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Hachette Books

Our 50-State Border Crisis

Howard G. Buffett
Authors:
Howard G. Buffett

Howard G. Buffett, the son of Warren Buffett, goes where many fear to tread. A New York Times bestselling author and a philanthropist widely recognized for his understanding of complex social problems, Buffett is also what Full Measure called "an unlikely soldier in the border war:" As a volunteer auxiliary deputy sheriff, he's seen first-hand the tragic impact of cheap Mexican heroin and other opiate cocktails that are turning Americans into addicts and drug mules, and killing us at record levels. In this book, Buffett offers his first-hand experiences with the impact of what he calls America's fifty-state border crisis as a sworn law enforcement officer and landowner along the Arizona and Texas borders with Mexico. Buffett's primary agenda: Making a case to strengthen America's defenses against the Mexican drug cartels who have grown astonishingly powerful by exploiting both the gaps in our expensive yet ineffective border security strategy, as well as the desperate people trying to find a safe haven in the U.S. What's ultimately at stake, he argues, is nothing less than supporting the rule of law in the western hemisphere. Buffett argues that our porous border has actually created a humanitarian crisis -- in America. Buffett's take is non-partisan, but pro-security. Buffett illuminates the roots of the problem in both Mexico and Central America's "Northern Triangle" countries where violence and lawlessness are rampant. Buffett argues for bi-partisan cooperation in rethinking how our border security is organized and managed today. While preventing large-scale terrorist attacks on the U.S. remains Job One, it's time to adapt our command structure and apply resources in a more realistic and effective way to fight the emergence of Mexican drug cartels. OUR FIFTY STATE BORDER CRISIS promises to be a startling, eye-opening perspective that will change the public conversation on border security.

PublicAffairs

You're More Powerful than You Think

Eric Liu
Authors:
Eric Liu

Is this the America you want? If not, here's how to claim the power to change your country.We are in an age of epic political turbulence in America. Old hierarchies and institutions are collapsing. From the election of Donald Trump to the upending of the major political parties to the spread of grassroots movements like Black Lives Matter and $15 Now, people across the country and across the political spectrum are reclaiming power.Are you ready for this age of bottom-up citizen power? Do you understand what power truly is, how it flows, who has it, and how you can claim and exercise it?Eric Liu, who has spent a career practicing and teaching civic power, lays out the answers in this incisive, inspiring, and provocative book. Using examples from the left and the right, past and present, he reveals the core laws of power. He shows that all of us can generate power-and then, step by step, he shows us how. The strategies of reform and revolution he lays out will help every reader make sense of our world today. If you want to be more than a spectator in this new era, you need to read this book.

Center Street

Trump's War

Michael Savage
Authors:
Michael Savage

In the #1 New York Times bestseller TRUMP'S WAR, the "Godfather of Trumpmania," Michael Savage, examines the initial appointments, speeches, tweets and history of President Donald Trump and offers his insights and analysis.The man many consider to be the determining factor in driving Trump over the finish line by motivating millions of undecideds and the "Deplorables," who would have otherwise sat out the election, provides a crucial first look at the early direction of the Trump presidency.Savage has waged a twenty-five year war on the radio to save America's borders, language and culture from a progressive onslaught that is already turning Europe into a socialist, multiculturalist nightmare, where violent gangs of radical Islamic refugees terrorize defenseless citizens on a daily basis.While most in the chattering classes around the world dismissed Trump's campaign, conservative radio icon Dr. Michael Savage championed Trump's platform and helped him galvanize the support of disaffected middle Americans left behind by the globalist central planners in their distant capitol.Savage's army of listeners on The Savage Nationwas instrumental in electing Donald Trump to take the fight to Washington. But electoral victory was only the beginning. Trump now has an even bigger challenge in delivering on the promises he made to millions of American voters.

