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Hate Inc.

POLITICS “In a smart and scathing freewheeling analysis, the Rolling Stone journalist analyzes political campaign coverage and other media powder kegs.” —The New York Times “An invigorating polemic against tactics the news media use to manipulate and divide their audiences.” —Kirkus Reviews “Taibbi, a writer of striking intelligence and bold ideas, is as hilarious as […]

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A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining Who We Are

TECHNOLOGY  Coleman holds out hope that the technology will “reveal who we are – resilient and vulnerable, curious and creative, abounding with potential for genuine connection with ourselves and others.” – Publishers Weekly “[An] earnest, meaty investigation of the ideal future of how we work with intelligent technologies . . . Coleman necessarily operates in […]

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The AI Republic: Building the Nexus Between Humans and Intelligent Automation

BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP Artificial intelligence will radically change our lives–just not in the ways you might think. You’ve been made to believe that AI will take your job. The truth is AI will deeply change the nature of work itself and lead to the creation of jobs that don’t exist yet. Sensational media reports speculate […]

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Dialogues on Consciousness

NEUROSCIENCE Over a period of many years, the celebrated English novelist Tim Parks and the Italian philosopher Riccardo Manzotti have been discussing the nature of consciousness. Not long ago, Parks suggested to his friend that they condense their exchanges “into a series of focused dialogues to set out the standard positions on consciousness, and suggest […]

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In Defense of Julian Assange

POLITICS “I think the prosecution of him [Assange] would be a very, very bad precedent for publishers … from everything I know, he’s sort of in a classic publisher’s position and I think the law would have a very hard time drawing a distinction between The New York Times and WikiLeaks.” —David McCraw, lead lawyer […]

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Seeds On Ice – Svalbard and the Global Seed Vault

ENVIRONMENT  The DOOMSDAY VAULT and how we save the world. An extraordinary book – in equal measure fascinating, beautiful, and haunting. – Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet For those of us struggling to keep the planet from cracking, it’s a great comfort to know all about this […]

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The Elephant of Belfast

HISTORICAL FICTION “An elephant, a young zookeeper, the city of Belfast, bombings, an IRA member are the improbable characters in this captivating and intimately felt novel that tells the story of a young woman’s uncommon devotion and courage under fire.” —Lily Tuck, author of Sisters and The Double Life of Liliane The Elephant of Belfast […]

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Voices in the Fog (Voci Nella Nebbia)

CRIME & THRILLERS Voices in the Fog provides atmosphere, imagination, an intricate plot and vivid settings for a gripping and involving read. Pavani keeps the story together, never losing control as it unravels. This is an excellently balanced novel with great pace. — Giordano Aterini, Mondadori An intricate plot and vivid settings for a gripping […]

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The House of Mirrors (La Casa Degli Specchi)

COMMERCIAL FICTION Cristina Caboni is the storyteller best loved by Italian readers. Her books reconstruct fascinating and very different worlds. In this new novel the magic of Positano encounters the unfailing echo of the golden years of Italian cinema. And it is here that the young heroine must find her own place in the world. […]

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You Don’t Have to Be Ruthless to Win: The Art of Badass Selfless Service

BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP This is one of those rare and wonderful books that has the ability to transform your business and personal success. I highly recommend it. —Keith Ferrazzi, New York Times bestselling author of Never Eat AloneBusiness is changing. It doesn’t have to be ruthless, and thankfully, Jonathan Keyser is showing us another way. —John […]

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