January 18, 2014

John Rizzo spoke about his book, Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA, at Politics & Prose on Saturday, January 18, 2014.

Rizzo’s account of the last thirty-plus years at the CIA tracks the organization’s evolution from a shadowy entity to a prominent place in the headlines. Along the way the Agency’s top attorney was involved in events ranging from Iran-Contra to “enhanced interrogation techniques” to the hunt for bin Laden. His memoir offers a unique inside look at legendary figures and black sites. Rizzo was in-conversation with Dana Priest of The Washington Post.

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ISBN: 9781451673944
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Scribner - October 7th, 2014

January 4, 2014

Joseph Cirincione spoke about his book, Nuclear Nightmares, at Politics & Prose on Saturday, January 4, 2014.

There is a high risk that someone will use, by accident or design, one or more of the 17,000 nuclear weapons in the world today. Many thought such threats ended with the Cold War or that current policies can prevent or contain nuclear disaster. They are dead wrong -- these weapons, possessed by states large and small, stable and unstable, remain an ongoing nightmare. Cirincione's Nuclear Nightmares surveys the best thinking and worst fears of experts specializing in nuclear warfare and assesses the efforts to reduce or eliminate these nuclear dangers.

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ISBN: 9780231164054
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Columbia University Press - June 16th, 2015

November 24, 2013

Al From spoke about his book, The New Democrats and the Return to Power, at Politics & Prose on Sunday, November 24, 2013.

After Barack Obama's solid win in the 2012 election, it's easy to forget that there was a time, not long ago, when the Democrats were shut out of power for over a decade. But Al From remembers.

In 1984, he led a small band of governors, US senators, and members of Congress to organize the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC). Their mission: to rescue the party from the political wilderness, redefine its message, and, most importantly, win presidential elections. In April 1989, From traveled to Little Rock, Arkansas, to recruit the state’s young governor, Bill Clinton, to be chairman of the DLC.

Here, Al From explores the founding philosophy of the New Democrats, which not only achieved stunning validation during Clinton's two terms, but also became the model for resurgent center-left parties in Europe and throughout the democratic world. Here, he outlines for the first time the principles at the heart of the movement, including economic centrism, national security, and entitlement reform, and why they are vital to the success of the Democratic Party in the years ahead.

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By Al From, Alice McKeon (Contributions by), Bill Clinton (Foreword by), Bill Clinton (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781137279460
Availability: Out of Print in This Format
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - December 2nd, 2014