against one of the world’s
most repressive governments.
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Democracy in the Dark:
The Seduction of Government Secrecy by Frederick
A.O. Schwarz Jr. (Apr. 7,
hardcover, $27.95, ISBN
chief counsel to the U.S. Senate’s 1975–1976 Church
Committee on Intelligence, Schwarz
helped change how Americans think about
covert government actions. Now, he offers
a timely and provocative new history of the
U.S. government’s relationship to secrecy.
NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS
After the Tall Timber: Collected Non-fiction by Renata Adler (Apr. 7, hardcover,
$29.95, ISBN 978-1-59017-879-9). A
collection of essays from the lauded journalist and novelist (Speedboat), with selections
about key historical moments, like the 1965
Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march,
the Six-Day War, and the Nixon impeachment inquiry.
Warlords, Inc.: Black Markets, Broken States, and the Rise of the Warlord
Entrepreneur, edited by Andrew Trabulsi
and Noah Raford (May 12, paper, $14.95,
ISBN 978-1-58394-901-6). A collection
of essays from leading political scientists,
advisers to heads of state, and academics
demonstrates how the global economy’s
underworld thrives and why we should all
be paying attention.
The Warrior State: Pakistan in the
Contemporary World by T.V. Paul (July
1, paper, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-19-023144-
6). From its birth, Pakistan has teetered on
the brink of becoming a failed state. Noted
international relations and South Asia
scholar Paul tries to answer why, offering a
radically new understanding of the country’s instability and the unintended consequences of foreign aid.
Being Berlusconi: The
Rise and Fall from Cosa
Nostra to Bunga Bunga by
Michael Day (July 21, hardcover, $28, ISBN 978-1-137-
28004-6) provides an in-depth look at Silvio Berlusconi’s scandal-ridden career.
With the 78-year-old’s legal
woes continuing, this book is
well-timed to mark the final
chapters of a notorious—and astonishing—life and career.
The Unraveling: High Hopes and
Missed Opportunities in Iraq by Emma
Sky (Apr. 7, hardcover, $28.99, ISBN 978-
1-61039-593-9). Having volunteered as a
young woman to help rebuild Iraq after
Saddam Hussein’s ouster, Sky became an
unlikely confidante of U.S. Gen. Ray Odi-erno. Now she tells the gripping story of
the U.S.’s strategic failures in Iraq and the
ongoing catastrophe there.
RANDOM/SPIEGEL & GRAU
The Chamber by Alyssa Katz (July 7,
hardcover, $28, ISBN 978-0-8129-9328-
8). In this groundbreaking work of investigative journalism, Katz (Our Lot) draws
upon years of research to chronicle the U.S.
Chamber of Commerce’s rise to power. She
argues that, far from being a simple trade
organization, the chamber has become
the political party of the new American
Untitled by Ann Coulter (June 1, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-62157-267-1).
The always controversial pundit takes readers behind the curtain of political correctness. She blasts politicians like Texas’s
Wendy Davis and media powerhouses like
MSNBC and the New York Times while
looking ahead to what promises to be a
knock-down, drag-out 2016 presidential
election. 100,000-copy announced first
How to Catch a Russian Spy: The
True Story of an American Civilian
Turned Double Agent by Naveed Jamali
and Ellis Henican (June 16, hardcover,
$26, ISBN 978-1-4767-8882-1). Jamali
tells his fascinating story of being a young
American amateur who helped the FBI
bust a Russian spy in New York.
Listen, Yankee: Why Cuba Matters by
Tom Hayden (Mar. 10, hardcover, $23.95,
ISBN 978-1-60980-596-8). The famed
activist documents Cuba’s remarkable
influence across Latin America and offers
fresh insights into the country’s relationship with the U.S.—insights that are
especially timely now that the Obama
administration has moved to normalize
relations with Cuba after more than half a
century of distrust.
Return to Sender: Unanswered
Letters to the President, 2003–2014
by Ralph Nader (Apr. 7, hardcover,
$21.95, ISBN 978-1-60980-626-2).
Covering a range of topics—the Iraq
war, torture, minimum wage, health
legislation, corporatism—hundreds of
Nader’s letters to Presidents Bush and
Obama were ignored on receipt. Here
they are reproduced to refute that fate in
the spirit of democracy.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Our Kids: The American Dream in
Crisis by Robert D. Putnam (Mar. 10,
hardcover, $28, ISBN 978-1-4767-6989-
9). The bestselling author of Bowling
Alone offers a groundbreaking examination of the American dream in crisis: how
and why opportunities for upward mobility are diminishing, jeopardizing the
prospects of an ever larger segment of
Plenty Ladylike by Claire McCaskill,
with Terry Ganey (July 14, hardcover, $26,
ISBN 978-1-4767-5675-2). The female
senator from Missouri shares her inspiring
story of embracing her ambition, surviving
sexist slings, losing a husband, outsmarting her enemies—and finding joy along