Woodrow Wilson came to politics from the academy, and undoubtedly his university experiences prepared him for the political challenges of the presidency. As unlikely a president as he was, his success in pushing through a reform agenda surprised his critics and the Democratic Party bosses who thought they could control him. With his comprehensive Wilson (Putnam, $40), Pulitzer Prize- winning biographer A. Scott Berg relies on fresh anecdotes and historical nuggets to paint a thorough, engaging, and refined account of Wilson’s life as an academic and a politician. Berg focuses on the political genius of the first “modern” president, but also on blemishes that marred Wilson’s career, including his atrocious record on race and freedom of expression.

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ISBN: 9780399159213
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Published: Putnam Adult - September 10th, 2013

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ISBN: 9780425270066
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Published: Berkley - September 2nd, 2014

The protagonist in this fictional “self-help” book searches for wealth and love in an unnamed Asian country (closely resembling Pakistan), straddling the region’s old habits and new aspirations. It is a poignant, funny, and often touching tale of the pressures and paradoxes faced by a new generation trying to make it in “rising Asia.” Don’t be put off by the narrator telling his story in the second person; it works. Also the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Hamid more than grasps narration and, as always, his prose and story line are clever and original.

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ISBN: 9781594487293
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2013

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ISBN: 9781594632334
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 4th, 2014

This satire of the politically correct Microsoft set who now populate Seattle is clever, witty, and wonderfully entertaining. In addition to her keen eye for the comical, Semple’s story-telling is partly about the strains that modern day life places on relationships, especially those between parents and children. Mostly, though, her book is just a really fun read.

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ISBN: 9780316204279
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 14th, 2012

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ISBN: 9780316204262
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 2nd, 2013

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