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    Black Rabbit Hall Eve Chase, Nathalie Buscombe, Katie Scarfe, Cassandra Campbell
    9780147524881 CD-Audio FICTION / Women On Sale Date: February 09, 2016
    $51.00 CAD 5.1 x 5.9 x 1.1 in Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Audio
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      For fans of Kate Morton and Daphne du Maurier, here’s a magnetic debut novel of wrenching family secrets, forbidden love, and heartbreaking loss housed within the grand gothic manor of Black Rabbit Hall.
       
      Amber Alton knows that the hours pass differently at Black Rabbit Hall, her London family’s country estate, where no two clocks read the same. Summers there are perfect, timeless. Not much ever happens. Until, of course, it does.

      More than three decades later, Lorna is determined to be married within the grand, ivy-covered walls of Pencraw Hall, known as Black Rabbit Hall among the locals. But as she’s drawn deeper into the overgrown grounds, half-buried memories of her mother begin to surface and Lorna soon finds herself ensnared within the manor’s labyrinthine history, overcome with an insatiable need for answers about her own past and that of the once-happy family whose memory still haunts the estate.

      Stunning and atmospheric, this debut novel is a thrilling spiral into the hearts of two women separated by decades but inescapably linked by the dark and tangled secrets of Black Rabbit Hall.


      From the Hardcover edition.
      Bio
      Eve Chase is an exciting new voice in fiction. She lives in Oxford, England with her husband and three children.


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      9780147524881Black Rabbit HallEve Chase CD-AudioFeb 09, 2016$51.00Penguin Audio
      9780399174124Black Rabbit HallEve Chase HardcoverFeb 09, 2016$35.00Putnam
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    Originals How Non-Conformists Move the World Adam Grant, Sheryl Sandberg, Fred Sanders, Susan Denaker
    9780147524409 CD-Audio BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Motivational On Sale Date: February 02, 2016
    $51.00 CAD 5.1 x 5.8 x 1.1 in Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Audio
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      The #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take and co-author of Option B

      “Reading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully new take on the world.” —Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers and The Tipping Point

      Originals is one of the most important and captivating books I have ever read, full of surprising and powerful ideas. It will not only change the way you see the world; it might just change the way you live your life. And it could very well inspire you to change your world.” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In

      With Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation’s most compelling and provocative thought leaders. In Originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all?
       
      Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can build cultures that welcome dissent. Learn from an entrepreneur who pitches his start-ups by highlighting the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who overturned the rule of secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees for failing to criticize him, and a TV executive who didn’t even work in comedy but saved Seinfeld from the cutting-room floor. The payoff is a set of groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and improving the status quo.
      Bio
      Adam Grant is Wharton’s top-rated teacher. He has been recognized as one of HR’s most influential international thinkers, BusinessWeek’s favorite professor, one of the world’s forty best business professors under forty. Grant was tenured at Wharton while still in his twenties and has been honored with the Excellence in Teaching Award for every class he has taught. His first book, Give and Take, was a New York Times bestseller translated into twenty-seven languages and named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, Apple, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal—as well as one of Oprah’s riveting reads, Fortune’s must-read business books, Harvard Business Review’s ideas that shaped management, and the Washington Post’s books every leader should read. His speaking and consulting clients include Google, the NFL, Merck, Goldman Sachs, Disney Pixar, the United Nations, and the U.S. Army and Navy. He serves as a contributing op-ed writer for the New York Times and was profiled in a cover story by its magazine. Coauthor of the new book Option B with Facebook COO and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg, Grant earned his Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan and his B.A. from Harvard College.
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780147524409OriginalsAdam Grant CD-AudioFeb 02, 2016$51.00Penguin Audio
      9780525429562OriginalsAdam Grant HardcoverFeb 02, 2016$35.00Viking
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    The Princess Diarist Carrie Fisher, Carrie Fisher, Billie Lourd
    9780399565557 CD-Audio HUMOR / Form On Sale Date: November 22, 2016
    $42.00 CAD 5.07 x 5.85 x 1.1 in Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Audio
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      2018 GRAMMY® Winner for Best Spoken Word Album

      The Princess Diarist
      is Carrie Fisher’s intimate, hilarious and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time, the first Star Wars movie.   *PEOPLE Magazine Best Book of Fall 2016  *New York Times Bestseller *


      When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved—plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Today, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar, Harrison Ford. 