Westview Press

Industrial Disasters and Environmental Policy

Denise L. Scheberle
Authors:
Denise L. Scheberle

Environmental stories have all the elements that make for a good tale - villains that plunge us into drama and danger, and heroes that speak up for the victims and fight for positive change. Case Studies in Environmental Law and Policy illuminates the interplay between environmental laws and policies and the people and groups who influence their development and implementation. Through the stories of four major industrial disasters - the Union Carbide chemical plant explosion, the BP oil spill, the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion, and the long-term asbestos poisoning in Libby, Montana - this book examines how organizational breakdowns and lapses in environmental protections caused these disasters, and how attitudes and laws changed (or not) as a result. It also explores the more uplifting tales of environmental heroes like Gaylord Nelson and Julia Bonds and how their activism has shaped and influenced US environmental politics and policies.Case Studies in Environmental Law and Policy concludes with a discussion of how the "rest of us" can participate in everyday environmental actions, hold corporations and the government accountable, and lobby for additional environmental protections. With its compelling case studies and calls to action, this book is essential for all who wish to gain a deeper understanding of how US environmental policies and laws have developed and transformed - and how they can continue to do so.

Twelve

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

Al Franken
Authors:
Al Franken
Center Street

E Pluribus One

Sophia A. Nelson
Authors:
Sophia A. Nelson
Hachette Books

Firehouse

David Halberstam
Authors:
David Halberstam

NOW IN PAPERBACK! The New York Times bestseller by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author David Halberstam is an intimate portrait of Engine 40 Ladder 35 on the Upper West Side of New York City, which lost twelve men in the World Trade Center attack. In the tradition of John Hersey's HIROSHIMA, Halberstam tells a story that is about the individuals themselves as well as the effect this cataclysmic event has had on the victim's families, their surviving colleagues, and their community.David Halberstam has spent a lifetime defining the events that have shaped the modern age of our nation, both politically and psychologically. From his reporting on the Civil Rights movement to his award-winning coverage of Vietnam, Halberstam is often considered the voice that personifies our nation's collective consciousness. Following in the successes of his national bestsellers, Halberstam now turns his astute eye to the latest events that have entwined themselves within the American psyche. FIREHOUSE is a portrait of Engine 40 Ladder 35 located on the Upper West Side in New York City, which lost twelve men in the World Trade Center attack. FIREHOUSE also offers insight into daily life in a firehouse that is representative of every urban firehouse in America. This is a book full of astonishing detail: the lingo, the relationships, the dangers, and simple daily life.

Nation Books

All the Presidents' Bankers

Nomi Prins
Authors:
Nomi Prins

Who rules America? All the Presidents' Bankers is a ground-breaking narrative of how an elite group of men transformed the American economy and government, dictated foreign and domestic policy, and shaped world history.Culled from original presidential archival documents, All the Presidents' Bankers delivers an explosive account of the hundred-year interdependence between the White House and Wall Street that transcends a simple analysis of money driving politics,or greed driving bankers.Prins ushers us into the intimate world of exclusive clubs, vacation spots, and Ivy League universities that binds presidents and financiers. She unravels the multi-generational blood, intermarriage, and protégé relationships that have confined national influence to a privileged cluster of people. These families and individuals recycle their power through elected office and private channels in Washington, DC. All the Presidents' Bankers sheds new light on pivotal historic events,such as why, after the Panic of 1907, America's dominant bankers convened to fashion the Federal Reserve System how J. P. Morgan's ambitions motivated President Wilson during World War I how Chase and National City Bank chairmen worked secretly with President Roosevelt to rescue capitalism during the Great Depression while J.P. Morgan Jr. invited Roosevelt's son yachting and how American financiers collaborated with President Truman to construct the World Bank and IMF after World War II.Prins divulges how, through the Cold War and Vietnam era, presidents and bankers pushed America's superpower status and expansion abroad, while promoting broadly democratic values and social welfare at home. But from the 1970s, Wall Street's rush to secure Middle East oil profits altered the nature of political-financial alliances. Bankers' profit motive trumped heritage and allegiance to public service, while presidents lost control over the economy,as was dramatically evident in the financial crisis of 2008.This unprecedented history of American power illuminates how the same financiers retained their authoritative position through history, swaying presidents regardless of party affiliation. All the Presidents' Bankers explores the alarming global repercussions of a system lacking barriers between public office and private power. Prins leaves us with an ominous choice: either we break the alliances of the power elite, or they will break us.

