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21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Title 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Author
Publisher Random House
Release DateSeptember 4, 2018
Category History
Total Pages 345 pages
ISBN B079WM7KLS
Book Rating 4.6 out of 5 from 5.063 reviews
Language EN, ES, BE, DA ,DE , NL and FR
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues. “Fascinating . . . a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the twenty-first century.”—Bill Gates, The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FINANCIAL TIMES AND PAMELA PAUL, KQED How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today’s most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive. In twenty-one accessible chapters that are both provocative and profound, Harari builds on the ideas explored in his previous books, untangling political, technological, social, and existential issues and offering advice on how to prepare for a very different future from the world we now live in: How can we retain freedom of choice when Big Data is watching us? What will the future workforce look like, and how should we ready ourselves for it? How should we deal with the threat of terrorism? Why is liberal democracy in crisis? Harari’s unique ability to make sense of where we have come from and where we are going has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. Here he invites us to consider values, meaning, and personal engagement in a world full of noise and uncertainty. When we are deluged with irrelevant information, clarity is power. Presenting complex contemporary challenges clearly and accessibly, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is essential reading. “If there were such a thing as a required instruction manual for politicians and thought leaders, Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century would deserve serious consideration. In this collection of provocative essays, Harari . . . tackles a daunting array of issues, endeavoring to answer a persistent question: ‘What is happening in the world today, and what is the deep meaning of these events?’”—BookPage (top pick)

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21 Lessons For The 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

Title 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Author Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2019-01-29
Category History
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9780593132814
Language English, Spanish, and French
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues. “Fascinating . . . a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the twenty-first century.”—Bill Gates, The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FINANCIAL TIMES AND PAMELA PAUL, KQED How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today’s most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive. In twenty-one accessible chapters that are both provocative and profound, Harari builds on the ideas explored in his previous books, untangling political, technological, social, and existential issues and offering advice on how to prepare for a very different future from the world we now live in: How can we retain freedom of choice when Big Data is watching us? What will the future workforce look like, and how should we ready ourselves for it? How should we deal with the threat of terrorism? Why is liberal democracy in crisis? Harari’s unique ability to make sense of where we have come from and where we are going has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. Here he invites us to consider values, meaning, and personal engagement in a world full of noise and uncertainty. When we are deluged with irrelevant information, clarity is power. Presenting complex contemporary challenges clearly and accessibly, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is essential reading. “If there were such a thing as a required instruction manual for politicians and thought leaders, Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century would deserve serious consideration. In this collection of provocative essays, Harari . . . tackles a daunting array of issues, endeavoring to answer a persistent question: ‘What is happening in the world today, and what is the deep meaning of these events?’”—BookPage (top pick)

21 Lessons For The 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

Title 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Author Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2018-09-04
Category History
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780525512189
Language English, Spanish, and French
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues. “Fascinating . . . a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the twenty-first century.”—Bill Gates, The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FINANCIAL TIMES AND PAMELA PAUL, KQED How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today’s most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive. In twenty-one accessible chapters that are both provocative and profound, Harari builds on the ideas explored in his previous books, untangling political, technological, social, and existential issues and offering advice on how to prepare for a very different future from the world we now live in: How can we retain freedom of choice when Big Data is watching us? What will the future workforce look like, and how should we ready ourselves for it? How should we deal with the threat of terrorism? Why is liberal democracy in crisis? Harari’s unique ability to make sense of where we have come from and where we are going has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. Here he invites us to consider values, meaning, and personal engagement in a world full of noise and uncertainty. When we are deluged with irrelevant information, clarity is power. Presenting complex contemporary challenges clearly and accessibly, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is essential reading. “If there were such a thing as a required instruction manual for politicians and thought leaders, Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century would deserve serious consideration. In this collection of provocative essays, Harari . . . tackles a daunting array of issues, endeavoring to answer a persistent question: ‘What is happening in the world today, and what is the deep meaning of these events?’”—BookPage (top pick)

21 Lessons For The 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

Title 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Author Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2018-08-30
Category History
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781473554719
Language English, Spanish, and French
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**THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER** In twenty-one bite-sized lessons, Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment. '21 Lessons is, simply put, a crucial book' Adam Kay How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today's most urgent issues. The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective and individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change. Are we still capable of understanding the world we have created? 'Fascinating... compelling... [Harari] has teed up a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the 21st century' Bill Gates, New York Times 'Truly mind-expanding... Ultra-topical' Guardian

