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Steve Schale is a political strategist in Florida. He was the State Director for the Barack Obama campaign in Florida, managing Obama's 2008 effort in the state, and served as a Florida Senior Advisor in 2012.
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Midnight's Borders
A People's History of Modern India
Suchitra Vijayan - 2021-03-30 (publicado por primera vez en 2020)
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The first true people's history of modern India, told through a seven year, 9,000 mile journey across its many contested borders....
Steve Schale
Book 5 of 2023. The sheer courage @suchitrav shows in doing the work for her Midnight Borders is alone worthy of reading her book. But beyond that, the stories she tells of the lives of those living at the geographic edge of India are illuminating as they are often haunting.      fuente
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Los chicos de la Nickel
A Novel
Colson Whitehead - 2019-07-16
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«No soy negro, soy hombre.» Elwood Curtis se toma muy en serio las palabras de Martin Luther King y, al igual que él, sueña con hacer de este mundo un lugar más justo. Tras ser abandonado por sus padres y criado por su querida pero estricta abuela, este adolescente se ha convertido en un chico prometedor que ve en los estudios su única salida. Pero de poco sirve ser un buen estudiante en la Academia Nickel. Cuando, a causa de un malentendido, le encierran en este reformatorio, Elwood no tarda en darse cuenta de ello. La Academia Nickel se vanagloria de convertir a sus internos en «hombres hechos y derechos» gracias a la instrucción «física, intelectual y moral» necesaria, pero este lugar oculta un brutal secreto y una realidad corrupta, respaldada por muchos y obviada por todos. El adolescente Elwood intentará sobrellevarlo con la ayuda de su buen amigo Turner, que piensa que la única forma de sobrevivir en la Nickel es emular la crueldad y el cinismo de sus opresores. Elwood, en cambio, prefiere seguir las enseñanzas del doctor King: «Enviadnos a la cárcel, y os querremos igual». El escepticismo de uno y el idealismo de otro les llevarán a tomar una decisión que tendrá inevitables repercusiones en su futuro. Basada en el estremecedor caso real de un reformatorio de Florida que estuvo en funcionamiento durante más de un siglo y destrozó la vida de miles de niños, Los chicos de la Nickel es una novela devastadora que, a caballo entre el momento actual y el del final de la segregación racial estadounidense, en los años sesenta, muestra la genialidad de un escritor en la cima de su carrera.
Steve Schale
Book 4 is @colsonwhitehead novel, Nickel Boys, a deeply disturbing story based on the all-too-true history of one of the State of Florida’s darkest chapters, the Dozier School for Boys. If you haven’t read it, make it the next book on your list      fuente
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How to Stand Up to a Dictator
Maria Ressa - 2023-09-06 (publicado por primera vez en 2022)
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Learn how to resist and fight against dictatorship with this powerful book, now available in multiple languages around the world. Written by acclaimed journalist Maria Ressa, this guide offers practical insights and strategies to uphold the truth and defend democracy against authoritarian regimes. With rights sold in 15 territories, this is a must-read for anyone seeking to stand up to a dictator.
Steve Schale
Book 1 of 2023 - @mariaressa phenomenal memoir on her fight against Philippines President Duterte, and the very real challenges facing democracies everywhere. It’s a remarkable read, and her personal story is inspiring. Thx @markbaldwin1 for the book. 🇺🇸🇵🇭🇺🇸🇵🇭      fuente
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El origen de lo que nos divide (Contextos)
Isabel Wilkerson - 2020-08-04
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In this book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people's lives and behavior and the nation's fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. Using riveting stories about people--including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball's Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others--she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America to plan their out-cast of the Jews; she discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity.
Steve Schale
Book 23 - I finally picked up Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste after having several friends recommend it. It’s not an easy read, but it’s remarkably written, albeit often unsettling book.      fuente
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Any Given Tuesday
A Political Love Story
Lis Smith - 2022-07-19
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"Any Given Tuesday" is a unique political memoir that gives readers an irreverent behind-the-scenes look at American politics. Written by Lis Smith, a sought-after operative in the Democratic Party, this New York Times bestseller is an intimate portrayal of her sometimes rocky personal journey, revealing the highs and lows of her career, from her early days as an intern to her recent role as senior adviser on Pete Buttigieg's 2020 presidential campaign. Smith doesn't shy away from her controversial choices that landed her in the tabloids, but shows readers what it's really like behind the curtain of politics and the flawed human nature of those making life and death decisions. Animated by her deep belief that positive change is still possible, this odyssey is entertaining and eye-opening.
Steve Schale
Book 22 of 2022z. I adore @Lis_Smith - and even more after I read her book, Any Given Tuesday. The book is honest, smart, and witty - just like Lis herself. Whether you are a hack, a wannabe hack, or just enjoy the game, you’ll love her book.      fuente
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On Roads That Echo
A bicycle journey through Asia and Africa
Charlie Walker - 2019-11-29
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Follow Charlie Walker on an adventure through Central Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, as he pedals his way back home to Britain, covering 26,000 miles in two-and-a-half years. From the mountains and deserts of former Soviet Republics to the Congolese jungle, he encounters often-overlooked places during periods of great change. Experience hiking through sandstorms in the Gobi desert and barrelling down rapids in a dugout canoe in this epic and candid tale of exploration.
