September 2018 Politics Roundup

September 2018 Politics Roundup

The midterm elections are coming up! First, make sure you’re registered to vote, then take a break from the current headlines with these new books about politics: ONE PERSON, NO VOTE: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson Longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award in Nonfiction & a September 2018 Indie […]

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Stars for POLITICAL ORDER AND POLITICAL DECAY

Stars for POLITICAL ORDER AND POLITICAL DECAY

For those of you who like your history and politics on the meaty side, the wait is nearly over for Francis Fukuyama’s POLITICAL ORDER AND POLITICAL DECAY: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy. In this second volume (after THE ORIGINS OF POLITICAL ORDER), Fukuyama examines how societies and their political institutions have […]

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Kirkus Reviews’ Best Nonfiction of 2011:

Kirkus Reviews’ Best Nonfiction of 2011:

We've already seen Kirkus ReviewsBest Fiction of 2011 list. Well, now they're talking nonfiction and we're very excited to see so many excellent Macmillan titles on their list!

COURAGE BEYOND THE GAME
The Freddie Steinmark Story
By Jim Dent

DEEP FUTURE
The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth
By Curt Stager
"Essential reading."

ELECTRIC EDEN
Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music
By Rob Young
"A breathtakingly accomplished, entertaining and illuminating epic."

HALFWAY TO HOLLYWOOD
Diaries 1980-1988
By Michael Palin

THE ORIGINS OF POLITICAL ORDER
From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
By Francis Fukuyama
"Endlessly interesting."

TIGER, TIGER
A Memoir
By Margaux Fragoso
"A gripping, tragic and unforgettable chronicle of lost innocence and abuse."

WE MEANT WELL
How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People
By Peter Van Buren
"One of the rare, completely satisfying results of the expensive debacle in Iraq."

See Kirkus Reviews' full list of Best Nonfiction of 2011 here!

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The New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2011:

The New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2011:

The New York Times has weighed in with their list of 100 Notable Books of 2011 and there are quite a few excellent Macmillan reads in both the fiction and nonfiction sections:

Fiction & Poetry:

THE BARBARIAN NURSERIES by Héctor Tobar
BIG QUESTIONS by Anders Brekhus Nilsen
CANTI by Giacomo Leopardi
THE FREE WORLD by David Bezmozgis
THE LEFTOVERS by Tom Perrotta
LIFE ON MARS by Tracy K. Smith
THE MARRIAGE PLOT by Jeffrey Eugenides
PARALLEL STORIES by Peter Nadas
THE SUBMISSION by Amy Waldman
TALLER WHEN PRONE: Poems by Les Murray
TRAIN DREAMS by Denis Johnson

Nonfiction:

AND SO IT GOES by Charles J. Shields
THE BOY IN THE MOON by Ian Brown
EXAMINED LIVES by James Miller
IS THAT A FISH IN YOUR EAR? by David Bellos
MIDNIGHT RISING by Tony Horwitz
ONE DAY I WILL WRITE ABOUT THIS PLACE by Binyavanga Wainaina
THE ORIGINS OF POLITICAL ORDER by Francis Fukuyama
PULPHEAD by John Jeremiah Sullivan
RIGHTS GONE WRONG by Richard Thompson Ford
THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman
WHY THE WEST RULES—FOR NOW by Ian Morris

See The New York Times' full list of notable books here

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