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PRAIRIE FIRES by @carolinefraser and THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by @elizkolbert -- Two on @lithub's list of 20 best! https://t...
11/06/2019
The 20 Best Works of Nonfiction of the Decade

PRAIRIE FIRES by @carolinefraser and THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by @elizkolbert -- Two on @lithub's list of 20 best! https://t.co/12qjUb0QY4

Friends, it’s true: the end of the decade approaches. It’s been a difficult, anxiety-provoking, morally compromised decade, but at least it’s been populated by some damn fine lite…

“The Europeans” is the much-anticipated follow-up to Figes’s acclaimed history of Russian culture, “Natasha’s Dance,” an...
11/03/2019
How Modernity Came to Europe

“The Europeans” is the much-anticipated follow-up to Figes’s acclaimed history of Russian culture, “Natasha’s Dance,” and like that book, it tells the story of a society in radical transition from tradition to modernity.” https://t.co/kAdR2tSjnT via @NYTimes

Orlando Figes’s “The Europeans” focuses on three people to recount the enormous changes in European society and culture during the 19th century.

Fighting for democracy from the bottom up -- Astra Taylor, author of DEMOCRACY MAY NOT EXIST, BUT WE'LL MISS IT WHEN IT'...
10/21/2019
Fighting for democracy from the bottom up | Astra Taylor, Pt 2 | CBC Radio

Fighting for democracy from the bottom up -- Astra Taylor, author of DEMOCRACY MAY NOT EXIST, BUT WE'LL MISS IT WHEN IT'S GONE [http://bit.ly/demastra] on
CBC Radio.

Filmmaker, writer and activist Astra Taylor sets out to answer a question we rarely ask: what is democracy? Her conclusion: democracy doesn't exist — at least, not quite. And yet, she says, it's still worth fighting for. Taylor takes us on a walking tour in New York searching for the meaning of de...

Astra Taylor opines on how need to think about generational dynamics through a class conscious not age-essentialist lens...
10/18/2019
Opinion | Out With the Old, In With the Young

Astra Taylor opines on how need to think about generational dynamics through a class conscious not age-essentialist lens in The New York Times.

Get her book, DEMOCRACY MAY NOT EXIST, BUT WE'LL MISS IT WHEN IT'S GONE: http://bit.ly/demastra

Our democracy today is dominated by the old, and young people are getting a bad deal.

Henry Holt
09/25/2019

Henry Holt

Provocative. Radical. Influential. A magnificent study of one of the most controversial seats on the Supreme Court. THE ENIGMA OF CLARENCE THOMAS by Corey Robin is on sale now.

Get your copy: http://bit.ly/crenigma

"The “separate but equal” policies of the 20th century are still with us — and they explain why communities cannot take ...
09/23/2019
Opinion | Clean, affordable drinking water is a racial issue

"The “separate but equal” policies of the 20th century are still with us — and they explain why communities cannot take safe drinking water for granted."

Anna Clark, author of the award-winning THE POISONED CITY, writes in the Washington Post.

Get her book: http://bit.ly/poisonedcitylp

Consider the Midwest, which has an abundance of freshwater but where communities of color struggle to get affordable water.

We are proud to publish Edward Snowden's 'Permanent Record.'
09/19/2019

We are proud to publish Edward Snowden's 'Permanent Record.'

Edward Snowden’s memoir PERMANENT RECORD will be published globally by Macmillan Publishers  on September 17, 2019 by Me...
08/01/2019
Permanent Record by Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden’s memoir PERMANENT RECORD will be published globally by Macmillan Publishers on September 17, 2019 by Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt.

In 2013, Edward Snowden, a former CIA agent and NSA contractor, shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed that the U.S. government was secretly pursuing the means to collect every phone call, text message, and email ever sent. The result would be an unprecedented system of mass surveillance with the ability to pry into the private lives of every person on earth. In Permanent Record, he tells his story for the very first time, bringing the reader along as he helps to create this system of mass surveillance, and then experiences the crisis of conscience that led him to try to bring it down.

Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.

