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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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Kwak’s Economism named to FT’s 2017 Books of the Year

FT’s Martin Wolf praised Kwak’s bracing deconstruction of the framework for understanding the world that is learned as gospel in Economics 101, regardless of its imaginary assumptions and misleading half-truths.

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J.P. Morgan’s Next List 2018: Machine, Platform, Crowd

In its annual list, J.P. Morgan praises McAfee and Brynjolfsson’s Machine, Platform, Crowd as a “must read for what’s ahead.”

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The Quantum Spy picked as an Amazon Best Book of the Month

David Ignatius’ upcoming spy thriller–a tale of global espionage, state-of-the-art-technology, and unthinkable betrayal–was picked by Amazon as a November book of the month.

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Steve Olson’s Eruption wins Washington State Book Award

In Olson’s Eruption, survival narrative meets scientific, natural, and social history in the riveting story of a volcanic disaster.

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King of Spies picked as an Amazon Best Book of the Month

Blaine Harden’s fascinating account of how one man helped burn down North Korea was chosen by Amazon as one of their best biographies of the month.

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The Big Thirst picked for College of Charleston’s Campus-Wide Read

The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman explores humanity’s relationship to water. Fishman will speak on the book on Charleston’s campus on November 6 and 7.

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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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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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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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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.