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Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth

by Mark Hertsgaard

Paperback, 339 pages, Mariner Books, $15.95, published April 17 2012 | purchase
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An investigative journalist who has studied global warming for the past 20 years makes recommendations for how individuals and groups can navigate a world dangerously impacted by climate change, covering such topics as rising temperatures, dwindling water supplies and cataclysmic storms.

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Agent Garbo

Agent Garbo

The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day

by Stephan Talty

Hardcover, 301 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28, published July 3 2012 | purchase
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  • The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day
  • Stephan Talty

This true-life thriller describes Juan Pujol, a poultry farmer who opposed the Nazis and concocted a series of staggering lies that lead to his becoming one of Germany's most valued spies, while actually acting as a double-agent for the Allies.

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Snow-Storm in August

Snow-Storm in August

Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835

by Jefferson Morley

Hardcover, 334 pages, Random House Inc, $28.95, published July 3 2012 | purchase
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  • Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835
  • Jefferson Morley

The Washington, D.C. editor of Salon documents how the epic struggle over slavery culminated in a race riot in mid-19th-century Washington City, providing coverage of such topics as the period influx of free black citizens, the contributions of District Attorney Francis Scott Key and the trials of Arthur Bowen and Beverly Snow.

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Don't Make No Waves-Don't Back No Losers

An Insider's Analysis of the Daley Machine

by Milton L. Rakove

Paperback, 296 pages, Indiana Univ Pr, $21.95, published August 1 1976 | purchase
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  • An Insider's Analysis of the Daley Machine
  • Milton L. Rakove

Rakove's study of Chicago politics focuses on how the Daley machine pervaded the lives of everyday Chicagoans. Rakove brings street-wise insight and a scholar's theoretical lens to the book, blending anecdotes with political science.

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Confidence Men

Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President

by Ron Suskind

Paperback, 519 pages, Harper Perennial, $16.99, published June 19 2012 | purchase
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  • Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President
  • Ron Suskind

Draws on hundreds of hours of interviews and in-depth research to relate the complete story of the nation's financial meltdown, from the trading floors of Lower Manhattan to the power corridors inside the Beltway.NPR Bestseller

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Drift

Drift

The Unmooring of American Military Power

by Rachel Maddow

Paperback, 275 pages, Random House Inc, $15, published March 5 2013 | purchase
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  • The Unmooring of American Military Power
  • Rachel Maddow

In past wars, the U.S. practically dismantled its military after the troops came home. But today, says MSNBC News anchor and writer Rachel Maddow, the nation finds itself in a state of almost permanent war. Her book argues that the U.S. military has grown bloated partially because the nation is insulated from the wars its soldiers fight.NPR Bestseller

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It Worked for Me

It Worked for Me

In Life and Leadership

by Colin Powell and Tony Koltz

Hardcover, 283 pages, HarperCollins, $27.99, published May 22 2012 | purchase
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  • In Life and Leadership
  • Colin Powell and Tony Koltz

Collecting lessons and personal anecdotes that have shaped the four-star general and former secretary of state's legendary career in public service, this blueprint for leadership offers wise advice for succeeding in the workplace and beyond.NPR Bestseller

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The Age of Deception

The Age of Deception

Nuclear Diplomacy in Treacherous Times

by Mohamed ElBaradei

Paperback, 340 pages, Picador, $17, published June 5 2012 | purchase
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  • Nuclear Diplomacy in Treacherous Times
  • Mohamed ElBaradei

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning former director of the International Atomic Energy Agency discusses his tenure in that position, including his dealings with an aggressive America, negotiations with Iran and attempts to engage North Korea, in a book where the author also discusses the possibility of a nuclear-free future.

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The Harm In Hate Speech

The Harm in Hate Speech

by Jeremy Waldron

Hardcover, 292 pages, Harvard University Press, $26.95, published May 23 2012 | purchase
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  • Jeremy Waldron

New York University law professor Jeremy Waldron calls attention to the fact that the U.S. is the only liberal democracy in the world without some version of hate speech regulation.

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End This Depression Now!

End This Depression Now!

by Paul Krugman

Paperback, 304 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $15.95, published January 28 2013 | purchase
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  • Paul Krugman

With the Great Recession well into its fourth year, New York Times economics columnist Paul Krugman asks what makes this slump so intractable. He argues that recovery could take root if politicians simply mustered the will to end this depression now.NPR Bestseller

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Known and Unknown

Known and Unknown

A Memoir

by Donald Rumsfeld

Paperback, 813 pages, Penguin Group USA, $22, published May 29 2012 | purchase
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  • A Memoir
  • Donald Rumsfeld

The first secretary of defense under President George W. Bush takes stock of his life and offers an insider's account of the Bush administration, Sept. 11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Our Divided Political Heart

Our Divided Political Heart

The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent

by E. J. Dionne Jr.

Hardcover, 325 pages, St Martins Press, $27, published May 22 2012 | purchase
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  • The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent
  • E. J. Dionne Jr.

Noted political commentator E.J. Dionne offers a passionate argument about American identity, what is tearing the United States apart and what can be done to restore Americans' confidence.

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China Airborne

China Airborne

by James Fallows

Paperback, 268 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published February 26 2013 | purchase
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  • James Fallows

In 2011, China announced its 12th Five-Year Plan, which included the commitment to spend a quarter of a trillion dollars to jump-start its aerospace industry. In China Airborne, James Fallows documents the extraordinary scale of China's project, making clear how it stands to catalyze the nation's hypergrowth and hyperurbanization, revolutionizing China in ways analogous to the building of America's transcontinental railroad in the 19th century.

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We Can All Do Better

We Can All Do Better

by Bill Bradley

Hardcover, 191 pages, Perseus Books Group, $24.99, published May 8 2012 | purchase
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  • Bill Bradley

The New Jersey Senator, Olympic gold medalist and former championship player for the New York Knicks outlines recommendations for breaking current political cycles while advising American voters on how to become more involved, sharing historical examples of challenges to democracy that were effectively surmounted by change-oriented citizens.

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