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POVERTY AND PROFIT IN THE AMERICAN CITY
Written by MATTHEW DESMOND

Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 02/28/2017

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-44745-3

Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction | Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction | Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction | Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction Finalist | Shortlisted for The PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction | Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review • The Boston Globe • The Washington Post • NPR • Fortune • San Francisco Chronicle • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • St....

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HOW BIG DATA INCREASES INEQUALITY AND THREATENS DEMOCRACY
Written by CATHY O'NEIL

Format: Hardcover, 272 pages

Publisher: Crown

On Sale: 09/06/2016

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-41881-1

New York Times Editor's Choice
A Maclean's Bestseller
Winner of the 2016 SLA-NY PrivCo Spotlight Award

Tracing the arc of a person’s life, data scientist Cathy O’Neil exposes the “weapons of math destruction” that score teachers and students, sort résumés, grant (or deny) loans, evaluate workers, target voters, set parole, and monitor our health. As O’Neil reveals in this urgent and necessary book, the models being used today are opaque, unregulated, and uncontestable, even when they’re...

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11 SIMPLE PEOPLE SKILLS THAT WILL GET YOU EVERYTHING YOU WANT
Written by DAVE KERPEN

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages

Publisher: Crown Business

On Sale: 03/15/2016

Price: $27.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-41940-5

What does it take to win success and influence? Some people think that in today’s hyper-competitive world, it’s the tough, take-no-prisoners type who comes out on top. But in reality, argues New York Times bestselling author Dave Kerpen, it’s actually those with the best people skills who win the day. Those who build the right relationships. Those who truly understand and connect with their colleagues, their customers, their partners.  Those who can teach, lead, and inspire.
 
In a world where...

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POVERTY AND PROFIT IN THE AMERICAN CITY
Written by MATTHEW DESMOND

Format: Hardcover, 432 pages

Publisher: Crown

On Sale: 03/01/2016

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-44743-9

Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction | Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction | Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction | Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction Finalist | Shortlisted for The PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction | Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review • The Boston Globe • The Washington Post • NPR • Fortune • San Francisco Chronicle • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • St....

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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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HOW CREATING VALUE FOR OTHERS BUILT ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST SUCCESSFUL COMPANIES
Written by CHARLES G. KOCH

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages

Publisher: Crown Business

On Sale: 10/13/2015

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90413-8

THE REVOLUTIONARY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM BEHIND ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL COMPANIES OF OUR TIME
 
In 1961, Charles Koch joined his father’s Wichita-based company, then valued at $21 million. Six years later, he was named chairman of the board and CEO of Koch Industries, Inc. Today, Koch Industries’ estimated worth is $100 billion -- making it one of the largest private companies in the world. Koch exceeds the S&P 500’s five-decade growth by 27-fold and plans to double its value on average every...

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HOW LIVING AND LEADING FROM THE HEART WILL CHANGE YOUR ORGANIZATION AND YOUR LIFE
Written by TOMMY SPAULDING

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages

Publisher: Crown Business

On Sale: 10/06/2015

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-41903-0

New York Times bestselling author Tommy Spaulding shows you how looking inwards--and leading with your heart--can transform your life.

In his New York Times bestseller, It’s Not Just Who You Know, world renowned leadership speaker and former CEO of Up with People Tommy Spaulding talked about the power of building genuine and lasting relationships both personally and professionally. In The Heart-Led Leader, Spaulding turns his focus to ourselves--to who we are. Authentic leaders, Spaulding...

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FINDING INSPIRATION FROM ENTREPRENEURS WHO DO THE MOST WITH THE LEAST
Written by JESSICA JACKLEY
Foreword by JEFFREY D. SACHS

Format: Hardcover, 224 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 06/23/2015

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-679-64376-0

In the tradition of Kabul Beauty School and Start Something That Matters comes an inspiring story of social entrepreneurship from the co-founder of Kiva, the first online microlending platform for the working poor. Featuring lessons learned from successful businesses in the world’s poorest countries, Jessica Jackley’s Clay Water Brick will motivate readers to more deeply appreciate the incredible entrepreneurial potential that exists in every human being on this planet—especially...

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Written by KEN SILVERSTEIN

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 05/05/2015

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68867-0

The oil industry provides the lifeblood of modern civilization, and bestselling books have been written about the industry and even individual companies in it, like ExxonMobil. But the modern oil industry is an amazingly shady meeting ground of fixers, gangsters, dictators, competing governments, and multinational corporations, and until now, no book has set out to tell the story of this largely hidden world.

The global fleet of some 11,000 tankers—that's tripled during the past decade—moves...

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A GLOBAL HISTORY OF ETHICS
Written by KENAN MALIK

Format: Hardcover, 400 pages

Publisher: Melville House

On Sale: 09/02/2014

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-1-612-19403-5

In this remarkable and groundbreaking book, Kenan Malik explores the history of moral thought as it has developed over three millennia, from Homer’s Greece to Mao’s China, from ancient India to modern America. It tells the stories of the great philosophers, and breathes life into their ideas, while also challenging many of our most cherished moral beliefs.

Engaging and provocative, The Quest for a Moral Compass confronts some of humanity’s deepest questions. Where do values come from? Is God...

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HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US
Written by MICHAEL MOSS

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 02/18/2014

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98219-0

Selected for Common Reading at Virginia Commonwealth University and Southwest Virginia Governor's School

Every year, the average American eats thirty-three pounds of cheese and seventy pounds of sugar. Every day, we ingest 8,500 milligrams of salt, double the recommended amount, almost none of which comes from the shakers on our table. It comes from processed food, an industry that hauls in $1 trillion in annual sales. In Salt Sugar Fat, Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter Michael...

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Written by HEDRICK SMITH

Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 08/27/2013

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98205-3

Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith’s new book is an extraordinary achievement, an eye-opening account of how, over the past four decades, the American Dream has been dismantled and we became two Americas.

In his bestselling The Russians, Smith took millions of readers inside the Soviet Union. In The Power Game, he took us inside Washington’s corridors of power. Now Smith takes us across America to show how seismic changes, sparked by a sequence of landmark political and economic decisions,...

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