“Where Shall I Put My Gun?”: The American Legacy of Sociology at MIT by Alessandro Malinzi, Denise Feniger & John Jannuzzi
2.45 x 7.9 x 0.76 inches, MIT Press
A book that traces the history of sociology, from early cave paintings and Greek philosophers to WWII and computer algorithms.
“Upshot: The Affordable Care Act Is in Trouble” by Paul Van de Water
123 pages, The New York Times
A study of how the U.S. Supreme Court interprets Congress’ tax code and health-care law in recent years and how those decisions have influenced political stances and national policy.
“Degrees of War: How Anti-Terrorism Efforts Trigger Terrorists in the Terrorists’ Own Image” by Martin P. Indyk & Peter Swire
160 pages, Knopf
This investigation examines how 9/11’s terror plotters were inculcated with the rhetoric and ideology of Islamic jihadism.
“Resilience” by Susan Fiske & Natalie Abrams
232 pages, Penguin
This book traces the history of climate change in the Arctic and the resilience of the people living there and the changes this has brought.
“MLK’s America: The Dream Lives Again: Reflections on the Civil Rights Movement” by Rick Perlstein
240 pages, Thomas Dunne Books
A journey through the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. as told through archival material and the work of modern historians.
“Making the Future: How the 50s Became the High Tide of the Future” by Christopher Stone
192 pages, Forest Partisan
A story of environmental change that draws heavily on academic, historical and social research.