by Julia Holmes (Small Beer Press)—August 2010 Indie Next Notable Book
“A highly imaginative debut finds a stark Darwinian logic in a rigidly hierarchicalsociety…Holmes has fashioned a terrifying and utterly convincing world in which the perfect human being is one stripped of all illusions,” praised
of thisnewly released novel. Back from war with a nameless enemy, Ben finds that his mother is dead, and his family home has been reassigned by the state. A dark satire rendered withthe slapstick humor of a Buster Keaton film,
portrays a world at once hilarious anddisquieting, in which frustrated revolutionaries and hopeful youths suffer alongside thelost and the condemned. Click here to learn more about this title in large print andaccessible formats.
The Angel of Grozny: Orphans of a Forgotten War
by Asne Seierstad (Basic Books)— Vivid, Unsparing Reportage on the Tragedies in Chechnya
The New York Times
wrote, “Seierstad has produced a masterly and much needed call toattention for the international community.” Asne Seierstad has traveled regularly toChechnya since the Russian invasion on New Year’s Eve 1994. In this book shedescribes the effects of the invasion on those trying to live their daily lives amidstviolence. In a broken and devastated society, the author lived among the wounded and thelost, including the orphaned children of Grozny, asking the question: What happens tochildren who grow up surrounded by war and accustomed to violence? This book received starred reviews from
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By His Own Rules: The Ambitions, Successes, and Ultimate Failures of Donald Rumsfeld
by Bradley Graham (Public Affairs)—An Epic Examination
New York Times
bestseller is a penetrating political biography of the controversialDefense Secretary, by a longtime military affairs correspondent for
.Bradley Graham, who closely covered Rumsfeld’s challenging tenure at the Pentagon,offers an insightful biography of a complex and immensely influential personality. Whatemerges is a layered and revealing portrait of a man whose impact on U.S. nationalsecurity affairs will long out-live him.
stated, “Donald Rumsfeld has beenexcoriated by both Democrats and Republicans for his handling of the Iraq war. This biography reveals a more nuanced picture than the conventional wisdom would suggest.”Click hereto learn more about this title in large print and accessible formats.
The Sages: Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the Maelstrom of Markets
by Charles R. Morris (Public Affairs)
Throughout the violent financial disruptions of the past several years, three men havestood out as beacons of judgment and wisdom: Warren Buffett, George Soros, and PaulVolcker.
praises, “Morris’s succinct but insightful biographies and his