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The True German

• <b>Author:</b> Werner Otto Mueller-Hill & Benjamin Carter Hett<p>Werner Otto Müller-Hill served as a military judge in the Werhmacht during World War II. From March 1944 to the summer of 1945, he kept a diary, recording his impressions of what transpired around him as Germany hurtled into destruction—what he …

Paris 1919

• <b>Author:</b> Margaret MacMillan & Richard Holbrooke<p>Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize<p>Winner of the PEN Hessell Tiltman Prize<p>Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize<p>Between January and July 1919, after “the war to end all wars,” men and women from around the world converged on Paris to shape the peace. Center …

Spymaster

• <b>Author:</b> Tennent H. Bagley<p><b>“Tennent Bagley’s Spymaster is the single most revealing book about espionage to emerge from the Cold War.” —Edward Jay Epstein, author of Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB and the CIA</b><p>From the dark days of World War II through the Cold War, Sergey A. Kondrashev …

Doctor Goebbels

• <b>Author:</b> Roger Manvell & Heinrich Fraenkel<p>Quite possibly the most dangerous and intelligent member of the Nazi hierarchy, Joseph Goebbels’s flair for propaganda and spectacular organization ensured the fu¨hrer’s rise to power. As founder of the Reich Chamber of Culture, gauleiter of Berlin, and …

Good Hunting

• <b>Author:</b> Jack Devine & Vernon Loeb<p>"A sophisticated, deeply informed account of real life in the real CIA that adds immeasurably to the public understanding of the espionage culture—the good and the bad." —Bob Woodward<p>Jack Devine ran Charlie Wilson's War in Afghanistan. It was the largest covert …

Collapse

• <b>Author:</b> Jared Diamond<p>In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning <i>Guns, Germs and Steel</i>, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization<p>Environmental damage, climate change, globalization, …

Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?

• <b>Author:</b> Jesse Bering<p>Why do testicles hang the way they do? Is there an adaptive function to the female orgasm? What does it feel like to want to kill yourself? Does "free will" really exist? And why is the penis shaped like that anyway?<p>In <i>Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?</i>, the research psychologist …

Power Systems

• <b>Author:</b> Noam Chomsky & David Barsamian<p><b>A compelling new set of interviews on our changing and turbulent times with Noam Chomsky, one of the world's foremost thinkers</b><p>In this new collection of conversations, conducted from 2010 to 2012, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: the …

The Shock Doctrine

• <b>Author:</b> Naomi Klein<p>The shock doctrine is the unofficial story of how the "free market" came to dominate the world, from Chile to Russia, China to Iraq, South Africa to Canada. But it is a story radically different from the one usually told. It is a story about violence and shock perpetrated on …

The Truth About Trudeau

• <b>Author:</b> Bob Plamondon<p>Finally, after over 30 years of hagiographies, comes a book that sets the record straight and tells us the truth about Pierre Elliott Trudeau.<p>In this unprecedented and meticulously researched sweep of the record, Globe and Mail bestselling author Bob Plamondon challenges the …

The Empathic Civilization

• <b>Author:</b> Jeremy Rifkin<p><b>"One of the leading big-picture thinkers of our day" (Utne Reader) delivers his boldest work in this erudite, tough-minded, and far-reaching manifesto.</b><p>Never has the world seemed so completely united-in the form of communication, commerce, and culture-and so savagely torn …

Countdown to Zero Day

• <b>Author:</b> Kim Zetter<p><i>Top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran’s nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare—one in which a digital attack can have the same destructive capability as a megaton bomb.</i> <br>In January 2010, …

The Third Industrial Revolution

• <b>Author:</b> Jeremy Rifkin<p>The Industrial Revolution, powered by oil and other fossil fuels, is spiraling into a dangerous endgame. The price of gas and food are climbing, unemployment remains high, the housing market has tanked, consumer and government debt is soaring, and the recovery is slowing. …

How the World Works

• <b>Author:</b> Noam Chomsky & Arthur Naiman<p>According to <i>The New York Times</i>, Noam Chomsky is “arguably the most important intellectual alive.” But he isn’t easy to read . . . or at least he wasn’t until these books came along. Made up of intensively edited speeches and interviews, they offer something not …

When Lions Roar

• <b>Author:</b> Thomas Maier<p><b>The first comprehensive history of the deeply entwined personal and public lives of the Churchills and the Kennedys and what their “special relationship” meant for Great Britain and the United States</b> <i><br>When Lions Roar</i> begins in the mid-1930s at Chartwell, Winston Churchill's …

My Promised Land

• <b>Author:</b> Ari Shavit<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMIST</b><p><b>Winner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award</b><i><br>An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the</i> …

A Spy Among Friends

• <b>Author:</b> Ben Macintyre<p><b>Master storyteller Ben Macintyre's most ambitious work to date presents the definitive telling of the most legendary spy story of the 20th century.</b> <i><br>A Spy Among Friends</i>, Ben Macintyre's thrillingly ambitious new book, tackles the greatest spy story of all: the rise and fall of …

A Peace to End All Peace

• <b>Author:</b> David Fromkin<p><b>Published with a new afterword from the author—the classic, bestselling account of how the modern Middle East was created</b><p>The Middle East has long been a region of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and ambitions. All of these conflicts—including the hostilities between …