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NEW ARRIVALS

Even though we're closing soon, we still have a few new arrivals. You can continue to access World Bank publications at the Open Knowledge Repository. The site is regulary updated with new titles. This month's featured titles are below. You can see the entire list of our new arrivals here. 


 

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis 

by J. D. Vance 

This is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. A deeply moving memoir with vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

$27.99 hardcover  

 

Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton 

by Joe Conason

Veteran political journalist Joe Conason brings you along with Bill Clinton, as he blazes new paths in his post-presidential career. It is unlike the second career of any other president: “Bill Clinton” is a global brand, rising from the dark days of his White House departure to become one of the most popular names in the world. Conason describes how that happened, examining Clinton’s achievements, failures, motivations, and civilian life. He explains why Clinton’s ambitions for the world continue to inspire (and infuriate). Man of the World—starring the one and only Bill Clinton—tells the engrossing story of an extraordinary man who is still seeking to do good in the world.

$30.00 hardcover


How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon 

by Rosa Brooks 

Once, war was a temporary state of affairs—a violent but brief interlude between times of peace. Today, America’s wars are everywhere and forever: our enemies change constantly and rarely wear uniforms, and virtually anything can become a weapon. Today, military personnel analyze computer code, train Afghan judges, build Ebola isolation wards, eavesdrop on electronic communications, and patrol for pirates. You name it, the military does it. This is the kind of book that will leave you moved, astonished, and profoundly disturbed, for the world around us is quietly changing beyond recognition—and time is running out to make things right.

$29.95 hardcover  


Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization

by Parag Khanna

Khanna offers a unique and hopeful vision for the future. New energy discoveries and technologies have eliminated the need for resource wars; ambitious transport corridors and power grids are unscrambling Africa’s fraught colonial borders; even the Arab world is evolving a more peaceful map as it builds resource and trade routes. At the same time, thriving hubs such as Singapore and Dubai are injecting dynamism into young, heavily populated regions, and the world’s ballooning financial assets are being invested in an inclusive global society. Beneath the chaos of a world that appears to be falling apart is a new foundation of connectivity pulling it together.

$30.00 hardcover  


Code Warriors: NSA's Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union 

by Stephen Budiansky

In Code Warriors, Stephen Budiansky—a longtime expert in cryptology—tells the fascinating story of how NSA came to be, from its roots in World War II through the fall of the Berlin Wall. With access to new documents, he shows where the agency succeeded and failed during the Cold War, and offers crucial perspective for assessing NSA today in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations. He shows how NSA’s obsession with recording every bit of data and decoding every signal is far from a new development; throughout its history the depth and breadth of the agency’s reach has resulted in both remarkable successes and destructive failures. 

$30.00 hardcover  


The Gift of the Gab: How Eloquence Works 

by David Crystal

We all know eloquence when we hear it. But what exactly is it? And how might we gain more of it for ourselves? This entertaining and, yes, eloquent book illuminates the power of language and provides fascinating insights into the way we use words. David Crystal, a world-renowned expert on the history and usage of the English language, focuses on the here and now of eloquent speaking—from pitch, pace, and prosody to jokes, appropriateness, and how to wield a microphone. He also investigates the way current technologies help or hinder our verbal powers, the psychological effects of verbal excellence, and why certain places or peoples are thought to be more eloquent than others.

$26.00 hardcover  

 

 


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Our Top 20 ALL-TIME
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1. A Guide to the World Bank, 2nd & 3rd Editions
2. World Development Report 2000/01: Attacking Poverty
3. World Development Report 2002: Building Institutions for Markets
4. World Development Report 2004: Making Services Work for Poor People
5. Development as Freedom
6. Ten Steps to a Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation System: A Handbook for Development Practitioners
7. Getting to Know the World Bank: A Guide for Young People
8. Doing Business 2007: How to Reform
9. World Development Report 2003: Sustainable Development in a Dynamic World--Transforming Institutions, Growth, and Quality of Life
10. Why Nations Fail: The Origin of Power, Prosperity and Poverty
11. World Development Report 2005: A Better Investment Climate for Everyone
12. The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done
About It
13. The Elusive Quest for Growth
14. The World's Banker: A Story of Failed States, Financial Crises, and the Wealth and Poverty of Nations 
15. A Beginner's Guide to the World Economy
16. Globalization and its Discontents
17. Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress 
18. The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization
19. Necessary Dreams: Ambition in Women's Changing Lives
20. A Global Life: My Journey Among Rich and Poor, from Sydney to Wall Street to the World Bank 

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