Elizabeth Kolbert's "The Sixth Extinction" won the 2015 Pulitzer for non-fiction, deservedly, for its blend of places, people, creatures and science. Get the gist in this lavishly illustrated Hub.
An enhanced-content review of Gwynne Dyer's "Climate Wars" (2010.) Climate change is of deep concern to national security professionals the world over. Find out what they are worrying about.
Susan Cain's book "Quiet" provides an interesting perspective on the unique strengths of introverts and explains why the world needs to embrace both extroverts and introverts.
Ben Franklin wrote endlessly sharing his life experiences to provide advice and inspiration. These are his five best books that I’ve read.
Review and summary of historian Orlando Figes' book, "The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia"
Review and summary of historian Sheila Fitzpatrick's work, "Everyday Stalinism: Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times"
In Democracy in Black, the author proposes that for many reasons, the value gap in America and racial habits which sustain it got worse under Obama's watch. He makes recommendations for the future.
This book contains very detailed descriptions of living in St Faith's Home for Girls, Mount Road, Parkstone, Poole 1907-1919. Friends, neighbours, benefactors and hidden family history treasures...
Review and summary of historian Nancy MacLean's book, "Freedom is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace"
Review and summary of Salim Yaqub's book, "Containing Arab Nationalism: The Eisenhower Doctrine and the Middle East"
Review and summary of historian John Archibald Getty's book, "Origins of the Great Purges: The Soviet Communist Party Reconsidered, 1933-1938"
Review and summary of historian Wendy Goldman's work, "Inventing the Enemy: Denunciation and Terror in Stalin's Russia"