A Promised Land by Barack Obama From the publisher: “In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly […]

The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again by Robert D. Putnam with Shaylyn Romney Garrett From the publisher: “An eminent political scientist’s brilliant analysis of economic, social, and political trends over the past century demonstrating how we […]

A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government by Garry Wills From the publisher: “In A Necessary Evil, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills shows that distrust of government is embedded deep in the American psyche. From the revolt of the colonies against king […]

Until the End of Time, by Brian Greene From the publisher: “From the world-renowned physicist and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe comes a captivating exploration of deep time and humanity’s search for purpose. “Until the End of Time is Brian Greene’s breathtaking new exploration of the cosmos […]

The Free Speech Century, edited by Lee C. Bollinger and Jeffrey R. Stone From the publisher: “The Supreme Court’s 1919 decision in Schenck vs. the United States is one of the most important free speech cases in American history. Written by Oliver Wendell Holmes, it […]

A World Without Work by Daniel Susskind Reviews from The New York Times and The Atlantic. From the publisher: “From an Oxford economist, a visionary account of how technology will transform the world of work, and what we should do about it. “From mechanical looms […]