BORDER INSECURITY by Sylvia Longmire
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Released: April 22, 2014

"A compelling narrative that brings clarity to a subject shrouded in prejudice and obfuscation."
Throwing big money at the border with Mexico to build fences and buy high-tech gizmos isn't the way to achieve security, argues the author of Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug War (2011). Read full book review >
SIX AMENDMENTS by John Paul Stevens
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Released: April 22, 2014

"A refreshing set of opinions. One wishes that other retired justices would speak their minds so clearly, providing well-crafted arguments for others to take up."
The former Supreme Court justice proposes constitutional changes to restore the old republic. Read full book review >

FORCING THE SPRING by Jo Becker
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Released: April 22, 2014

"First-rate reporting informs this thrilling narrative of hope."
New York Times reporter delivers a gripping narrative about the recent court battles involving California's Proposition 8 (which outlawed gay marriage) and the Defense of Marriage Act. Read full book review >
A FIGHTING CHANCE by Elizabeth Warren
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"A frankly partisan memoir that provides shrewd insights into both national politics and the state of the middle class."
In this engaging memoir, Massachusetts Sen. Warren (co-author: All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan, 2005, etc.) introduces her family and recounts the battles that shaped her career as a teacher and politician. Read full book review >
SO MUCH TO DO by Richard Ravitch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"For policy wonks and readers with a particular interest in New York."
An exemplary public servant recounts his eventful life at the intersection of business and politics. Read full book review >

BEYOND NEWS by Mitchell Stephens
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"Like the news itself, an analysis that must be read with a critical eye."
A professor makes what will seem to some a radical suggestion to disconnect journalism from news, but he belabors the obvious in making the argument and offers little suggestion for a business model that might support his vision of journalism's future. Read full book review >
UNSTOPPABLE by Ralph Nader
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Released: April 29, 2014

"Despite the best of motives, Nader shoots down his own case for convergence."
Activist Nader (The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future, 2012, etc.) sketches out places of "convergence" where liberals and conservatives can start working together for the public good. Read full book review >
NO GOOD MEN AMONG THE LIVING by Anand Gopal
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Released: April 29, 2014

"A grim picture of a complicated and troubling situation."
A fellow at the New American Foundation looks at the policies, actions and failures of the United States in Afghanistan. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"A moving volume suffused with pain, hope and bravery."
A bittersweet chronicle about caretaking for the nonlethal casualties of war. Read full book review >
THE DANGEROUS DIVIDE by Peter Eichstaedt
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Released: May 1, 2014

"Earnestly reported material skewed (however compassionately) to place the plight of autonomous emigrants above American territorial laws."
An impassioned, heavy-handed testimony on the state of the U.S.-Mexican border wars. Read full book review >
THE TRUE AMERICAN by Anand Giridharadas
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Released: May 5, 2014

"A compelling, nuanced look at the shifting, volatile meaning of American identity in the post-9/11 era."
Well-crafted account of an act of post-9/11 vigilante violence and its long reverberations for its survivors. Read full book review >
FRACTURED TIMES by Eric Hobsbawm
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Released: May 6, 2014

"Hobsbawm speaks to the crucial need for engaged public intellectuals and the kind of rigorous social and political analysis so well represented by these urgent and important essays."
The last writings of an eminent British historian. Read full book review >