      With these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks, The Princess Diarist is Fisher’s intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time—and what developed behind the scenes.  Fisher also ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity, and the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty, only to be surpassed by her own outer-space royalty. Laugh-out-loud hilarious and endlessly quotable, The Princess Diarist brims with the candor and introspection of a diary while offering shrewd insight into the type of stardom that few will ever experience.
      Bio
      Carrie Fisher was an author and actress best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise. She appeared in countless other films, including Shampoo and When Harry Met Sally and wrote four bestselling novels: Surrender the Pink, Delusions of Grandma, The Best Awful, and Postcards from the Edge, as well as the memoirs Shockaholic and Wishful Drinking. She passed away in December 2016.

      Author Residence: Los Angeles
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        Marketing: Tie in with Blue Rider’s plans:

        National broadcast, print and online publicity

        New York City and Los Angeles-based publicity and events

        TV satellite tour

        Radio satellite tour

        Sales conference video from author

        Book trailer

        Assets for Carriefisher.com

        Robust social media plan

        Major print and online advertising for outlets such as People, PopSugar, Jezebel, and iO9.

        YouTube.com pre-roll ads

        Facebook advertising



        Publicity: Feature on PRH Audio website and in Audio e-newsletter

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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780399173592The Princess DiaristCarrie Fisher HardcoverNov 22, 2016$35.00Blue Rider Press
      9780399565557The Princess DiaristCarrie Fisher CD-AudioNov 22, 2016$42.00Random House Audio
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      Praise for Carrie Fisher:

      “[Fisher] has a talent for lacerating insight that masquerades as carefree self-deprecation…The effect, ultimately, is extraordinarily painful while being extremely entertaining…[S]he’s done her best to make sense of it all, and throughout, her humor has held up. In her own defiant manner, she’s fought the good fight.” - The Los Angeles Times

      “She’s still funny as hell…Her stories bubble, bounce, and careen with an energy…Get someone to read this rollicking book aloud to you.” - Entertainment Weekly

      “[T]here are also sparkling bons mots bespeaking [Carrie’s] quirky intelligence and sweetness. Spoken like a true princess.” - Elle

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    Sweet Dreams Are Made of This A Life In Music Dave Stewart, Dave Stewart
    9780399565731 CD-Audio BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts On Sale Date: February 09, 2016
    $51.00 CAD 5.1 x 5.9 x 1.1 in Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Audio
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      A no-holds-barred look into the remarkable life and career of the prolific musician, songwriter, and producer behind Eurythmics and dozens of pop hits.
       
      Dave Stewart’s life has been a wild ride—one filled with music, constant reinvention, and the never-ending drive to create. Growing up in industrial northern England, he left home for the gritty London streets of the seventies, where he began collaborating and performing with various musicians, including a young waitress named Annie Lennox.
       
      The chemistry between Stewart and Lennox was undeniable, and an intense romance developed. While their passion proved too much offstage, they thrived musically and developed their own sound. They called themselves Eurythmics and launched into global stardom with the massively popular album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).
       
      For the first time, Stewart shares the incredible, high-octane stories of his life in music—the drug-fueled adventures, the A-list collaborations and relationships, and the creative process that brought us blockbusters from Eurythmics like “ Here Comes the Rain Again” and “Would I Lie to You” as well as Tom Petty’s  “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” No Doubt’s “Underneath It All,” Golden Globe winner “Old Habits Die Hard” with Mick Jagger, and many more.
       
      From great friendships and creative partnerships including the group SuperHeavy along with Jagger, Joss Stone, Damian Marley, and A. R. Rahman, to inspired performances and intimate moments in the studio—Stewart highlights the musicians he admires and calls friends, from Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, Elton John, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr to Bono, Bon Jovi, and Katy Perry.
       
      With a behind-the-scenes look at Stewart’s innovative endeavors that keep him on the cutting-edge of the music business, Sweet Dreams Are Made of This is a one-of-a-kind  portrait of the creative heart of one of its most gifted and enterprising contributors.

