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06/01/2020
Reimagining US Diplomacy: A book discussion with Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, Tom Perriello, and Elizabeth Shackelford

In 2017, Elizabeth Shackelford wrote a pointed resignation letter to her then boss, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. She had watched as the State Department was gutted, and now she urged him to stem the bleeding by showing leadership and commitment to his diplomats and the country. If he couldn’t do that, she said, “I humbly recommend that you follow me out the door.”

In The Dissent Channel, former diplomat Elizabeth Shackelford shows that this is not a new problem. Shackelford chronicles the challenges of addressing crisis overseas with an under-resourced State Department at the mercy of a foreign policy driven by inertia and short-term political needs.

Join Shackelford as she discusses longstanding problems in US foreign policy and how, particularly in light of the COVID pandemic, we build a better and more meaningful approach to and support for US diplomacy. Shackelford will be joined by Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) and Tom Perriello, former Congressman, QDDR special representative, and now Executive Director of Open-Society-US. The conversation will be moderated by Sarah Margon, director of foreign policy at Open Society.

05/29/2020
Hachette Book Group

Clive Priddle, publisher of PublicAffairs, talks to Jennifer Palmieri, author of She Proclaims, about women, politics, and West Wing vs. Veep 😆

Clive Priddle, VP, Publisher at PublicAffairs talks to author Jennifer Palmieri on her forthcoming book, SHE PROCLAIMS: Our Declaration of Independence from a Man's World.

Learn more about the book: https://bit.ly/2XfvjvA

05/26/2020

In 2017, Elizabeth Shackelford wrote a pointed resignation letter to her then boss, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. She had watched as the State Department was gutted, and now she urged him to stem the bleeding by showing leadership and commitment to his diplomats and the country. If he couldn’t do that, she said, “I humbly recommend that you follow me out the door.”

In The Dissent Channel, former diplomat Elizabeth Shackelford shows that this is not a new problem. Shackelford chronicles the challenges of addressing crisis overseas with an under-resourced State Department at the mercy of a foreign policy driven by inertia and short-term political needs.

Join Shackelford as she discusses longstanding problems in US foreign policy and how, particularly in light of the COVID pandemic, we build a better and more meaningful approach to and support for US diplomacy. Shackelford will be joined by Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) and Tom Perriello, former Congressman, QDDR special representative, and now Executive Director of Open-Society-US. The conversation will be moderated by Sarah Margon, director of foreign policy at Open Society.

05/15/2020
Hachette Book Group

Check out the latest episode of The Current, featuring authors Rebecca Henderson and Mariana Mazzucato, discussing how capitalism needs to change to address inequality, polarization, and the climate crisis in a post-COVID world.

Clive Priddle, VP, Publisher of PublicAffairs talks to authors Rebecca Henderson, author of REIMAGINING CAPITALISM IN A WORLD ON FIRE, and Mariana Mazzucato, author of THE VALUE OF EVERYTHING in episode 6 of our weekly The Current series.

Learn more about the books:

REIMAGINING CAPITALISM IN A WORLD ON FIRE: https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/rebecca-henderson/reimagining-capitalism-in-a-world-on-fire/9781541730137/

THE VALUE OF EVERYTHING: https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/mariana-mazzucato/the-value-of-everything/9781610396752/

05/08/2020
Hachette Book Group

New episode of The Current featuring author Eric Nusbaum talking about missing live sports and his new book, STEALING HOME https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2643877002598798

Clive Priddle and Ben Adams of PublicAffairs talks to author Eric Nusbaum on a world without live sports! Eric is the recent author of STEALING HOME: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between, a book Kirkus Review designated "a well-known tale of racial injustice given a fresh look...Provocative, essential reading."

Find more on the book and order your own copy here: https://bit.ly/3bfa8xq

Join us next week for another episode of The Current! You can watch all episodes in our series video playlist.

