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  • Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaperby Robert Bryce

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 18.99

    In the face of today?s environmental and economic challenges, doomsayers preach that the only way to stave off disaster is for humans to reverse course: to de-industrialize, re-localize, ban the use of modern energy sources, and forswear prosperity. But in this provocative and optimistic rebuke to the catastrophists, Robert Bryce shows how innovation... more...

  • A Chinaman's Chanceby Eric Liu

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 14.99

    From Tony Hsieh to Amy Chua to Jeremy Lin, Chinese Americans are now arriving at the highest levels of American business, civic life, and culture. But what makes this story of immigrant ascent unique is that Chinese Americans are emerging at just the same moment when China has emerged - and indeed may displace America - at the center of the global... more...

  • To the Edge of the Worldby Christian Wolmar

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 27.99

    To the Edge of the World, is an adventure in travel—full of extraordinary personalities, more than a century of explosive political, economic, and cultural events, and almost inconceivable feats of engineering. Christian Wolmar passionately recounts the improbable origins of the Trans-Siberian railroad, the vital artery for Russian expansion that... more...

  • Me, Myself, and Usby Brian R Little

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 26.99

    In the past few decades, personality psychology has made considerable progress in raising new questions about human nature—and providing some provocative answers. New scientific research has transformed old ideas about personality based on the theories of Freud, Jung, and the humanistic psychologies of the nineteen sixties, which gave rise to the... more...

  • Don't Wait for the Next Warby Wesley K. Clark

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 26.99

    General (ret.) Wesley K. Clark is a distinguished fellow at UCLA?s Burkle Center and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He served as Supreme Allied Commander Europe, where he led NAT O forces to victory in Operation Allied Force, the war in Kosovo. He is chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic consulting... more...

  • Master Thievesby Stephen Kurkjian

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 15.99

    In a secret meeting in 1981, a master thief named Louis Royce gave career gangster Ralph Rossetti the tip of a lifetime. As a kid, Royce had visited the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and made a habit of sneaking in at night to find a good place to sleep. He knew the Museum's security was lax, and he gave this information to a boss of the Boston... more...

  • Economicsby The Economist; Richard Davies

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 18.99

    The world of economics is changing. Years of turmoil in the global economy mean that nothing will ever be quite the same again. This is the starting point and theme of this radically revised Economist books classic, now available for the first time in America. Richard Davies, economics editor of The Economist , takes us on a journey through the... more...

  • Street Smartby Samuel I. Schwartz; William Rosen

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 26.99

    With wit and sharp insight, former Traffic Commissioner of New York City, Sam Schwartz a.k.a. Gridlock Sam,? one of the most respected transportation engineers in the world and consummate insider in NYC political circles, uncovers how American cities became so beholden to cars and why the current shift away from that trend will forever alter America?s... more...

  • The World in Conflictby The Economist; John Andrews

    PublicAffairs 2016; US$ 18.99

    In the last decade, the USA and its allies have invaded Afghanistan; Russia has sent troops into Ukraine; Britain and France helped topple a regime in Libya; the militant group ISIS has emerged in the Middle East; and across West Africa, the quest for precious minerals has both financed and caused conflicts. Other conflicts are less bloody, but still... more...

  • More Humanby Steve Hilton

    PublicAffairs 2016; US$ 28.99

    People feel angry and let down by their leaders, as well as by the institutions that dominate their lives: political parties, government bureaucracy, and corporations. Yet the cause of this malaise, according to political?advisor?turned?tech?CEO Steve Hilton, is not being addressed by politicians on the left or the right. Hilton argues that much... more...