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Written by JEANNE MARIE LASKAS

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 11/24/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98757-7

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture starring Will Smith, Concussion is the riveting, unlikely story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the pathologist who made one of the most significant medical discoveries of the twenty-first century, a discovery that challenges the existence of America’s favorite sport and puts Omalu in the crosshairs of football’s most powerful corporation: the NFL.
 
Jeanne Marie Laskas first met the young forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu in 2009, while...

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A GLOBAL HISTORY
Written by SVEN BECKERT

Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 11/10/2015

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-0-375-71396-5

Winner of the Bancroft Prize
Finalist for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature and Recipient of the Cundill “Recognition of Excellence” prize
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize
A New York Times Top 10 Book of 2015

The empire of cotton was, from the beginning, a fulcrum of constant global struggle between slaves and planters, merchants and statesmen, workers and factory owners. Sven Beckert makes clear how these forces ushered in the world of modern capitalism, including the vast wealth and...

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WHEN TO COOPERATE, WHEN TO COMPETE, AND HOW TO SUCCEED AT BOTH

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Publisher: Crown Business

On Sale: 09/29/2015

Price: $27.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-72021-4

What does it take to succeed? This question has fueled a long-running debate. Some have argued that humans are fundamentally competitive, and that pursuing self-interest is the best way to get ahead. Others claim that humans are born to cooperate and that we are most successful when we collaborate with others.

In FRIEND AND FOE, researchers Galinsky and Schweitzer explain why this debate misses the mark. Rather than being hardwired to compete or cooperate, we have evolved to do both. In...

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THE ART AND SCIENCE OF PREDICTION
Written by PHILIP E. TETLOCK

Format: Hardcover, 352 pages

Publisher: Crown

On Sale: 09/29/2015

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-13669-3

A New York Times Editors’ Choice
Long-listed for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award
Winner of the Axiom Business Book Award in Business Theory (Gold Medal)

"The most important book on decision making since Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow."
—Jason Zweig, The Wall Street Journal
 
Everyone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply planning the week’s meals. Unfortunately,...

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Written by DANNY DORLING

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 09/08/2015

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-784-78207-8

Since the great recession hit in 2008, the 1% has only grown richer while the rest find life increasingly tough. The gap between the haves and the have-nots has turned into a chasm. While the rich have found new ways of protecting their wealth, everyone else has suffered the penalties of austerity.

But inequality is more than just economics. Being born outside the 1% has a dramatic impact on a person's potential: reducing life expectancy, limiting education and work prospects, and even...

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THE UNITED STATES, CHINA, AND THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL COMPETITION
Written by NOAH FELDMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 09/01/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98255-8

A bold and thought-provoking look at the future of U.S.-China relations, and how their coming power struggle will reshape the competitive playing field for nations around the world
 
The Cold War seemingly ended in a decisive victory for the West. But now, Noah Feldman argues, we are entering an era of renewed global struggle: the era of Cool War. Just as the Cold War matched the planet’s reigning superpowers in a contest for geopolitical supremacy, so this new age will pit the United States...

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YOUR FORMULA FOR LEADERSHIP SUCCESS

Format: Hardcover, 192 pages

Publisher: Ballantine Books

On Sale: 06/16/2015

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-0-345-54735-4

ghSMART, the bestselling team behind Who: The A Method for Hiring, returns with a breakthrough formula for how the best leaders and teams deliver results.
 
“ghSMART is the world’s top firm for helping leaders hire talented teams and run them at full power. Nothing is more important.”—Marshall Goldsmith, bestselling author of Mojo and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
 
“The most useful book about leadership.” That is what we hope you and your team will say after finishing Power Score.
 
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THE UNLIKELY TALE OF MARKUS "NOTCH" PERSSON AND THE GAME THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

On Sale: 06/16/2015

Price: $23.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80575-3

For this second edition, the story has been enriched with more Minecraft than ever—a new section describes Minecraft's sale to Microsoft, Notch's less than heartwarming last day in the office, and Mojang's final days of independence.

His whole life, all Markus Persson wanted to do was create his own games. Create his own games and get rich. Then in 2009 a strange little project of his quickly grew into a worldwide phenomenon and, in just a few short years, turned its maker into an...

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A HISTORY OF BUSINESS IN AMERICA
Edited by ANDY SERWER
Contribution by PETER LIEBHOLD, NANCY DAVIS, KATHLEEN G. FRANZ
Introduction by DAVID ALLISON

Format: Hardcover, 224 pages

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

On Sale: 05/26/2015

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-1-588-34496-0

What does it mean to be an American? What are American ideas and values? American Enterprise, the companion book to a major exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, aims to answer these questions about the American experience through an exploration of its economic and commercial history. It argues that by looking at the intersection of capitalism and democracy, we can see where we as a nation have come from and where we might be going in the future.

Richly...

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Format: Hardcover, 576 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 05/19/2015

Price: $120.00

ISBN: 978-1-781-68852-6

Rosa Luxemburg’s theoretical masterpiece

The second volume in Rosa Luxemburg’s Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 2, contains a new English translation of Luxemburg’s The Accumulation of Capital: A Contribution to the Economic Theory of Imperialism, one of the most important works ever composed on capitalism’s incessant drive for self-expansion and the integral connection between capitalism and imperialism. This new translation is the first to present the full work as composed by the...

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REFLECTIONS ON FINANCIAL CRISES
Written by TIMOTHY F. GEITHNER

Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 05/05/2015

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-13861-1

New York Times Bestseller

Washington Post Bestseller

Los Angeles Times Bestseller

Stress Test is the story of Tim Geithner’s education in financial crises.

 
As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and then as President Barack Obama’s secretary of the Treasury, Timothy F. Geithner helped the United States navigate the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, from boom to bust to rescue to recovery. In a candid, riveting, and historically illuminating memoir, he takes...

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF NASCAR FOUNDER BILL FRANCE SR.
Written by H.A. BRANHAM

Format: Hardcover, 368 pages

Publisher: FENN-M&S

On Sale: 03/03/2015

Price: $27.95

ISBN: 978-0-771-01767-4

The first major authorized biography of NASCAR founder, Bill France Sr.

Big Bill is the consummate "insider" book on the life and legend of NASCAR founder Bill France and tells the tale of a classic American success story. France Sr. brought his family to Daytona Beach, Florida, in 1934, put down roots and immersed himself in the business of racing, both as a driver and an owner.

Nicknamed "Big Bill" because of his 6-foot-5 stature, he made significant contributions to the racing world - he...

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