05/06/2020
In Conversation: Paul Starobin and Alex Beam

Join Massachusetts authors Paul Starobin and Alex Beam as they discuss their latest books! The family-owned indie bookstore Brookline Booksmith (Brookline, MA) is our official partner for this event.

PAUL STAROBIN is the author of Madness Rules the Hour: Charleston, 1860 and the Mania for War, praised by the New York Times as a “fast-paced, engagingly written account” of the hysteria that descended on Charleston, South Carolina, on the eve of the Civil War. His forthcoming book is A Most Wicked Conspiracy: The Last Great Swindle of the Gilded Age (on sale June 30, 2020), a tale of greed and corruption from the frontier of Alaska to our nation's capital. He has been a frequent contributor to the Atlantic and is a former Moscow bureau chief for Business Week. He has written for other publications including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, City Journal, Politico, and National Geographic. He lives with his family in Orleans, Massachusetts.

ALEX BEAM is the author of Broken Glass: Mies van der Rohe, Edith Farnsworth, and the Fight Over a Modernist Masterpiece, as well as four previous works of nonfiction: American Crucifixion, The Feud, Gracefully Insane, and A Great Idea at the Time; the latter two were New York Times Notable Books. A columnist for the Boston Globe, he has also written for The Atlantic, Slate, and Architecture Boston. He lives in Massachusetts.

Order your copies of Broken Glass and Madness Rules the Hour. And pre-order A Most Wicked Conspiracy (out June 30).

05/06/2020

Join Massachusetts authors Paul Starobin and Alex Beam as they discuss their latest books! The family-owned indie bookstore Brookline Booksmith (Brookline, MA) is our official partner for this event.

PAUL STAROBIN is the author of Madness Rules the Hour: Charleston, 1860 and the Mania for War, praised by the New York Times as a “fast-paced, engagingly written account” of the hysteria that descended on Charleston, South Carolina, on the eve of the Civil War. His forthcoming book is A Most Wicked Conspiracy: The Last Great Swindle of the Gilded Age (on sale June 30, 2020), a tale of greed and corruption from the frontier of Alaska to our nation's capital. He has been a frequent contributor to the Atlantic and is a former Moscow bureau chief for Business Week. He has written for other publications including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, City Journal, Politico, and National Geographic. He lives with his family in Orleans, Massachusetts.

ALEX BEAM is the author of Broken Glass: Mies van der Rohe, Edith Farnsworth, and the Fight Over a Modernist Masterpiece, as well as four previous works of nonfiction: American Crucifixion, The Feud, Gracefully Insane, and A Great Idea at the Time; the latter two were New York Times Notable Books. A columnist for the Boston Globe, he has also written for The Atlantic, Slate, and Architecture Boston. He lives in Massachusetts.

Order your copies of Broken Glass and Madness Rules the Hour. And pre-order A Most Wicked Conspiracy (out June 30).

“Nusbaum’s reporting and research are impressively deep, and his empathic writing brings his subjects to life. Stealing ...
04/29/2020
Stealing Home: New Book Looks at Families Evicted when Dodger Stadium Was Built

“Nusbaum’s reporting and research are impressively deep, and his empathic writing brings his subjects to life. Stealing Home is a baseball book, but it’s only glancingly about baseball. Really, it’s about how you can’t fight city hall, how one person’s American Dream often tramples another’s and how myth-making can be used to gloss over injustice and trauma.”

People's rave review of STEALING HOME by Eric Nusbaum.

https://people.com/books/stealing-home-dodger-stadium-families-evicted/

To make way for Dodger Stadium, a thriving Mexican American community was uprooted

How to remake the entrepreneurial spirit in the wake of COVID-19
04/21/2020
How to remake the entrepreneurial spirit in the wake of COVID-19

How to remake the entrepreneurial spirit in the wake of COVID-19

Amid this crisis, we need to make sure that entrepreneurship is open to all—making a commitment to promoting diversity and putting in place education and funding mechanisms to make sure that people of every age, economic or cultural background have a chance to go out, take a risk, and build someth...