"THE END OF THE MYTH is a powerful and painful book, clear-sighted, meticulous and damning.  Grandin writes with learned...
07/31/2019
The End of the Myth by Greg Grandin review – America can no longer run from its past

"THE END OF THE MYTH is a powerful and painful book, clear-sighted, meticulous and damning. Grandin writes with learned, punchy elegance, as attentive to the broad sweep of his narrative as he is to the fine details of each era. He excels at revealing the hidden ancestry, usually un-pretty, of contemporary rightwing tropes....Grandin forges a cogent and convincing etiology for the strange disease afflicting the US."

Read Greg Grandin's THE END OF THE MYTH:
http://bit.ly/2tZTdfn

The idea of the frontier in US history has been one of endless promise, but the reality has involved violence, even genocide. As this powerful study argues, its latest incarnation is Trump’s wall

We can’t wait to share this with you!
07/15/2019

We can’t wait to share this with you!

I’m very happy to share that my memoir has been acquired by Metropolitan Books/Macmillan. The book will be a fully illustrated graphic memoir. It will delve into my childhood in Cuba during the Cold War, my family’s migration to the United States, and my work as an artist in today’s America. From Publishers Weekly: Cuban-American artist Edel Rodriguez sold a graphic memoir, at auction, to Riva Hocherman at Metropolitan Books. Hocherman took North American rights, to ‘Worm’ from agent Holly McGhee at Pippin Properties. The book is slated for publication in 2021.

"A good book." says The New York Times Book Review in a front cover review.Get Astra Taylor's DEMOCRACY MAY NOT EXIST, B...
06/28/2019
What, Exactly, Do We Mean by ‘Democracy’ Anyway?

"A good book." says The New York Times Book Review in a front cover review.

Get Astra Taylor's DEMOCRACY MAY NOT EXIST, BUT WE'LL MISS IT WHEN IT'S GONE [http://bit.ly/demastra]

In “Democracy May Not Exist, but We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone,” Astra Taylor examines the ways, both good and bad, the concept has been defended, defined and put into practice.

"You begin this memoir thinking it will be about one thing, and it turns into something else altogether — a book at once...
06/26/2019
The 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years

"You begin this memoir thinking it will be about one thing, and it turns into something else altogether — a book at once more ordinary and more extraordinary than any first impressions might allow....Whenever I try to describe this memoir — and I do that often, since it’s a book I don’t just recommend but implore people to read — I feel like I’m trying to parse a magic trick. — Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times

LIVES OTHER THAN MY OWN by Emmanuel Carrère
https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250013774

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/06/26/books/best-memoirs.html?smid=tw-share

The New York Times’s book critics select the most outstanding memoirs published since 1969.

"NINE PINTS may not sound like a typical light summer book. But Rose George is a great reporter and writer who makes it ...
05/23/2019
Everything you wanted to know about blood

"NINE PINTS may not sound like a typical light summer book. But Rose George is a great reporter and writer who makes it easy to follow along. And I think everyone wants to know at least a little more about this topic. After all, there is nothing that more people have in common than blood." -- Bill Gates

Get NINE PINTS now: http://bit.ly/ninepints

Bill Gates reviews “Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood” by author Rose George.

"Because in the whole wide world, there are subjects beyond power and other people besides the right men." Read Caroline...
05/17/2019
On Robert Caro, Great Men, and the Problem of Powerful Women in Biography

"Because in the whole wide world, there are subjects beyond power and other people besides the right men." Read Caroline Fraser's piece in Literary Hub on "great men."

Then read her Pulitzer-Prize winning biography Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder http://bit.ly/prairiefires

Robert Caro is by now the most celebrated biographer alive, having won two Pulitzers for biography, two National Book Awards, three National Book Critics Circle awards, and a host of other prizes. …

Rose George, author of NINE PINTS, writes in The New York Times about having more blood donors in certain groups can be ...
05/16/2019
The Intersection of Race and Blood

Rose George, author of NINE PINTS, writes in The New York Times about having more blood donors in certain groups can be crucial for saving the lives of patients who share their backgrounds.

Get NINE PINTS: http://bit.ly/ninepints

Blood can be racially or ethnically specific, so having more blood donors in certain groups can be crucial for saving the lives of patients who share their backgrounds.

An excerpt from Astra Taylor's new book in The Nation Magazine in which she ponders:What is the relationship of democrac...
05/06/2019
Time’s Up For Capitalism. But What Comes Next?