Title Summary 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
Author In a. Nutshell Publishing
Publisher Independently Published
Release Date 2018-09-17
Category Study Aids
Total Pages 82
ISBN 1723770159
Language English, Spanish, and French
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IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a book summary of 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari and not the original book. What are the biggest problems facing us in the 21st century? How does the future of A.I change the meaning of being human? How should we prepare our children for what lies ahead? Yuval Noah Harari answers these questions and so much more. With technology advancing faster than we are able to fully understand it and the world seeming to be more split than ever, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores todays most urgent issues as we move into an uncertain future. Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life, ensuring we are better prepared for what is to come. Throughout twenty-one profound and very relevant chapters, Harari explores a wide range of topics. Social, political, technological and existential issues are all covered as are solutions on how we can best prepare for a future that is very different from the current world we live in. Presenting complex contemporary challenges clearly and accessibly, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is essential reading. Bill Gates had this to say about the original:

Title Sapiens and Homo Deus The E book Collection
Author Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2017-02-21
Category Science
Total Pages 816
ISBN 9780062693600
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Discover humanity’s past and its future in this in this special e-book collection featuring Sapiens—a reading pick of President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg—and its acclaimed companion Homo Deus.

Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

Title Homo Deus
Author Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher Signal
Release Date 2016-09-13
Category History
Total Pages 450
ISBN 9780771038693
Language English, Spanish, and French
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International Bestseller From the author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind comes an extraordinary new book that explores the future of the human species. Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. In Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century – from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus. War is obsolete You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict Famine is disappearing You are at more risk of obesity than starvation Death is just a technical problem Equality is out – but immortality is in What does our future hold?

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Title Sapiens
Author Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher Signal
Release Date 2014-10-28
Category History
Total Pages 512
ISBN 9780771038525
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. 100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo Sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical -- and sometimes devastating -- breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.

Title 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Author Yuval N. Harari
Publisher Random House Audio Publishing Group
Release Date 2018-09-04
Category Audiobooks
Total Pages 372
ISBN 0525639853
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Yuval Noah Harari turns to the present, helping listeners make sense of the most pressing issues facing humankind today.

Title Sapiens A Graphic History Volume 2
Author Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher Signal
Release Date 2021-11-02
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780771000263
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Volume two of Sapiens: A Graphic History: the epic, beautifully illustrated graphic history of humankind, based on Yuval Noah Harari's internationally bestselling phenomenon. Twelve thousand years ago, we humans fell into a trap. Volume II of Sapiens: A Graphic History tells the story of how we took over the world; how an unlikely marriage between a god and a bureaucrat created the first empires; and how war, famine, disease, and inequality became a part of the human condition. Sound sombre? Not with this cast of entertaining characters, returning from Volume I to explore the Agricultural Revolution. Yuval, Zoe, Prof. Saraswati, Cindy and Bill (turned farmers), Detective Lopez, and Dr. Fiction – are all back to travel the length and breadth of human history. The cunning Mephisto shows them how to entrap humans, King Hammurabi lays down the law, and Confucius explains harmonious society. With guest appearances by Thomas Jefferson, Scarlet O’Hara and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And there’s plenty more genre-bending to enjoy in this book. The origins of modern farming are introduced through Elizabethan tragedy, the changing fortunes of domesticated plants and animals are tracked in the columns of the Daily Business News, the story of urbanization is told as a travel brochure offering discount journeys to ancient Babylon and China, while the history of inequality is scouted out in a superhero detective story.

Title Summary Analysis 21 Lessons for the 21st Century By Yuval Noah Harari
Author Black Book
Publisher Lulu Press, Inc
Release Date 2018-12-06
Category Education
Total Pages 186
ISBN 9780359275403
Language English, Spanish, and French
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21 Lessons for the 21st Century While author Yuval Noah Harari focused on the past and the future in his previously bestselling books, his latest release, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, addresses the urgent issues the world currently faced with, and the radical changes that await us in the immediate future. Harari focuses the first half of his book covering large swaths of political and technological advances and issues that have arisen out of the past and emphasizes our dire need to change their status quo in order to adapt to what awaits us just around the corner. Harari focuses particularly on the looming impacts of InfoTech and biotech, noting that neither today’s widely adopted liberal worldview, nor the greater democratic system, are structured in such a way to be able to manage and maintain any control over imminent technological advances. For more summary information click on the BUY BUTTON !!!!!!!!!

Title The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener
Author Martin Gardner
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date 1999-08-21
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 496
ISBN 9781466823327
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The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener showcases Martin Gardner as the consummate philosopher, thinker, and great mathematician that he is. Exploring issues that range from faith to prayer to evil to immortality, and far beyond, Garnder challenges the discerning reader with fundamental questions of classical philosophy and life's greater meanings. Recalling such philosophers was Wittgenstein and Arendt, The Whys of Philosophical Scrivener embodies Martin Garner's unceasing interest and joy in the impenetrable mysteries of life.