04/17/2020
Hachette Book Group

The Current is LIVE, with Jordan Shapiro (The New Childhood), and Anya Kamentz (The Art of Screen Time).

For parents, the COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for children and their families as they transition from their normal lives into a crisis that may very well change all of our lives. This week, Clive talks to Jordan Shapiro, author of "The New Childhood," and Anya Kamenetz, author of "The Art of Screen Time," about digital socializing, Crisis Continuity Programming, and the ways this pandemic may change in our lives forever.

Learn more about "The New Childhood": https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/jordan-shapiro/the-new-childhood/9780316437257/

Learn more about "The Art of Screen Time": https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/anya-kamenetz/the-art-of-screen-time/9781610396738/

Porchlight Book Company
04/14/2020

Porchlight Book Company

Win a new book by Ozan Varol this week! In this accessible and practical book, Ozan Varol reveals nine simple strategies from rocket science that you can use to make your own giant leaps in work and life—whether it’s landing your dream job, accelerating your business, learning a new skill, or creating the next breakthrough product. Today, thinking like a rocket scientist is a necessity. We all encounter complex and unfamiliar problems in our lives. Those who can tackle these problems—without clear guidelines and with the clock ticking—enjoy an extraordinary advantage.

What would a rocket scientist do? You’ll soon learn, and the lessons will change the way you approach your work and life.

THINK LIKE A ROCKET SCIENTIST was:
-Adam Grant's # 1 pick of his top 20 books of 2020
-Named a "must read" by Susan Cain, "endlessly fascinating" by Daniel Pink, and "bursting with practical insights" by Adam Grant
-One of Inc. Magazine's "6 Business Books You Need to Read in 2020"

Enter this free giveaway (no signup or purchase required!) here: https://bit.ly/giveaway41320

#CelebrateEntrepreneursDavid Sax talks about the small business, community, and the myth of the start-up in his latest T...
04/13/2020
Opinion | The Coronavirus Is Showing Us Which Entrepreneurs Matter

#CelebrateEntrepreneurs
David Sax talks about the small business, community, and the myth of the start-up in his latest The New York Times op-ed.

Order a copy of his book #SoulOfAnEntrepreneur after reading the piece: https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/david-sax/the-soul-of-an-entrepreneur/9781541736009/

#books #entrepreneurs #SmallBiz #SmallBusiness #business #community #covid19 #coronavirus #sars #pandemic #nonfiction

The owners of hair salons, bike shops and delis are stepping up to help their communities, all while wondering if they’ll make it.

04/10/2020
The Current

It's Friday, April 10th, 2020.

Welcome to the inaugural episode of The Current, a weekly series featuring interviews with non-fiction authors discussing the top issues of the moment, with host VP, Publisher of Public Affairs Clive Priddle.

This week, Clive speaks to Laura Spinney, science journalist and author of "Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World".

Learn more about Pale Rider: https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laura-spinney/pale-rider/9781610397681/

04/10/2020

It's Friday, April 10th, 2020.

Welcome to the inaugural episode of The Current, a weekly series featuring interviews with non-fiction authors discussing the top issues of the moment, with host VP, Publisher of Public Affairs Clive Priddle.

This week, Clive speaks to Laura Spinney, science journalist and author of "Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World".

Learn more about Pale Rider: https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laura-spinney/pale-rider/9781610397681/

Porchlight Book Company
12/18/2019

Porchlight Book Company

The 2019 Porchlight Business Book Awards shortlist is HERE: http://bit.ly/34pLS8w ⭐️📚👏 Congrats to all who are now in the running for Best Business Book of the Year!

That would be: Ed Stack, Douglas Rushkoff, William Ammerman, Tania Katan, Jenny Odell, Rana Foroohar, Binyamin Appelbaum, and Shoshana Zuboff.

