The Kidnapped Girls of uganda
The story of thirty Ugandan schoolgirls who were abducted by
Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army. Through
close contact with several of the mothers and clerics who worked
for the release of the girls, and with several of the young kidnapped women who have since returned to their families, journalist Kathy Cook tells the story. “This is an important book that gives
a voice to the children who endured savage cruelty and violence,
yet managed to preserve a sense of dignity and personal worth.”—
Winnipeg Free Press.
Penguin Global • 288 pp. • 978-0-14-305481-8 • $24.00
THE ASSAULT ON REASON
A visionary analysis of how the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism,
and blind faith have combined with the degradation of the public
sphere to create an environment dangerously hostile to reason.
“Gore’s faith in human nature is braver and sharper than [the
cynics].... This book isn’t about him; it’s about the republic whose
freedoms depend on increasing reasoned debate and reducing intimidating noise.”— The Boston Globe. “Gore offers a complicated
and depressing indictment of our present predicament, focusing
on the dishonesty of our politics and the toothlessness of our tab-loid-obsessed media.”—Eric Alterman, The Nation.
Penguin • 320 pp. • 978-0-14-311362-1 • $16.00
Philip Gourevitch and Errol Morris
THE BALLAD OF ABU GHRAIB
A relentlessly surprising and perceptive account of the front lines
of the war on terror. Drawing on Academy Award-winning filmmaker Errol Morris’s astonishing interviews with the Americans
who took and appeared in the infamous Abu Ghraib photographs,
this utterly original book stands to endure as essential reading long
after the current war in Iraq passes from the headlines. “
Gourevitch’s eye for telling detail evokes the best of The New Yorker tradition, Capote’s In Cold Blood, Hersey’s Hiroshima… Essential reading
for our time.”—The Tennessean.
Penguin • 304 pp. • 978-0-14-311539-7 • $16.00
THE WORLD IS FAT: The Fads, Trends, Policies,
and Products That Are fattening the human Race
A professor of global nutrition argues that the obesity epidemic is a
result of an unprecedented collision of human biology with trends
in technology, globalization, government policies, and the food industry that are changing how we eat and how we live.
Avery • 272 pp. • 978-1-58333-313-6 • $24.95
Avery • 240 pp. • 978-1-58333-381-5 • $15.00
Paperback available January 2010
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