What is genius? How is it defined, why is it important — and why do ninety percent of Americans still, in 2019, think that geniuses are more likely to be men? New York Times bestselling journalist Janice Kaplan dives in, both to explore why and figure out how to make change happen, in her new book The Genius of Women: From Overlooked to Changing the World.
In The Storm Before the Calm: America’s Discord, The Coming Crisis of the 2020s, and the Triumph Beyond, the master geopolitical forecaster and New York Times bestselling author of The Next 100 Years focuses on the United States, predicting how the 2020s will bring dramatic upheaval and reshaping of American government, foreign policy, economics, and culture.
Hard-hitting, thought-provoking, and inspiring, Conversations in Black: On Power, Politics, and Leadership offers sage wisdom for navigating race in a radically divisive America, and, with help from his mighty team of black intelligentsia, veteran journalist Ed Gordon creates hope and a timeless new narrative on what the future of black leadership should look like and how we can get there.
From an Oxford philosopher and one of the world’s leading moral voices, comes The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity, an urgent and eye-opening book drawing on over a decade of research, exploring the cutting-edge science behind the risks we face, and making the case that protecting humanity’s future is the central challenge of our time.
In Leading with Gratitude: Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results, the influential New York Times bestselling authors — the “apostles of appreciation”Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton — provide managers and executives with easy ways to add more gratitude to the everyday work environment to help bolster morale, efficiency, and profitability.
Molly Ball, virtual author talk
Award winning political journalist Molly Ball delivers an intimate, fresh perspective on one of the most powerful women in American political history, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Ever since the Democrats took back the House in the 2018 midterm elections, Nancy Pelosi has led the opposition with strategic mastery and inimitable élan. It’s a remarkable comeback for the veteran politician who for years was demonized by the right and taken for granted by many in her own party — even though, as speaker under President Barack Obama, she deserves much of the credit for epochal liberal accomplishments from universal health care to gays in the military. How did a 79-year-old Italian grandmother in four-inch heels become the greatest legislator since LBJ? Ball’s nuanced, page-turning portrait takes readers inside the life and times of this historic and underappreciated figure. Based on exclusive interviews with the Speaker and deep background reporting, Ball shows Pelosi through a thoroughly modern lens to explain how this extraordinary woman has met her moment.
Daniel Immerwahr, virtual author talk
How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States tells the fascinating story of the U.S. outside the United States, revealing forgotten episodes that cast American history in a new light. It leads us to the Guano Islands, where prospectors collected one of the nineteenth century’s most valuable commodities, and the Philippines, site of the most destructive event on U.S. soil. In Puerto Rico, Northwestern Professor Immerwahr shows how U.S. doctors conducted grisly experiments they would never have conducted on the mainland and charts the emergence of independence fighters who would eventually shoot up the U.S. Congress.
Stuart Ritchie, virtual author talk
Science is how we understand the world. Yet critical flaws in peer review, statistical methods, and publication procedures have rendered a shocking number of scientific studies useless — or worse, badly misleading. Drawing on surprising new data from “meta-science” (the science of how science works), Science Fictions: How Fraud, Bias, Negligence, and Hype Undermine the Search for Truth documents the errors that have distorted our knowledge on issues as varied as cancer biology, nutrition, genetics, immigration, education, and extraterrestrial life. Ritchie is a lecturer in the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London.
Jessica S. Henry
Smoke but No Fire: Convicting the Innocent of Crimes that Never Happened is the first book to explore a shocking yet all-too-common type of wrongful conviction — one that locks away innocent people for crimes that never actually happened. Jessica S. Henry was a public defender for nearly ten years in New York City before becoming a Professor at the Department of Justice Studies at Montclair State University.