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The Last of the Old Media Empires
David Folkenflik

"Murdoch's World is bolstered by deep reporting, including scores of interviews, and laced with delicious anecdotes.” —Los Angeles Times


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Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare Linda Robinson

"A ground-level snapshot of American counterinsurgency in Afghanistan… Her treatment is rich and detailed… The book is a worthy addition to the literature on the war.”—(206) 375-9669

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Hidden Motives and the Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life Uri Gneezy and John A. List

“John List and Uri Gneezy are among the foremost behavioral economists in the world. This book about their groundbreaking research is a true pleasure to read.”—Daniel Gilbert, Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of the international bestseller Stumbling on Happiness

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How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace
Lynn Povich

"Fascinating…. If ever a book could remind women to keep their white gloves off and to keep fighting the good fight, this is the one."—New York Times


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How Leaders Make Winning Decisions
Phil Rosenzweig

“With compelling accounts and research results, Phil Rosenzweig takes us through the world of big, strategic decisions. They are thorny, complex, and risky, and he shows that they require analytic thinking, intuitive judgment, and personal confidence without certitude. Left Brain, Right Stuff delivers an invaluable framework for making good and timely decisions by all who sit in a leadership chair.” —Michael Useem, director of the Wharton Leadership Center, University of Pennsylvania, and co-author of Boards That Lead

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A Family's Day of Reckoning in Lahore
Haroon K. Ullah


The story of one struggling middle-class Pakistani family, compellingly narrated by a young scholar and diplomat who has observed the traumas of the region firsthand


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