A former secretary of veterans affairs describes his fight to save health care from politics and money and how it was ultimately derailed by a small group of unelected officials with influence in the Trump White House. 50,000 first printing. Tour.
"A highly entertaining account of a young woman who went straight from her college sorority to the CIA, where she hunted terrorists and WMDs. When Tracy Walder enrolled at the University of Southern California, she never thought that one day she would offer her pink beanbag chair in the Delta Gamma house to a CIA recruiter, or that she'd fly to the Middle East under an alias identity. The Unexpected Spy is the riveting story of Walder's tenure in the CIA and, later, the FBI. In high-security, steel-walled rooms in Virginia, Walder watched al-Qaeda members with drones as President Bush looked over her shoulder and CIA Director George Tenet brought her donuts. She tracked chemical terrorists and searched the world for Weapons of Mass Destruction. She created a chemical terror chart that someone in the White House altered to convey information she did not have or believe, leading to the Iraq invasion. Driven to stop terrorism, Walder debriefed terrorists-men who swore they'd never speak to a woman-until they gave her leads. She followed trails through North Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, shutting down multiple chemical attacks. Then Walder moved to the FBI, where she worked in counterintelligence. In a single year, she helped take down one of the mostnotorious foreign spies ever caught on American soil. Catching the bad guys wasn't a problem in the FBI, but rampant sexism was. Walder left the FBI to teach young women, encouraging them to find a place in the FBI, CIA, State Department or the Senate-and thus change the world"—
A former CIA analyst reveals the world of high-stakes foreign intelligence and her role within the campaign to stop top-tier targets inside Al-Qaida. 75,000 first printing.
From Trotsky to Litvinenko, the authors of The Red Web explore the shifting role of Russian expatriates throughout history and their complicated, unbreakable relationship with the mother county. 20,000 first printing.
A popular MSNBC host and author of the #1 New York Times best-seller Drift explains how Big Oil and Gas adversely affect democracy. Read by the author. Simultaneous.
A first English-language translation of teen holocaust victim Renia Spiegel's secret journal chronicles her witness to the Nazi invasion of Poland, her Jewish family's forced relocation to the Przemsyl ghetto and her attempt to go into hiding. Illustrations.
"A searing narrative of the Battle of Mosul, described by the Pentagon as "the most significant urban combat since World War II." In this masterpiece of war journalism based on months of frontline reporting, National Magazine Award winner James Verini describes the climactic battle in the struggle against the Islamic State. Focusing on two brothers from Mosul and their families, a charismatic Iraqi major who marched north from Baghdad to seize the city with his troops, rowdy Kurdish militiamen, and a hard- bitten American sergeant, Verini describes a war for the soul of a country, a war over and for history. Seeing the battle in a larger, centuries- long sweep, he connects the bloody- minded philosophy of the Islamic State with the ancient Assyrians who founded Mosul. He also confronts the ways that the American invasion of Iraq not only deformed that country, but also changed America like no conflict since Vietnam"—
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Fiery Trial presents a timely history of the constitutional changes that built or compromised equality within America's foundation, documenting alarming parallels between the Jim Crow era and the present day. Tour.
The NYU historian and author of The Statue of Liberty documents the story of America's only alleged case of blood libel and its origins in old-world prejudice, homegrown anti-Semitism and the 1920s resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan. Illustrations.
A panoramic oral history of the September 11 attacks draws on hundreds of interviews with government officials, first responders, survivors, friends and family members to recount events from the perspectives of firsthand witnesses. 125,000 first printing.