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The Lost Khrushchev A Journey into the Gulag of the Russian Mind By Nina L. Khrushcheva (Tate Publishing)

Blending political history and personal memoir, merging the contemporary and historical based on her thirty years of conversations and interviews with her great-grandfather’s political opponents such as Molotov, and intellectual supporters like Mikhail Gorbachev, and combing through old diaries and war letters, Khrushcheva sets out to uncover whether Leonid was really a traitor, or he, like 20 million other Russians, lost his life during the war. To get to the truth, the author, professor of International Affairs at New School University in New York, traveled to the Kaluga woods, a mysterious area southwest of Moscow where Leonid’s plane was last seen in a battle. The narrative of that journey turns into a scathing indictment of president Vladimir Putin’s Russia and the neo-Soviet land he is building. She is the author of Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics and member of Council on Foreign Relations.

Skirting Heresy: The Life and Times of Margery Kempe by Elizabeth MacDonald (Franciscan Media) 

Margery Kempe is a polarizing, illiterate mother of 14 children who left her family to pursue her faith in Christ, was repeatedly arrested for heresy, but somehow had the pluck and determination to barely escape being burnt alive at the stake by the very same men who had Joan of Arc burnt to death. Elizabeth MacDonald is an award-winning journalist formerly with the Wall Street Journal and Forbes Magazine who is on television daily at the FOX Business Network as well as on FOX News. Her columns have a broad Internet following, and she appears on nationwide radio shows regularly. Additionally, MacDonald has a devoted following on the Internet, where her TV and radio appearances, as well as her columns, get picked up daily.

Friend of the Court; On the Front Lines with the First Amendment, by Floyd Abrams (Yale University Press, 2013)

An exceptional writer and a brilliant thinker, Abrams offers a unique perspective on the First Amendment and the unparalleled rights it confers. His book features a collection of Abrams’s writings gathers speeches, articles, debates, briefs, oral arguments, and testimony from his entire career. The writings illuminate topics of ongoing import: WikiLeaks, the correctness of the Citizens United case, journalist shield laws, and, not least, the responsibilities of the press.

Considered the preeminent First Amendment lawyer in the country, Mr. Abrams has lectured extensively and is a frequent guest on many news shows including the ABC News program "Nightline" and "Larry King Live" and author of articles, including for The New York Times Magazine. The book had a ten city tour including appearances on Nightline, Today Show, Charlie Rose. And the Abrams Report on MSNBC. Elie Wiesel and Dan Rather contributed cover blurbs for the book.

The End of Trust by Doug Schoen (Roman and Littlefield, 2013)

In The End of Trust, one of the world’s preeminent political analysts, Douglas E. Schoen will provide a fresh, compelling analysis of the global loss of trust that challenges governments worldwide, and what it means for our future. Revolutions in the Middle East. Currency crises and public unrest in Europe, from Athens to Madrid, from Rome to London. Massive crowds in the streets of Moscow, protesting tainted elections. Grass-roots movements for political reform and economic fairness, from New Delhi to Santiago, from Tel Aviv to downtown Manhattan. The End of Trust will offer the first, first-hand objective and comprehensive analysis of this central and defining issue. No book has yet documented and explained the global loss of trust that challenges our political system – both nationally and globally—until now. Schoen has developed a high-profile marketing campaign utilizing cable television, Internet, and social media. Doug Schoen is the author of Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement s Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System and The Threat Closer to Home: Hugo Chávez and the War Against America  and the author of Declaring Independence: The Beginning of the End of the Two-Party System, The Power of the Vote: Electing Presidents, Overthrowing Dictators, and Promoting Democracy Around the World, and On the Campaign Trail: The Long Road of Presidential Politics, 1860-2004. Doug is also a political anaylst for Fox News and a columnist for the Daily Beast. Representation for speaking engagements.

Hopelessly Divided, by Doug Schoen
(Roman and Littlefield, 2012)

Preeminent political analyst Douglas E. Schoen will provide a fresh, compelling analysis of how the political class is systematically undermining American democracy. Schoen will argue that the political class' disregard for the population's distrust of institutions could lead to the fraying of the basic fabric of our society. Schoen argues that the political class' disregard for the population's distrust of institutions could lead to the fraying of the basic fabric of our society. This unique book is filled with proprietary poll data that has not appeared anywhere else, and real-world examples and people that bring to life the poll statistics and findings. Doug Schoen had worked on the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Ed Koch and has worked with heads of state of over 15 countries including Tony Blair and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berulusconi and three Israeli Prime Ministers. Doug Schoen is the author of Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement s Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System and The Threat Closer to Home: Hugo Chávez and the War Against America  and the author of Declaring Independence: The Beginning of the End of the Two-Party System, The Power of the Vote: Electing Presidents, Overthrowing Dictators, and Promoting Democracy Around the World, and On the Campaign Trail: The Long Road of Presidential Politics, 1860-2004. Doug is also a political anaylst for Fox News and a columnist for the Daily Beast.

Speaking Freely: Trials of the First Amendment, by Floyd Abrams
(Viking, 2005)

This book contains some of Floyd Abrams' most stirring cases representative of the First Amendment's principles, including the Pentagon Papers case and the Brooklyn Museum's display of offensive art. It describes the disconnect between the high level of legal protection afforded in most areas and the increasing public disenchantment with the press, Hollywood and the like. Paperback released 2006 with an afterword on the Judith Miller case. Floyd Abrams appeared as the judge in the 2008 movie, Nothing But the Truth.

Considered the preeminent First Amendment lawyer in the country, Mr. Abrams has lectured extensively and is a frequent guest on many news shows including the ABC News program "Nightline" and "Larry King Live" and author of articles, including for The New York Times Magazine. The book had a ten city tour including appearances on Nightline, Today Show, Charlie Rose. And the Abrams Report on MSNBC. Elie Wiesel and Dan Rather contributed cover blurbs for the book.

