Al Franken, Giant of the Senate From the #1 bestselling author – the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that. AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome …
In 1985, 11-year-old Salva is a refugee, his village attacked by soldiers, forcing Salva to flee from his school, across the desert, swamp, and forest to Ethiopia, where he resettles in a refugee camp. There he stays, for 6 years, until Ethiopian forces violently evacuate the camp, chasing the refugees back into Sudan. In his resilience, Salva becomes a leader of what is known as The Lost Boys of Sudan, homeless and orphaned boys who again cross the desert to Sudan. Years later, in 2008, 11-year-old Sudanese Nya travels the same Sudan landscape every day, twice a day, walking two hours each way to the pond for water. Salva and Nya’s story intersect in 2008 in the most extraordinary way.
“[Red Notice] does for investing in Russia and the former Soviet Union what Liar’s Poker did for our understanding of Salomon Brothers, Wall Street, and the mortgage-backed securities business in the 1980s. Browder’s business saga meshes well with the story of corruption and murder in Vladimir Putin’s Russia, making Red Notice an early candidate for any list of the year’s best books”
In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?