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Author: Harold Holzer
Release Date: May 12, 2020
An award-winning presidential historian offers an authoritative account of American presidents' attacks on our freedom of the press."The FAKE NEWS media," Donald Trump has tweeted, "is not my enemy. It is the enemy of the American people." Never has ...
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Author: Susan Faludi
Release Date: April 07, 2020
From the author of In the Darkroom, a feminist classic and skillful examination of the attack on women’s rights.Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award • “Enraging, enlightening, and invigorating, Backlash is, most...
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Author: Adrienne Raphel
Release Date: March 17, 2020
A delightful, erudite, and immersive exploration of the crossword puzzle and its fascinating history from a brilliant young writerThe crossword is a feature of the modern world, inspiring daily devotion and obsession from not just everyday citizens l...
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Author: Andrew Marantz | Narrator: Andrew Marantz
Release Date: October 08, 2019
"Trenchant and intelligent." --The New York TimesA New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceFrom a rising star at The New Yorker, a deeply immersive chronicle of how the optimistic entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley set out to create a free and democra...
Author: Fatima Bhutto | Narrator: Soneela Nankani
Release Date: September 24, 2019
A lively, inside look at how Bollywood, Turkish soap operas, and K-Pop are challenging America's cultural dominance around the world.There is a vast cultural movement emerging from beyond the Western world. Truly global in its range and allure, it is...
Author: Ryan Holiday | Narrator: Ryan Holiday
Release Date: August 06, 2019
You've seen it all before. A malicious online rumor costs a company millions. A political sideshow derails the national news cycle and destroys a candidate. Some product or celebrity zooms from total obscurity to viral sensation. What you don't know ...
Author: Ken Auletta | Narrator: Jonathan Todd Ross
Release Date: June 05, 2018
An intimate and profound reckoning with the changes buffeting the $2 trillion global advertising and marketing business from the perspective of its most powerful players, by the bestselling author of GoogledAdvertising and marketing touches on every ...
Author: Nathan Bomey | Narrator: Rob Shapiro
Release Date: May 08, 2018
This trenchant analysis examines the many ways our society's increasingly tenuous commitment to facts laid the groundwork for Donald Trump's rise to power.Award-winning journalist Nathan Bomey argues that Trump did not usher the post-truth era into b...
Author: Edward Tenner | Narrator: Jason Culp
Release Date: April 17, 2018
A bold challenge to our obsession with efficiency—and a new understanding of how to benefit from the powerful potential of serendipity.Algorithms, multitasking, the sharing economy, life hacks: our culture can't get enough of efficiency. One of...
Author: Franklin Foer | Narrator: Marc Cashman
Release Date: September 12, 2017
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017Franklin Foer reveals the existential threat posed by big tech, and in his brilliant polemic gives us the toolkit to fight their pervasive influence. Over the past few decades there has been...
Author: Anne Helen Petersen | Narrator: Anne Helen Petersen
Release Date: June 20, 2017
**One of NPR’s Best Books of 2017** “Petersen's gloriously bumptious, brash ode to nonconforming women suits the needs of this dark moment. Her careful examination of how we eviscerate the women who confound or threaten is cruci...
Author: Daniel J. Levitin | Narrator: Dan Piraro
Release Date: March 07, 2017
Previously Published as A Field Guide to LiesWe’re surrounded by fringe theories, fake news, and pseudo-facts. These lies are getting repeated. New York Times bestselling author Daniel Levitin shows how to disarm these socially devastating...