A book that will challenge conventional wisdom among readers who intuitively believe that corporations often game the system.
Chaudry’s version of a story of “justice, bigotry, faith, community, devastation, healing, and hope” points to an intentional, systematic framing of Syed by investigators, allegations that will surely spark controversy as his legal ordeal continues.
“A Brief History of Vice” is an engaging, compelling assemblage of pop culture & cultural anthropology (pop cultural anthropology?), an exploration of the growth of civilization via things that our own culture has in many ways declared taboo. This is one of the more entertaining books – fiction, nonfiction or whatever – that you’ll read this year.
These minutiae of social and private life are the grist for Scott’s mill, which sometimes grinds exceedingly fine...Underpinning Scott’s cabinet of reflections is, one suspects, a bigger idea. On this evidence, it might be worth waiting for.
Occasionally, MacInnes pushes too far, perhaps: “The words were mute, like the hummed melodies remaining in the ground surfaces of nightmare-weathered teeth.” But even this image is interesting and – on closer reading – a restatement of his main theme, if slightly off.
...if these issues are too complex to be decisively settled, why appoint a board of experts to do precisely this? Despite these failings, though, this book is still an excellent introduction to atheistic thought. An argument for godlessness that’s rational but appropriately humble.
“American Heiress” is a well-researched, powerfully-written look back at some of America’s past madness...For those who remember, this will be a fascinating reminder. For those who never knew the depths of the story, it’s a chance for a deep dive into a small but compelling chapter of American history.
It is all the more disappointing then that Wildes describes Schiano in the most casually bigoted way possible.
Though no Gideon’s Trumpet, this is a touch better than the usual run of legal memoirs, and it affords useful insight into the ways of the law and its practitioners.
In an era when banks are viewed with increasing suspicion, the satisfaction of industry regulations and the appearance of responsible business practices are essential for both fostering public confidence and remaining on the right side of the law. A guide about industry regulations and risk assessment for banking professionals.
Observing Hayden relearning how to delight in “simply being” may offer satisfaction for some readers, but the overall narrative comes across as trite and unoriginal. Enthusiastic but lackluster travel writing.
Doyle spins a captivating yarn in the prose of early 20th century England. Today’s readers must be committed to the journey and willing to tolerate classic prose in order to reap the rewards of a definitive road trip.
I would hope that so many of those leading the war on cops would take the time to take an honest look at the work, the facts and the data, compiled by Heather Mac Donald in “The War on Cops” and rethink their unfair condemnation of our men and women in blue.
Whitefield-Madrano’s point (though it should start and not conclude this book) is rather to seek resolution with how we look, putting aside that impossible quest of the perfect product or fix, that thing that “once we finally capture it, we can rest at last.”
An alarming and important indictment of Obama’s ineffectual approach to one of his signature campaign issues and of America’s tarnished system of justice as a whole.
Overall, The Course of Love lacks the playful charm and wit of On Love, but it isn't a total downer, nor as off-the-wall as de Botton's last book, Religion for Atheists.
Only through politics and education can we dispel the “twilight world” of perpetual war in which we are mired. A chilling cautionary tale of Orwellian repercussions.
An articulate, emotionally moving chronicle of a life informed by racial unrest and elevated with dutiful humanitarianism.
Moreover, Sir Roger successfully shows just how important the “Ring” was to the history of music and philosophy. After reading this book, only the most unadventurous reader would turn down the chance to see Wagner’s masterpiece.
As usual, Klosterman’s trademark humor and unique curiosity propel the reader through the book. He remains one of the most insightful critics of pop culture writing today and this is his most thought-provoking and memorable book yet.