The way the book progresses is so powerful, it tends to hold on even after you've closed that perfect last page. Every child in the world must read this, or must have Malala's story read to them.
“If this dream were a book, what would it be about?” he pondered. “ “There was only one answer: a book of immortality.” For one, I am very happy Gollner had that dream — and wrote this beautiful, illuminating opus.
Mark Levin’s new book, The Liberty Amendments, has been written at what one could argue is the most opportune time. Consider it a concise and reasoned guideline for the restoration of our republic that is long overdue.
Mr. Balko saves his prescriptions for reform until the last chapter. Two of his fixes, transparency and accountability, are good remedies for all governmental overreach.
...by telling the stories of individual victims of austerity as well as analysing its impact at the population level, Stuckler and Basu provide a wealth of evidence that it is bad for our health. That is a valuable contribution to the current debate.
The Anatomy of Violence is an astonishingly accessible account of all the major elements— environmental, social, biochemical, psychological, and neurological—related to crime and human violence...
This is a work as much of philosophy as science. Despite the absence of mathematics, it requires close attention, but readers who make the effort will absorb a flood of ideas from an imaginative thinker.
...in How to Create the Perfect Wife, she investigates education, liberty and the role of women. It is pleasing to see a writer bringing together painstaking research with gripping storytelling.
The Black Swan author's latest book is full of important warnings and insights – and a whole lot of hubris
This broad approach toward harnessing our "negative capability" deserves wide readership
This book is not for all, but for those needing a certain kind of scriptural rock, it is solid. (
Future developments could bring changes. Nonetheless, the book is a good reference work despite those uncertainties.
Toobin has the chops... to take readers inside the court...and parse the principles at stake in cases involving the right to bear arms, employment discrimination and campaign finance reform.
...Holt...takes a perverse pleasure in doubling back, raising questions and then poking holes in them at once.
A pertinent work of journalistic research that will gain fresh meaning as authoritarian regimes both evolve and fall.
...Mr. Romano seems to have missed a crucial point: The greatest pragmatists in this country have always appealed to the people's taste for principle.
Still, it's an admirable undertaking, evoking the spirit of his literary hero, Charles Dickens, to examine a serious social issue without losing sight of the truth that those ultimate questions are rooted in the everyday world of living, breathing people.
Sandel denounces inequality, but in order to do something about it, he needs a politically persuasive rationale ...
But sadly, his writing is dry, complicated and nearly sleep-inducing. If you are not heavily into deep science, this is not a book for you.
"Why Nations Fail" is a vital work for these times, directing our attention to the big picture regarding the poverty and prosperity of nations.