Insane Mode by Hamish McKenzieInsane Mode by Hamish McKenzie
A former insider at
Tesla, McKenzie tells the astounding story of
the most revolutionary automobile company
since Ford and shows how, under Elon Musk's
leadership, the company is bringing an end to
the era of gasoline-powered transportation.
The new Tesla Model 3, scheduled to go on
sale with the price tag of $35,000, is set to
transform the public perception of Tesla.
The Four by Scott Galloway
Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google —
just about everyone knows how they got
there, but just about everyone is wrong!
For all that has been written about "The
Four" over the last two decades, no one
has captured their power and staggering
success as insightfully. A tour de force
about what happens next.
$28 AUDIO $40
Asia’s Reckoning by Richard McGregor
This seasoned Asian
correspondent scrutinizes the trilateral relationship
between China, Japan and the U.S. since
World War I. His informed analysis comes at a
time when East Asia sits at the heart of the
global economy and China's aggressive foreign
policy is upsetting the region's stability. A vital,
The Vietnam War by Geoffrey Ward and Ken Burns
A sweeping, richly illustrated narrative
of a conflict fast retreating in memory,
one that documentarian Ken Burns calls a
"lamentable chapter in history." More than
40 years after it ended, the Vietnam War continues
to haunt our country and Ward and
Burns seek to clarify its complicated legacy.
A companion piece to the PBS 10-part,
The Gourmands’ Way by Justin Spring
Cultural history always fascinates
me and author Justin Spring brilliantly
recounts the French odyssey of six remarkable
Americans, so different yet so alike, during
the extraordinary creative 30-year period
from the end of World War II to the mid-
'70s. He delves deeply into their gastronomic
lives and into their writings and travels, which
have a profound effect on how we cook and
eat in America today. This is a fascinating
story, a literary meal that any food lover will
devour quickly! Bon appetit!
Alone by Michael Korda
David McCullough writes: "The incredible story of
what happened at Dunkirk and why is
unfolded with great narrative skill and superb
delineation of a highly interesting cast of
characters, including, importantly, the author
himself and his own remarkable family." This
work seamlessly weaves a family memoir into
an unforgettable account of a disaster
redeemed by the evacuation of more than
300,000 men in four days!
Revolution Song by Russell Shorto
From this acclaimed author comes an intimate
new epic of the American Revolution that
reinforces its meaning for today. Shorto looks
back to the era in which these principles were
formed, weaving the lives of six disparate people
into this heroic struggle for American freedom.
And it is through their lives and their
songs that we come to understand that the
Revolution was indeed fought over the meaning
of individual freedom.
The Templars by Dan Jones
JOAN'S FAVORITE! In 1119 a small band
of knights seeking a purpose in the violent
aftermath of the First Crusade decides to set
up a new religious order. These are the first
Templars, elite warriors prepared to give up
their lives to protect Christian pilgrims.
Dan Jones is an award-winning historian of
the Middle Ages and this is an engrossing
examination of a period whose conflicts are
still reverberating today.
The Written Word by Martin Puchner
How could I resist! Stephen
Greenblatt raves: "The Written Word is not
only an expansive exuberant survey of the
central importance of literature in human cultures,
but it is also a great adventure story.
Martin Puchner brings home to us how much
we have been formed over the millennia by
the tales we have invented and recorded."
This is the story of literature from Alexander
the Great to J.K. Rowling.
Forged In Crisis by Nancy Koehn
Our history grand finale
belongs to Nancy Koehn, the acclaimed historian
at Harvard. A masterful, in-depth portrait
of five extraordinary figures —
Shackelton, Lincoln, Fredrick Douglass,
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Rachel Carson —
each on the precipice of a great crisis. Koehn
reaches back to each person's early years,
gleaning an essential truth: leaders are made,
not born. Thought-provoking!