This was one of the real surprises, it just popped up. People in the West turned their backs on Aristotle and Christ—who had underpinned rationality and morality up until then—and started to think in a Benthamite, utilitarian way about cost and benefit. For all the horrible, terrible, no good, very bad things to come out of 2018, there was also a lot worth celebrating. He was the only spy we ever had that we managed to get out of Russia and bring back to Britain alive. A tender love story between two soldiers spans the mid-nineteenth century American wars.
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Using firsthand accounts that were mostly unpublished until now, Konrad H. Her book, , was published in 2003. It always comes back to real examples. When the dissolution of the monasteries comes, he suddenly has this vast resource with which he can bribe, or pay people off, or convince doubters to be on his side, to support him and the king. Yes, some of the books issue scary warnings about how his presidency has impacted American values like truth and democracy, but they also provide calls to action and messages of hope. Not that history ever repeats itself. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.
Examining key events, figures, and trends of the era…through the lens of her own spiritual confusion, Joan Didion helped to define mass culture as we now understand it. White moved from New York City to a farm in Maine. It was the Mughals who were among the first people—or at least the first people recorded—to use opium for pleasure. Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group. Is it possible to pick 50 of the best nonfiction books ever? Mooallem's a cultural history of Americans and their attitudes toward wild animals over the years blends with reporting on three contemporary efforts at rescue the polar bear, Lange's metalmark butterfly, and the whooping crane.
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The former White House speechwriter delves into how U. He seems to have mastered several languages. In her memoir, Scovell shines a light on the male-dominated writer's rooms and how she was determined to break through them—which she did with great success. And nonfiction also tells us a lot about ourselves. Learn about their founding history, philosophy, and what it takes to succeed there. The king never has the power that Charles I was trying to find in his personal rule.
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Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt look at failed democracies across the decades and the globe in their new book, How Democracies Die. Caro has said that he wrote the book after realizing that Moses was the most powerful man in the nation's most powerful city, and yet had never once had to stand for an election. I am scared and I am hurting and we are dying. Having trouble seeing our list of books? People like in particular are important to it. Available March 20 The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison This is not your typical memoir about substance abuse, although Leslie Jamison's own recovery serves as the basis for the book's existence.