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Speechless by Michael Knowles

Synopsis “Political correctness” has taken politeness and turned it into a weapon of censorship and intimidation. In the workplace, on social media, and even at the dinner table, Americans are confronted daily with a laundry list of words they’re “not allowed” to say—and that list is updated constantly and without warning. How did so absurd […]

Madhouse at the End of the Earth by Julian Sancton

Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica’s Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night by Julian Sancton

Synopsis The harrowing true survival story of an early polar expedition that went terribly awry–with the ship frozen in ice and the crew trapped inside for the entire sunless, Antarctic winter–in the tradition of David Grann, Nathaniel Philbrick, and Hampton Sides In August 1897, thirty-one-year-old commandant Adrien de Gerlache set sail aboard the Belgica, fueled […]

Ghost Forest by Pik-Shuen Fung

Ghost Forest by Pik-Shuen Fung

Synopsis How do you grieve, if your family doesn’t talk about feelings? This is the question the unnamed protagonist of Ghost Forest considers after her father dies. One of the many Hong Kong “astronaut” fathers, he stays there to work, while the rest of the family immigrated to Canada before the 1997 Handover, when the British returned […]

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan

Synposis It was on the Silk Roads that East and West first encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas, cultures and religions. From the rise and fall of empires to the spread of Buddhism and the advent of Christianity and Islam, right up to the great wars of the […]

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