by George Packer
Inventing the Future
by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Epic and unsettling, George Packer's The Unwinding narrates the story of America over the past three decades through the lives of its people.
by Oliver Sacks
No writer has succeeded in capturing the medical and human drama of illness as honestly and as eloquently as Oliver Sacks. The four essays collected in Gratitude form an ode to the uniqueness of each human being and to gratitude for the gift of life.
Inventing the Future imagines a postcapitalist economy that's capable of advancing living standards, liberating humanity from work, and developing technologies that expand our freedoms. A bold new manifesto for life after capitalism.
100 Artists' Manifestos
Selected by Alex Danchev
A remarkable collection of 100 artists' manifestos from the last 100 years, spanning such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Feminism, Communism, Destructivism, Vorticism, Stridentism... Outlandish, outrageous, witty, offensive, wise.
A bold and beautifully written exploration of America's fraught racial history and its contemporary echoes that will redefine wider understanding of race and the roots of American identity.
Books v. Cigarettes
by George Orwell
Beginning with a dilemma about whether he spends more money on reading or smoking, Orwell's entertaining and uncompromising essays go on to explore everything from the perils of second-hand bookshops to the dubious profession of being a critic, from freedom of the press to what patriotism really means.