Articles tagged "politics"

Drop-In Alert: FREE, MELANIA

On December 3, 2019, Flatiron Books will publish the first behind-the-scenes look at the life of the most enigmatic First Lady in U.S. history, FREE, MELANIA by CNN reporter Kate Bennett.

Melania Trump is an enigma. Regardless of your political leanings, she is fascinating–a First Lady who, in many ways, is the most modern and groundbreaking in recent history. A former model whose beauty in person leaves people breathless, a woman whose upbringing in a communist country spurred a relentless drive for stability, both for herself and for her family. A reluctant pillar in a controversial presidential administration who speaks five languages and runs the East Wing like none of her predecessors ever could–underestimate her at your own peril (as a former government official did and was summarily fired). But who is she really?

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PW’s Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2019

This Fall certainly has some whoppers! Publishers Weekly has selected their most anticipated books of the season, including these Macmillan titles:

Fiction
FIND ME by André Aciman

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo

Comics/Graphic Novels
MAKING COMICS by Lynda Barry

Literary Essays/Criticism/Biographies
HUMAN RELATIONS AND OTHER DIFFICULTIES: Essays by Mary-Kay Wilmers

Politics/Current Events
TRANSACTION MAN: The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream by Nicholas Lemann

Religion/Spirituality
ASTRO POETS: Your Guides to the Zodiac by Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky
UNFOLLOW: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church by Megan Phelps-Roper

Red-Hot Drop-In Alert: Edward Snowden’s Memoir PERMANENT RECORD

On September 17, 2019, Metropolitan Books will publish Edward Snowden’s memoir, PERMANENT RECORD.

Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.

In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed that the United States government was secretly pursuing the means to collect every single phone call, text message, and email. The result would be an unprecedented system of mass surveillance with the ability to pry into the private lives of every person on earth. Six years later, Snowden reveals for the very first time how he helped to build this system and why he was moved to expose it.

Spanning the bucolic Beltway suburbs of his childhood and the clandestine CIA and NSA postings of his adulthood, PERMANENT RECORD is the extraordinary account of a bright young man who grew up online—a man who became a spy, a whistleblower, and, in exile, the Internet’s conscience. Written with wit, grace, passion, and an unflinching candor, PERMANENT RECORD is a crucial memoir of our digital age and destined to be a classic.

Nonfiction Round-Up (7/31/19)

How online trolls affected the 2016 election + how to effectively communicate in the workplace and beyond–all in this week’s nonfiction round-up!

IT CAME FROM SOMETHING AWFUL: How a Toxic Troll Army Accidentally Memed Donald Trump into Office by Dale Beran

“A complex, speculative murder board that probes the ascendance of American fascism.”–Kirkus Reviews

SURROUNDED BY IDIOTS: The Four Types of Human Behavior and How to Effectively Communicate with Each in Business (and in Life) by Thomas Erikson

“Humans are complex creatures and behave that way. Author and communications expert Erikson, peels back the layers to help us understand why we feel that we are right—and others are wrong—thus making us feel like we are “surrounded by idiots… Most everyone can benefit from this book, especially those in the workplace. In addition, parents, educators, and students will find these insights valuable.”–Booklist, starred review

Politics Shmolitics

You can’t go anywhere these days without running into some kind of political discussion, and these new and forthcoming books will keep your patrons in the know.

DEMOCRACY MAY NOT EXIST, BUT WE’LL MISS IT WHEN IT’S GONE by Astra Taylor
What is democracy really? What do we mean when we use the term? And can it ever truly exist? Astra Taylor, hailed as a “New Civil Rights Leader” (LA Times), provides surprising answers.

THE NEW RIGHT: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics by Michael Malice
The definitive firsthand account of the movement that permanently broke the American political consensus. As entertaining as it is informative, THE NEW RIGHT is required reading for every American across the spectrum who would like to learn more about the past, present, and future of our divided political culture.

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Michael Wolff Returns June 4th!

