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Books to Watch | August 13, 2019

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 13, 2019, at 2:30 PM in New Releases

The three members of our marketing team highlight five books being released this week, and our GM tells us what she's been reading.


Books to Watch | August 6, 2019

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 6, 2019, at 11:00 AM in New Releases

Starting a new weekly feature, the three members of our marketing team highlight the books being released this week that we are most excited about.

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Three Women in the Multiverse: An Essay

By Sally Haldorson, published July 30, 2019, at 10:00 AM in News & Opinion

Our general manager, Sally Haldorson, responds to her reading of Lisa Taddeo's Three Women with a lengthy piece of introspective and insightful literary criticism.


The Making of a Democratic Economy: How to Build Prosperity for the Many, Not the Few

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 26, 2019, at 1:00 PM in Editor's Choice

Marjorie Kelly and Ted Howard of the Democracy Collaborative offer seven principles for an "equitable, ecologically sustainable alternative" to the economy of, by, and for the one percent, and examples of them being put to work in the world.


Kingdom of Lies: Unnerving Adventures in the World of Cybercrime

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 23, 2019, at 10:30 AM in Excerpts

In the tradition of Michael Lewis and Tom Wolfe, a fascinating and frightening behind-the-scenes look at the interconnected cultures of hackers, security specialists, and law enforcement.


How to Read the Constitution—and Why

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 3, 2019, at 2:15 PM in Editor's Choice

Kim Wehle writes of the importance of the Constitution and how it is under threat.


Books to Watch in July

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 2, 2019, at 12:00 PM in New Releases

20 books we're interested in getting to know better in July.


One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 21, 2019, at 4:00 PM in Editor's Choice

Charles Fishman tells "the remarkable story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon."


Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 7, 2019, at 3:06 PM in Editor's Choice

David Kaye's new book addresses how the internet has changed from a decentralized platform for free expression into a stream of propaganda, hate speech, and disinformation, and how to turn back the tide.


Business Books to Watch in June

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 5, 2019, at 1:30 PM in New Releases

In order of their release dates, these are some of the books we'll be exploring further in June.


The Last Unknowns: Deep, Elegant, Profound Unanswered Questions about the Universe, the Mind, the Future of Civilization, and the Meaning of Life

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 4, 2019, at 10:00 AM in Excerpts

An excerpt from Daniel Kahneman's Foreword to the conclusion to the Edge Question Series, the world’s bestselling science book series, with more than one million copies sold.


Moneyland: The Inside Story of the Crooks and Kleptocrats Who Rule the World

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 31, 2019, at 3:15 PM in Editor's Choice

Oliver Bullough's investigation into the dark side of globalization and "the crooks and kleptocrats who rule the world" is both terrifying and eye-opening.