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THE RISE OF ISIS
Written by JOBY WARRICK

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 09/06/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-16893-9

WINNER OF THE 2016 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION

“A Best Book of 2015”—The New York Times, The Washington PostPeople Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Kansas City Star, and Kirkus Reviews


In a thrilling dramatic narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents. Drawing on unique high-level access to CIA and Jordanian...

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AN OBITUARY
Written by JOHN R. GILLINGHAM

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 06/14/2016

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-784-78421-8

A major account of the failings of the European Union—and why it has to go

The European Union is a besieged institution. It is struggling in vain to overcome the eurozone crisis and faces an influx of refugees not seen since World War II. The Schengen Agreement is a dead letter, and Britain stands on the brink of leaving altogether. The EU is unfit for the challenges of the coming age of increased global competition and high tech. In sum, the drive for an “ever-closer union” has set Europe on...

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FROM GORBACHEV'S FREEDOM TO PUTIN'S WAR
Written by ARKADY OSTROVSKY

Format: Hardcover, 384 pages

Publisher: Viking

On Sale: 06/07/2016

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-0-399-56416-1

WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE
WINNER OF THE CORNELIUS RYAN AWARD
FINALIST FOR THE LIONEL GELBER PRIZE
FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR


“Fast-paced and excellently written…much needed, dispassionate and eminently readable.”
New York Times

“Filled with sparkling prose and deep analysis.”
The Wall Street Journal

The breakup of the Soviet Union was a time of optimism around the world, but Russia today is actively involved in subversive information warfare, manipulating the media to destabilize its...

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MAPPING THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL CIVILIZATION
Written by PARAG KHANNA

Format: Hardcover, 496 pages

Publisher: Random House

On Sale: 04/19/2016

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98855-0

From the visionary bestselling author of The Second World and How to Run the World comes a bracing and authoritative guide to a future shaped less by national borders than by global supply chains, a world in which the most connected powers—and people—will win.

Connectivity is the most revolutionary force of the twenty-first century. Mankind is reengineering the planet, investing up to ten trillion dollars per year in transportation, energy, and communications infrastructure linking the...

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REVOLUTION, RETREAT AND THE ROAD TO EQUALITY
Written by WANG HUI
Edited by SAUL THOMAS

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 02/16/2016

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68906-6

An examination of the shifts in politics and revolution in China over the last century

What must China do to become truly democratic and equitable? This question animates most progressive debates about this potential superpower, and in China’s Twentieth Century the country’s leading critic, Wang Hui, turns to the past for an answer. Beginning with the birth of modern politics in the 1911 revolution, Wang tracks the initial flourishing of political life, its blossoming in the radical sixties,...

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WHAT CHINA'S MILITARISM MEANS FOR THE WORLD
Written by PETER NAVARRO
Foreword by GORDON G. CHANG

Format: Hardcover, 335 pages

Publisher: Prometheus Books

On Sale: 11/03/2015

Price: $25.00

ISBN: 978-1-633-88114-3

Will there be war with China? This book provides the most complete and accurate assessment of the probability of conflict between the United States and the rising Asian superpower. Equally important, it lays out an in-depth analysis of the possible pathways to peace. Written like a geopolitical detective story, the narrative encourages reader interaction by starting each chapter with an intriguing question that often challenges conventional wisdom. 

Based on interviews with more than thirty...

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MAO'S REVOLUTION AND AMERICA'S FATEFUL CHOICE
Written by RICHARD BERNSTEIN

Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 10/27/2015

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-74321-3

At the beginning of 1945, relations between America and the Chinese Communists couldn’t have been closer. Chinese leaders talked of America helping to lift China out of poverty; Mao Zedong himself held friendly meetings with U.S. emissaries. By year’s end, Chinese Communist soldiers were setting ambushes for American marines; official cordiality had been replaced by chilly hostility and distrust, a pattern which would continue for a quarter century, with the devastating wars in Korea and...

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WHAT OUR VETERANS CAN TEACH US ABOUT CITIZENSHIP, HEROISM, AND SACRIFICE

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 10/27/2015

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-87282-6

A celebration of the extraordinary courage, dedication, and sacrifice of this generation of American veterans on the battlefield and their equally valuable contributions on the home front.
 
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and National Book Award nominee Rajiv Chandrasekaran honor acts of uncommon valor in Iraq and Afghanistan, including an army sergeant who runs into a hail of gunfire to protect his comrades; two marines who chose to stand and defend their outpost from an oncoming truck bomb; and...

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THE STORY OF THE CIA COUP THAT REMADE THE MIDDLE EAST
Written by MIKE DE SEVE
Illustrated by DANIEL BURWEN
Foreword by STEPHEN KINZER

Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 08/18/2015

Price: $25.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68923-3

Graphic true-life spy thriller about the CIA mission that overthrew Iran’s democracy

The year is 1953. As the value of oil skyrockets, global power brokers begin to take interest in the political regimes of the Middle East. British agents have controlled Iranian oil exports for a generation, but the Shah’s hold on peace is shaky as a charismatic leader enters the scene.

Mohammed Mossadegh’s calls to overthrow the elites resonates among the people, and as rumors circulate of an impending...

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MEMOIRS OF A SECRETARY AT WAR
Written by ROBERT M GATES

Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 05/12/2015

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-94963-9

A 2014 New York Times Notable Book

After serving six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, Robert M. Gates believed that he had left Washington politics behind for good—but when he received the call from the White House in 2006 to help a nation mired in two wars, he answered what he felt was the call of duty. 
 
Forthright and unsparing, Duty is Gates’s behind-the-scenes account of his nearly five years as a Secretary of Defense at war: the battles with Congress, the two...

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HOW A MILLION MIGRANTS ARE BUILDING A NEW EMPIRE IN AFRICA
Written by HOWARD W. FRENCH

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 02/03/2015

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-94665-2

A New York Times Notable Book 

One of the Best Books of the Year at The EconomistThe 
GuardianForeign Affairs

Chinese immigrants of the recent past and unfolding twenty-first century are in search of the African dream. So explains indefatigable traveler Howard W. French, prize-winning investigative journalist and former New York Times bureau chief in Africa and China, in the definitive account of this seismic geopolitical development. China’s burgeoning presence in Africa is already...

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THE TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY OF ISRAEL
Written by ARI SHAVIT

Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 02/03/2015

Price: $20.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-52171-0