Basic Books

Tyranny of Experts

William Easterly
Authors:
William Easterly
PublicAffairs

The Future of Power

Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
Authors:
Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

Bruce Cannon Gibney

Bruce Cannon Gibney is a venture capitalist and writer. An early investor in PayPal, he later joined Founders Fund, where he and his colleagues funded Facebook, Spotify, Palantir Technologies, Elon Musk's SpaceX, Airbnb, Lyft, and other start-ups.

David O'Connor

David O'Connor is Permanent Observer of IUCN to the United Nations. From 2003 until 2015, he served as Chief of the Policy and Analysis Branch, Division for Sustainable Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, where he led and managed a team of policy researchers who provide the analytical direction and substance to the United Nations' work on sustainable development. In this capacity, he led the core UN Secretariat substantive team supporting the UN General Assembly Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals.

Denise L. Scheberle

Denise Scheberle is a clinical teaching professor at the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado, Denver. She served as Vice President and Commissioner of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District, President of the Public Policy section of the APSA, as well as on committees for the International Joint Commission and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, looking at water issues involving the Great Lakes and the Lower Fox River. She currently serves on a local commission addressing climate change and renewable energy. She is the author of over a dozen articles and Federalism and Environmental Policy: Trust and the Politics of Implementation, 2nd edition (2004, Georgetown University Press).

Eric Liu

Eric Liu is the founder and CEO of Citizen University and executive director of the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program. He is the author of several books, including A Chinaman's Chance, The Gardens of Democracy and The Accidental Asian. Eric served as a White House speechwriter and policy adviser for President Bill Clinton. He is a regular columnist for CNN.com and a correspondent for TheAtlantic.com.

Howard G. Buffett

Howard G. Buffett is the chairman and CEO of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. A farmer, businessman, elected official, photographer, and philanthropist, he has dedicated his life to finding solutions for some of the world's most serious and intractable problems, including hunger, conflict, wildlife trafficking and, increasingly, border security and public safety challenges. He has served as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Against Hunger, and he serves on the corporate boards of Coca-Cola Corp. and Berkshire Hathaway. He is a sworn volunteer auxiliary deputy for the Macon County, Illinois Sheriff's Office, and he is Cochise Co. Sheriff's Office Volunteer Deputy Commander in Arizona.

Macharia Kamau

Macharia Kamau is the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations. In this capacity, he served as Co-Chair of the Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals and the Co-Facilitator of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Prior to this, he served as the Ambassador of Kenya to the United Nations Office in Nairobi and has 24 years political, development and policy work with the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and other UN organizations. In 2014 he was awarded the Gold Medal Award for Environmental Diplomacy from the International Council of Environmental Law and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICEL/IUCN).

Michael Savage

On air for 20 years, MICHAEL SAVAGE has millions of listeners for his #1 streaming radio show. The Savage Nation is one of the top radio talk programs in America, broadcast on over 225 stations. A prolific New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Savage has been profiled inPlayboy and The New Yorker and he has been awarded the Freedom of Speech Award from Talkers magazine. He received his Ph.D. in epidemiology and nutrition sciences from the University of California at Berkeley.

Nomi Prins

Nomi Prins is a journalist, speaker, respected TV and radio commentator, and former Wall Street executive. The author of six books, including All the Presidents' Bankers, Other People's Money, and It Takes a Pillage, her writing has been featured in the New York Times, Fortune, Mother Jones, Guardian, and Nation, among others. She is a senior fellow at Demos, was a member of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Federal Reserve Reform Advisory Council, is listed as one of America's TopWonks, and is on the advisory board of the whistle-blowing organization ExposeFacts.

Pamela S. Chasek

Pamela Chasek is professor of political science at Manhattan College. She is the executive editor of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, a reporting service on United Nations environment and development negotiations, and reported from all of the meetings of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals. She is the author and editor of several books and numerous articles on international environmental policy, including Global Environmental Politics, 7th edition, The Roads from Rio, The Global Environment in the 21st Century, and Earth Negotiations.

Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of dozens of books and the recipient of various awards, including the National Humanities Medal, Presented by the President of the United States in 2003.