By Alison Lurie
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
Virginia Miner, a fifty-something, single tenured professor, is in London to paintings on her new ebook approximately children’s people rhymes. regardless of wearing a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels basically English and relatively seems down on her fellow american citizens. yet regardless of that, she is drawn right into a mortifying and oddly pleasurable affair with an Oklahoman vacationer who clothes extra Bronco Billy than Beau Brummel.
Also in London is Vinnie’s colleague Fred Turner, a good-looking, flat broke, newly separated, and carefully depressing younger guy attempting to concentrate on his personal study. as a substitute, he's distracted through a gorgeous and unpredictable English actress and the realm she belongs to.
Both American, either in a foreign country, and either achingly lonely, Vinnie and Fred play out their stressed alienation and dizzying romantic liaisons in Alison Lurie’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. well written, poignant, and witty, Foreign Affairs continues to be an everlasting comedian masterpiece.
“A the best option comedy, very vivid, brilliantly written in a convinced and unique demeanour. the simplest ebook through one in every of our best writers.”
“There isn't any American author i've got learn with extra consistent excitement and sympathy. . . . Foreign Affairs earns an identical shelf as Henry James and Edith Wharton.”
“If you be capable of learn just a couple of stable novels a yr, make this considered one of them.”
“An inventive, touching book.”
“A faultless jewel.”
By Karen M. Paget
During this revelatory ebook, Karen M. Paget indicates how the CIA became the nationwide pupil organization into an intelligence asset through the chilly struggle, with scholars used—often wittingly and infrequently unwittingly—as undercover brokers within the United States and overseas. In 1967, Ramparts journal uncovered the tale, prompting the organization into engineering a profitable cover-up. Now Paget, drawing on archival resources, declassified records, and greater than a hundred and fifty interviews, exhibits that the Ramparts tale published just a small a part of the plot.
A cautionary story, throwing sharp gentle at the power argument, heard even now, approximately even if America’s national-security pursuits might be complex via skullduggery and deception, Patriotic Betrayal, says Karl E. Meyer, a former editorial board member of the recent York instances and The Washington put up, inspires “the charisma of a John le Carré novel with its self-serving rationalizations, its layers of duplicity, and its bureaucratic doubletalk.” And Hugh Wilford, writer of The potent Wurlitzer: How the CIA performed the USA, calls Patriotic Betrayal “extremely precious as a case examine of kin among the CIA and certainly one of its entrance teams, vastly extending and enriching our wisdom and realizing of the advanced dynamics curious about such covert, state-private relationships; it bargains a desirable portrayal of post-World warfare II U.S. political tradition in microcosm.
By Francis Fukuyama
A New York Times striking e-book for 2011
A Globe and Mail top Books of the 12 months 2011 Title
A Kirkus Reviews most sensible Nonfiction of 2011 name
Virtually all human societies have been as soon as equipped tribally, but over the years such a lot constructed new political associations which incorporated a valuable country that can preserve the peace and uniform legislation that utilized to all electorate. a few went directly to create governments that have been responsible to their components. We take those associations without any consideration, yet they're absent or are not able to accomplish in lots of of modern day constructing countries―with frequently disastrous effects for the remainder of the world.
Francis Fukuyama, writer of the bestselling The finish of heritage and the final guy and considered one of our most vital political thinkers, presents a sweeping account of ways ultra-modern easy political associations built. the 1st of an important two-volume paintings, The Origins of Political Order starts with politics between our primate ancestors and follows the tale in the course of the emergence of tribal societies, the expansion of the 1st glossy nation in China, the start of the rule of thumb of legislation in India and the center East, and the improvement of political responsibility in Europe up until eventually the eve of the French Revolution.
Drawing on an enormous physique of knowledge―history, evolutionary biology, archaeology, and economics―Fukuyama has produced an excellent, provocative paintings that provides clean insights at the origins of democratic societies and increases crucial questions about the character of politics and its discontents.
The traits and practices of public management are ever altering and it's crucial that they be appraised at times. Designed as a capstone survey of the sector, The country of Public management makes a speciality of innovative matters, demanding situations, and possibilities that confront PA learn and perform within the twenty first Century.
By Albert Memmi
First released in English in 1965, this undying vintage explores the mental results of colonialism on colonized and colonizers alike.
