David Maraniss and Marketplace‘s Kai Ryssdal ventured out to take a first-hand look at Detroit and talk about the city’s decline. Click the image above to listen to their conversation.
Robert Putnam’s New York Times Best Seller Our Kids was featured on a CBS segment called “Still Believing in the American Dream.” Click the image above to view the segment.
Peter Finna and Petra Couvée’s inside history of Dr. Zhivago and its use as an ideological weapon was reviewed by one of its central subjects: the CIA itself. They call it “an excellent story” that “[sheds] light on a relatively unknown Cold War intelligence effort.”
Influx, by Daniel Suarez, has won the 2015 Prometheus Award. The Prometheus awards honor outstanding science fiction that explores the possibilities of a free future, champions human rights (including personal and economic liberty), dramatizes the perennial conflict between individuals and coercive governments, or critiques the tragic consequences of abuse of power.
Two ICM/Sagalyn authors, Eric Liu and Robert Putnam, are speakers at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival. Click the image above to hear Liu speak on another ICM/Sagalyn author, E.D. Hirsch, in his talk What Every American Should Know.
Greg McKeown’s Essentialism (or, in Japanese, エッセンシャル思考 最少の時間で成果を最大にする) has won the Bookstores’ Choice Award for the 2015 Japanese Business Book Awards!
Timothy Shriver’s Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most won a Christopher Award, presented to authors, artists, and directors whose work “affirms the highest values of the human spirit.” View the citation at the Christopher Awards Website.
Reviewers are calling Our Kids author Robert Putnam the “poet laureate of civil society” (New York Times Sunday Book Review) and “an Old Testament prophet with charts” (Washington Post Wonkblog). Both features recommend the book.
An Amazon Editors’ Top Pick for the Best Books of March. Also named were Francine Mathews’s Too Bad To Die in the ‘Thriller’ category and Robert Putnam’s Our Kids in the ‘Business & Leadership’ category.
Francine Mathews’s upcoming novel was Playboy Magazine’s Book of the Month, receiving the prestigious “Four Bunnies” rating.