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Author Tom Phillips
Publisher Harlequin
Release Date 2019-05-07
Category History
Total Pages 186
ISBN 9781488051135
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Modern humans have come a long way in the seventy thousand years they’ve walked the earth. Art, science, culture, trade—on the evolutionary food chain, we’re true winners. But it hasn’t always been smooth sailing, and sometimes—just occasionally—we’ve managed to truly f*ck things up. Weaving together history, science, politics and pop culture, Humans offers a panoramic exploration of humankind in all its glory, or lack thereof. From Lucy, our first ancestor, who fell out of a tree and died, to General Zhou Shou of China, who stored gunpowder in his palace before a lantern festival, to the Austrian army attacking itself one drunken night, to the most spectacular fails of the present day, Humans reveals how even the most mundane mistakes can shift the course of civilization as we know it. Lively, wry and brimming with brilliant insight, this unique compendium offers a fresh take on world history and is one of the most entertaining reads of the year.

Title 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari Conversation Starters
Author dailyBooks
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2018
Category
Total Pages 186
ISBN 8829517305
Language English, Spanish, and French
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21 Lessons for the 21st Century: by Yuval Noah Harari Conversation Starters Praised for his innovative view of current issues, Yuval Noah Harari continues to use his probing intellect to understand the future state of the planet and of humanity in his latest book. Can we still demand privacy rights in the future? The nature of work and the workforce will be altered in the advent of robotics--are we prepared for this reality? Terrorism will evolve into unexpected forms--do we know how to keep our families safe? Liberal democracy is threatened-- why and can we do something about it? 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is the latest book by Harari, the New York Times bestselling author of Sapiens and Homo Deus. ​​​​​​​ A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before

Child Labor by Cathryne L. Schmitz

Title Child Labor
Author Cathryne L. Schmitz
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date 2004
Category Social Science
Total Pages 221
ISBN 0313322775
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Describes the global child labor scene, with each chapter describing child labor in a different country: the history, current conditions, political policies, social aspects, and future outlook.

Tel Aviv Noir by Etgar Keret

Title Tel Aviv Noir
Author Etgar Keret
Publisher Akashic Books
Release Date 2014-10-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9781617751547
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Keret and Gavron masterfully assemble some of Israel's top contemporary writers into a compulsively readable collection.

Title Summary of 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
Author Joe Maxwell
Publisher Independently Published
Release Date 2018-11
Category
Total Pages 61
ISBN 1730756565
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Summary Of 21 Lessons For The 21st Century By YUVAL NOAH HARARI. Yuval Noah Harrari's "21 Lessons For The 21st Century" is one of the most eye-opening books you will ever come across. Split into 5 parts and 21 easily accessible chapters, Yuval goes through virtually every issue plaguing the modern world. It is a book which is a probing investigation into burning issues people don't always want to talk about. What is the role of religion and nationalism in modern times? Is secularism the way forward? Is there a God? Is there really such a thing as free will? Harrari plumbs the depths of all these questions and more. From exploring the meaning of life to talking about the repercussions of advancement in AI and fake news, Yuval covers it all. Harrari's unique ability to talk about burning issues in a manner that provokes critical thinking strikes a chord with the readers. Books such as this are essential if humankind has to survive. This is essential reading for anyone and everyone who wants to know anything about the world. In this 21 Lessons For The 21st Century summary, you will get: A detailed summary of every chapter. Important and key points to remember from each chapter. So many eye-opening ideas that will make you see the world from a whole new perspective. And so much more. If your schedule is tight and have no time to dedicate to the full book, this summary will do the trick. Hit the "Buy With One Click" button and grab your copy now!

A Stone For Sascha by Aaron Becker

Title A Stone for Sascha
Author Aaron Becker
Publisher Candlewick Press
Release Date 2020-12-01
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 48
ISBN 9781536220667
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A girl grieves the loss of her dog in an achingly beautiful wordless epic from the Caldecott Honor–winning creator of Journey. This year’s summer vacation will be very different for a young girl and her family without Sascha, the beloved family dog, along for the ride. But a wistful walk along the beach to gather cool, polished stones becomes a brilliant turning point in the girl’s grief. There, at the edge of a vast ocean beneath an infinite sky, she uncovers, alongside the reader, a profound and joyous truth. In his first picture book following the conclusion of his best-selling Journey trilogy, Aaron Becker achieves a tremendous feat, connecting the private, personal loss of one child to a cycle spanning millennia — and delivering a stunningly layered tale that demands to be pored over again and again.