An excerpt from Astra Taylor's new book in The Nation Magazine in which she ponders:

What is the relationship of democracy to time? Do some ancestors need to be disenfranchised? Can we transcend capitalism so generations to come have a chance?

Get DEMOCRACY MAY NOT EXIST, BUT WE'LL MISS IT WHEN IT'S GONE: http://bit.ly/demastra

Every day, we help decide how the future will unfold. But how do we cast ballots for a democracy that doesn’t yet exist?

In this excerpt in Rolling Stone  from her new book REPUBLIC OF LIES  journalist Anna Merlan visits a rally in Kentucky ...
04/17/2019
Inside a White-Nationalist Cookout

In this excerpt in Rolling Stone from her new book REPUBLIC OF LIES journalist Anna Merlan visits a rally in Kentucky where organizers hope to unite white nationalist groups.

Read REPUBLIC OF LIES http://bit.ly/repoflies

In this excerpt from her new book ‘Republic of Lies,’ journalist Anna Merlan visits a rally in Kentucky where organizers hope to unite white nationalist groups

What’s New About Conspiracy Theories? Elizabeth Kolbert writes in The New Yorker about Anna Merlan'S REPUBLIC OF LIES, o...
04/16/2019
What’s New About Conspiracy Theories?

What’s New About Conspiracy Theories? Elizabeth Kolbert writes in The New Yorker about Anna Merlan'S REPUBLIC OF LIES, on-sale today.

Read REPUBLIC OF LIES: https://t.co/bEtRMT5pHz

Outsiders have always had a weakness for paranoid fantasies. Now our leaders are conspiracists, too.

Kao Kalia Yang
04/02/2019
Kao Kalia Yang

Kao Kalia Yang

I became a writer, in many ways, because my father believes “that if one dreams in the right direction, the dreamer never wakes up, the dream never dies; it always only grows bigger and bigger.”

In the spring of 2021, “The Song Poet” will debut as a youth opera, commissioned by the Minnesota Opera.

Father, this dream grows bigger and bigger.

Bernie Sanders shares this very important piece that Katherine Newman and Rebecca Hayes Jacob wrote in The Nation Magazi...
04/01/2019
Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders shares this very important piece that Katherine Newman and Rebecca Hayes Jacob wrote in The Nation Magazine.

Read Katherine's DOWNHILL FROM HERE for more: http://bit.ly/downhillbk

Seniors who have worked their entire lives deserve the peace of mind to know that in their old age they will be taken care of. It is a disgrace how the Trump administration wants to gut programs like Social Security and Meals on Wheels. We must strengthen and expand Social Security so that our seniors can retire with the dignity they deserve.

On-sale today!
03/05/2019

On-sale today!

“An essential, sweeping history of the American frontier, its end and what it has meant to our nation’s sense of itself.”
— Los Angeles Times

Happy pub day to Greg Grandin’s spectacular THE END OF THE MYTH
http://bit.ly/2tZTdfn

"Grandin’s study of the frontier serves as a vital corrective to popular conceptions, in the lineage of work by scholars...
03/04/2019
When the Frontier Becomes the Wall

"Grandin’s study of the frontier serves as a vital corrective to popular conceptions, in the lineage of work by scholars like Richard White, Patricia Limerick, and Richard Slotkin....Part of Grandin’s achievement in THE END OF THE MYTH is to situate today’s calls to fortify our borders in relation to the centuries of racial animus that preceded them." - The New Yorker

Read Greg Grandin's THE END OF THE MYTH: http://bit.ly/2FbNcDU

What the border fight means for one of the nation’s most potent, and most violent, myths.

Rose George, author of NINE PINTS [http://bit.ly/ninepints] most recently, is on Reddit doing an #AMA. Head over and ask...
02/20/2019
I'm Rose George and I write about the unmentionable, the ignored and the unfathomable, from sh*t to ships to periods. Ask Me Anything!

Rose George, author of NINE PINTS [http://bit.ly/ninepints] most recently, is on Reddit doing an #AMA. Head over and ask her about her books!

https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/asom0f/im_rose_george_and_i_write_about_the/

I’m an author and journalist from Yorkshire, UK. I write about people and things that are not invisible but often ignored, from refugees to sewer...

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