Standard Deviations: Flawed Assumptions, Tortured Data, and Other Ways to Lie with Statistics
by Gary Smith
In Standard Deviations, economics professor Gary Smith walks us through the various
tricks and traps that people use to back up their own crackpot theories. Drawing on breakthrough research in behavioural economics by luminaries like Daniel Kahneman and Dan Ariely, and
taking to task some of the conclusions of Freakonomics author Steven D. Levitt, this book demystifies the science behind statistics and brings into stark relief the fraud that surrounds us
The Next Africa: An Emerging Continent Becomes a Global Powerhouse
by Jake Bright and Aubrey Hruby
Authors Jake Bright and Aubrey Hruby pair their collective decades of Africa experience with
several years of direct research and interviews. Packed with profiles; personal stories, research and analysis, The Next Africa is a paradigm-shifting guide to the events, trends, and
people reshaping Africa's relationship to the world.
Has Obama Made the World a More Dangerous Place?: The
Munk Debate on U.S. Foreign Policy
by Bret Stephens and Fareed
In this edition, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bret Stephens and famed historian and foreign
policy commentator Robert Kagan square off against CNN's Fareed Zakaria and noted academic and political commentator Anne-Marie Slaughter. With ISIS looking to reshape the Middle
East, Russia increasingly at odds with the West, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at a standstill, the Munk Debate on U.S. Foreign Policy asks: Has Obama's foreign policy taken the U.S. in
the right direction?
A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
by Jimmy Carter
39th US President Jimmy Carter reflects on his public and private life with disarming frankness.
Carter discusses his regret at losing his re-election, but how he and Rosalynn pushed on and made a new life and second and third rewarding careers. He is frank about the presidents who
have succeeded him, world leaders, and his passions for the causes he cares most about, particularly the condition of women and the deprived people of the developing world.