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  1. Book ImageHunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of al Qa'ida since 9/11

    Seth G. Jones

    From one of our most trusted counterterrorism experts, a sweeping, insider's account of the decade-long chase for America's deadliest enemy.More

  2. Book ImageEnd This Depression Now!

    Paul Krugman

    A call-to-arms from Nobel Prize–winning economist and best-selling author Paul Krugman.More

  3. Book ImageRun to Failure: BP and the Making of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

    Abrahm Lustgarten

    It was Big Oil's nightmare moment, and the dominoes began falling years before the well was drilled.More

  4. Book ImageThe Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions Are Changing World Politics

    Kathryn Sikkink

    Acclaimed scholar Kathryn Sikkink examines the important and controversial new trend of holding political leaders criminally accountable for human rights violations.More

  5. Book ImagePower and Constraint: The Accountable Presidency After 9/11

    Jack Goldsmith

    The surprising truth behind Barack Obama's decision to continue many of his predecessor's counterterrorism policies.More

  6. Book ImageFirst Principles: Five Keys to Restoring America's Prosperity

    John B. Taylor

    Leading economist John B. Taylor’s straightforward plan to rebuild America’s economic future by returning to its founding principles.More

  7. Book ImageThe Insanity Offense: How America's Failure to Treat the Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers Its Citizens

    E. Fuller Torrey

    "Vital for all working in the mental health field . . . . Fascinating reading for anyone." —ChoiceMore

  8. Book ImageThe Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda

    Ali Soufan, Daniel Freedman

    A book that will change the way we think about al-Qaeda, intelligence, and the events that forever changed America.More

  9. Book ImageThe Ayatollahs' Democracy: An Iranian Challenge

    Hooman Majd

    "One of America's most astute revealers of Iranian culture and identity."-Reza Aslan, The AtlanticMore

  10. Book ImageIslam without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty

    Mustafa Akyol

    A provocative manifesto for an interpretation of Islam that synthesizes liberal ideas and respect for the Islamic tradition.More

  11. Book ImageNecessary Secrets: National Security, the Media, and the Rule of Law

    Gabriel Schoenfeld

    "Essential reading for anyone seriously interested in national security and freedom of the press." —Leonard Downie Jr., Washington PostMore

  12. Book ImageAbout a Mountain

    John D'Agata

    Named One of the 100 Best Nonfiction Books Written by the New York Times Magazine, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a New York Times Editors' Choice.More

  13. Book ImageThe Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    Michael Lewis

    The #1 New York Times bestseller: "It is the work of our greatest financial journalist, at the top of his game. And it's essential reading."—Graydon Carter, Vanity FairMore

  14. Book ImageState of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet

    The Worldwatch Institute

    From the Worldwatch Institute, the premier environmental nonprofit, an incisive account of the global food crisis—and how it can be solved.More

  15. Book ImageA Kidnapping in Milan: The CIA on Trial

    Steve Hendricks

    A book so compelling it deserves to become one of the nonfiction classics of our time.More

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