“Gleaned through meticulous research and interviews with key players on both sides of the continual military struggle, [author Ronen] Bergman’s work is unquestionably authoritative. He succeeds masterfully in telling the tale of a nation reborn just seventy years ago, whose constant need to defend itself often brings it into conflict with principles of morality and democracy.”
FT’s Martin Wolf praised Kwak’s bracing deconstruction of the framework for understanding the world that is learned as gospel in Economics 101, regardless of its imaginary assumptions and misleading half-truths.
In its annual list, J.P. Morgan praises McAfee and Brynjolfsson’s Machine, Platform, Crowd as a “must read for what’s ahead.”
David Ignatius’ upcoming spy thriller–a tale of global espionage, state-of-the-art-technology, and unthinkable betrayal–was picked by Amazon as a November book of the month.
In Olson’s Eruption, survival narrative meets scientific, natural, and social history in the riveting story of a volcanic disaster.
Blaine Harden’s fascinating account of how one man helped burn down North Korea was chosen by Amazon as one of their best biographies of the month.
The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman explores humanity’s relationship to water. Fishman will speak on the book on Charleston’s campus on November 6 and 7.
Michael Waldman’s history of expanding voting rights joins Joshua Partlow’s A Kingdom of One’s Own on the Post’s 2016 list of Notable Books.
Joshua Partlow’s epic on the Karzai Brothers and Afghanistan placed in the top ten of Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Books of 2016.
Steve Olson’s Eruption, praised by judges as “a drama that reads like a tragic thriller” is one of five finalists for The Boardman Tasker Prize. The award is given to authors who have made an outstanding contribution to mountain literature.
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights newsroom announced that David Maraniss’s Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story has won the 2016 RFK Book Award. It was called “an insightful look at Detroit’s history as a once-powerful manufacturing metropolis fueled by the motor industry, but with foreshadowing of an imminent decline.”