The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization by Martin Puchner From the publisher: “The story of literature in sixteen acts—from Homer to Harry Potter, including The Tale of Genji, Don Quixote, The Communist Manifesto, and how they shaped world […]

John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics by Richard Parker From the publisher: “John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006) was one of America’s most famous economists for good reason. From his acerbic analysis of America’s “private wealth and public squalor” to his denunciation of the […]

The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind by Raghuram Rajan From the publisher: “Raghuram Rajan, distinguished University of Chicago professor, former IMF chief economist, head of India’s central bank, and author of the 2010 FT-Goldman-Sachs Book of the Year Fault […]

Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard From the publisher: “James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. […]

A Little History of Economics by Niall Kishtainy From the Publisher: “What causes poverty? Are economic crises inevitable under capitalism? Is government intervention in an economy a helpful approach or a disastrous idea? The answers to such basic economic questions matter to everyone, yet the unfamiliar […]