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Prof. Adam Grant, popular for his writings and talks on organizational psychology, makes a persuasive case in this book for rethinking, unlearning, and generally just keeping an open mind to avoid being bound by outmoded and counterproductive views. Weaving research with entertaining anecdotes, Grant describes how people can update their own assumptions and opinions, how they can open the minds of others, and how communities of lifelong learners can be created. It’s all very compelling and thought-provoking—and quite timely, too, given that the pandemic for months now has prompted many of us to rethink a lot about how we work and live.

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984878106
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Published: Viking - February 2nd, 2021

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Washington Post journalist Joby Warrick puts his proven research and narrative skills to work to tell the story of Syria’s chemical weapons program from its early development to its use in a sarin attack in 2013 (despite President Obama’s attempt to draw a red line), to the removal and destruction the following year of Syria’s declared stockpile, to the later use of chlorine gas—which was available on the commercial market—and eventually the reappearance of nerve gas, because Syria had kept some capability in reserve. Written like a thriller and with remarkable detail, the book illuminates an especially gruesome aspect of Syria’s brutal civil war.                                          

Red Line: The Unraveling of Syria and America's Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780385544467
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Published: Doubleday - February 23rd, 2021

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Veteran journalist Elizabeth Becker tells the stories of three pioneering women war correspondents against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. Becker, who as a young reporter herself reported from Cambodia, describes how Frances FitzGerald, Catherine Leroy, and Kate Webb ventured from different backgrounds into war coverage—an area long dominated by men—and succeeded through their work and experiences to influence war reporting for generations.

You Don't Belong Here: How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541768208
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Published: PublicAffairs - February 23rd, 2021

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