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  1. Book ImageFreefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    The New York Times bestseller: "A lucid account" (New York Times) of the recent financial crisis and the way forward by the Nobel Prize-winning economist, with a new afterword.More

  2. Book ImageBecause It Is Wrong: Torture, Privacy and Presidential Power in the Age of Terror

    Charles Fried, Gregory Fried

    Elevating the torture and privacy debate, this book brilliantly challenges the knee-jerk responses of those in media and government.More

  3. Book ImageUncommon Common Ground: Race and America's Future

    Angela Glover Blackwell, Stewart Kwoh, Manuel Pastor

    Revised and Updated Edition

    With a mixed-race president, a Latino population that is now the largest minority, and steadily growing Asian and Pacific Islander populations, race is both the most dynamic facet of American identity and the defining point of American disunity.More

  4. Book ImageIn the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan

    Seth G. Jones

    A definitive account of the American experience in Afghanistan from the rise of the Taliban to the depths of the insurgency.More

  5. Book ImagePalestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation

    Saree Makdisi, Alice Walker

    “A compelling account . . . and a reminder that a true peace can be built only on justice.”—Desmond M. TutuMore

  6. Book ImageSupernormal Stimuli: How Primal Urges Overran Their Evolutionary Purpose

    Deirdre Barrett

    A Harvard psychologist explains how our once-helpful instincts get hijacked in our garish modern world.More

  7. Book ImageGray Land: Soldiers on War

    Barry Goldstein

    Photographs of, and candid interviews with, soldiers of the Iraq War, documenting the extraordinary challenges they face.More

  8. Book ImagePlan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

    Lester R. Brown

    Substantially Revised

    “[Brown’s] ability to make a complicated subject accessible to the general reader is remarkable.”—Katherine Salant, Washington PostMore

  9. Book ImagePhysics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines

    Richard A. Muller

    A San Francisco Chronicle BestsellerMore

  10. Book ImagePortrait with Keys: The City of Johannesburg Unlocked

    Ivan Vladislavic

    “Surely one of the most ingenious love letters—full of violence, fear, humour, and cunning—ever addressed to a city.” —Geoff DyerMore

  11. Book ImageThe Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration

    Jack Goldsmith

    A New York Times Bestseller

    A central player’s account of the clash between the rule of law and the necessity of defending America.More

  12. Book ImageClimate Change: Picturing the Science

    Gavin Schmidt, Joshua Wolfe, Jeffrey D. Sachs

    An unprecedented union of scientific analysis and stunning photography illustrating the effects of climate change on the global ecosystem.More

  13. Book ImageMirror of the Arab World: Lebanon in Conflict

    Sandra Mackey

    "A vivid picture of the crushing difficulties faced by every Arab government."--Kirkus ReviewsMore

  14. Book ImageLet Me Stand Alone: The Journals of Rachel Corrie

    Rachel Corrie

    "A testament to how deeply we need the power and vision and energy of young women to transform the world."--Eve EnslerMore

  15. Book ImageThe Conscience of a Liberal

    Paul Krugman

    "The most consistent and courageous—and unapologetic—liberal partisan in American journalism." —Michael Tomasky, New York Review of BooksMore

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