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release date: Oct 27, 2015
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How to Bag a RINO: The Whiz Kids Who Brought Down House Majority Leader Eric Cantor
The defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on June 10, 2014, was the most stunning upset in modern political history. Shown by his own polling to be leading by 34 points in the Virginia district he'd represented fourteen years, outspending little-known primary opponent Dave Brat 40-1, Cantor widely presumed to be the next Speaker was crushed by eleven points. Typically, the elite media had totally missed the story, buying into the narrative of Cantor-the-inevitable. Meanwhile the Brat campaign was putting together a vast, highly motivated grassroots army that day by day, voter by voter, was exposing Cantor for who he really was: not the staunch young gun conservative he played on TV, but one of the nations leading RINOs (Republican in Name Only), indifferent to his constituents, deeply self-interested and a key behind-the-scenes Democrat enabler on Obamacare, immigration and spending. The architects of that remarkable, against-all-odds victory were 23-year old Zach Werrell and 24-year old Gray Delany. In How to Bag a RINO, they reveal in detail how it was achieved, and why it is a model for similar insurgent GOP campaigns across America as grassroots Republicans fight to take back their party, and the country.
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release date: May 02, 2017
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JFK: A Vision for America

Published in commemoration of the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth, here is the definitive compendium of JFK’s most important and brilliant speeches, accompanied by commentary and reflections by leading American and international figures—including Senator Elizabeth Warren, David McCullough, Kofi Annan, and the Dalai Lama—and edited by JFK’s nephew Stephen Kennedy Smith and renowned historian Douglas Brinkley. Combined with over seven hundred documentary photos, it tells the story, in words and pictures, of JFK’s life and presidency, and depicts his compelling vision for America.

JFK brings together in one volume John F. Kennedy’s greatest speeches alongside essays by America’s top historians, analysis from leading political thinkers, and personal insights from preeminent writers and artists. Here is JFK at his best—thought-provoking, inspiring, eloquent, and wise—on a number of wide-ranging topics, including civil rights, the race to the moon, the environment, immigration, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and much more. JFK demonstrates the deep relevance of his words today and his lasting power and influence as an outstanding American leader and orator.

Elegantly designed and enriched by more than 500 photographs and facsimiles of Kennedy’s marginalia on drafts of speeches, his notes from important meetings, letters, and other fascinating documents, JFK is a major contribution to American history.

The august list of contributors includes Secretary John Kerry, Ambassador Samantha Power, Congressman John Lewis, Senator John McCain, Senator Elizabeth Warren, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Robert Redford, Conan O’Brien, Dave Eggers, Gloria Steinem, Don DeLillo, David McCullough, George Packer, Colum McCann, Michael Beschloss, Robert Dallek, David Kennedy, Ted Widmer, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Drew Faust, Tariq Ramadan, Pastor Rick Warren, Jonathan Alter, E. J. Dionne, Ron Suskind, Paul Krugman, Kofi Annan, Governor Jerry Brown, Paul Theroux, Jorge Domínguez, and many others.

release date: Aug 12, 2013
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Capitalism and Commerce: Conceptual Foundations of Free Enterprise
In Capitalism and Commerce, Edward Younkins provides a clear and accessible introduction to the best moral and economic arguments for capitalism. Drawn from over a decade of business school teaching, Younkins's work offers the student of political economy and the educated layperson a clear, systematic treatment of the philosophical concepts that underpin the idea of capitalism and the business, legal, and political institutions that impact commercial enterprises. Divided into seven parts, the work discusses capitalism and morality; individuals, communities, and the role of the state; private and corporate ownership; entrepreneurship and technological progress; law, justice, and corporate governance; and the obstacles to a free market and limited government.
release date: Mar 28, 2016
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The New Advantage: How Women in Leadership Can Create Win-Wins for Their Companies and Themselves: How Women in Leadership Can Create Win-Wins for Their Companies and Themselves
"Throughout history any long lasting social change has come from a grassroots "people" effort. The best of organizations embrace diversity training and programs for high potentials. What was needed is a way to blend programs and grassroot efforts for women. We have it! In The New Advantage Howard and Joelle provide a powerful pragmatic road map for women to catapult their careers and take control of their lives."
Ken Blanchard,
management expert and bestselling author of The One-Minute Manager and
Margie Blanchard,
speaker, author, and co-founder of The Ken Blanchard Companies