      With a Foreword by Mick Jagger!




      From the Hardcover edition.
      Bio
      With a career spanning three decades and more than a hundred million album sales, Dave Stewart is one of the most respected and accomplished forces in the music industry today. With Annie Lennox, he founded the groundbreaking duo Eurythmics, and behind the scenes, he’s produced albums and cowritten songs for Bryan Ferry, Gwen Stefani, Tom Petty, Katy Perry, Mick Jagger, Bono, and Sinéad O’Connor, winning numerous awards as a producer and songwriter. Beyond his creative work as a musician, Stewart has many successful and wide-ranging endeavors, including his role as creator and executive producer of NBC’s Songland, a competition show for songwriters, and founding new ventures such as First Artist Bank, an artist-centered bank serving the global creative community, and the Hospital Club, a sanctuary for artists and technologists to collaborate. Stewart is also a highly respected photographer and his work is exhibited worldwide. Visit him online at davestewart.com, facebook.com/davestewart, and twitter.com/davestewart.


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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780451477682Sweet Dreams Are Made of ThisDave Stewart HardcoverFeb 09, 2016$36.00Berkley
      9780399565731Sweet Dreams Are Made of ThisDave Stewart CD-AudioFeb 09, 2016$51.00Penguin Audio
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    Series: A John Wells Novel
    The Wolves Alex Berenson, George Guidall
    9780147524997 CD-Audio FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date: February 09, 2016
    $58.00 CAD 5.1 x 5.8 x 0.9 in Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Audio
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      CIA agent John Wells refuses to let a privileged businessman walk away from a crime in this novel of modern suspense from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.
       
      John Wells has just barely managed to stop an operation designed to drive the United States and Iran into war, but the instigator himself disappeared behind an impenetrable war of security. Now it’s time for him to pay, and Wells has made it his personal mission. There are plenty of crosscurrents at work, though. The White House doesn’t want anybody stirring the pot; his old CIA bosses have their own agendas; other countries are starting to sniff around, sensing something unusual. It is when Russia and China enter the mix, however, that the whole affair is set to combust. With alarming speed, Wells is once again on his own...and the wolves are closing in.
      Bio
      This is Alex Berenson’s tenth novel featuring John Wells. As a reporter for The New York Times, Berenson covered topics ranging from the occupation of Iraq—where he was stationed for three months—to the flooding of New Orleans to the world pharmaceutical industry to the financial crimes of Bernard Madoff. He graduated from Yale University in 1994 with degrees in history and economics, and lives in New York City. The Faithful Spy won the 2007 Edgar Award for best first novel.
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780399176142The WolvesAlex Berenson HardcoverFeb 09, 2016$36.00Putnam
      9780147524997The WolvesAlex Berenson CD-AudioFeb 09, 2016$58.00Penguin Audio
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    Indentured The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA Joe Nocera, Ben Strauss, Dominic Hoffman
    9781611763744 CD-Audio SPORTS & RECREATION / Sociology of Sports On Sale Date: January 01, 2035
    $51.00 CAD Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Audio
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      The best-selling co-author of All The Devils Are Here investigates the current state of college sports: morally corrupt, overflowing with money, and hypocritical in every way.

      The amount of money generated by college sports is staggering. The National Collegiate Athletic Association takes in $800 million just from its annual men’s basketball tournament.

      Yet while the schools, coaches, TV networks, and sponsors all profit, the athletes themselves do not. These young stars, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, receive no compensation or endorsement deals and can be banned for the slightest infraction of NCAA rules. They put up with indentured servitude to chase their dreams of pro glory. A tiny handful each year reach the NBA or NFL, but what happens to the rest is an epic scandal: little or no real education, often no diploma, and a discouraging future.

      Bestselling author JOE NOCERA, a New York Times op-ed columnist and investigative reporter, has emerged as one of the NCAA’s fiercest critics. Now he delivers the definitive exposé of college sports, behind the glitz of March Madness and the Bowl Championship Series. He reveals the moral, financial, and legal ramifications of an industry that claims to protect amateur athletes while exploiting their talents and hard work. He shines a powerful light on the businessmen behind the NCAA and how their hypocrisy hurts athletes at all levels.

