current-affairs books
  • Current Affairs books
  • The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable (Berlin Family Lectures)
    Views : 296
    Pages : 176

    by: Amitav Ghosh

    Publisher: pUniversity Of Chicago Press

    Book Description

    Fair warning on the perils of ignoring climate change.

    In this erudite, cautionary treatise, novelist Ghosh (Flood of Fire, 2015, etc.) questions why, even in the face of mounting proof, much of the general public remains unfazed b ... more

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    2016-09-14

    ISBN-10: 022632303X

    ISBN-13: 9780226323039

    Language: English

  • Waging War: The Clash Between Presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS
    Views : 445
    Pages : 576

    by: David J. Barron

    Publisher: pSimon & Schuster

    Book Description

    A 1st Circuit Court of Appeals judge chronicles the centurieslong push/pull between the executive and the legislative branches over the conduct of America’s wars.

    The proposed Constitution designated the president as the commander in ch ... more

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    2016-10-04

    ISBN-10: 1451681976

    ISBN-13: 9781451681970

    Language: English

  • Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives
    Views : 492
    Pages : 304

    by: Gary Younge

    Publisher: pNation Books

    Book Description

    The tragic stories of 10 kids killed by gunfire.

    In this heart-rending, beautifully crafted book, Guardian editor at large Younge (The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream, 2013, etc.) explores the ... more

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    2016-10-04

    ISBN-10: 1568589751

    ISBN-13: 9781568589756

    Language: English

  • To Be Israeli: The Heart of a Nation, the Soul of a People
    Views : 282
    Pages : 304

    by: Yair Lapid Nathan Burstein

    Publisher: pThomas Dunne Books

    Book Description

    Short essays on a changing, vilified Israeli identity.

    Eminent Israeli journalist and politician Lapid (Memories After My Death: The Joseph (Tommy) Lapid Story, 2011) assumes a reassuring Everyman persona in these briefs, expressi ... more

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    2017-09-12

    ISBN-10:

    ISBN-13: 9781250044006

    Language: English

  • You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain
    Views : 490
    Pages : 320

    by: Phoebe Robinson

    Publisher: pPlume

    Book Description

    A black female comedian lays it all out there.

    Stand-up comic and co-star of the WNYC podcast 2 Dope Girls, Robinson has a lot to complain about, starting with the need people have to touch her hair. In case readers fail to pick u ... more

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    2016-10-04

    ISBN-10: 0143129201

    ISBN-13: 9780143129202

    Language: English

  • Things that Can and Cannot Be Said: Essays and Conversations
    Views : 478
    Pages : 106

    by: Arundhati Roy John Cusack

    Publisher: pHaymarket Books

    Book Description

    If politics makes strange bedfellows, this season isn’t likely to see a more unlikely collaboration of co-authors than the Indian novelist and the American actor.

    Those who found the “summit meeting” between Sean Penn and El Chapo f ... more

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    2016-10-04

    ISBN-10: 1608467171

    ISBN-13: 9781608467174

    Language: English

  • Same Family, Different Colors: Confronting Colorism in America's Diverse Families
    Views : 56
    Pages : 216

    by: Lori L. Tharps

    Publisher: pBeacon Press

    Book Description

    How family dynamics can reflect racial prejudices in society as a whole.

    “Outside the house, siblings who are light and dark may be treated differently, and of course they bring those lived experiences back into the home,” writes Thar ... more

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    2016-10-04

    ISBN-10: 0807076783

    ISBN-13: 9780807076781

    Language: English