BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 20, 2014

"Roffman's debut adeptly straddles the line between academia and narrative nonfiction, delivering a slice of history that even teetotalers will appreciate."
A memoir/treatise on marijuana that rises above most similar discussions. Read full book review >
HEMP BOUND by Doug Fine
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Released: April 20, 2014

"A short, sweet, logical and funny argument for the potential of one of the world's most dynamic cash crops."
What might come back along with legalized pot? Only one of the strongest, most versatile plants in the world: hemp. Read full book review >

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: April 20, 2014

"Fascinating insight—though much must be read between the lines—into how the nation's data-mining apparatus works—and how it's supposed to work."
Does keeping America free from harm in the post-9/11 world require that Americans surrender their Fourth Amendment rights? The country's security apparatus behaves as if the answer is yes—the subject of this official report to President Barack Obama. Read full book review >
THE KNOWLEDGE by Lewis Dartnell
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Released: April 21, 2014

"Read up, then—and keep the shotgun primed and the mason jars clean."
A survival manual for the zombie apocalypse, the plague or whatever else will bring us down and require a reboot of civilization. Read full book review >
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."
A 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 >