Every month, new books are released, and we’d like to share the ones with you we think should not be missed. This time, we’re focussing on Biography and History. Please let us know what you think, and happy reading!
Best Upcoming Biography and History Books of September 2017
The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone is wrong. Instead of buying the myths these companies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions.
One Mile Radius: Building Community From The Core
It takes a village to build community. A community builder and founder of Village Real Estate Services, Mark knows the impact of concentrating revitalization work in core communities. He helped revitalize Nashville’s Hillsboro Village, Germantown, and 12South neighborhoods, and he leveraged partnerships to generate a tangible difference for local nonprofits.
Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone
Hit Refresh is about individual change, about the transformation happening inside of Microsoft and the technology that will soon impact all of our lives—the arrival of the most exciting and disruptive wave of technology humankind has experienced: artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and quantum computing. Nadella concludes with his vision for the coming wave of technology and by exploring the potential impact to society and delivering call to action for world leaders. “Ideas excite me,” Nadella explains.
Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography
Twenty years after his iconic memoir Losing My Virginity, the world’s ultimate entrepreneur is back with the rest of the story. ” Now, fifty years after starting his first business, Branson shares the candid details of a lifetime of triumphs and failures and what he really thinks about his unique life and career. He even brought Virgin into space with Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline.
The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought
The book follows Hume and Smith’s relationship from their first meeting in 1749 until Hume’s death in 1776. The book reveals that Smith’s private religious views were considerably closer to Hume’s public ones than is usually believed. Vividly written, The Infidel and the Professor is a compelling account of a great friendship that had great consequences for modern thought.
Inside Studio 54
Following Fleischman as he built connections as a hotel, restaurant, and club owner that lead him to Studio 54. Inside Studio 54 takes the reader from Brazil to the heights of debauchery in the Virgin Islands and finally to New York City. A star-studded thrill ride through decadent and drug-fueled parties at the legendary Studio 54.
The Business of Persuasion: Harold Burson on Public Relations
Much as Ogilvy wrote the bible on advertising, Burson has written the must-read book for the public relations industry. By way of personal and professional examples, Burson shows readers what public relations really entails―its challenges, methodologies, and impacts. Public relations is practiced not only by every institution, but also by every individual.
Ralph Lauren: Revised and Expanded Anniversary Edition
Lauren’s aesthetic influence and unique design sensibility are captured here by fashion’s finest photographers, including Bruce Weber, Deborah Turbeville, and Patrick Demarchelier. Ralph Lauren isn’t easy to define. Sample images from Ralph Lauren: Click on the thumbnails for larger images.
Permission to Screw Up: How I Learned to Lead by Doing (Almost) Everything Wrong
Hadeed unintentionally launched Student Maid while attending college ten years ago. Along the way, Kristen got it wrong almost as often as she got it right. .
Reconsidering Stagnation in the Brezhnev Era: Ideology and Exchange
This volume contributes to a growing reevaluation of the Brezhnev era, helping to shape a new historiography that gives us a much richer and more nuanced picture of the time period than the stagnation paradigm usually assigned to the era. The chapters focus on developments in politics, society, and culture, as well as the state’s attempts to lead and initiate change, which are mostly glossed over in the stagnation narrative. The volume challenges the assumption that the period as a whole was characterized by rampant cynicism and a decline of faith in the socialist creed and instead points to the persistence of popular engagement with the socialist ideology and the power it continued to wield within the Soviet Union.