Society & Politics
Books about the state, governments and power, selected by our publishers.
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.
A group of Navy SEALs who were sent to the most violent battlefields in Iraq faced an apparently impossible mission: help U. S. forces secure Ramadi, the city considered “all but lost” by American commanders. But in gripping first-person accounts of heroism, tragedy, and hard-won victory, they learned that leadership at every level is the most important factor in determining whether a team succeeds or falls apart.
In “A Promised Land”, Barack Obama details his political rise, the 2008 campaign for president, and what his administration accomplished in their first 2.5 years in office. Filled with his characteristic intelligence and thoughtfulness, it vividly portrays all that his administration has accomplished and the ways they fell short. It also calls attention to how fragile our democracy is and how easily it can be derailed.
The Truths We Hold: An American Journey is a memoir by Kamala Harris. First Woman Vice President in the history of the United States.Ms. Harris details her life as the daughter of immigrants. She describes her childhood and the neighbourhood she grew up in. Harris mentions about her time and achievements as the San Francisco district attorney. The book discusses her time as California Attorney General, the election to the U.S. Senate in 2016, and her few fights against the Trump administration.