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Legacy of Violence
A History of the British Empire
Caroline Elkins - 2022-03-29
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian: a searing study of the British Empire that interrogates the country's pervasive use of violence throughout the twentieth century and traces how these practices were exported, modified, and institutionalized in colonies around the globe.Sprawling across a quarter of the world's land mass and claiming nearly...
Harini Calamur
i can't recommend this book enough. warning - you blood will slowly boil.      source
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The Eagle Has Landed
Jack Higgins - 2000-06-01 (first published in 1975)
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In November of 1943, an elite team of Nazi paratroopers descends on British soil with a diabolical goal: to abduct Winston Churchill and cripple the Allied war effort. The mission, ordered by Hitler himself and planned by Heinrich Himmler, is led by ace agent Kurt Steiner and aided on the ground by IRA gunman Liam Devlin.As the deadly duo executes ...
Harini Calamur
@NakulShenoy loved that book. it hasn't aged. i read it a few years ago. finished it one sitting.      source
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Stolen Focus
Why You Can't Pay Attention--and How to Think Deeply Again
Johann Hari - 2022-01-25
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Our ability to pay attention is collapsing. From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream and Lost Connections comes a groundbreaking examination of why this is happening--and how to get our attention back. In the United States, teenagers can focus on one task for only sixty-five seconds at a time, and office workers average only...
Harini Calamur
i cannot recommend this book enough ... must read. a lot of things we suspected is true .... @johannhari101 #attentiondeficit. #informationoverload .      source
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Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
David Epstein - 2021-04-27 (first published in 2019)
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The #1 New York Times bestseller that has all America talking: as seen/heard on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, Morning Joe, CBS This Morning, The Bill Simmons Podcast, Rich Roll, and more."The most important business--and parenting--book of the year." --Forbes"Urgent and important. . . an essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and anyone who cares...
Harini Calamur
@kushal_mehra kaun khel raha hai. btw great book if you havent read/heard it already Range      source
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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power
Shoshana Zuboff - 2019-01-15
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The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior.In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the phenomenon t...
Harini Calamur
#Books2021 - the Age of Surveillance Capitalism is a gripping read. i am both reading, and listening to the audible version. much recommended      source
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The Growth Delusion
Wealth, Poverty, and the Well-Being of Nations
David Pilling - 2018-01-30
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A provocative critique of the pieties and fallacies of our obsession with economic growthWe live in a society in which a priesthood of economists, wielding impenetrable mathematical formulas, sets the framework for public debate. Ultimately, it is economists who set the agenda for how much we can spend on our schools, highways, and defense; who dec...
Harini Calamur
@raghav4india there is this fab book by David Pilling called the Growth Delusion - on how the measure of GDP is flawed. very readable. very insightful.      source
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The Satan Bug
Alistair MacLean - 2020-03-10 (first published in 1962)
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Gripping and tense story of secret agents, even more secret government facilities, and a deadly virus, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.Mordon Chemical Research Centre: an ultra top secret facility hidden in the English countryside and one of the most secure places in the world. But now it has been broken into and the Satan Bug, the...
Harini Calamur
@ArunKrishnan_ i loved the MacLean books. i still haven't outgrown them. re-read satan bug a few weeks ago. that man knew how to plot, and how to pace the story.      source
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Revenge & Reconciliation
Understanding South Asian History
Rajmohan Gandhi - 1999-01-01
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In this remarkable study, well-known biographer Rajmohan Gandhi, underscoring the prominence in the Mahabharata of the revenge impulse, follows its trajectory in South Asian history. Side by side, he traces the role played by reconcilers up to present times, beginning with the Buddha, Mahavira and Asoka....
Harini Calamur
@Ankur_tiwari2 @farzana_versey and vice versa. one great book to read is Rajmohan Gandhi's revenge and reconciliation about how the people of this land have traditionally butchered each other, and then gotten back together. it is part of the contradiction that defines us.      source
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Poor Economics
A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty
Abhijit Banerjee - 2012-03-27 (first published in 2011)
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Why do the poor borrow to save? Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs? In Poor Economics, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two practical visionaries working toward ending world poverty, answer these questions from the ground. In a book the Wall Street Journal called “marvelous, rewarding,” the au...
Harini Calamur
@ask0704 Read his book. I don't agree with some of the things he says. But, it is a great read on understanding poverty      source
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