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The Fight to Vote named Washington Post Notable Book of 2016

Michael Waldman’s history of expanding voting rights joins Joshua Partlow’s A Kingdom of One’s Own on the Post’s 2016 list of Notable Books.

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A Kingdom of their Own Named one of Top Ten Books of 2016

Joshua Partlow’s epic on the Karzai Brothers and Afghanistan placed in the top ten of Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Books of 2016.

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Kirkus Review for Economism

A rave review from Kirkus for Economism, “a spry manifesto that dismantles the many suppositions of modern economic theory.”

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The Populist Explosion excerpt featured on The Guardian

The Featured Long Reads excerpt discusses Judis’ central theme: “It’s not about left or right: populism is a style of politics that pits ‘the people’ against ‘the establishment’. Its rise is a warning sign that the status quo is failing.”

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Streaming, Sharing, Stealing Named the Entertainment Bible

Entertainment executive Adam Leipzig raves “I read just about every book that analyzes the entertainment business…Streaming, Sharing, Stealing is the best book on the subject, bar none. Every entertainment executive who hopes to have a job in coming years should read it and follow its prescriptions.

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Steve Harvey on How Essentialism Changed His Life

McKeown’s Essentialism gave Harvey what he needed to get his priorities back on track. “All day long people come up to me… asking me to do things to benefit them and I had to find a better way to operate my days. This was it.”  

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Eruption Shortlisted for 2016 Boardman Tasker Award

Steve Olson’s Eruption, praised by judges as “a drama that reads like a tragic thriller” is one of five finalists for The Boardman Tasker Prize. The award is given to authors who have made an outstanding contribution to mountain literature.

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Robert Putnam on the Election and We vs. I

Following Hillary Clinton’s inclusion of Robert Putnam’s Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis in her top three policy books, Vox checks in with Robert Putnam to discuss his “we vs. I” view of the election.

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A Kingdom of Their Own PW Starred Review

From Publisher’s Weekly’s starred review of A Kingdom of Their Own by Joshua Partlow: “American military and political arrogance butts up against deep-rooted cultural customs and family networks throughout this excellent account of a vastly difficult topic.”

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The Chinese Zodiac Explained

A quarter of the world’s population cares a lot about the Chinese zodiac. Even if you don’t believe in it, you’d be wise to know how it works, says ICM/Sagalyn client and entrepreneur ShaoLan Hseuh.

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Once in a Great City

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights newsroom announced that David Maraniss’s Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story has won the 2016 RFK Book Award.  It was called “an insightful look at Detroit’s history as a once-powerful manufacturing metropolis fueled by the motor industry, but with foreshadowing of an imminent decline.”

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The Sharing Economy

The Washington Post’s take on Professor Sundararajan’s optimistic vision for The Sharing Economy, where individuals are empowered by the transition from traditional work to profit off their own assets and time.