PublicAffairs is an independent publishing house, founded by Peter Osnos in 1997, to create a new model for effectively and profitably publishing serious non-fiction for general readers. Our mission: to publish good books about things that matter. From the start, our books have been part of the national conversation. We are the publishers of Muhammad Yunus, Wesley Clark, George Soros, Dorothy Height, Vernon Jordan, Wendy Kopp, Robert McNamara, Andy Rooney, Natan Sharansky, Scott McClellan, Linda Robinson, and Boris Yeltsin, among many others. PublicAffairs is a member of the Perseus Books Group.