      This book is embargoed to protect Nocera’s original reporting until publication.
      Bio
      JOE NOCERA is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times and a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. He spent ten years at Fortune as a contributing writer, editor-at-large, executive editor, and editorial director. He has won three Gerald Loeb awards for excellence in business journalism and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 2006. His previous books include the NYT bestseller All the Devils Are Here (with Bethany McLean)

      Author Residence: New York, NY
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        Marketing: Online advertising to top general interest, business and sport sites

        Bigmouth mailings finished books to influencers and coaches

        Major blogger outreach to general interest, sports and business sites

        Social media promotion



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        Feature on Penguin Audio website and in Penguin Random House Audio e-newsletter

        National publicity with attention in mainstream, news, sports and business media

        National TV and radio 

        New York Times cross promotion to include excerpts and features

        30-city sports radio tour  

        Promote book to sports fans via podcasts 

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      9780804148429
      9780804128186
      9780804148412The SystemJeff Benedict CD-AudioSep 17, 2013$57.00Random House Audio
      9780804128179League of DenialMark Fainaru-Wada CD-AudioOct 08, 2013$52.00Random House Audio
      9781591846321IndenturedJoe Nocera HardcoverFeb 16, 2016$39.00Portfolio
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    Playing to the Edge American Intelligence in the Age of Terror Michael V. Hayden, Michael V. Hayden
    9780147524829 CD-Audio BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political On Sale Date: February 23, 2016
    $64.00 CAD 5.05 x 5.87 x 1.54 in Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Audio
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      An unprecedented high-level master narrative of America's intelligence wars, demonstrating in a time of new threats that espionage and the search for facts are essential to our democracy
       
      For General Michael Hayden, playing to the edge means playing so close to the line that you get chalk dust on your cleats. Otherwise, by playing back, you may protect yourself, but you will be less successful in protecting America. "Play to the edge" was Hayden's guiding principle when he ran the National Security Agency, and it remained so when he ran CIA.  In his view, many shortsighted and uninformed people are quick to criticize, and this book will give them much to chew on but little easy comfort; it is an unapologetic insider's look told from the perspective of the people who faced awesome responsibilities head on, in the moment.
       
      How did American intelligence respond to terrorism, a major war and the most sweeping technological revolution in the last 500 years?  What was NSA before 9/11 and how did it change in its aftermath?  Why did NSA begin the controversial terrorist surveillance program that included the acquisition of domestic phone records? What else was set in motion during this period that formed the backdrop for the infamous Snowden revelations in 2013?  
       
      As Director of CIA in the last three years of the Bush administration, Hayden had to deal with the rendition, detention and interrogation program as bequeathed to him by his predecessors. He also had to ramp up the agency to support its role in the targeted killing program that began to dramatically increase in July 2008. This was a time of great crisis at CIA, and some agency veterans have credited Hayden with actually saving the agency. He himself won't go that far, but he freely acknowledges that CIA helped turn the American security establishment into the most effective killing machine in the history of armed conflict.
       
      For 10 years, then, General Michael Hayden was a participant in some of the most telling events in the annals of American national security. General Hayden's goals are in writing this book are simple and unwavering: No apologies. No excuses. Just what happened. And why. As he writes, "There is a story here that deserves to be told, without varnish and without spin. My view is my view, and others will certainly have different perspectives, but this view deserves to be told to create as complete a history as possible of these turbulent times. I bear no grudges, or at least not many, but I do want this to be a straightforward and readable history for that slice of the American population who depend on and appreciate intelligence, but who do not have the time to master its many obscure characteristics."
      Bio
      Michael Hayden is a retired United States Air Force four-star general and former Director of the National Security Agency, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He is currently a principal at the Chertoff Group, a security consultancy founded by former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Hayden also serves as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at George Mason University School of Public Policy.


