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“Rise and Kill First” wins National Jewish Book Award

“Gleaned through meticulous research and interviews with key players on both sides of the continual military struggle, [author Ronen] Bergman’s work is unquestionably authoritative. He succeeds masterfully in telling the tale of a nation reborn just seventy years ago, whose constant need to defend itself often brings it into conflict with principles of morality and democracy.”

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Soledad O’Brien talks with Corey Brettschneider about “The Oath and the Office”

“I would say it’s a stress test on the Constitution, and that there isn’t anything that guarantees that these rights will remain. But I think [Trump] has really gone beyond any previous president in many of the statements he’s made in many of the proposals.”

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“Can Democracy Work?” featured in the Washington Post

Virtually every political regime today claims to embody some form of democracy — and its diverse proponents, and its critics, have propagated many myths about it. Professor James Miller reveals five: #1—The United States revived and perfected democracy.

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Kirkus Raves about Rauch’s The Happiness Curve

Kirkus lauds, “This uplifting report offers hope and encouragement for aging readers doubting the longevity of bliss.

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NYT Book Review Lauds The Common Good

Reviewer Michael Sandel writes “One of the most prominent voices among progressives, Reich has written insightfully about the changing nature of work brought about by globalization and the growing inequality it has generated.”

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Kirkus Praises The Fallows’ OUR TOWNS

Kirkus lauded The Fallows’ “well-reported, optimistic portrait of America’s future,” and “textured portraits of 29 American cities” written “with lively curiosity and open minds.”

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Kirkus Praises Davenport’s The Space Barons in Starred Review

Kirkus lauds Christian Davenport’s “lucid, detailed, and admiring account of wealthy space buffs who are spending their own money, making headlines, producing genuine technical advances, and resurrecting the yearning to explore the cosmos.”

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NYT Lauds Bergman’s Rise and Kill First

New York Times writer Jennifer Szalai writes, “What follows is an exceptional work, a humane book about an incendiary subject. Blending history and investigative reporting, Bergman never loses sight of the ethical questions that arise when a state, founded as a refuge for a stateless people who were targets of a genocide, decides it needs to … [Read More]

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Harper’s praises Dan Pink’s When

Harper’s Bazaar praises Pink, “one of the few non-fiction authors alive today capable of filtering the work of so many scientific minds through his original human stories and onto the page. He is doggedly diligent in his academic research yet his examples are accessible… Like a long walk with a good, funny, wise friend in … [Read More]

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National Book Review raves about Cartoon County

Ann Fabian of the National Book Review praises Cullen Murphy’s Cartoon County, a “visual record of a particular time and place” that stirs fond memories of the cartoon-friendly world “a lot of us grew up in.”

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Post on Kurtz’ Media Madness: “A portrait of a White House riven by chaos”

Ashley Parker of the Post writes “While Kurtz at times seems to offer a more flattering portrayal of the West Wing staff than some other media accounts, he also captures a White House struggling to perform basic tasks and advisers reacting to the whims of a hard-to-control president.”

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Kirkus praises Harrington’s “Insightful biography of German theologian Meister Eckhart”

Joel Harrington’s Dangerous Mystic: Meister Eckhart’s Path to the God Within is lauded as “extremely well-researched and fluidly written,” and “a meaningful resource for students of mysticism and of late Medieval Christianity.”