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Holiday Gift Guide, Part One: Books for the Political Mind

9 Dec 2009

Great Powers (Hardcover)

By Thomas P.M. Barnett
$29.95
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The author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller The Pentagon's New Map brings us a remarkable analysis of the post-Bush world, and America's leadership role in it.

In civilian and military circles alike, The Pentagon's New Map became one of the most talked about books of 2004. "A combination of Tom Friedman on globalization and Carl von Clausewitz on war, [it is] the red-hot book among the nation's admirals and generals," wrote David Ignatius in The Washington Post. Barnett's second book, Blueprint for Action, demonstrated how to put the first book's principles to work. Now, in Great Powers, Barnett delivers his most sweeping-- and important--book of all.

Stones into Schools (Hardcover)

By Greg Mortenson
$26.95
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From the author of the #1 bestseller Three Cups of Tea, the continuing story of this determined humanitarian's efforts to promote peace through education

In this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks up where Three Cups of Tea left off in 2003, recounting his relentless, ongoing efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005; and the unique ways he has built relationships with Islamic clerics, militia commanders, and tribal leaders even as he was dodging shootouts with feuding Afghan warlords and surviving an eight-day armed abduction by the Taliban. He shares for the first time his broader vision to promote peace through education and literacy, as well as touching on military matters, Islam, and women-all woven together with the many rich personal stories of the people who have been involved in this remarkable two-decade humanitarian effort.

The Audacity to Win (Hardcover)

By David Plouffe
$27.95
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The architect of the Obama campaign reveals how it all happened- and how it will revolutionize our politics

David Plouffe not only led the effort that put Barack Obama in the White House, but he also changed the face of politics forever and reenergized the idea of democracy itself. The Audacity to Win is his story of that groundbreaking achievement, taking readers inside the remarkable campaign that led to the election of the first African American president.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Hardcover)

By Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl Wudunn
$27.95
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From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.

With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there, among them a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an Ethiopian woman who suffered devastating injuries in childbirth. Drawing on the breadth of their combined reporting experience, Kristof and WuDunn depict our world with anger, sadness, clarity, and, ultimately, hope.

Speech-less: Tales of a White House Survivor (Hardcover)

By Matthew Latimer
$26.00
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From a top speechwriter to President George W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld, this may be the most deliciously candid memoir ever written about official Washington—a laugh-out-loud cri de coeur that shows what can happen to idealism in a town driven by self-interest. 
 
Despite being raised by reliably liberal parents, Matt Latimer is, from an early age, lured by the upbeat themes of the Reagan Revolution and, in the tradition of Mary Tyler Moore, sets off from the Midwest for the big city, determined to "make it after all."  In Matt's glory-filled daydreams, he will champion smaller government and greater self-sufficiency, lower taxes and stronger defense—and, by the force of his youthful passion, eradicate do-nothing boondoggleism and lead America to new heights of greatness.

But first he has to find a job.

Going Rogue: An American Life (Hardcover)

By Sarah Palin
$28.99
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One year ago, Sarah Palin burst onto the national political stage like a comet. Yet even now, few Americans know who this remarkable woman really is.

On September 3, 2008 Alaska Governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin delivered a speech at the Republican National Convention that electrified the nation and instantly made her one of the most recognizable women in the world.

Shop Local this Season!

20 Nov 2009

As you enter into the holiday crunch, take a moment to consider your local, independent businesses. Looking for ideas? Veer Magazine just published a guide to shopping locally this season. You can pick up your free copy here at Prince Books. 

If you are looking for that perfect book, please come in and let our staff recommend something for you! Or you can purchase a Prince Books gift card, always a great gift idea!

 

Special Advance Screening Movie Passes!

19 Nov 2009

Prince Books has a limited quantity of FREE Advance Screening Movie passes for our customers!

Passes are valid for two people for the following films and screening dates:

When In Rome, starring Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Will Arnett, and more. Screening at Cinemark at Military Circle Mall, TONIGHT November 19th at 7:30 p.m. Seating first come, first served.

Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Wes Anderson, with George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Owen Wilson, and more. Screening at Regal Cinemas MacArthur Center, Tuesday, November 24 at 7:30 p.m. Seating first come, first served.

Stay tuned to our blog for future passes as we receive these periodically.

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