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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 Dan 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.

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Aspen Ideas Festival

Two ICM/Sagalyn authors, Eric Liu and Robert Putnam, are speakers at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival. Click the image above to hear Liu speak on another ICM/Sagalyn author, E.D. Hirsch, in his talk What Every American Should Know.

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Essentialism

Greg McKeown’s Essentialism (or, in Japanese, エッセンシャル思考 最少の時間で成果を最大にする) has won the Bookstores’ Choice Award for the 2015 Japanese Business Book Awards!

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Fully Alive

Timothy Shriver’s Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most won a Christopher Award, presented to authors, artists, and directors whose work “affirms the highest values of the human spirit.” View the citation at the Christopher Awards Website.

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Operation Red Falcon

In this remarkable feat of longform journalism, Ronen Bergman takes us inside Mossad as they handle a spy, groomed for over 20 years, in a high-ranking position of Syrian military leadership—but false intel leads Israel and Syria twice to the brink of war.

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Our Kids

Reviewers are calling Our Kids author Robert Putnam the “poet laureate of civil society” (New York Times Sunday Book Review) and “an Old Testament prophet with charts” (Washington Post Wonkblog). Both features recommend the book.

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The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot

An Amazon Editors’ Top Pick for the Best Books of March. Also named were Francine Mathews’s Too Bad To Die in the ‘Thriller’ category and Robert Putnam’s Our Kids in the ‘Business & Leadership’ category.

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Too Bad To Die

Francine Mathews’s upcoming novel was Playboy Magazine’s Book of the Month, receiving the prestigious “Four Bunnies” rating.

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How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

Clive Crook of Bloomberg: “Didn’t just hold my interest, but quite won me over. I loved it… You can’t fail to be entertained.”

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The End of Power

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg announced the inaugural selection of his new book club: Moises Naím’s THE END OF POWER. The choice prompted a flurry of attention for the 2013 title.

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A Chinaman’s Chance

NPR’s Morning Edition featured Eric Liu, discussing his recent book A CHINAMAN’S CHANCE with NPR’s Steve Inskeep.