Permanent Record

Permanent RecordEdward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down In 2013, twenty nine year old Edward Snowden shocked


Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow

Homo Deus: A History of TomorrowYuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.Over the past century


21 Lessons for the 21st Century

21 Lessons for the 21st CenturyIn Sapiens, he explored our past In Homo Deus, he looked to our future Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today s most pressing issues How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human How do we deal with the epidemic of fake



We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast

We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at BreakfastSome people reject the fact, overwhelmingly supported by scientists, that our planet is warming because of human activity But do those of us who accept the reality of human caused climate change truly believe it If we did, surely we would be roused to act on what we know Will future generations


How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention EconomyThis thrilling critique of the forces vying for our attention re defines what we think of as productivity, shows us a new way to connect with our environment and reveals all that we ve been too distracted to see about our selves and our world When the technologies we use every day collapse our


Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American CityIn Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur Genius Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st century


So You've Been Publicly Shamed

So You've Been Publicly ShamedNow a New York Times bestseller and from the author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world s most underappreciated forces shame It s about the terror, isn t it The terror of what I said The terror of being found out For the past three years, Jon


Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About RaceIn 2014, award winning journalist Reni Eddo Lodge wrote about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren t affected by it She posted a piece on her blog, entitled Why I m No Longer Talking to White People About Race that led to


How To Be Right… in a World Gone Wrong

How To Be Right… in a World Gone WrongEvery day, James O Brien listens to people blaming benefits scroungers, the EU, Muslims, feminists and immigrants But what makes James s daily LBC show such essential listening and has made James a standout social media star is the careful way he punctures their assumptions and dismantles their



Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the WorldAn insider s groundbreaking investigation of how the global elite s efforts to change the world preserve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems they later seek to solve Former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age,


Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

Tribe: On Homecoming and BelongingSebastian Junger, the bestselling author of War and The Perfect Storm, takes a critical look at post traumatic stress disorder and the many challenges today s returning veterans face in modern society There are ancient tribal human behaviors loyalty, inter reliance, cooperation that flare up in


Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations

Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our MotivationsBestselling author Dan Ariely reveals fascinating new insights into motivation showing that the subject is far complex than we ever imagined Every day we work hard to motivate ourselves, the people we live with, the people who work for and do business with us In this way, much of what we do


Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth Today there is just one Us Homo sapiens How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human


Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human SocietiesDiamond has written a book of remarkable scope one of the most important and readable works on the human past published in recent years Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a national bestseller the global account of the rise of civilization that is also a stunning refutation of ideas of human