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Banker to the Poor
Yunus, Muhammad

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In 1983 Muhammad Yunus established Grameen, a bank devoted to providing the poorest of Bangladesh with miniscule loans. He aimed to help the poor by supporting the spark of personal initiative and enterprise by which they could lift themselves out of poverty forever. It was an idea born on a day ...

Political Brain
Westen, Drew

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The Political Brain is a groundbreaking investigation into the role of emotion in determining the political life of the nation. For two decades Drew Westen, professor of psychology and psychiatry at Emory University, has explored a theory of the mind that differs substantially from the more "disp...

Style Guide: The Bestselling Guide to English Usage (12th Edition)
The Economist

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The Economist Style Guide gives general advice on writing, points out common errors and clichés, offers guidance on consistent use of punctuation, abbreviations and capital letters and contains an exhaustive range of reference material--covering everything from accountancy ratios and stock market...

They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky
Ajak, Benjamin

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The inspiring story of three young Sudanese boys who were driven from their homes by civil war and began an epic odyssey of survival, facing life-threatening perils, ultimately finding their way to a new life in America.Between 1987 and 1989, Alepho, Benjamin, and Benson, like tens of thousands o...

Soft Power
Nye, Joseph S.

60% off list price of $14.00

What must the United States do to remain the global superpower and stop alienating the rest of the world? The author of the bestselling "The Paradox of American Power" has one clear answer: soft power.

Above and Beyond
Sherman, Casey

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From the authors of the bestselling The Finest Hours comes the riveting, deeply human story of President John F. Kennedy and two U-2 pilots, Rudy Anderson and Chuck Maultsby, who risked their lives to save America during the Cuban Missile Crisis.During the ominous two weeks of the Cold War's terr...

The Hope Circuit: A Psychologist's Journey from Helplessness to Optimism
Seligman, Martin E. P.

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One of the most influential living psychologists looks at the history of his life and discipline, and paints a much brighter future for everyone.When Martin E. P. Seligman first encountered psychology in the 1960s, the field was devoted to eliminating misery: it was the science of how past trauma...

The Hope Circuit: A Psychologist's Journey from Helplessness to Optimism
Seligman, Martin E. P.

91% off list price of $28.00

One of the most influential living psychologists looks at the history of his life and discipline, and paints a much brighter future for everyone.When Martin E. P. Seligman first encountered psychology in the 1960s, the field was devoted to eliminating misery: it was the science of how past trauma...

Landmark: The Inside Story of America's New Health Care Law and What It Means for Us All (Publicaffairs Reports)
Staff of the Washington Post

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The Washington Post’s must-read guide to the health care overhaul.What now? Despite the rancorous, divisive, year-long debate in Washington, many Americans still don’t understand what the historic overhaul of the health care system will - or won’t - mean. In Landmark, the national reporting staff...

Slave: My True Story
Nazar, Mende

59% off list price of $12.00

At age twelve, Mende Nazer lost her childhood. It began one horrific night in 1993, when Arab raiders swept through her Nuba village, setting fire to the village huts and murdering the adults. They rounded up thirty-one young children, including Mende, who was eventually sold to a wealthy Arab fa...

Type R: Transformative Resilience for Thriving in a Turbulent World
Marston, Ama

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Forget Type As and Bs. The future lies with Type Rs - the resilient individuals, leaders, businesses, families, and communities who turn challenges into opportunities in times of upheaval, crisis, and change.In Type R, Ama Marston and Stephanie Marston explore Transformative Resilience and the st...

Who Gets What: Fair Compensation after Tragedy and Financial Upheaval
Feinberg, Kenneth R.

83% off list price of $26.99

Agent Orange, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, the Virginia Tech massacre, the 2008 financial crisis, and the Deep Horizon gulf oil spill: each was a disaster in its own right. What they had in common was their aftermath—each required compensation for lives lost, bodies maimed, livelihoods wrec...

The White King: Charles I, Traitor, Murderer, Martyr
de Lisle, Leanda

85% off list price of $30.00

From the New York Times bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the tragic story of Charles I, his warrior queen, Britain's civil wars and the trial for his life.Less than forty years after England's golden age under Elizabeth I, the country was at war with itself. Split betwe...

The Haunted Smile
Epstein, Lawrence J.

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For the past century and more, American comedy has drawn its strength and soul from the comic genius of Jewish performers and writers. These men and women form the canon of Jewish-American comedy, and in The Haunted Smile, Epstein offers us a deep and subtle understanding of how Jewish culture a...

The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom
Morozov, Evgeny

81% off list price of $17.99

“The revolution will be Twittered!” declared journalist Andrew Sullivan after protests erupted in Iran. But as journalist and social commentator Evgeny Morozov argues in The Net Delusion, the Internet is a tool that both revolutionaries and authoritarian governments can use. For all of the talk i...

The Great American University: Its Rise to Preeminence, Its Indispensable National Role, Why It Must Be Protected
Cole, Jonathan R.

80% off list price of $22.99

Americans and people throughout the world have become increasingly dependent on America's great research universities. Yet few of us truly understand to what we owe this extraordinary excellence or what we must do to keep it. From the development of technologies like the laser, the global positio...

The Good Girls Revolt
Povich, Lynn

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It was the 1960s--a time of economic boom and social strife. Young women poured into the workplace, but the "Help Wanted" ads were segregated by gender and the "Mad Men" office culture was rife with sexual stereotyping and discrimination.Lynn Povich was one of the lucky ones, landing a job at New...

Prescription for the Future
Emanuel, Ezekiel J.

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How can America's healthcare system be transformed to provide consistently higher-quality and lower-cost care? Nothing else in healthcare matters more.Prescription for the Future identifies some standout medical organizations that have achieved higher-quality, more patient-focused, and lower-cost...

The Economist Guide to Financial Market (6th Edition)
Levinson, Marc

85% off list price of $18.99

Extensively revised and updated following the fallout from the global financial crisis, the 6th edition of this highly regarded book brings the reader right up to speed with the latest financial market developments, and provides a clear and incisive guide to a complex world that even those who wo...

One Day, All Children...
Kopp, Wendy

74% off list price of $13.00

From her dorm room at Princeton University, twenty-one-year-old college senior Wendy Kopp decided to launch a movement to improve public education in America. In One Day, All Children... she shares the remarkable story of Teach For America, a non-profit organization that sends outstanding college...

What Is Life Worth?: The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11
Feinberg, Kenneth

68% off list price of $13.95

Just days after September 11, 2001, Kenneth Feinberg was appointed to administer the federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, a unique, unprecedented fund established by Congress to compensate families who lost a loved one on 9/11 and survivors who were physically injured in the attacks. Those who ...

The Test
Kamenetz, Anya

83% off list price of $16.99

The Test is an essential and critically acclaimed book for any parent confounded by our national obsession with standardized testing. It recounts the shocking history and tempestuous politics of testing and borrows strategies from fields as diverse as games, neuroscience, and ancient philosophy t...

The Signals Are Talking
Webb, Amy

89% off list price of $16.99

How do you tell a real trend from the merely trendy? How, for example, will a technology--like artificial intelligence, machine learning, self-driving cars, biohacking, bots, and the Internet of Things--affect us, our businesses, and workplaces? How will it eventually change the way we live, work...

The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption
Joyce, Kathryn

73% off list price of $26.99

When Jessie Hawkins’ adopted daughter told her she had another mom back in Ethiopia, Jessie didn’t, at first, know what to think. She’d wanted her adoption to be great story about a child who needed a home and got one, and a family led by God to adopt. Instead, she felt like she’d done something ...

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