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Unititled on the Obama Presidency

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Chuck Todd, Untitled on the Obama Presidency

978-0-316-07957-0, $27.99

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Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008 partly because he was a Washington outsider. But when he got to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, that distinction turned out to be double-bladed. While he’d been a brilliant campaign politician, working inside the system as president turned out to be much more of a challenge than Obama had ever imagined. 

In UNTITLED ON PRESIDENT OBAMA, Chuck Todd draws upon his unprecedented inner-circle sources to create a gripping account of Obama’s tumultuous first term and campaign to win another. And not only does he give us the most revealing portrait of this fascinating president and his struggles, Todd also seeks to define what “Obamism” really is, what the president stands for, and how his decisions have changedand will changeAmerican politics for generations.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Chuck Todd is the Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director of NBC News, and a contributing editor to”Meet the Press.” He also serves as NBC News’ on-air political analyst for “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,” “Today,” “Meet the Press,” and such MSNBC programs as “Morning Joe” and “Hardball with Chris Matthews.” Before joining NBC News, Todd was editor-in-chief of National Journal’s “The Hotline,” Washington’s premier daily briefing on America politics. He has also written Op-Ed pieces for the New York Times and the Washington Post and for the Atlantic Monthly, where he is a contributing editor. He is the co-author of How Barack Obama Won: A State-by-State Guide to the Historic 2008 Presidential Election (Vintage, 2009). He teaches a graduate political communications course at Johns Hopkins University.

Publicity Contact: Liz Garriga, Elizabeth.garriga@hbgusa.com

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FIVE CHIEFS: A SUPREME COURT MEMOIR

OCTOBER 2011 HARDCOVER

Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir
John Paul Stevens
978-0-316-19980-3, $24.99  

When he resigned last June, Justice Stevens was the third longest serving Justice in American history (1975-2010)—only Justice William O. Douglas, whom Stevens succeeded, and Stephen Field have served on the Court for a longer time.

In Five Chiefs, Justice Stevens captures the inner workings of the Supreme Court via his personal experiences with the five Chief Justices—Fred Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren Burger, William Rehnquist, and John Roberts—that he interacted with. He reminisces of being a law clerk during Vinson’s tenure; a practicing lawyer for Warren; a circuit judge and junior justice for Burger; a contemporary colleague of Rehnquist; and a colleague of current Chief Justice John Roberts. Along the way, he will discuss his views of some the most significant cases that have been decided by the Court from Vinson, who became Chief Justice in 1946 when Truman was President, to Roberts, who became Chief Justice in 2005.

Packed with interesting anecdotes and stories about the Court, Five Chiefs is an unprecedented and historically significant look at the highest court in the United States.

About the author: John Paul Stevens served as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 1970-1975. President Ford nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat December 19, 1975. Justice Stevens retired from the Supreme Court on June 29, 2010.

Publicity tour: Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C.

Publicity contact: Liz Garriga, elizabeth.garriga@hbgusa.com.

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SEPTEMBER 2010 HARDCOVERC STREET: The Fundamentalist Threat to American DemocracyJeff SharletISBN:978-0-316-09107-7; $26.99The bestselling author of The Family returns with a blistering investigation of the true influence of fundamentalism in American politics. The secretive Christian fundamentalist group known as “The Family” is leading a new crusade for a “God-led government.” Jeff Sharlet, author of the New York Times bestseller The Family, is the only journalist to have reported from within the organization, garnering intense media coverage when it was revealed that their townhouse on Washington, DC’s C Street was central to three Republican politicians’ sex scandals in the summer of 2009. In C STREET, Sharlet shows how the Family, steeped in the influence and corruption one usually associates with the notorious lobbying industry, fuels and funds political fundamentalism from within ourgovernment. His exclusive access to sources and explosive documents shows the true implications of fundamentalism in American politics—now, leading up to the next election, and beyond.
Tour: New York and Washington, DC
About the author: Jeff Sharlet is a contributing editor for Harper’s and Rolling Stone. He has commented on religion and politics for NBC Nightly News, The Daily Show, The Rachel Maddow Show, Fresh Air, and more. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

SEPTEMBER 2010 HARDCOVER

C STREET: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy
Jeff Sharlet
ISBN:978-0-316-09107-7; $26.99

The bestselling author of The Family returns with a blistering investigation of the true influence of fundamentalism in American politics.

