THE ROAD TO WAR by Marvin Kalb

July 7, 2013

Marvin Kalb spoke about his book, The Road to War, at Politics & Prose on Sunday, July 7, 2013.

In his thirteenth book about U.S. foreign policy, the veteran journalist and founding director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, notes that rather than requesting a formal congressional declaration of war, Presidents since Pearl Harbor have cited various commitments to justify sending troops into combat. Kalb investigates the nature of these commitments, examines how they have been fulfilled, and urges greater caution in allowing such arrangements to become policy.

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ISBN: 9780815724933
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Published: Brookings Institution Press - May 10th, 2013

THE CENTER HOLDS by Jonathan Alter

July 2, 2013

Jonathan Alter spoke about his book, The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies, at Politics & Prose on Tuesday, July 2, 2013.

Following up his 2010 The Promise, which assessed the early years of Obama’s first term, Alter here examines the president’s 2012 re-election, which he calls a “crossroads” for both Obama and the country. Alter’s analysis considers the effects of the ongoing economic crisis, the strong challenge mounted by Republicans, and the Democrats’ difficulty marshalling support from minority activists.

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ISBN: 9781451646085
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 6th, 2014

THE UNWINDING by George Packer

June 17, 2013

George Packer spoke about his book, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, at Politics & Prose on Monday, June 17, 2013.

Packer’s history of America in the last thirty years intertwines individual stories with larger social currents. Author of the acclaimed The Assassins’ Gate and a New Yorker staff writer, Packer profiles Washington insiders and Rust Belt survivors, Southern farmers and Silicon Valley millionaires, showing how people are charting new ways forward as old institutions lose stability and certainties are called into question.

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ISBN: 9780374534608
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 4th, 2014