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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780147524829Playing to the EdgeMichael V. Hayden CD-AudioFeb 23, 2016$64.00Penguin Audio
      9781594206566Playing to the EdgeMichael V. Hayden HardcoverFeb 23, 2016$39.00Penguin Press
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    Series: An Isaac Bell Adventure
    The Gangster Clive Cussler, Justin Scott, Scott Brick
    9780147525116 CD-Audio FICTION / Action & Adventure On Sale Date: March 01, 2016
    $58.00 CAD 5.07 x 5.9 x 1.06 in Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Audio
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      Turn-of-the-century Detective Isaac Bell takes on the upstart leader of a vicious crime organization in this novel in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series.
       
      It is 1906, and in New York City, the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. They like to take the oldest tricks and add dynamite. When a coalition of the Black Hand’s victims hire out the Van Dorn agency to protect their businesses, their reputations, and their families, Detective Isaac Bell forms a crack squad and begins scouring the city for clues. And then he spots a familiar face.

      The stakes grow ever-higher, with the Black Hand becoming more ambitious, and their targets more political. If Bell can’t determine the role played by the face from his past, the next life lost could be one of the most powerful men in the nation.
      Bio
      Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of over fifty previous books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt®, NUMA® Files, Oregon® Files, Isaac Bell, and Sam and Remi Fargo. His nonfiction works include Built for AdventureThe Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, and Built to Thrill: More Classic Automobiles from Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, plus The Sea Hunters and The Sea Hunters II; these describe the true adventures of the real NUMA, which, led by Cussler, searches for lost ships of historic significance. With his crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than sixty ships, including the long-lost Confederate ship Hunley. He lives in Colorado and Arizona.
       
      Justin Scott’s novels include The Shipkiller and The Man Who Loved The Normandie; the Ben Abbott detective series; and modern sea thrillers published under the pen name Paul Garrison. He is the coauthor with Cussler of seven Isaac Bell novels. Scott lives in Connecticut.


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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780147525116The GangsterClive Cussler CD-AudioMar 01, 2016$58.00Penguin Audio
      9780399175954The GangsterClive Cussler HardcoverMar 01, 2016$38.00Putnam
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    Imbeciles The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck Adam Cohen, Dan Woren
    9780399565922 CD-Audio HISTORY / United States On Sale Date: March 01, 2016
    $58.00 CAD 5.1 x 5.8 x 1.1 in Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Audio
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      Longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction

      One of America’s great miscarriages of justice, the Supreme Court’s infamous 1927 Buck v. Bell ruling made government sterilization of “undesirable” citizens the law of the land

       
      In 1927, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling so disturbing, ignorant, and cruel that it stands as one of the great injustices in American history. In Imbeciles, bestselling author Adam Cohen exposes the court’s decision to allow the sterilization of a young woman it wrongly thought to be “feebleminded” and to champion the mass eugenic sterilization of undesirable citizens for the greater good of the country. The 8–1 ruling was signed by some of the most revered figures in American law—including Chief Justice William Howard Taft, a former U.S. president; and Louis Brandeis, a progressive icon. Oliver Wendell Holmes, considered by many the greatest Supreme Court justice in history, wrote the majority opinion, including the court’s famous declaration “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”

      Imbeciles
      is the shocking story of Buck v. Bell, a legal case that challenges our faith in American justice. A gripping courtroom drama, it pits a helpless young woman against powerful scientists, lawyers, and judges who believed that eugenic measures were necessary to save the nation from being “swamped with incompetence.”  At the center was Carrie Buck, who was born into a poor family in Charlottesville, Virginia, and taken in by a foster family, until she became pregnant out of wedlock. She was then declared “feebleminded” and shipped off to the Colony for Epileptics and Feeble-Minded.

      Buck v. Bell
      unfolded against the backdrop of a nation in the thrall of eugenics, which many Americans thought would uplift the human race. Congress embraced this fervor, enacting the first laws designed to prevent immigration by Italians, Jews, and other groups charged with being genetically inferior. 

      Cohen shows how Buck arrived at the colony at just the wrong time, when influential scientists and politicians were looking for a “test case” to determine whether Virginia’s new eugenic sterilization law could withstand a legal challenge. A cabal of powerful men lined up against her, and no one stood up for her—not even her lawyer, who, it is now clear, was in collusion with the men who wanted her sterilized.