The secretive Christian fundamentalist group known as “The Family” is leading a new crusade for a “God-led government.” Jeff Sharlet, author of the New York Times bestseller The Family, is the only journalist to have reported from within the organization, garnering intense media coverage when it was revealed that their townhouse on Washington, DC’s C Street was central to three Republican politicians’ sex scandals in the summer of 2009. In C STREET, Sharlet shows how the Family, steeped in the influence and corruption one usually associates with the notorious lobbying industry, fuels and funds political fundamentalism from within our
government. His exclusive access to sources and explosive documents shows the true implications of fundamentalism in American politics—now, leading up to the next election, and beyond.

Tour: New York and Washington, DC

About the author: Jeff Sharlet is a contributing editor for Harper’s and Rolling Stone. He has commented on religion and politics for NBC Nightly News, The Daily Show, The Rachel Maddow Show, Fresh Air, and more. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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NOVEMBER 2010 HARDCOVERFED UP! Our Rights, Our Constitution, Our Fight for Freedom from Big Government  Rick PerryISBN:978-0-316-13295-4; $21.99A vigorous examination of the dangers that come from an all-powerful federal government by Rick Perry, the Governor of Texas. Bailouts, spending increases, and a re-engineered health care system are just a few ways Washington politicians have launched a major expansion of the federal government in response to our recent economic turmoil. And as Texas Governor Rick Perry argues, the almost daily federal expansion we are witnessing is a dangerous, unconstitutional intrusion on states’ rights and individual liberties.In FED UP, Perry issues a persuasive rallying cry for Americans to rise up and demand that power be returned to the people and the states—and he revives the call for freedom and opportunity in the glorious absence of government intrusion.
About the author: Rick Perry is in his second full term as the Governor of Texas.

NOVEMBER 2010 HARDCOVER

FED UP! Our Rights, Our Constitution, Our Fight for Freedom from Big Government 
Rick Perry
ISBN:978-0-316-13295-4; $21.99

A vigorous examination of the dangers that come from an all-powerful federal government by Rick Perry, the Governor of Texas.

Bailouts, spending increases, and a re-engineered health care system are just a few ways Washington politicians have launched a major expansion of the federal government in response to our recent economic turmoil. And as Texas Governor Rick Perry argues, the almost daily federal expansion we are witnessing is a dangerous, unconstitutional intrusion on states’ rights and individual liberties.
In FED UP, Perry issues a persuasive rallying cry for Americans to rise up and demand that power be returned to the people and the states—and he revives the call for freedom and opportunity in the glorious absence of government intrusion.

About the author: Rick Perry is in his second full term as the Governor of Texas.

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NOVEMBER 2010 HARDCOVERHow We Fight: Crusades, Quagmires, and the American Way of WarDominic TierneyISBN:978-0-316-04515-5; $27.99An investigation into what drives Americans to war—and what makes us lose our stomach for the fight.In HOW WE FIGHT, Dominic Tierney takes us on a lively tour through history and the present day to show us how Americans respond to and think about war. He argues that we’re awfully predictable: we prefer to use force to destroy, rather than to build. We like fighting for regime change, but not dealing with the messy consequences. Like Andrew Bacevich’s The Limits of Power (Metropolitan, 2008), this book is often a blistering look at America’s shortcomings. But it also advances a hopeful new model for tackling the challenges of modern war. HOW WE FIGHT is a necessary book that reveals how American culture and power steer popular attitudes toward conflict.
About the author: Dominic Tierney is a professor of Political Science at Swarthmore College and has held a fellowship at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He lives in Philadelphia.

NOVEMBER 2010 HARDCOVER

How We Fight: Crusades, Quagmires, and the American Way of War
Dominic Tierney
ISBN:978-0-316-04515-5; $27.99

An investigation into what drives Americans to war—and what makes us lose our stomach for the fight.

In HOW WE FIGHT, Dominic Tierney takes us on a lively tour through history and the present day to show us how Americans respond to and think about war. He argues that we’re awfully predictable: we prefer to use force to destroy, rather than to build. We like fighting for regime change, but not dealing with the messy consequences. Like Andrew Bacevich’s The Limits of Power (Metropolitan, 2008), this book is often a blistering look at America’s shortcomings. But it also advances a hopeful new model for tackling the challenges of modern war. HOW WE FIGHT is a necessary book that reveals how American culture and power steer popular attitudes toward conflict.

About the author: Dominic Tierney is a professor of Political Science at Swarthmore College and has held a fellowship at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He lives in Philadelphia.

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