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Caroline McCarthy


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The Silk Roads
A New History of the World
Peter Frankopan - Mar 07, 2017 (first published in 2015)
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Far more than a history of the Silk Roads, this book is truly a revelatory new history of the world, promising to destabilize notions of where we come from and where we are headed next. From the Middle East and its political instability to China and its economic rise, the vast region stretching eastward from the Balkans across the steppe and South ...
Caroline McCarthy
Feb 03, 2021
@kittypurrzog On a non-joking note... I truly cannot recommend this book enough      source
How the Irish Became White
Noel Ignatiev - Jan 01, 1995
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'...from time to time a study comes along that truly can be called 'path breaking, ' 'seminal, ' 'essential, ' a 'must read.' How the Irish Became White is such a study.' John Bracey, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachussetts, AmherstThe Irish came to America in the eighteenth century, fleeing a homeland under...
Caroline McCarthy
Oct 24, 2020
@KaylaJNuss @philosipede @innonate @yashar YES. This. "How The Irish Became White" is a fantastic book that details how WASP elites leveraged white identity to split the working class by race to prevent populist revolts.      source
Wild City
A Brief History of New York City in 40 Animals
Thomas Hynes - May 26, 2020
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An illustrated guide to 40 of the most well-known, surprising, notorious, mythical, and sublime non-human citizens of New York City, and love letter to its surprising ecological diversity. From refugee parrots and prodigal beavers to gorgeous Fifth Avenue hawks and vengeful groundhogs, Wild City tells the funny, quirky, and memorable stories of for...
Caroline McCarthy
May 29, 2020
This book is so freaking amazing. From sewer alligators to gay penguins to the Montauk Monster to the raccoons who rule Central Park to the former stray cat who now sleeps in my bed, it is all about how non-human residents make NYC the wild and wonderful place that it is.      source
The Big Nine
How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity
Amy Webb - Mar 03, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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A call-to-arms about the broken nature of artificial intelligence, and the powerful corporations that are turning the human-machine relationship on its head. We like to think that we are in control of the future of "artificial" intelligence. The reality, though, is that we -- the everyday people whose data powers AI -- aren't actually in control of...
Caroline McCarthy
Jan 05, 2020
If your 2020 resolutions involve more reading, the book I recommended to the most people in 2019 -- and continue to do so -- is @amywebb's THE BIG NINE. An essential primer on AI and the US-China tech rivalry. (It is a must for the entire #YangGang btw.)      source
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