"Senior male leaders still have a long way to go in understanding how to interact, understand, listen, and hire/promote female talent. It also requires a dedicated partnership between men and women, where women work harder at getting men to think differently and men commit to thinking differently. The corporation has to have a real strategy in place as part of its culture to get it right." The New Advantage provides that strategy.
Tony Nugent,
Executive Vice President, MetLife

"The New Advantage moves the discussion about 'women in leadership' forward. It's Lean In meets Good to Great - a rich, practical guide based on the experiences of real corporate leaders - both men and women - who champion equality for women on leadership teams."
Susan Butler,
author of Become the CEO of You and WOMEN COUNT, and the first female partner at Accenture

The New Advantage shows women in leadership, and the leaders of the companies in which they work, to improve their business results by advancing women. By creating more balanced leadership teams of men and women, they gain a new advantage. Research has shown that companies with more women in senior positions have:
*          increased revenues, 
*          greater innovation, 
*          stronger leadership.

Balanced leadership leads to better business. 

The good news is that women are in the position to empower themselves to advance as leaders. Best of all, they can do it in a way that supports not only their professional aspirations but also a balanced quality of life. 

The New Advantage reveals strategies for what works in improving business results by advancing women as leaders.
release date: Nov 30, 2015
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Political Gladiators: How Millennials Can Navigate the 21st Century Political Minefield and WIN!
It is often forgotten that America was founded by disruptive youth; four of our nation's Founding Fathers were in their 20s during the Constitutional Convention. Yet America has largely abandoned the inclusion of youth into the nation's most important policy conversations. Millennials, though the largest demographic in the United States, are the most underrepresented age group in government today. We are the most educated and the most diverse generation in American history, but our voices aren’t heard; with 75.3 million of us by the end of 2015, we’ve mustered a lousy 2% of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. In his book Political Gladiators: How Millennials Can Navigate the 21st Century Political Minefield and WIN!, Joshua Lafazan aims to inspire millennials everywhere to seek elected office in their communities, and give young candidates the tools they need to be successful on Election Day.
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release date: Nov 21, 2017
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Radical Transformational Leadership: Strategic Action for Change Agents
Monica Sharma describes how we can source our inner capacities and wisdom to manifest change that embodies universal values such as dignity, compassion, fairness, and courage. Drawing on more than twenty years of work for the United Nations and elsewhere, she presents a radical new approach to transformational leadership, one that creates systems of change where everyone can engage—not just analysts and policy-makers. Demonstrating that we all can be architects of a new humanity, Monica demystifies policy-making, planning, and implementation so that everyone can play an informed and strategic part in eradicating the world’s most intractable problems. Using real-life examples from around the world, she shows how our innate characteristics of universal compassion, equity impulse, and human capability can create new patterns that effectively address major challenges such as gross inequality, unbridled hate, conflicts based on social identity, and the never-enough mindset of greed. Written in a straightforward, accessible style, Radical Transformational Leadership outlines a path-breaking paradigm shift that is already generating equitable and sustainable results across the globe.
release date: Jan 01, 2004
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The Buying of the President 2004: Who's Really Bankrolling Bush and His Democratic Challengers--and What They Expect in Return (Buying of the President)

Is The Oval Office For Sale?