The secret is out! The highly confidential Summer 2019 drop-in is finally revealed as SIEGE: Trump Under Fire, Michael Wolff’s explosive follow-up to FIRE AND FURY! More information in the official release memo below:


NEW YORK, May 15, 2019–Henry Holt will publish Michael Wolff’s new book SIEGE: Trump Under Fire on June 4, it was announced today. Wolff is the author of the number-one international bestseller FIRE AND FURY: Inside the Trump White House, widely considered the first book to reveal the inner workings of the most controversial presidency in American history. Stephen Rubin, Holt’s Chairman, bought the book from Andrew Wylie of The Wylie Agency. John Sterling, the editor of FIRE AND FURY, will edit the new book. The book is embargoed until publication.

With FIRE AND FURY, Wolff defined the first phase of the Trump administration; now, in SIEGE, he has written an equally essential and explosive book about a presidency that is under fire from almost every side. A stunningly fresh narrative that begins just as Trump’s second year as president is getting underway, and ends with the delivery of the Mueller report, SIEGE reveals an administration that is perpetually beleaguered by investigations and a president who is increasingly volatile, erratic, and exposed.

Michael Wolff is the author of FIRE AND FURY, the number-one bestseller that for the first time told the inside story of the Trump White House. He has received numerous awards for his work, including two National Magazine Awards. The author of seven previous books, he has been a regular columnist for Vanity Fair, New York, The Hollywood Reporter, British GQ, and other magazines and newspapers. He lives in Manhattan and has four children.

Red-Hot Drop-Ins Alert!

2019 promises to be HOT HOT HOT with these two drop-in titles!

Nikki Haley, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and the 116th Governor of South Carolina, will share her deeply personal story while covering the most significant events of our time in her as yet untitled memoir.

Haley’s UNTITLED will be published by St. Martin’s Press on November 12, 2019.


We don’t know what it is, but we know you need it! This high-profile drop-in has a 750,000 copy print run and will be published by Henry Holt on June 4, 2019.

It’s a Biden Extravaganza

The Bidens are this week’s official power couple. With a presidential run and two memoirs between them, your patrons are ready to learn more about these influential policy-makers.

Dr. Jill Biden is a community college professor and served as Second Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. During the Obama-Biden administration, she advocated for military families, community colleges, the fight against cancer, and the education of women and girls around the world. She continues this work today through the Biden Foundation, the Biden Cancer Initiative, and the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children.

WHERE THE LIGHT ENTERS: Building a Family, Discovering Myself is an intimate look at the love that built the Biden family and the delicate balancing act of the woman at its center.

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Nonfiction Round-Up (3/20/19)

Crazy ideas, literary criticism, political corruption, and a beautiful island…welcome to Nonfiction Wednesday!

LOONSHOTS: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries by Safi Bahcall
“Physicist and biotechnology entrepreneur Bahcall examines how companies, and even countries, can encourage ‘loonshots,’ which he defines as crazy ideas that are panned by critics but can become wild successes if nurtured…. This thorough, fascinating study will appeal to a broader audience than just business wonks.”–Booklist

FAR COUNTRY: Scenes from American Culture by Franco Moretti
“‘Short in pages, and compressed in style,’ according to the author, this smart collection from Moretti…takes five introductory lectures on literary history out of the classroom…. Learned without being difficult or jargony, Moretti proves that criticism can be both thought provoking and fun.”–Publishers Weekly

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Drop-In Alert! Bill O’Reilly + Trump

The Trump exposé you’ve been waiting for comes this Fall from Bill O’Reilly, the bestselling author of the Killing series, in THE UNITED STATES OF TRUMP: How the President Really Sees America.

Not a partisan pro-Trump or anti-Trump book, this is an up-to-the-minute, intimate view of the man and his sphere of influence–of “how Donald Trump’s view of America was formed, and how it has changed since becoming the most powerful person in the world”–from a writer who has known the president for thirty years. This is an unprecedented, gripping account of the life of a sitting president as he makes history.

THE UNITED STATES OF TRUMP hardcover edition available September 17, 2019 from Henry Holt & Co.
Also available in
audio.

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