08/16/2016

Price: $24.00

ISBN: 978-1-633-88165-5

In a media landscape dominated by advocacy news networks pushing competing points of view, how can the average person uncover the truth about any particular issue? This book will show you how to separate the facts from the agenda-driven spin and selective presentation often used by such news sources as Fox and MSNBC.

The author describes the goals of advocacy journalism—i.e., journalism that transparently advocates a biased worldview—and shows that it has been a part of our history since the...

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THE MURDER OF A YOUNG AMERICAN, A SOUTH AFRICAN TOWNSHIP, AND THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

Format: Hardcover, 544 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 06/28/2016

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99450-6

A gripping investigation—in the vein of the podcast Serial—that reopens the murder of a young American woman in South Africa, an iconic case that calls into question our understanding of truth and reconciliation, loyalty, justice, race, and class

The story of Amy Biehl is well known in South Africa: The twenty-six-year-old white American Fulbright scholar was brutally murdered on August 25, 1993, during the final, fiery days of apartheid by a mob of young black men in a township outside Cape...

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A MEMOIR OF HOPE
Written by TOM BROKAW

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 05/10/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98208-4

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR • From Tom Brokaw, the bestselling author of The Greatest Generation, comes a powerful memoir of a year of dramatic change—a year spent battling cancer and reflecting on a long, happy, and lucky life.

Tom Brokaw has led a fortunate life, with a strong marriage and family, many friends, and a brilliant journalism career culminating in his twenty-two years as anchor of the NBC Nightly News and as bestselling author. But in the summer...

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THE WORLD OF POST-TRUTH POLITICS
Written by ARI RABIN-HAVT

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 04/19/2016

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-27959-0

In today’s post-truth political landscape, there is a carefully concealed but ever-growing industry of organized misinformation that exists to create and disseminate lies in the service of political agendas. Ari Rabin-Havt and Media Matters for America present a revelatory history of this industry—which they've dubbed Lies, Incorporated—and show how it has crippled legislative progress on issues including tobacco regulation, public health care, climate change, gun control, immigration,...

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LAST JOURNALISTS IN A DICTATORSHIP
Written by ANJAN SUNDARAM

Format: Hardcover, 208 pages

Publisher: Doubleday

On Sale: 01/12/2016

Price: $25.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-53956-2

The author of the acclaimed Stringer: A Reporter’s Journey in the Congo now moves on to Rwanda for a gripping look at a country caught still in political and social unrest, years after the genocide that shocked the world.
 
Bad News is the story of Anjan Sundaram's time running a journalist's training program out of Kigali, the capital city of one of Africa's most densely populated countries, Rwanda. President Kagame’s regime, which seized power after the genocide that ravaged its population...

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THIRTY YEARS ON THE FRONT LINES OF A MEDIA REVOLUTION
Written by JOHN STACKHOUSE

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages

Publisher: Random House Canada

On Sale: 10/27/2015

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-0-345-81583-5

Drawing on his thirty years in newspapers, the former editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail examines the crisis of serious journalism in the digital era, and searches for ways the invaluable tradition can thrive in a radically changed future.
     John Stackhouse entered the newspaper business in a golden age: 1980s circulations were huge and wealthy companies lined up for the privilege of advertising in every city's best-read pages. Television and radio could never rival newspapers for hard...

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