The Signal and the Noise

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Published: 2012-09-27

ISBN: 9781594204111

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The

Synopsis

Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by the time he was thirty. The New York Times now publishes FiveThirtyEight.com, where Silver is one of the nation’s most influential political forecasters.Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data. Most predictions fail, often at great cost to society, because most of us have a poor

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Price: $27.95


American Nations

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Published: 2012-09-25

ISBN: 9780143122029

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

“[C]ompelling and informative.”

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Price: $16.00


Vultures' Picnic

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Published: 2012-08-28

ISBN: 9780452298644

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Plume

Synopsis

GREG PALAST spent two decades investigating corporate fraud and racketeering before he turned his skills to journalism. Born in Los Angeles and a graduate of the University of Chicago, Palast currently lives in New York City.

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The Party Is Over

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Published: 2012-08-02

ISBN: 9780670026265

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Viking Adult

Synopsis

The ultimate Republican insider’s caustic exposé of what passes for business as usual in Washington todayThere was a time, not so very long ago, when perfectly rational people ran the Republican Party. So how did the party of Lincoln become the party of lunatics? That is what this book aims to answer. Fear not, the Dems come in for their share of tough talk— they are zombies, a party of the living dead.Mike Lofgren came to Washington in the early eighties—those halcyon, post–Nixonian glory days—for what he imagined would be a short stint on Capitol Hill. He

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Price: $24.95


Winning the War on War

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Published: 2012-07-31

ISBN: 9780452298590

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Plume

Synopsis

"Winning the War on War reveals the greatest untold story of the past two decades-that contrary to popular impressions, war has become substantially rarer and less dangerous… This book could change the understanding of policy makers, opinion leaders, and a wide readership." -Steven Pinker, professor of psychology, Harvard College; author of the bestseller The Blank Slate

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Malled

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Published: 2012-07-31

ISBN: 9781591845430

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Portfolio Trade

Synopsis

One woman’s midcareer misadventures in the absurd world of American retail. After losing her job as a journalist and the security of a good salary, Caitlin Kelly was hard up for cash. When she saw that The North Face-an upscale outdoor clothing company-was hiring at her local mall, she went for an interview almost on a whim. Suddenly she found herself, middle-aged and mid-career, thrown headfirst into the bizarre alternate reality of the American mall: a world of low-wage workers selling overpriced goods to well-to-do customers. At first, Kelly found her part-time job fun and reaffirming, a way

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The New New Rules

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Published: 2012-05-01

ISBN: 9780452298293

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Plume

Synopsis

From the New York Times bestselling author and host of HBO’s Real Time, Bill Maher’s latest collection of political riffs and savagely funny suggestions for preserving sanity in an insane world. New Rule: The next Republican Convention must be held in a giant closet. Every week there’s a new gay Republican outed. I have a feeling that “big tent” they’re always talking about is in their pants. There are so many Republicans in the closet, their symbol shouldn’t be an elephant; it should be a moth. New Rule: If one of your news organization’s headlines

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The Tyranny of Cliches

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Published: 2012-05-01

ISBN: 9781595230867

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Sentinel HC

Synopsis

The bestselling author of Liberal Fascism dismantles the progressive myths that are passed-off as wisdom in our schools, media and politics. According to Jonah Goldberg, if the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist, the greatest trick liberals ever pulled was convincing themselves that they’re not ideological.Today, “objective” journalists, academics and “moderate” politicians peddle some of the most radical arguments by hiding them in homespun aphorisms.  Barack Obama casts himself as a disciple of

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Price: $27.95


Pakistan on the Brink

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Published: 2012-03-15

ISBN: 9780670023462

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Viking Adult

Synopsis

The leading journalist on Pakistan lays out America’s options with Pakistan and Afghanistan in the post-Bin Laden years. What are the possibilities-and hazards-facing America as it withdraws from Afghanistan and as it reviews its long engagement in Pakistan? Where is the Taliban now in both these countries? What does the immediate future hold and what are America’s choices as President Obama considers our complicated history and faces reelection?These are some of the crucial questions that Ahmed Rashid- Pakistan’s preeminent journalist-takes on in this follow-up to his acclaimed Descent

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Red and Blue and Broke All Over

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Published: 2012-03-15

ISBN: 9781595230829

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Sentinel HC

Synopsis

New York Times bestselling author of The Dollar Meltdown.In his New York Times bestseller The Dollar Meltdown, Charles Goyette showed how increasing government debt is destroying the dollar and the wealth of the American people. But the problem goes much deeper: the country is heading for financial ruin because our leaders are ideologically bankrupt. The time has come for a dramatic solution. We need look no further than the Obama White House to find the culprits of America’s crippled prospects for recovery. They’ve forced the adoption of bailouts and unnecessary spending

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Price: $25.95


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