Jan. 5-11: A Beer Empire, A Habit Explainer And A New Kind Of Warfare

Tenth of December

Tenth of December

by George Saunders

Paperback, 271 pages, Random House Inc, $15, published January 7 2014 | purchase
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Syracuse University professor and one-time geological engineer George Saunders delivers a collection of fantastical stories, including "Home," a wryly whimsical account of a soldier's return from war; "Victory Lap," a tale about an inventive abduction attempt; and the title story, in which a suicidal cancer patient saves the life of a young misfit.

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Conscious Capitalism

Conscious Capitalism

Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business

by John Mackey and Raj Sisodia

Paperback, 344 pages, Perseus Distribution Services, $18, published January 7 2014 | purchase
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  • John Mackey and Raj Sisodia

Raj Sisodia and Whole Foods founder John Mackey argue that businesses should pursue a higher purpose than just money, including better care of employees and customers.

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The Insurgents

The Insurgents

David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War

by Fred Kaplan

Paperback, 418 pages, Simon & Schuster, $16, published January 7 2014 | purchase
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  • Fred Kaplan

Based on secret documents, private emails and interviews, The Insurgents is the inside story of the small group of soldier-scholars, led by Gen. David Petraeus, who plotted to revolutionize the Army. Their aim was to build an Army that could fight a new kind of post-Cold War battle in cities and villages, against insurgents and terrorists.

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Bitter Brew

Bitter Brew

The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer

by William Knoedelseder

Paperback, 396 pages, HarperCollins, $17.99, published January 7 2014 | purchase
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  • The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer
  • William Knoedelseder

Part cautionary tale, part business manual, William Knoedelseder's Bitter Brew tells the story of how five generations of men took a small, bankrupt brewery on the banks of the Mississippi and turned it into an international empire.

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The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit

Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

by Charles Duhigg

Paperback, 383 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published January 7 2014 | purchase
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  • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
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New York Times business writer Charles Duhigg explores the science behind why we do what we do, and how companies use our habit-forming tendencies to sell and market products to us.

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