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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 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 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 | 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 | 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...
  • book | February 01, 2012 | Fellows

    The Escape Artists

    Noam Scheiber
    A star White House journalist provides a gripping look inside the meeting rooms, the in-boxes, and the super-sharp minds of the pedigreed propeller he...
  • book | May 17, 2011 | Fellows

    Manana Forever?

    Jorge G. Castañeda
    Why are Mexicans so successful in individual sports, but deficient in team play? Why do Mexicans dislike living in skyscrapers? Why do Mexicans love t...
  • book | March 01, 2011 | Fellows

    Getting Better

    Why Global Development Is Succeeding — And How We Can Improve the World Even More

    Charles Kenny
    As the income gap between developed and developing nations grows, so grows the cacophony of voices claiming that the quest to find a simple recipe for...
  • book | February 01, 2011 | Fellows

    Fighting for Darfur

    Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide

    Rebecca Hamilton
    Around the world, millions of people have added their voices to protest marches and demonstrations because they believe that, together, they can make ...
  • book | January 01, 2011 | Fellows

    The Net Delusion

    The Dark Side of Internet Freedom

    Evgeny Morozov
    “The revolution will be Twittered!” declared journalist Andrew Sullivan after protests erupted in Iran in June 2009. Yet for all the talk about the de...
  • book | August 17, 2010 | Breadwinning & Caregiving

    The Tenth Parallel

    Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam

    Eliza Griswold
    The tenth parallel—the line of latitude seven hundred miles north of the equator—is a geographical and ideological front line where Christianity and I...