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An Impatient Life

Daniel Bensaid, a leader of the modern French left, issues a memoir of growing up Communist in the neighborhood of Toulouse, adventures in Latin America, and his country's youthful revolution of 1968.

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Double Down: Game Change 2012

Co-authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, who did so much to demystify the 2008 US presidential election, now perform the same analytical miracle for the 2012 contest, bringing it into sharp clarity.

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Extortion

Peter Schweitzer's shocking and rousing study of bipartisan disgrace investigates "How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets".

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The Message

Richard Wolffe's study of President Obama's reelection places a spotlight on the team that drove his campaign - from early infighting and power plays to ultimate victory. 

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Tocqueville in Arabia

Like Alexis de Tocqueville and his classic account Democracy in America, Joshua Mitchell analyzes the potential for democracy in the Middle East post-Arab Spring, offering clarity on the troubled present and an optimistic view of the future.

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Miami and the Siege of Chicago

As the presidential election fast approaches, there's no more appropriate book to revisit than Norman Mailer's evocation of the chaotic nomination processes of both parties in 1968. Personal, unflinching, and illuminating in its consideration of American political culture, this is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand how today's bitterly divided country arose.

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The Bridge

David Remnick’s account of Barack Obama’s life and rise to the Presidency illuminates the ideas and ambitions of “a man nobody sent.” Employing a wealth of revealing interviews, the New Yorker editor delivers insight into how the political crucible of Chicago shaped an idealistic young lawyer into a figure of national transformation. Read more...

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysely Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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