Get a look into the big pictures of the past and of recent history, and even glimpse the coming future with this selection of great reads.
We are taken once again inside the Trump presidency in this follow up to Fire and Fury. In Siege, Michael Wolff tells us the story of a presidency that is under fire from almost every side. He paints a portrait of a president like no other, one blind to his peril, and surrounded by enemies — in such close distance, some are even members of his own administration.
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Backed up with fifteen years worth of original research, Acemoglu and Robinson present us with a new theory of political economy relevant to our present's big questions. They conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or lack of it.) Drawing evidence throughout history, the Roman Empire, the Mayan city-states, medieval Venice, and more — Why Nations Fail will change the way we see and understand the world.
Just as the world was Europeanized and Americanized these last two centuries, it is being Asianized now in the 21st century — and it's even bigger than you think. It spans from Saudi Arabia to Japan, Russia to Australia, Turkey to Indonesia, representing 40 percent of global GDP. It is then important to understand Asia with its confident new wave of growth led by younger societies, leaders putting aside territorial disputes to make way for integration, and infrastructure investments as the platform for the next generation of digital innovation. The Future is Asian shows us an accurate picture of what this Asian century will look like.
Yuval Noah Harari
Integrating history and science, renowned historian Dr. Yuval Noah Harari presents us with a narrative of humanity's creation and evolution — one that begins about 700, 000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. By looking from this past, Dr. Harari compels us to look ahead as humans, over the last few decades, have begun to bend laws of natural selection — acquiring the ability to design not just the world, but also ourselves. Featuring photographs, maps, and illustrations, we will ask where this ability will lead us, and what we want to become.
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith
It started from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. In The Dictator's Handbook, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith show us that democracy is just a convenient fiction. Governments are only different in the number of essential supporters and the size of this group determines almost everything about politics — what leaders can get away with, and what life or misery under them is like. This book does not paint a pretty picture, but it may just be a truthful one.
James M. Scott
75 years ago, one of the fiercest urban battles in World War II raged on for a whole month between February 3, 1945 to March 3, 1945 and this was the Battle of Manila. This battle to liberate the city resulted in its catastrophic destruction, severe losses and brutalization of its civilian population. Drawing from war-crimes testimony, after-action reports, and survivor interviews, James M. Scott recounts these heartbreaking chapters of Pacific War History.
Jared Diamond reveals how successful nations recover from crises while adopting selective changes throughout history. From the transformations of Germany and Austria after World War Two, to a murderous coup or countercoup in Chile and Indonesia and more.
It stretches from eastern Europe and sweeps right across Central Asia deep into China and India — the East calls for those in search of adventure and riches. Along the Silk Roads flowed ideas, goods, disease and death. Civilization began in this true center of the earth, where the world's great religions were born and took root, where empires were won and lost. The Silk Roads are rising again and Peter Frankopan presents us this major reassessment of world history.
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A "riveting and illuminating" (Yuval Noah Harari) new theory of how and why some nations recover from trauma and others don't, by the Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of the landmark bestsellers Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse.
Adding a psychological dimension to the in-depth history, geography, biology, and anthropology that mark all of Diamond's books, Upheaval reveals factors influencing how both whole nations and individual people can respond to big challenges. The result is a book epic in scope, but also his most personal book yet.
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Yuval Noah Harari
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FINANCIAL TIMES AND PAMELA PAUL, KQED
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From the Middle East and its political instability to China and its economic rise, the vast region stretching eastward from the Balkans across the steppe and South Asia has been thrust into the global spotlight in recent years.
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Yuval Noah Harari
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The Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg, now available as a beautifully packaged paperback.
From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”
One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?
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James M. Scott
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In this New York Times bestseller, an award-winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geo-political strategies of the world powers—“fans of geography, history, and politics (and maps) will be enthralled” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram).
Maps have a mysterious hold over us. Whether ancient, crumbling parchments or generated by Google, maps tell us things we want to know, not only about our current location or where we are going but about the world in general. And yet, when it comes to geo-politics, much of what we are told is generated by analysts and other experts who have neglected to refer to a map of the place in question.
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Philip Rucker, Carol Leonnig
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