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.”
The L.A. Times has selected Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story, by David Maraniss, as a Book Prize finalist in the category of history.
Titles from three ICM/Sagalyn authors have been selected by Amazon as Best Books of 2015. SAVING CAPITALISM, by Robert Reich, is a best book in Business & Investing; ONCE IN A GREAT CITY, by David Maraniss, and THE GREAT LEADER AND THE FIGHTER PILOT, by Blaine Harden, are best books in History; and THE GREAT … [Read More]
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.
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.