Mr. Dobson delivers portraits of some of the world’s leading intellectual, tactical and financial advocates of grass-roots democracy.
A gripping account of academic politics and the birth of the pharmaceutical industry.
Danza’s writing style is accessible to a wide audience, and while there might be a bit of the jocular boss left in him, he provides insights into a teacher’s daily life.
But while their book is turbid in places, it is more multi-dimensional and nuanced than most other books on the bloody crossroads where real estate and banking meet.
If you are interested in tax policy and you’re not a tax expert, you should read this book.
But he saves some of the best for the final chapter, describing his attempts to explore the vast data centres run by the world's internet giants.
Though Garfield’s death had little historical significance, Millard has written us a penetrating human tragedy.
A fascinating account of groundbreaking science and the people who make it possible.
...but Beeman’s work is distinguished by a gently judicious tone that allows us to appreciate, and draw some lessons from, the delicate balances that emerged out of that passion-filled Philadelphia crucible.
...deeply stirring and inspires awe at our own species and its capacity for such intense curiosity.
Engaging "anti-self-help" book . . . It's a simple idea, but an exhilarating and satisfying one.
...by the pleasures provided by this pacy, readable and entertaining manifesto for a zoobiquitous approach to health and wellbeing, to be welcomed by vets and other human animals.
Covering the science behind Birdseye’s other inventions along with intimate details of his family life, Kurlansky skillfully weaves a fluid narrative of facts on products, packaging, and marketing into this rags-to-riches portrait of the man whose ingenuity brought revolutionary changes to 20th-century life.
Ms. Hauser’s book is a refreshing reminder of the hurdles newcomers to this country still face and how many defy the odds to overcome them.
Mabey's amble through the low-level, high-rise world of weeds is rich in lore and usefulness.
Aside from too many lurid terrorist scenarios, this is an intelligent account of the mess we are making of the planet; the unsettling conclusion: that humans may survive because we are resilient, not because we can fix matters.
But a book about politics is only about politics. Silver's aiming for something bigger here: He wants to change how we think about predictions in every aspect of our lives.
In telling the stories of these men, Ms. Stott—who is also a novelist—writes with a novelist's flair.
In an impressive narrative, the author renders esoteric DNA concepts accessible to lay readers.
A testament to the strength and goodness within the human spirit.