Psychology Of Terrorists by Raymond H. Hamden

Title Psychology of Terrorists
Author Raymond H. Hamden
Publisher CRC Press
Release Date 2018-11-20
Category Political Science
Total Pages 142
ISBN 9781351643160
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Psychology of Terrorists examines the personality profile of the individual and categorizes the psychology of terrorists into four distinct profiles which are outlined and analyzed in detail. There are many books that cover social psychology and political violence and aggression, but few establish the mind-set of the terrorist as an individual. This includes taking into account personal experiences, and religious or political ideology for the purposes of understanding conceptual and tactical objectives and profiling terrorists to counter terrorist threats. Dr. Raymond Hamden presents a unique look at terrorists as individuals with personal motives as well as those of principle. The book presents an analysis of terrorists without prejudice or bias for any political, religious, nationality, creed, or race. Too many times the world see experts focus on issues that are based on their own predispositions or partialities. Although there is criticism on the reliability of profiling, this research demonstrates validity and reliability. It is vital to understand terrorist motivations and this can only be achieved by "knowing" the terrorists' psychological character, looking at the individual terrorist, taking into account particular experiences, psychological makeup, background, and fundamentalist ideology. The Psychology of Terrorists: Profiling and CounterAction will be a welcomed addition to psychologists, terrorism researchers, criminal profilers, investigators and intelligence professionals, counter- and anti-terrorism experts, as well as military, security, and law enforcement professionals tasked with protecting individuals from the various acts of terrorism, domestically and globally.

The Digested Read by John Crace

Title The Digested Read
Author John Crace
Publisher RDR Books
Release Date 2006
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1571431594
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Literary ombudsman John Crace never met an important book he didnt like to deconstruct.From Salman Rushdie to John Grisham, Crace retells the big books in just 500 bitingly satirical words, pointing his pen at the clunky plots, stylistic tics and pretensions to Big Ideas, as he turns publishers golden dream books into dross. In the grand tradition of Tom Lehrer and Stan Freberg, Crace takes the books that produce the most media hype and retells each story in its authors inimitable style. Philip Roth, Don Delillo, Margaret Drabble, Paul Auster, Alice Sebold, John Updike, Tom Wolfe, Ruth Rendell, A.S. Byatt, John LeCarre, Michael Crichton and Ian McEwan all emerge delightfully scathed in this book that makes it easy to talk knowingly about books youve never bothered to read or, for that matter, should have.

Truly Madly Deadly by Hannah Jayne

Title Truly Madly Deadly
Author Hannah Jayne
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date 2013-07-02
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781402281228
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A heart-pounding thriller where a secret admirer turns deadly in the name of protection They Said It Was An Accident... Sawyer Dodd is a star athlete, a straight-A student, and the envy of every other girl who wants to date Kevin Anderson. When Kevin dies in a tragic car crash, Sawyer is stunned. Then she opens her locker to find a note: You're welcome. Someone saw what he did to her. Someone knows that Sawyer and Kevin weren't the perfect couple they seemed to be. And that someone—a killer—is now shadowing Sawyer's every move...

Capital And Ideology by Thomas Piketty

Title Capital and Ideology
Author Thomas Piketty
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2020-03-10
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 976
ISBN 9780674245082
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The epic successor to one of the most important books of the century: at once a retelling of global history, a scathing critique of contemporary politics, and a bold proposal for a new and fairer economic system. Thomas Piketty’s bestselling Capital in the Twenty-First Century galvanized global debate about inequality. In this audacious follow-up, Piketty challenges us to revolutionize how we think about politics, ideology, and history. He exposes the ideas that have sustained inequality for the past millennium, reveals why the shallow politics of right and left are failing us today, and outlines the structure of a fairer economic system. Our economy, Piketty observes, is not a natural fact. Markets, profits, and capital are all historical constructs that depend on choices. Piketty explores the material and ideological interactions of conflicting social groups that have given us slavery, serfdom, colonialism, communism, and hypercapitalism, shaping the lives of billions. He concludes that the great driver of human progress over the centuries has been the struggle for equality and education and not, as often argued, the assertion of property rights or the pursuit of stability. The new era of extreme inequality that has derailed that progress since the 1980s, he shows, is partly a reaction against communism, but it is also the fruit of ignorance, intellectual specialization, and our drift toward the dead-end politics of identity. Once we understand this, we can begin to envision a more balanced approach to economics and politics. Piketty argues for a new “participatory” socialism, a system founded on an ideology of equality, social property, education, and the sharing of knowledge and power. Capital and Ideology is destined to be one of the indispensable books of our time, a work that will not only help us understand the world, but that will change it.

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