Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

  Number-one New York Times best seller The incredible true story of survival and salvation that is the basis for two major motion pictures: 2014’s Unbroken and the upcoming Unbroken: Path to Redemption. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, … Continue reading Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

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Inside Hitler’s Killing Machine

The Nazi Camps – An Architecture of Murder May 1945: With the end of World War II and the surrender of the Third Reich, the world discovered the full horror of Adolph Hitler’s genocidal system. Hitler’s Nazi death camps were meticulously designed to kill on a scale never before seen in the history of humanity. With the elimination of millions of Jewish and other non-Arian … Continue reading Inside Hitler’s Killing Machine

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Crimes of War 2.0: What the Public Should Know

Crimes of War 2.0: What the Public Should Know (Revised and Expanded) Originally published in 1999, this A-to-Z guidebook of wartime atrocities has received worldwide acclaim and has been translated into eleven languages. Now substantially updated, with sixteen new entries, this concise guide to the broken rules of war remains unique and essential. More than 140 distinguished experts from the media, military, law, and human … Continue reading Crimes of War 2.0: What the Public Should Know

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

  Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as “brave and bold,” this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal … Continue reading The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941

  Pulitzer Prize-finalist Stephen Kotkin has written the definitive biography of Joseph Stalin, from collectivization and the Great Terror to the conflict with Hitler’s Germany that is the signal event of modern world history In 1929, Joseph Stalin, having already achieved dictatorial power over the vast Soviet Empire, formally ordered the systematic conversion of the world’s largest peasant economy into “socialist modernity,” otherwise known as … Continue reading Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941

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Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?

  “For Michael Sandel, justice is not a spectator sport,” The Nation‘s reviewer of Justice remarked. In his acclaimed book―based on his legendary Harvard course―Sandel offers a rare education in thinking through the complicated issues and controversies we face in public life today. It has emerged as a most lucid and engaging guide for those who yearn for a more robust and thoughtful public discourse. “In terms, we … Continue reading Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?