*WINNER OF THE 2020 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION*
New York Times Bestseller
Winner of The Kirkus Prize
Chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the 10 Best Books of the Year
Longlisted for The National Book Award
The story of racial justice movement organizing online is much longer and varied than most people know. It spans nearly five decades and involves engineers, entrepreneurs, hobbyists, journalists, and activists. Beginning with the 1960s, McIlwain, chronicles the long relationship between African Americans, computing technology, and the Internet.
There is no denying the omnipresence of Facebook, or the imperative of this book to document the unchecked power and shocking techniques of the company. Levy's sweeping narrative digs deep into the story of the company that has changed the world and reaped the consequences.
For millennia, idleness and laziness have been regarded as vices. We're all expected to work and get ahead.. O'Connor throws doubt on these arguments, presenting a sympathetic vision of the inactive and unserious.
Many think that we are just complicated machines, or animals that are different from machines only by being conscious. Swinburne comes to the defence of the soul and presents new philosophical arguments that are supported by modern neuroscience.
Conspiracy theories are as old as politics. But conspiracists today have introduced something new—conspiracy without theory. Dispensing with the burden of explanation, the new conspiracism imposes its own reality through repetition. Filled with vivid examples, A Lot of People Are Saying diagnoses a defining and disorienting feature of today's politics.
FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD, Named notable book of 2019 by New York Times Book Review, Chicago Tribune, Time, and The Guardian. In eight highly praised treatises on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom—award-winning professor and acclaimed author of Lower Ed—is unapologetically “thick.”
Mueller traces the rise of whistleblowing through a series of riveting cases drawn from the worlds of healthcare, Wall Street, and Washington. Drawing on interviews with whistleblowers and the trailblazing lawyers who arm them for battle--Mueller anatomizes what inspires some to speak out while the rest of us become complicit in our silence.
The World Economic Forum #1 book to read on the coronavirus outbreak. This sweeping exploration of the impact of epidemic diseases looks at how mass infectious outbreaks have shaped society, from the Black Death to today. Snowden reveals the ways that diseases have transformed medicine, the arts, religion, intellectual history, and warfare, and, the environment.
From Argentina to Australia, Netflix's ascension from a Silicon Valley start-up to an international television service has transformed media consumption on a global scale. Netflix Nations will help readers make sense of a complex, ever-shifting streaming media environment.
Food scientist and best-selling author Guy Crosby offers a lively tour of the history and science behind the art of cooking. He traces the evolution of cooking from its earliest origins, recounting the innovations that have unraveled the mysteries of health and taste.
What could you accomplish if you could stay focused? What if you had the power to become “indistractable?” International bestselling author, Stanford lecturer, Nir Eyal, reveals the hidden psychology driving us to distraction and lays bare the secret of finally doing what you say you will do with a four-step, research-backed model.
A fascinating account of art through interviews, experiments, and statistical analysis. Winner touches on topics ranging from music and emotion, fiction and empathy, the Mozart effect, perfect fakes and forgeries, artistic prodigies, and our curious enjoyment of negative emotions.
Starting at a period before Homo sapiens or music existed, Tomlinson describes the incremental attainments that laid the foundation for musical behaviors. He traces in Neandertals and early sapiens the development of these capacities and their coalescence into modern musical behavior.
The book's chapters are arranged in the style of an eighteen-hole golf course, with the front nine exploring matters of rationality and social civility in a world of moral hazards and roughs. The back nine pries deeper, slicing into matters of mysticism, idealism, identity, and meaning. Taken together, the collection examines the intellectual nature of this beloved pastime.
A Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award for Poetry, Recipient of the 2020 Frost Medal for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in Poetry, and BCALA Honor Book for Best Poetry Award 2020. In Derricotte's own words: “How do you gain access to the power of parts of yourself you abhor, and make them sing with beauty, tenderness, and compassion?
The first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book. Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the “black travel guide to America.” It took courage to be listed in the Green Book, and Overground Railroad celebrates the stories of those who put their names in the book and stood up against segregation.
A New York Times Best Book of the Year A Time Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Winner One of NPR's Best Books of 2019 Journalist Adam Higginbotham's definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster—and a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century's greatest disasters.