Forewarned: Why the Government is Failing to Protect Us and What We Must Do to Protect Ourselves, by Michael Cherkasky with Alex Prud'homme
(Ballantine Books, 2003)

Michael Cherkasky as the President and CEO of Kroll, the world's preeminent security firm with 55 offices in 18 countries and Alex Prud'homme, a nationally recognized investigative reporter and formidable writer. The book combines an eye-opening explanation of the new dangers of the post-9/11 world; a scathing appraisal of our failures to adapt to these threats; a trove of compelling stories told by an insider; and thoughtful policy recommendations. This book has been sold in Canada, Australia and other foreign countries.

Kato Kaelin: The Whole Truth, by Marc Eliot
(HarperCollins, 1995)

The real story of the events leading to the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson on June 12, 1994. Kato Kaelin spent one year living with Nicole in her house on Gretna Green and six months in O.J.'s Rockingham estate. Kato Kaelin lived with both the primary victim and her alleged killer and became the confidant of both. Author Marc Eliot has written eight books, including Walt Disney: Hollywood's Dark Horse. This book spent six weeks on The New York Times Best Seller List, and sold over 500,000 copies. HarperAudio produced the audio tape narrated by the author. This book has been sold in Canada and Australia, and author appeared on all the major talk shows.

God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law, by Marci A. Hamilton
(Cambridge Press, 2005)

The crucial religious liberty issue of all time is whether religious individuals and organizations should be required to obey the rule of law. In the 1990 landmark case of Employment Division v. Smith, the Supreme Court decided that the First Amendment does not defend against religious followers breaking laws. The first book to defend the Court's decision, Hamilton provides real-life case studies to demonstrate the court's wisdom: the Catholic Church and sexual abuse, the Native American Church's use of peyote, Christian Scientists and medical neglect of children, Islamic radicals attacking the World Trade Center, Rastafarians and prison hair regulations, Santerians' animal sacrifice, and Mormons' polygamy. Marci Hamilton is currently a professor at the Cardozo School of Law and has been a visiting professor and scholar at the NYU School of Law, Emory University School of Law, and the Princeton Theological Seminary.

A Warrior's Way, by General Avigdor Kahalani
(Shapolsky, 1994)

General Kahalani, Israel's most decorated tank commander relives his greatest battles. Badly burned in his tank in the six day war of 1967, General Kahalani went on to lead a battalion of tanks in a miraculous defense against the Syrians onslaught in the Yom Kippur War. Today, he is a noted Israeli Knesset member and hero . He presents a commander's view of battle and examples of heroism. The book is a wrenching story of the General, who continues to contribute to the vitality of Israel today. (Published in Israel and America.)

Lifting the Fog of War, by Admiral William Owens
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000)

Admiral William Owens, former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and submarine commander for twenty years, is considered the preeminent technological military strategist of our time. This historic book makes the case for a technological and administrative overhaul of the military. Admiral Owens lays the groundwork for our information technology revolutions. Reviewed in the New York Times , the book has been heralded as an important force in the new millennium. He appeared on all the major television talk shows. This book has been sold in Canada. Paperback distributed through The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Simple Solutions: Harness the Power of Passion and Simplicity to Get Results, by Tom Schmitt and Arnold Perl
(Wiley and Sons, 2007)

Thomas Schmitt, senior officer at Fedex, leads a division that delivers solutions resulting in billions of dollars of revenue every year. Attorney Arnold Perl proved his leadership mettle in a pressure cooker environment and as a prominent chairman of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority. This book offers hard-hitting, real life lessons, things they didn't tell you in Management 101. Their book is divided into two parts: “Hardwiring for Results” and “Instilling a Passion for Excellence.” Subheadings, bullet points, anecdotes and illustrations make it a quick and easy read for the busy executive, but mostly for middle management. Introduction by Fred Smith, CEO and founder of FedEx.

 

Covenant Over Middle Eastern Waters, by Dr. Joyce Starr
(Henry Holt, 1995)

Foreign policy analyst Joyce Starr clarifies the importance of water to the peace process in the Middle East and to improving cooperation between Arabs and Jews. Dr. Starr has published over a thousand articles and columns in the leading U.S. and international press, and has made regular appearances on the leading news and talk shows. She served as a special advisor to former U.S. Ambassador Ronald Lauder, focusing on the water and the environmental crisis in Israel and the Middle East. She also served as a special assistant to President Jimmy Carter from 1977-79. Dr. Starr is also the author of Kissing Through Glass: The Invisible Shield Between Americans and Israelis (Contemporary Books, 1990). This book has been sold in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.

 

Fighting Words: A Tale of How Liberals Created Neo-Conservatism, by Benjamin J. Wattenberg
(St. Martins/Thomas Dunne, 2008)

Wattenberg is an author, columnist, pundit and Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He has written and co-authored fourteen books including best-seller The Real Majority and is also the moderator of Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg, a nationally-broadcast program on PBS. His new book Fighting Words details the neo-conservative agenda in the content of today’s elections and society-at-large and weaves in his political experiences with many influential leaders such as Lyndon Johnson, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rudy Giuliani. Part memoir, and part insider history, this witty narrative recounts a man's intellectual and political development -- from unabashed “liberal” to proud “neo-con”-- in a way that connects his shift with a general trend in American politics. Appearances on The Daily Show with John Stewart, CBS Radio Weekend Report, and Michael Savage Show. Reviewed by Publisher's Weekly, The Washington Times, The Philadelphia Bulletin, The New Republic, the American Conservative Review, and Senator Joe Lieberman.