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Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America's Schools by Steven Brill

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America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

b i NEW YORK TIMES i BESTSELLER A i NEW YORK TIMES i NOTABLE BOOK b i America s Bitter Pill i is Steven Brill s acclaimed book on how the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare was written how it is being implemented and most important how it is changing and failing to change the rampant abuses in the healthcare industry It s a fly on the wall account of the titanic fight to pass a page law aimed at fixing America s largest most dysfunctional industry It s a penetrating chronicle of how the profiteering that Brill first identified in his trailblazing i Time i magazine cover story continues despite Obamacare And it is the first complete inside account of how President Obama persevered to push through the law but then failed to deal with the staff incompetence and turf wars that crippled its implementation br br But by chance i America s Bitter Pill i ends up being much more because as Brill was completing this book he had to undergo urgent open heart surgery Thus this also becomes the story of how one patient who thinks he knows everything about healthcare policy rethinks it from a hospital gurney and combines that insight with his brilliant reporting The result a surprising new vision of how we can fix American healthcare so that it stops draining the bank accounts of our families and our businesses and the federal treasury br b b br b Praise for i America s Bitter Pill i b br b i i b br A tour de force a comprehensive and suitably furious guide to the political landscape of American healthcare persuasive shocking b i The New York Times i b br br An energetic picaresque narrative explanation of much of what has happened in the last seven years of health policy Brill has pulled off something extraordinary b i The New York Times Book Review i b br br A thunderous indictment of what Brill refers to as the toxicity of our profiteer dominated healthcare system b i Los Angeles Times i b br i i br A sweeping and spirited new book that chronicles the surprisingly juicy tale of reform b i The Daily Beast i b br b b br One of the most important books of our time b Walter Isaacson b br br Superb Brill has achieved the seemingly impossible written an exciting book about the American health system b i The i i New York Review of Books i b


Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America's Schools

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After: How America Confronted the September 12 Era

The story begins on September It reads like a novel But the characters in award winning journalist Steven Brill s America are real They don t have all the answers or all the virtues of fictional heroes It is because they are so human so much like the rest of us that makes the way they rise to the challenge of September such an inspiring story about how America really works br br A Customs inspector somehow has to guard against a nuclear bomb that could be hidden in one of the thousands of cargo containers from all over the world sitting on his dock in New York harbor br br A young woman in New Jersey suddenly widowed with three young children doesn t know how to get the keys to her husband s car much less how she can challenge the head of a federal victims fund br br An entrepreneur in Silicon Valley who makes machines that screen luggage for bombs can t decide if this crisis is an opportunity he should seize br br Attorney General John Ashcroft has no idea how to find the new hidden enemy living among us br br The young just hired director of the American Civil Liberties Union wonders how he can keep Ashcroft from going too far br br The CEO of a giant insurer has to decide whether to risk economic panic by not paying damage claims that he might legally be able to avoid br br Red Cross President Bernadine Healy has to figure out how to collect and allocate donations while dodging a hostile board of directors br br Career civil servant Gale Rossides has to recruit and train the largest workforce ever hired by the government the new airport passenger screeners br br A proprietor of a shoe repair shop helped by two young women pro bono lawyers has torebuild a business buried in the rubble of Ground Zero br br A Detroit Border Patrol agent whose bosses want to fire him for speaking out about how unprotected his stretch of border is has to choose whether to risk his family s livelihood by sounding the alarm br br Tom Ridge has to run through a bureaucratic wall to mount a true homeland security defense br br Drawing on on the record interviews and revelations from memos of government meetings court filings and other documents Brill gives us a front row seat as these and other players in this real life drama cross paths in a series of alliances and confrontations and fight for their own interests and their version of the public interest br br The result is a gritty story and trailblazing journalism that inspires us not because these Americans or their country are perfect but because they were tough enough anchored enough and living in a system that encouraged and enabled them to meet the awesome challenges they faced


The Teamsters

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Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us

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Trial by Jury

Analyzes seventeen recent courtroom trials offering a look at how the American justice system operates through interviews with attorneys jurors and other key personalities


Fight Back: Self Defense for Senior Citizens... And Everybody Else

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The Best American Magazine Writing 2014

Our annual anthology of finalists and winners of the National Magazine Awards includes Max Chafkin s oral history of Apple from Fast Company Joshua Davis s intimate portrait of tech pioneer John McAfee s personal and public breakdown from Wired Kyle Dickman s haunting investigation into the preventable death of nineteen firemen battling an Arizona wildfire and Ariel Levy s emotional account of extreme travel to a remote land while pregnant from The New Yorker br br Other essays include Wright Thompson s bittersweet profile of Michael Jordan s fifty something second act ESPN the Magazine Jean M Twenge s revealing look at fertility myths and baby politics The Atlantic Janet Reitman s controversial study of the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Rolling Stone Luke Mogelson s harrowing experience accompanying asylum seekers on a potentially deadly sea voyage to Australia New York Times Magazine Lisa Miller s poignant report from Newtown Connecticut as the town tries to cope with the aftermath of one of the nation s worst mass shootings New York Emily Nussbaum s critiques of gender and politics on television The New Yorker and Witold Rybczynski s poetic engagement with modern architecture Architect The collection concludes with the award winning poem Elegies by Kathleen Ossip Poetry and The Embassy of Cambodia a short story by Zadie Smith The New Yorker


D2: The Mighty Ducks Are Back!

The Mighty Ducks are back The team is going for gold in international competition in this junior novelization of the new movie Complete with eight pages of full color stills from the film this novel captures all the on the ice excitement for young readers to enjoy on their own


Profiles from "Brill's Content"

The most memorable profiles of some of the most controversial discussed and interesting people making covering and disseminating the media from the pages of Brill s Content PROFILES FROM BRILL S CONTENT magazine brings together some of the best toughest and most insightful writing about the figures who create media from the magazine committed to studying it From Abigail Pogrebin s interview with John F Kennedy Jr one of the last he gave before his death in July of and Katherine Rosman s portrait of the elusive chronicler of and sometimes friend to Hollywood stars Lynn Hirschberg to Gay Jervey s much discussed profiles on The New York Times s reporter about town Alex Kuczynski and acid penned columnist Maureen Dowd these features offer both unforgettable portraits of some of our most intriguing and powerful media figures as well as a discerning history of the machinations behind the most complex exciting and treacherous media culture ever


D2: The Mighty Ducks Are Back!, Trial by Jury, The Teamsters, America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System, Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us, The Best American Magazine Writing 2014, Profiles from "Brill's Content", Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America's Schools, After: How America Confronted the September 12 Era, Fight Back: Self Defense for Senior Citizens... And Everybody Else