Alex Blumberg is an American entrepreneur, radio journalist, former producer for public radio and television, best known for his work with This American Life and Planet Money. He is the co-founder and CEO of the podcast network Gimlet Media.
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This groundbreaking book delves into the impact the tough-on-crime political turn has had on inner-city communities in America, particularly on Black communities. Following six years of research, author Alice Goffman chronicles the routine stops, searches, raids, and beatings that young men navigate as they come of age, highlighting the failures of the War on Crime and the grim counterpoint to mass incarceration. On the Run is both an exemplary work of scholarship and a compassionate chronicle of the families caught in the midst of it.
Just unbelievably fantastic. – source
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Explore the devastating aftermath of the first ever atom bomb dropped on a city in this journalistic masterpiece. Through the firsthand accounts of survivors, John Hersey's powerful and compassionate retelling of the events of August 6, 1945, in Hiroshima has become a timeless classic that stirs the conscience of humanity. With a poignant final chapter reflecting on the survivors years later, this book is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the human cost of war.
I had always been interested in this kind of long form narrative nonfiction. – source