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Here Comes Exterminator!

From the Library Journal’s review of Here Comes Exterminator! by Eliza McGraw: “Readers who couldn’t get enough of Laura Hillenbrand’s Seabiscuit will welcome this new title; with its colorful cast of characters and exciting down-to-the-wire action, it should have wide appeal.”

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Dark Territory

From the New York Times DealBook’s rave review of Dark Territory, Fred Kaplan’s history of cyberwarfare: “Kaplan has written a consistently eye-opening history of our government’s efforts to effectively manage our national security in the face of the largely open global communications network established by the World Wide Web.”

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Once in a Great City

The L.A. Times has selected Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story, by David Maraniss, as a Book Prize finalist in the category of history.

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Doug Lemov Profile

How ICM/Sagalyn client Doug Lemov is attempting to train a generation of globally competitive players—starting with their coaches. Be sure to read Doug’s response to the profile, including his disagreement with the title.

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Eruption: Indie Next Pick

Steve Olson’s Eruption, on bookshelves 3/7/16, has been selected for the March Indie Next List, a collection of books chosen by independent booksellers. They call it “Everything a nonfiction book should be: Marvelous storytelling mixed with a great cast of characters, fascinating science, and little-known history.”

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Top Thinkers of 2015

Daniel H. Pink, Andrew McAfee, and Erik Brynjolffson have been recognized as among the world’s top 50 management thinkers by Thinkers50. Click the image above to view the full list.

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How Great Teachers Happen

The BBC interviews Doug Lemov, who believes that every educator can learn to teach better. Reading Reconsidered will be released in February 2016.

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Amazon Books of the Year

Titles from three ICM/Sagalyn authors have been selected by Amazon as Best Books of 2015. SAVING CAPITALISM, by Robert Reich, is a best book in Business & Investing; ONCE IN A GREAT CITY, by David Maraniss, and THE GREAT LEADER AND THE FIGHTER PILOT, by Blaine Harden, are best books in History; and THE GREAT … [Read More]

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Once in a Great City

David Maraniss and Marketplace‘s Kai Ryssdal ventured out to take a first-hand look at Detroit and talk about the city’s decline. Click the image above to listen to their conversation.

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Our Kids

Robert Putnam’s New York Times Best Seller Our Kids was featured on a CBS segment called “Still Believing in the American Dream.” Click the image above to view the segment.

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The Zhivago Affair

Peter Finna and Petra Couvée’s inside history of Dr. Zhivago and its use as an ideological weapon was reviewed by one of its central subjects: the CIA itself. They call it “an excellent story” that “[sheds] light on a relatively unknown Cold War intelligence effort.”

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Prometheus Award

Influx, by Daniel Suarez, has won the 2015 Prometheus Award. The Prometheus awards honor outstanding science fiction that explores the possibilities of a free future, champions human rights (including personal and economic liberty), dramatizes the perennial conflict between individuals and coercive governments, or critiques the tragic consequences of abuse of power.