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Un imperio propio
Cómo los judíos inventaron Hollywood
Neal Gabler - 1989-09-08 (publicado por primera vez en 1988)
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Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for history, this "wonderful history of the golden age of the movie moguls" (Chicago Tribune ) is a provocative, original, and richly entertaining group biography of the Jewish immigrants who were the moving forces behind the creation of America's motion picture industry.
Sam Freedman
Probably my favourite book on cinema is Neil Gabler's An Empire of Their Own - but Jews and the entertainment industry is a niche interest of mine so not sure it will have such a wide appeal...      fuente
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Cinema Speculation
Quentin Tarantino - 2022-10-25
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Cinema Speculation is an intellectually rigorous and insightful book focused on key American films from the 1970s. Written by the celebrated filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, the book is a unique and creative exploration of cinema that is both entertaining and informative. Organized around movies that Tarantino saw as a young moviegoer, Cinema Speculation combines film criticism, theory and personal history in a delightful and infectious way.
Sam Freedman
Transfixed by Quentin Tarantino's book "Cinema Speculation" - a sort of mix of memoir and criticism. If you have any interest in Hollywood history it's a must.      fuente
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In Memory of Memory
Maria Stepanova - 2021-02-09 (publicado por primera vez en 2017)
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Uncover a century of life in Russia as you sift through faded photographs, old postcards, diaries, and letters in this poetic memoir. In Memory of Memory retells the story of an ordinary family's survival during a time of persecution and repression, highlighting their pursuit of a peaceful and civilized life. This book combines elements of essay, memoir, travelogue, history, and fiction and is filled with intellectual curiosity and soft-spoken prose. Engage with ideas and personalities as you explore cultural and personal memory with this bold and thought-provoking read.
Sam Freedman
@mrchrisaddison @FitzcarraldoEds Try Joshua Cohen and Mathias Enard too. On the non-fiction side I'd recommend Maria Stepanova "In Memory of Memory": Vriginie Despentes "King Kong Theory"; and my all time favourite book "Second Hand Time" by Svetlana Alexievich.      fuente
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King Kong Theory
Virginie Despentes - 2007-10-03 (publicado por primera vez en 2006)
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This powerful book explores modern beauty myths and challenges common attitudes about sex and gender. The author uses her own experiences in the porn industry and with rape and prostitution to create a space for those who refuse to obey societal norms. With humor and candor, the author provides a highly charged and thought-provoking account of women's lives today.
Sam Freedman
@mrchrisaddison @FitzcarraldoEds Try Joshua Cohen and Mathias Enard too. On the non-fiction side I'd recommend Maria Stepanova "In Memory of Memory": Vriginie Despentes "King Kong Theory"; and my all time favourite book "Second Hand Time" by Svetlana Alexievich.      fuente
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The Morbid Age
Richard Overy - 2009-10-29
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Explore the golden age of British intellectual life between the wars, featuring Arnold Toynbee, Aldous and Julian Huxley, H.G. Wells, Marie Stopes, and other public intellectuals and scientists. Author Richard Overy expertly showcases the emergence of ideas like eugenics, pacifism, and world government, as well as the common fear of societal dystopia. Enjoy a vivid portrayal of the time through BBC radio lectures, public debates, psychoanalysts, and more. This insightful read offers a thought-provoking glimpse into a world both different from and similar to our own.
Sam Freedman
@tj_arnold Great book. Loved it.      fuente
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Stephen King - 2021-10-07 (publicado por primera vez en 1978)
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Esta narración cuenta cómo un virus gripal, creado artificialmente como posible arma bacteriológica, se extiende por Estados Unidos y provoca la muerte de millones de personas. Los supervivientes tienen sueños comunes, en los que aparecen una anciana y un hombre joven. La mujer anciana los incita a viajar a Nebraska para combatir a Randall Flagg, un abominable personaje que lidera las fuerzas del mal y busca su aniquilación definitiva mediante un temible arsenal.
Sam Freedman
@cian_west The Stand is one of my favourite books so I am very much doing this.      fuente
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The Meritocracy Trap
How America's Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite
Daniel Markovits - 2019-09-10
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This book by esteemed Yale Law professor Daniel Markovits challenges the notion of meritocracy in American society. Markovits argues that the meritocratic ideal - that social and economic rewards should follow achievement rather than breeding - is a sham, perpetuating inequality and consolidating wealth and privilege across generations. The author draws from his personal experiences to expose the inner workings of the meritocratic machine and suggests steps towards a new world that values dignity and prosperity for all Americans.
Sam Freedman
@JSkeaping Both great books      fuente
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The Crisis of the Meritocracy
Britain's Transition to Mass Education since the Second World War
Peter Mandler - 2020-11-10
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Discover how the landscape of education has drastically changed in the past century. From only 2% of the population attending university pre-WWII, to now where half of all young people go to university. The Crisis of the Meritocracy explores the revolution in attitudes and expectations that caused this shift. As society places greater importance on education and upward mobility, the tension between meritocracy and democracy grows. This book is an essential read for those seeking to understand the larger forces at play in the education system.
Sam Freedman
@Sleek_Otter Best book on the politics of education is Crisis of the Meritocracy by Peter Mandler; on how things work + constitutional stuff Peter Hennessy's Whitehall is a classic; Nick Timmins Five Giants is brilliant on the welfare state.      fuente
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The Fiery Trial
Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery
Eric Foner - 2010-10-04
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Explore Lincoln's lifelong fight against American slavery in this definitive account of his pragmatic principles and political navigation. Master historian Eric Foner expertly balances Lincoln's personal journey with the broader history of the period, highlighting the president's unparalleled capacity for moral and political growth.
Sam Freedman
This is a great book but my favourite book about Lincoln is the Gore Vidal novel which is amazing. Also v much like Eric Foner's "Fiery Trial".      fuente
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A Novel (The American Chronicle Series)
Gore Vidal - 2000-02-15 (publicado por primera vez en 1984)
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Abraham Lincoln ocupa un lugar de honor en la historia de los EEUU y, por ende, del mundo. Sin embargo, entre las situaciones difíciles que le tocó afrontar es de especial relevancia la etapa en que su promesa de mantener unido al país chocó con la dura realidad, lo que le llevó a sentirse amenazado, de muerte incluso, y sintió en su propia piel el desprecio y hasta la agresividad de sus correligionarios. A partir del momento en que en 1861 Lincoln llega a Washington, Gore Vidal recrea toda la trayectoria vital de este personaje y, al mismo tiempo, recrea una época crucial para la democracia de los Estados Unidos. Como siempre, Gore Vidal va más allá de la simple recreación histórica, pues plantea para el debate ideológico algunas contradicciones que parecen inherentes en los sitemas democráticos, al tiempo que pone el dedo en la llaga de las imperfecciones de la organización política estadounidense. "Lincoln" es una de sus mejores novelas históricas.
Sam Freedman
This is a great book but my favourite book about Lincoln is the Gore Vidal novel which is amazing. Also v much like Eric Foner's "Fiery Trial".      fuente
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