#HappyBookBirthday to #GoodEconomics!Author, and #NobelPrize winner #EstherDuflo talks about the book, the research, and...
11/12/2019
Bill Gates, Elizabeth Warren on same side of wealth tax debate

#HappyBookBirthday to #GoodEconomics!

Author, and #NobelPrize winner #EstherDuflo talks about the book, the research, and #politics on #MSNBC #LastWord.

Pick up a copy of the book after watching the segment 📘: bit.ly/2VCtCGe

#Books #Economics #Nobel #Business #Government #Immigration #Taxes #GoodEconomicsForHardTimes

In an interview with the New York Times, Bill Gates makes it clear he is not afraid of Elizabeth Warren’s policy positions—especially on the wealth tax. Nobel Prize winning economist Esther Duflo joins Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss how economics can solve real world problems, including income ...

Listen to #GeorgeSoros on NPR All Things Considered.Open Societies Are Under Threat📙: http://bit.ly/31V17ou#books #OpenS...
10/28/2019
George Soros: Open Societies Are Under Threat

Listen to #GeorgeSoros on NPR All Things Considered.

Open Societies Are Under Threat

📙: http://bit.ly/31V17ou

#books #OpenSociety #Politics #Government #Economics #History #Soros #NPR #Trade #Trump #USA #China #OpenSocietyFoundations #Brexit

The billionaire philanthropist and liberal champion says the wealthy and powerful in government worldwide are posing a danger to the societal freedoms of "inclusive democracies."

Brag about yourself and sound conceited. Make someone do it for you and sound brilliant.
10/25/2019
Brag about yourself and sound conceited. Make someone do it for you and sound brilliant.

Brag about yourself and sound conceited. Make someone do it for you and sound brilliant.

By Stephen Martin and Joseph Marks All of us, at some time or other, have experienced the frustration of not having our ideas or proposals listened to. It is a frustration that can quickly turn to annoyance when someone else—maybe from a different department or, worse still, an outside “agency.....

Former Secretary of the VA talks with The New York Times #theDaily about the Department of Veterans Affairs, Ukraine, Tr...
10/24/2019
A Victim of the Shadow Government

Former Secretary of the VA talks with The New York Times #theDaily about the Department of Veterans Affairs, Ukraine, Trump, and more.

Listen to the Podcast and pick up a copy of the new book.

📘: http://bit.ly/davidshulkin

#ItShouldntBeThisHardToServeYourCountry #VA #Veterans #VeteranAffairs #Healthcare #Military #USA #Trump #Ukraine #Books

How one cabinet secretary discovered a White House back channel for political appointees — and their plot to remove him from office.

Disinformation in the Global Arena: A Conversation with Peter Pomerantsev – Power 3.0: Understanding Modern Authoritaria...
10/24/2019
Disinformation in the Global Arena: A Conversation with Peter Pomerantsev – Power 3.0: Understanding Modern Authoritarian Influence

Disinformation in the Global Arena: A Conversation with Peter Pomerantsev – Power 3.0: Understanding Modern Authoritarian Influence

Podcast Episodes Disinformation in the Global Arena: A Conversation with Peter Pomerantsev Posted on October 22, 2019 In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Peter Pomerantsev discusses how changes in the modern information environment have been exploited by malign actors and facili...

#HappyBookBirthday to Gabriel Brownstein who's medical memoir is a #MustRead..Pick up a copy today 📙: http://bit.ly/open...
10/22/2019
The Open Heart Club

#HappyBookBirthday to Gabriel Brownstein who's medical memoir is a #MustRead.
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Pick up a copy today 📙: http://bit.ly/openheartclub
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#Books #MedicalMemoir #Heathcare #Heart #HeartCondition #CongentialHeartDefect #TetralogyOfFallot #MedicalHistory #Medicine #Surgeons #Science #Cardiology

This absorbing and poignant book is not merely the story of one writer's flawed heart. It is a history of cardiac medicine, a candid personal journey, and a ...

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