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Sam Freedman

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An Empire of Their Own
How the Jews Invented Hollywood
Neal Gabler - 1989-09-08 (впервые опубликовано в 1988)
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Discover the Jewish immigrants who shaped America's movie industry in this award-winning group biography. "An Empire of Their Own" highlights the fascinating individuals who were the driving force behind the golden age of Hollywood. Richly entertaining and original, this book brings to life the captivating history of the movie moguls.
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...      источник
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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.      источник
Sonny Bunch
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In Memory of Memory
Maria Stepanova - 2021-02-09 (впервые опубликовано в 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.      источник
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King Kong Theory
Virginie Despentes - 2007-10-03 (впервые опубликовано в 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.      источник
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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.      источник
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Stephen King - 2021-10-07 (впервые опубликовано в 1978)
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Стивен Кинг - "Противостояние" Стивен Кинг… "Король ужасов"? Да. Непревзойденный мастер проникновения в самые тайные, самые страшные, самые мрачные уголки человеческой души? Да! Жестокий, яростный и агрессивный эстет тьмы, чьи книги пугают и восхищают, возмущают - и все-таки привлекают? О да! ...Каждый из нас - лишь человек, стоящий над черной, адовой бездной собственных страхов. И только Стивен Кинг - великий Стивен Кинг! - может заставить нас шагнуть в эту бездну… Америка превратилась в ад. Из секретной лаборатории вырвался на свободу опаснейший вирус. Умерли сотни тысяч, миллионы ни в чем не повинных людей… Однако и это еще не все. Вступили в игру беспощадные и могучие силы. Рвется к власти таинственный темный человек, способный подчинять себе слабые, сомневающиеся души. Кто он? Откуда явился? Что сулит человечеству его победа? Немногие люди, не утратившие еще представления о Добре и Зле, должны понять это, - ведь, не зная врага, его невозможно победить… Роман "Противостояние" - одно из лучших произведений "короля ужасов" Стивена Кинга - в новом переводе и впервые без сокращений!
Sam Freedman
@cian_west The Stand is one of my favourite books so I am very much doing this.      источник
Kurt BusiekHarry Khachatrian
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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      источник
Fareed ZakariaBranko Milanovic
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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.      источник
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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".      источник
Errol Morris
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A Novel (The American Chronicle Series)
Gore Vidal - 2000-02-15 (впервые опубликовано в 1984)
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Experience an alternative view of Abraham Lincoln in the novel from Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series. Delve into the political and personal struggles of the president during the Civil War, as he grapples with making decisions and facing loss. With Vidal's signature knowing and ironic style, Lincoln is portrayed as more than just a monolithic figure, but a complex and human character.
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".      источник
Tom KeeneDavid Sabatini
The Scout Mindset by Julia Galef
The Biggest Bluff by Maria Konnikova
Свет, обманувший надежды by Stephen Holmes Ivan Krastev
The Border by Don Winslow
Kill All Normies by Angela Nagle
The Cicero Trilogy by Robert Harris
Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexievich
The Cartel by Don Winslow
Станция Одиннадцать by Emily St. John Mandel
Ship of Theseus by J. J. Abrams
Думай медленно by Daniel Kahneman
Что видела собака by Malcolm Gladwell
Почему ученики не любят школу? Когнитивный психолог отвечает на вопросы о том, как функционирует разум и что это означает для школьных занятий by Daniel T. Willingham
The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell
I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas R. Hofstadter
The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow
The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild
The Quincunx by Charles Palliser