Back | March Newsletter

SelectReads News
Dearreader template
  Then and Now  
The Chosen Few: A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan
The Chosen Few: A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan

Gregg Zoroya · Da Capo
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A single company of US paratroopers - calling themselves the "Chosen Few" - arrived in eastern Afghanistan in late 2007 hoping to win the hearts and minds of the remote mountain people and extend the Afghan government's reach into this wilderness. Instead, they spent the next...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Age of Anger: A History of the Present
Age of Anger: A History of the Present

Pankaj Mishra · Farrar
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisisHow can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world - from American 'shooters' and ISIS to Trump, from a rise in vengeful...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Hit Makers: Why Things Become Popular
Hit Makers: Why Things Become Popular

Derek Thompson · Penguin Books
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Nothing "goes viral." If you think a popular movie, song, or app came out of nowhere to become a word-of-mouth success in today's crowded media environment, you're missing the real story. Each blockbuster has a secret history - of power, influence, dark broadcasters, and passionate...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 – A World on the Edge
Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 – A World on the Edge

Helen Rappaport · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

Caught in the Revolution is Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold.Between the first revolution in February 1917 and Lenin's Bolshevik coup in October, Petrograd (the former...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West
Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West

Tom Clavin · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad, cattle drives, eager miners, settlers, and various entrepreneurs passing through to populate the expanding West. Before long, Dodge City's streets were lined...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town
Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town

Brian Alexander · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

In 1947, Forbes magazine declared Lancaster, Ohio the epitome of the all-American town. Today it is damaged, discouraged, and fighting for its future. In Glass House, journalist Brian Alexander uses the story of one town to show how seeds sown 35 years ago have sprouted to give us Trumpism,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Power Play: How Video Games Can Save the World
Power Play: How Video Games Can Save the World

Asi Burak · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

The phenomenal growth of gaming has inspired plenty of hand-wringing since its inception--from the press, politicians, parents, and everyone else concerned with its effect on our brains, bodies, and hearts. But what if games could be good, not only for individuals but for the world? In Power...
Read More check catalog
 
 
A World Erased: A Grandson's Search for His Family's Holocaust Secrets
A World Erased: A Grandson's Search for His Family's Holocaust Secrets

Noah Lederman · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

This poignant memoir by Noah Lederman, the grandson of Holocaust survivors, transports readers from his grandparents' kitchen table in Brooklyn to World War II Poland. In the 1950s, Noah's grandparents raised their children on Holocaust stories. But because tales of rebellion and death...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire
The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire

Stephen Kinzer · Henry Holt
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

The bestselling author of Overthrow and The Brothers brings to life the forgotten political debate that set America's interventionist course in the world for the twentieth century and beyond.How should the United States act in the world? Americans cannot decide. Sometimes we burn with righteous...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them
Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

Jennifer Wright · Henry Holt
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A witty, irreverent tour of history's worst plagues -- from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio -- and a celebration of the heroes who fought themIn 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn't stop. She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon...
Read More check catalog