Society & Politics
Books about the state, governments and power, selected by our publishers.
Between the World and Me is a profound work that turns from the biggest questions about America’s history and ideals to the intimate concerns of a father and son, Ta-Nehesi Coates offers a compelling new framework for understanding our country’s past and present.
The Palace Papers is an epic journey through misadventures that have buffeted the British monarchy. After the tragic years when Diana’s blazing celebrity tore through the House of Windsor, The Palace Papers reveals how the royal family reinvent themselves.
Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st century is a probing and visionary investigation of today’s most urgent issues. As technology advances at an increasingly rapid pace, hacking becomes a tactic used in warfare, and the world seems more polarized than ever. Harari addresses the challenges of navigating life in constant change and raises the important question we must ask ourselves to thrive.
In his most ambitious book, A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson tackles the biggest questions we’ve asked about the universe and ourselves: What is our place in it? Where did we come from? And where are we going? Bryson seeks to understand the evolution of life from its origins to the present day.
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is an essential book about Space and time and how are both relative concepts. How do we fit into the universe? How does the universe relate to us? There’s no better way to get through these mind-expanding questions than by listening to renowned astrophysicist and bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams, nightmares, and possibilities of the 21st century – including overcoming death and creating artificial life. What would replace famine, plague, war, and natural disasters at the top of the list of human concerns? We are the self-made gods who rule the world. What destinies will we create for ourselves and others? It asks the fundamental question: What comes next? And how will we prevent ourselves from destroying the planet? This is the next step in evolution. This is the core of Homo Deus.
A renowned historian offers a groundbreaking narrative of human creation and evolution that explores the ways in which biology and history have shaped us and improved our understanding of what it really means to be “human.” Dr. Yuval Noah Harari explores the whole of human history from the very first humans walking the earth to the radical and sometimes devastating breakthroughs of the cognitive, agricultural and scientific revolutions.