The Buying of the President 2004 reveals how the process of choosing a president has moved from the voting booth to the auction block, and highlights the special interests that heavily invest in the politicians seeking the nation's highest office. Lewis and his team reveal and investigate the sponsors and the known and not-so-known conflicts of interest entangling each of the aspirants to the White House. This is the only book of its kind, containing investigative profiles and personal histories of the major presidential candidates.

Here you will find answers to questions like

  • Which candidate was paid by a pharmaceutical firm to give speeches while running for the Senate?
  • Who turned the Homeland Security Act into a bonanza for the biotech industry?
  • Which candidate proposed 32 separate tax breaks for big businesses that support his campaign?
  • Who is the "go-to guy" for the insurance industry?
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release date: Feb 27, 2017
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PolitiChicks:  A Clarion Call to Political Activism: Essays from the writers and activists of
"PolitiChicks: A Clarion Call to Political Activism" is a compilation of some of the ‘best of the best’ articles from Our goal is to encourage others to become activists, and to use whatever gifts and talents they possess to get involved in all aspects of the political process. Freedom and liberty must be maintained and protected with vigilance and with the constant support of the American people. Without that vigilance, tyranny moves in. We refuse to allow that to happen on our watch.
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release date: Feb 23, 2016
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Preso pero libre: Notas desde la cárcel del líder venezolano (Spanish Edition)

El 18 de febrero de 2014 el líder de Voluntad Popular, Leopoldo López, se entrega a las autoridades venezolanas. Le acusan, sin pruebas ni testigos, de ser el responsable intelectual de la violencia desatada tras las manifestaciones del 12 de febrero en Caracas, que se saldaron con varios jóvenes asesinados.  Es recluido en prisión preventiva y, un año y medio más tarde, en septiembre de 2015, los tribunales del régimen de Maduro le condenan, en un juicio sin garantías, a trece años, nueve meses, siete días y doce horas de cárcel.

Este es el diario inédito y clandestino de Leopoldo López, preso político y preso de conciencia, desde la cárcel militar de Ramo Verde. Las conversaciones con otros prisioneros, a menudo desde detrás de los barrotes; las visitas de su mujer, Lilian Tintori, que se ha convertido en su voz en el exterior, y de sus dos hijos; la huelga de hambre que emprende; las requisas violentas, las largas jornadas de soledad, sus reflexiones… Todo ello conforma un vibrante testimonio de la resistencia pacífica de López a un régimen infame, a una dictadura disfrazada de populismo que puede tener los días contados.

release date: Aug 15, 2012
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Splitting America: How Politicians, Super PACs and the News Media Mirror High Conflict Divorce
Something nasty is happening in America. Have you noticed the trend? There’s more bullying, more incivility, more disrespect and even more relationship violence between us at home, at work, in our communities and in the news. And, it seems to be increasing rather than decreasing.

We have noticed a pattern to this behavior that is all too familiar: Personal Attacks, Crisis Emotions, All-or-Nothing Solutions, Narcissistic Behavior and Negative Advocates. We are well-acquainted with this pattern in high-conflict divorces from working with divorcing families over the past 30 years, and it’s not good. This behavior is called “high-conflict” because it increases the conflict, rather than reducing or resolving it. Worst of all, it’s contagious – it spreads when people are exposed to it, like a virus.

Recently, political leaders in both parties appear to be adopting and escalating high-conflict behavior, and perhaps, even leading it. Millionaires and billionaires are funding expensive ads as key elements in high-conflict election campaigns. And, the news media promote high-conflict behavior in every broadcast – to children as well as to adults – by relentlessly showing, and thereby teaching, the most dramatic bad behavior of the day.

We have seen this high-conflict behavior “split” too many families going through divorce, and we don’t want to see it destroy the American family. We want to avoid a Democrat-Republican high-conflict divorce.

This book focuses on the patterns of high-conflict behavior we are seeing today in today’s politicians. There’s even a scorecard for comparing candidates by looking at their patterns of behavior. This book is our small effort to calm this national conflict – for the good of the American family.
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