Since, on such a basis, it is here to stay for the foreseeable future, there can be no better place to learn more about it than in the pages of this enlightening book.
A book this long (571 pages, not including acknowledgments and footnotes) and bleak could have been unbearable, but every time its pages bog down, along comes a pick-me-up of an unexpected insight.
A book that will challenge conventional wisdom among readers who intuitively believe that corporations often game the system.
Any murder is a tragedy, but a young, potentially innocent suspect sentenced to life in prison after a cursory, slipshod investigation full of cultural bias—and defended by an inept attorney—only magnifies the travesty. For Serial and true-crime fans, this book is a page-turner perfect for a quiet weekend.
“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.
Of many recent titles exploring how technology is affecting all of our lives, Scott’s book is a gentle meditation that drifts through observations about our behaviour, our state of mind and our sense of self, without manufactured conclusion or a clumsy inevitability.
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.
Despite the lack of participation from Hearst, this is a well-informed, engaging work from a highly capable author.
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.
A journalist who teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, Danner sounds the alarm in hectic prose, relying on a somewhat hazy concept of the war on terror as a “state of exception” normalized by our wartime presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
Drawing on his experiences in two different social and cultural worlds, Steel has no trouble getting to the dark heart of our nation’s racial ills in this polished, accomplished book.