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 […]

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 […]