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  • book | September 02, 2014 | Fellows

    The Teacher Wars

    A History of America's Most Embattled Profession

    Dana Goldstein
    Teaching is a wildly contentious profession in America, one attacked and admired in equal measure. In The Teacher Wars, a rich, lively, and unpreceden...
  • book | April 29, 2014 | Fellows

    No Good Men Among the Living

    America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes

    Told through the lives of three Afghans, the stunning tale of how the United States had triumph in sight in Afghanistan—and then brought the Taliban b...
  • book | March 28, 2014 | Asset Building

    The Assets Perspective

    The Rise of Asset Building and its Impact on Social Policy

    I am very pleased to announce the publication of The Assets Perspective: The Rise of Asset Building and it Impact on Social Policy. It’s a 13-chapter ...
  • book | March 04, 2014 | Fellows

    The Bright Continent

    Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa

    Dayo Olopade
    Africa is a continent on the move. It’s often hard to notice, though—the Western focus on governance and foreign aid obscures the individual dynamism ...
  • book | March 01, 2014 | Fellows

    Overwhelmed

    Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

    Brigid Schulte
    Can working parents in America—or anywhere—ever find true leisure time? According to the Leisure Studies Department at the University of Iowa, true le...
  • book | February 18, 2014 | Fellows

    Now I Know Who My Comrades Are

    Voices from the Internet Underground

    Emily Parker
    In China, university students use the Internet to save the life of an attempted murder victim. In Cuba, authorities unsuccessfully try to silence an o...
  • book | February 12, 2014 | Fellows

    The Meat Racket

    The Secret Takeover of America's Food Business

    An investigative journalist takes you inside the corporate meat industry—a shocking, in-depth report every American should read. How much do you know ...
  • book | February 11, 2014 | Fellows

    The Up Side of Down

    Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success

    Megan McArdle
    Most new products fail. So do most small businesses. And most of us, if we are honest, have experienced a major setback in our personal or professiona...
  • book | January 14, 2014 | Fellows

    The Loudest Voice in the Room

    How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News--and Divided a Country

    When Rupert Murdoch enlisted Roger Ailes to launch a cable news network in 1996, American politics and media changed forever. Now, with a remarkable l...
  • book | September 01, 2013 | Fellows

    Five Days at Memorial

    Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

    Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink’s landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina – and her suspensef...
  • book | August 01, 2013 | Fellows

    The Smartest Kids in the World

    And How They Got That Way

    Amanda Ripley
    In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they’ve never seen before. They are learning...
  • book | July 01, 2013 | Fellows

    The Pioneer Detectives

    Did a distant spacecraft prove Einstein and Newton wrong?

    Konstantin Kakaes
    Explore one of the greatest scientific mysteries of our time, the Pioneer Anomaly: in the 1980s, NASA scientists detected an unknown force acting on t...
  • book | February 05, 2013 | Fellows

    Beautiful Souls

    The Courage and Conscience of Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times

    Eyal Press
    History has produced many specimens of the banality of evil, but what about its flip side, what impels ordinary people to defy the sway of authority a...
  • book | January 15, 2013 | Fellows

    On Internet Freedom

    Every few years, a new book comes out arguing that the future of the Internet is at risk. And every few years, it really is. This book, by one of the ...
  • book | January 14, 2013 | International Security

    Talibanistan

    Peter Bergen Katherine Tiedemann
    The longest war the United States has ever fought is the ongoing war in Afghanistan. But when we speak of "Afghanistan," we really mean a conflict tha...
  • book | January 01, 2013 | Fellows

    The Insurgents

    David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War

    Fred Kaplan
    The Insurgents is the inside story of the small group of soldier-scholars, led by General David Petraeus, who plotted to revolutionize one of the larg...
  • book | October 01, 2012 | International Security

    The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today

    From the #1 bestselling author of Fiasco and The Gamble, an epic history of the decline of American military leadership from World War II to Iraq. His...
  • book | October 01, 2012 | International Security

    Manhunt

    The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden--from 9/11 to Abbottabad

    The gripping account of the decade-long hunt for the world's most wanted man. It was only a week before 9/11 that Peter Bergen turned in the manuscrip...
  • book | June 12, 2012 | Fellows

    Twilight of the Elites

    America After Meritocracy

    Christopher Hayes
    Over the past decade, Americans watched in bafflement and rage as one institution after another – from Wall Street to Congress, the Catholic Church to...
  • book | May 01, 2012 | Economic Growth

    Private Empire

    ExxonMobil and American Power

    Steve Coll
    In Private Empire Steve Coll investigates the largest and most powerful private corporation in the United States, revealing the true extent of its pow...
  • book | April 01, 2012 | Economic Growth

    Land of Promise

    An Economic History of the United States

    From one of America’s leading intellectuals comes a sweeping and original work of economic history, recounting the epic story of America’s rise to bec...
  • book | March 20, 2012 | Breadwinning & Caregiving

    The Richer Sex

    How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love and Family

    Bestselling journalist Liza Mundy’s smart, deeply reported analysis of the most important cultural shift since the rise of feminism: the coming era in...