And the Pursuit of Happiness

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Published: 2012-10-30

ISBN: 9780143122036

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

Energized and inspired by the 2008 elections, on inauguration day Kalman traveled to Washington, D.C. and launched a year long investigation of American democracy and its workings. The result is And the Pursuit of Happiness.In tracing our historical roots in visits to the Lincoln archive and Jefferson’s Monticello and in taking the pulse of the present at a town hall meeting in Newfane, Vermont and the inner chambers of the Supreme Court, Kalman finds evidence of democracy at work all around us.  The observations she makes as she travels charm and inform, and—as we have

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Price: $18.00


The Magic Room

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Published: 2012-10-02

ISBN: 9781592407415

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Gotham

Synopsis

Jeffrey Zaslow is a Wall Street Journal columnist and, with Randy Pausch, coauthor of The Last Lecture, the #1 New York Times bestseller now translated into forty-one languages. Zaslow attended Dr. Pausch’s famous lecture and wrote the story that sparked worldwide interest in it. The Girls from Ames also grew out of one of Zaslow’s columns. He lives in suburban Detroit with his wife, Sherry, and daughters Jordan, Alex, and Eden.

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Price: $16.00


I Want My MTV

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Published: 2012-09-25

ISBN: 9780452298569

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Plume

Synopsis

"Highly entertaining"

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Price: $20.00


Is Marriage for White People?

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Published: 2012-09-25

ISBN: 9780452297531

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Plume

Synopsis

Ralph Richard Banks is the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, where he has taught about marriage, race, discrimination, and inequality since 1998. His writings have appeared in academic journals such as the Stanford Law Review and the Yale Law Journal and in popular publications such as The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune. He lives in Palo Alto.

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Price: $16.00


Storyteller

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Published: 2012-09-25

ISBN: 9780143121282

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

Leslie Marmon Silko was born in 1948 to a family whose ancestry includes Mexican, Laguna Indian, and European forebears. She has said that her writing has at its core “the attempt to identify what it is to be a half-breed or mixed-blood person.” As she grew up on the Laguna Pueblo Reservation, she learned the stories and culture of the Laguna people from her great-grandmother and other female relatives. After receiving her B. A. in English at the University of New Mexico, she enrolled in the University of New Mexico law school but completed only three semesters before deciding that

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Price: $20.00


Where Do Presidents Come From?

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Published: 2012-09-13

ISBN: 9780803737488

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Dial

Synopsis

So You Want to Be President meets The Far Side!Just in time for the 2012 election, Michael Townsend presents his comic book guide to everything you ever wanted to know (and maybe a few things you didn’t!) about the President of the United States. It’s full of insanely weird facts about our leaders (Did you know that President Coolidge had a pet pygmy hippo named Billy?), as well as the history and powers of the presidency, day-to-day life, and pros and cons of the job. Even the most mundane of facts become hilarious in this brilliantly cheeky guide to our nation’s MVP.

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Price: $14.99


The Shadow World

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Published: 2012-09-06

ISBN: 9780141040059

Format: BC

Publisher: Penguin

Synopsis

Andrew Feinstein is the author of After the Party: A Personal and Political Journey Inside the ANC, a best-selling memoir of his time as an African National Congress Member of Parliament in South Africa. His journalism has been featured in the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, Prospect, the New York Times, Der Spiegel, the New Statesman and Africa Report. In 2011 he authored the lead article in the authoritative Sipri Yearbook. He appears regularly on the BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera. He has recently been an Open Society Institute International Fellow and is the founding co-director of Corruption Watch,

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Price: £9.99


Unmastered

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Published: 2012-09-06

ISBN: 9781846146671

Format: BB

Publisher: Allen Lane

Synopsis

Katherine Angel is a writer and academic. A Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for the History of Medicine at Warwick University, her current research explores the history of female sexual problems in the UK and US, from the 1960s to the present. She has written on sexuality, pornography, and the relationship between culture and desire, for The Independent and Prospect.

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Price: £15.99


Making the Future

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Published: 2012-09-06

ISBN: 9780241952580

Format: BC

Publisher: Penguin

Synopsis

Noam Chomsky is the author of numerous bestselling political books, including Hegemony or Survival, Failed States, Interventions, What We Say Goes, Hopes and Prospects and Gaza in Crisis, all of which are published by Hamish Hamilton/Penguin. He is an Institute Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT, and is widely credited with having revolutionized modern linguistics.

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Price: £9.99


KANDAK

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Published: 2012-09-06

ISBN: 9781846144059

Format: BB

Publisher: Allen Lane

Synopsis

Patrick Hennessey was born in 1982 and educated at Berkhamsted School and Balliol College, Oxford, where he read English. On leaving university he joined the Army and served from 2004 to 2009 as an officer in The Grenadier Guards. In between guarding towers, castles and palaces he worked in the Balkans, Africa, South East Asia, the Falkland Islands and deployed on operational tours of Iraq and Afghanistan. On leaving the Army he wrote his first book The Junior Officers’ Reading Club, a memoir of a brief but eventful stint in uniform. He is now a barrister.

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Price: £16.99


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