Award-winning journalist Michael Grunwald makes the case for President Obama’s much-maligned $800 billion stimulus package in The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era (Simon & Schuster,$17.00), now available in paperback. The 2008 Economic Recovery Act has been criticized as an expensive give-away to banks, but Grunwald shows that it stopped a terrifying economic free-fall, while quietly jump-starting the president’s agenda for energy, education reform, health care, taxation and the economy in the long term. “Even if everyone doesn’t agree with Grunwald’s provocative conclusions, every serious reader will see his book as a vindication of serious journalism . . .”—Politico. Grunwald is a senior national correspondent for Time magazine and the author of Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise.