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  • Pacifists who fought against the Second World War faced insurmountable odds—but their resistance, philosophy, and strategies fostered a tradition of activism that shaped America right up to the present day. Journalist Daniel Akst’s new book is "War By Other Means: The Pacifists of the Greatest Generation Who Revolutionized Resistance."
  • In his new book, The Greatest Evil Is War, Chris Hedges makes a clear and cogent argument against war, not on philosophical grounds or through moral arguments, but in an irrefutable stream of personal encounters with the victims of war, from veterans and parents to gravely wounded American serviceman who served in the Iraq War, to survivors of the Holocaust, to soldiers in the Falklands War, among others.
  • Abdulrazak Gurnah attained a new level of global prominence last year when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Gurnah’s new novel “Afterlives” spotlights the devastating German colonial rule of early 20th century East Africa and its aftermath.
  • It is a simple fact that no president in American history brought less foreign policy experience to the White House than Donald J. Trump. "The Cost of Chaos" is Peter Bergen's riveting account of what happened when the unstoppable force of President Trump met the immovable object of America's national security establishment--the CIA, the State Department, and, above all, the Pentagon.
  • To Julie Metz, her mother, Eve, was the quintessential New Yorker. Eve rarely spoke about her childhood and it was difficult to imagine her living anywhere else except Manhattan, where she could be found attending Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera or inspecting a round of French triple crème at Zabar’s.After her mother passed, Julie discovered a keepsake book filled with farewell notes from friends and relatives addressed to a ten-year-old girl named Eva. This long-hidden memento was the first clue to the secret pain that Julie’s mother had carried as a refugee and immigrant from Nazi-occupied Vienna.
  • Pervasive violence against hospitals, patients, doctors and other health workers as become a horrifically common feature of modern war. These relentless attacks destroy lives and the capacity of health systems to attend to those in need. Inaction to stop this violence undermines long standing values and laws designed to ensure that sick and wounded people receive care. In "Perilous Medicine: The Struggle to Protect Health Care from the Violence of War," Leonard Rubenstein, a human rights lawyer who has investigated atrocities against health workers around the world, offers an account of the dangers health workers face during conflict and the legal political and moral struggle to protect them.
  • Daniel James Brown, the bestselling author of “The Boys in the Boat,” has a new book entitled “Facing the Mountain.” It is a World War II saga that…
  • Flynn Berry, the Edgar Award-winning author of "Under the Harrow," has established herself as one of the best new voices in suspense. Her latest,…
  • The new book, “The Spymaster of Baghdad,” is an account of wartime espionage. It’s a true story of an elite, top-secret team of unlikely spies who came…