Steve Schale
Book 21 was a return to my soft spot for travelogues through places I long to visit. It’s a good read - particularly the parts of his book that are about Central Asia and Iran - but at times it felt like a catalog than a story. It’s a good read if you enjoy the genre.      fuente
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Once Upon a Time in Russia
The Rise of the Oligarchs—A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder
Ben Mezrich - 2015-06-02
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A riveting true-story about two larger-than-life Russian oligarchs: Boris Berezovsky and Roman Abramovich. From amassing mega fortunes to taking the reins of power, the book dives deep into the world of unimaginable wealth, power, and corruption. With unprecedented, exclusive access, Mezrich uncovers a thrilling story filled with crime, rivalry, and betrayal that will leave readers on the edge of their seats.
Steve Schale
Book 20 of 2022 (and 6th on Russia) @benmezrich “Once Upon a Time in Russia” book about the rise of oligarchs - and how Putin held power over them is really good read. Great story telling - and will leave you smarter about Russia itself.      fuente
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Between Two Fires
Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin's Russia
Joshua Yaffa - 2020-01-14
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Explore the intricate lives of those who sustain Putin's rule in modern Russia, with Between Two Fires. Moscow journalist and New Yorker correspondent, Joshua Yaffa, introduces readers to figures ranging from politicians to artists, and their individual struggles to balance ambition with government expectations. Through their personal dilemmas and compromises, this novelistic journey delves into the heart of modern authoritarianism in a little-understood nation. With profound depth and sensitivity, Yaffa reveals the reality of life in contemporary Russia.
Steve Schale
Book 19, @yaffaesque Between Two Fires. My 2022 of binging books on Russia - Yaffa’s is a interesting look at the pressures faced by everyday Russians who are trying to navigate their own ambitions through the landlines of pressure from Putin’s state. Good read.      fuente
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A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice
Bill Browder - 2015-02-03
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Esta es la historia del devenir profesional y empresarial de Bill Browder, fundador de Hermitage Capital, un fondo de inversión libre que construyó su leyenda operando en el mercado ruso en la primera década de este siglo. El joven Bill, atraído por las posibilidades que abría la paupérrima Europa del Este recién liberada del yugo socialista, hizo allí su fortuna, al frente del mayor fondo de inversión de Rusia desde el colapso de la Unión Soviética. La experiencia le permitió constatar el despilfarro cometido por los sucesivos Gobiernos europeo-orientales en la oleada de privatizaciones que se sucedieron durante el paso a la economía de mercado. A través de su fondo de inversión libre, el financiero fue un gran aliado del presidente ruso Vladímir Putin en sus primeros años al frente del Kremlin. Pero, cuando la corrupta oligarquía rusa decidió tomar parte en las sociedades en las que Browder invertía, Putin se volvió contra él y le expulsó de Rusia. En 2007, las autoridades rusas ocuparon las oficinas de Browder en Moscú e incautaron 230 millones de dólares. Tras investigar el incidente, el abogado de Browder, Serguéi Magnitsky, descubrió toda una red de empresas criminales, pero un mes después de testificar contra los funcionarios involucrados, fue detenido y encerrado en prisión preventiva, donde fue torturado durante un año. El 16 de noviembre de 2009, fue llevado a una cámara de aislamiento, esposado a una baranda y golpeado hasta la muerte por ocho guardias.
Steve Schale
Book 18. @Billbrowder Red Notice. Browder’s life is really remarkable. This is the first of two books he’s written about his battles against Putin. Both are must reads…I just wish I had read this one first.      fuente
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Espía y traidor
La mayor historia de espionaje de la Guerra Fría (Tiempo de Historia)
Ben MacIntyre - 2018-09-18
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Esta es la historia, por primera vez contada en toda su verdad, de Oleg Gordievski, que llegó a ser un alto mando de la KGB soviética a la vez que actuaba como informador del MI6 británico: el hombre que con sus advertencias a los gobiernos británico y norteamericano consiguió evitar que en 1985 se desencadenase un holocausto atómico y ayudó a acelerar el fin de la Guerra Fría. Ben Macintyre, maestro de la literatura de espionaje, consigue en esta ocasión, gracias a disponer de una información privilegiada, ofrecernos una imagen real de la actuación de los servicios secretos durante la Guerra Fría. Pero su libro es también la historia de un hombre que vivió en un constante riesgo de muerte y tuvo que tomar las decisiones más difíciles; un hombre cuyo odio por el comunismo tuvo el poder de cambiar el futuro de las naciones para protagonizar una historia con la que Macintyre consigue emocionarnos.
Steve Schale
Book 16 on year: Spy and Traitor by Ben Macintyre - an absolutely riveting story of the life of a Russian double agent. Fascinating book about the craft, but the actual story of the Russian spy is really something.      fuente
Empire of Rubber by Gregg Mitman
Freezing Order by Bill Browder
Comer, viajar, descubrir by Anthony Bourdain
Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden
The Border by Erika Fatland
El libro de la alegría by Dalai Lama
The Harlem Shake (The Harlem Apocalypse Book 1) by Jeff Carroll
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer
No Good Men Among the Living by Anand Gopal
Second Suns by David Oliver Relin
Without Buddha I Could Not be a Christian by Paul F. Knitter
The River of Doubt by Candice Millard
La huella de Babur by Rory Stewart
Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap
Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen
El Safari de la estrella negra by Paul Theroux
The Children by David Halberstam
The New History of Florida by Michael Gannon