Confronted with America's army superiority, many nations are turning to guns of mass destruction (WMD) as a way to discourage usa intervention. notwithstanding, the occasions of September eleven woke up the USA to some extent of vulnerability it had by no means skilled sooner than, making it more and more unwilling to tolerate such guns within the palms of risky and unpredictable regimes. via theoretical, ancient, and prescriptive lenses, this booklet explores the trendy safeguard quandary created by way of the dual fears of yankee encroachment and vulnerability which shape a vicious cycle of lack of confidence that demanding situations conventional notions of deterrence. utilizing Iraq and North Korea as case stories, Smith argues that the USA might have to reconsider its overseas coverage options opposed to WMD proliferation, giving renewed recognition to shielding measures, negotiated disarmament, interdiction, and maybe preemption.
By Charles Montgomery
A globe-trotting, eye-opening exploration of ways towns can―and do―make us happier people
Charles Montgomery's Happy City is revolutionizing the best way we expect approximately city life.
After many years of unchecked sprawl, extra humans than ever are relocating again to the town. Dense city residing has been prescribed as a panacea for the environmental and source crises of our time. yet is it larger or worse for our happiness? Are subways, sidewalks, and residence towers an development at the automobile dependence of the suburbs?
The award-winning journalist Charles Montgomery unearths solutions to such questions on the intersection among city layout and the rising technological know-how of happiness, in the course of an exciting trip via many of the world's such a lot dynamic towns. He meets the visionary mayor who brought a "sexy" bus to ease prestige nervousness in Bogotá; the architect who introduced the teachings of medieval Tuscan hill cities to modern day ny urban; the activist who grew to become Paris's city freeways into shores; and a military of yankee suburbanites who've hacked the layout in their personal streets and neighborhoods.
wealthy with new insights from psychology, neuroscience, and Montgomery's personal city experiments, Happy City unearths how towns can form our suggestions in addition to our habit. The message is finally as outstanding because it is hopeful: by way of retrofitting towns and our personal lives for happiness, we will take on the pressing demanding situations of our age. The satisfied urban can keep the world―and we will be able to all support construct it.
By Bill Chiaravalle, Barbara Findlay Schenck
Discover how manufacturers are created, controlled, differentiated, leveraged, and licensed
Whether your small business is huge or small, international or neighborhood, this re-creation of Branding For Dummies supplies the nuts and bolts to create, enhance, and preserve a winning model. it will assist you outline your company's undertaking, the advantages and contours of your product or service, what your consumers and clients already consider your model, what characteristics you will have them to go together with your organization, and quite a bit more.
Packed with plain-English recommendation and step by step directions, Branding For Dummies covers assembling a top-notch branding group, positioning your model, dealing with advertisements and promotions, averting error, and holding your model workable, seen, and fit. even if you are looking to increase an emblem and tagline, deal with and defend your model, release a model advertising and marketing plan, repair a damaged model, make consumers unswerving model champions—or something in between—Branding For Dummies makes it quick and easy.
- Includes suggestions and cautionary recommendation on social media and its effect on own and enterprise branding programs
- Covers balancing own and enterprise model development
- References the various significant model crises—and how one can keep away from making a similar mistakes
- Shows model dealers how one can create manufacturers that fit their employers' targets whereas launching their very own careers
If you are a company chief trying to set your model up for the final word good fortune, Branding For Dummies has you covered.
By Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov has long past the place few outsiders have ever been. a local of the previous Soviet Union, he lived as an alternate pupil in North Korea within the Nineteen Eighties. He has studied it for his whole occupation, utilizing his fluency in Korean and private contacts to construct a wealthy, nuanced realizing.
In The actual North Korea, Lankov substitutes chilly, transparent research for the overheated rhetoric surrounding this opaque police country. After delivering an available background of the country, he turns his concentration to what North Korea is, what its management thinks, and the way its humans deal with dwelling in such an oppressive and bad position. He argues that North Korea isn't really irrational, and not anything indicates this greater than its carrying on with survival opposed to all odds. A dwelling political fossil, it clings to life within the face of constrained assets and a zombie financial system, manipulating nice powers regardless of its weak spot. Its leaders will not be ideological zealots or madmen, yet maybe the simplest practitioners of Machiavellian politics that may be present in the fashionable international. even if they preside over a failed country, they've got effectively used diplomacy-including nuclear threats-to extract aid from different international locations. yet whereas the folks accountable were ruthless and profitable in keeping directly to strength, Lankov is going directly to argue that this can't proceed without end, because the previous procedure is slowly falling aside. in the end, without or with reform, the regime is unsustainable. Lankov contends that reforms, if tried, will set off a dramatic implosion of the regime. they won't extend its existence.
Based on tremendous services, this publication finds how ordinary North Koreans reside, how their leaders rule, and the way either survive.