      In the end, Buck’s case was heard by the Supreme Court, the institution established by the founders to ensure that justice would prevail. The court could have seen through the false claim that Buck was a threat to the gene pool, or it could have found that forced sterilization was a violation of her rights. Instead, Holmes, a scion of several prominent Boston Brahmin families, who was raised to believe in the superiority of his own bloodlines, wrote a vicious, haunting decision upholding Buck’s sterilization and imploring the nation to sterilize many more.
      Holmes got his wish, and before the madness ended some sixty to seventy thousand Americans were sterilized. Cohen overturns cherished myths and demolishes lauded figures in relentless pursuit of the truth. With the intellectual force of a legal brief and the passion of a front-page exposé, Imbeciles is an ardent indictment of our champions of justice and our optimistic faith in progress, as well as a triumph of American legal and social history.


      From the Hardcover edition.
      Bio
      ADAM COHEN, a former member of the New York Times editorial board and senior writer for Time magazine, is the author most recently of Nothing to Fear: FDR’s Inner Circle and the Hundred Days That Created Modern America.  A graduate of Harvard Law School, he was president of volume 100 of the Harvard Law Review.


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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9781594204180ImbecilesAdam Cohen HardcoverMar 01, 2016$36.00Penguin Press
      9780399565922ImbecilesAdam Cohen CD-AudioMar 01, 2016$58.00Penguin Audio
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    The Last Days of Magic A Novel Mark Tompkins, Sile Bermingham
    9780147524522 CD-Audio FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date: March 01, 2016
    $58.00 CAD 5.1 x 5.9 x 1.2 in Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Audio
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      “Fantastic . . . an honest, beautifully detailed book and an entertaining read.”
      —DIANA GABALDON, THE WASHINGTON POST

      "A fantastical treat." 
      PEOPLE


      “Simultaneously sweeping and intricate . . . Tompkins’s amazing debut novel conjures an epic battle for the soul of Ireland. Filled with papal machination and royal intrigue, magic and mayhem, faeries, Vikings, legates, kings and queens, angels and goddesses, this is one wild and breathless ride.” 

      —KAREN JOY FOWLER

      “Plundering the treasure chest of human myths, from mysterious biblical giants to ferocious Celtic faeries, Tompkins has created a fantasy adventure with the shifting perspectives of dreamscape. A novel rich and strange.”
      —GERALDINE BROOKS

      What became of magic in the world? Who needed to do away with it, and for what reasons? Drawing on myth, legend, fairy tales, and Biblical mysteries, The Last Days of Magic brilliantly imagines answers to these questions, sweeping us back to a world where humans and magical beings co-exist as they had for centuries.
               
      Aisling, a goddess in human form, was born to rule both domains and—with her twin, Anya—unite the Celts with the powerful faeries of the Middle Kingdom. But within medieval Ireland interests are divided, and far from its shores greater forces are mustering. Both England and Rome have a stake in driving magic from the Emerald Isle. Jordan, the Vatican commander tasked with vanquishing the remnants of otherworldly creatures from a disenchanted Europe, has built a career on such plots. But increasingly he finds himself torn between duty and his desire to understand the magic that has been forbidden.
               
      As kings prepare, exorcists gather, and divisions widen between the warring clans of Ireland, Aisling and Jordan must come to terms with powers given and withheld, while a world that can still foster magic hangs in the balance. Loyalties are tested, betrayals sown, and the coming war will have repercussions that ripple centuries later, in today’s world—and in particular for a young graduate student named Sara Hill.
               
      The Last Days of Magic
      introduces us to unforgettable characters who grapple with quests for power, human frailty, and the longing for knowledge that has been made taboo. Mark Tompkins has crafted a remarkable tale—a feat of world-building that poses astonishing and resonant answers to epic questions.


      From the Hardcover edition.
      Bio
      Mark Tompkins is the founder of the Aspen Writers’ Network and serves on the board of Aspen Words, a program of the Aspen Institute. Born in Texas of Irish ancestry, Tompkins lives in Boston, Houston, and Aspen. The Last Days of Magic is his first novel.


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      9780147524522The Last Days of MagicMark Tompkins CD-AudioMar 01, 2016$58.00Penguin Audio
      9780525429531The Last Days of MagicMark Tompkins HardcoverMar 01, 2016$35.00Viking

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