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Leaders Leap: Transforming Your Company at the Speed of Disruption

An offering of nonpareil implications for any business or organization. This title expands Chip and Dan Heath’s Switch. It also serves as a contemporary update to Clayton Christensen’s classic The Innovator’s Dilemma. Highly recommended for all university libraries supporting business curricula.
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The Clear Leader: How To Lead Well in a Hyper-Connected World

Practical and evidence-based, this lofty effort will support any leader through today’s data dump. More valuable as a handy self-assessment or as a gap filler in leadership collections.

Deep Space: Beyond the Solar System to the Edge of the Universe and the Beginning of Time

A stunning and essential coffee-table book. Targeted at amateur astronomers, the book takes advantage of today’s advanced astronomy research that provides exciting new information from the sensitive eyes of modern large telescopes, both in space and on the ground. Nicely supplements Erich Karkoschka’s Observer’s Sky Atlas and the National Geographic Stargazer’s Atlas.

Some People Need Killing: A Memoir of Murder in My Country

A brave and heartbreaking work that fleshes out the human cost of Duterte’s violent rule.

Silent Cavalry: How Union Soldiers from Alabama Helped Sherman Burn Atlanta—and Then Got Written Out of History

This compellingly narrated contribution to U.S. Civil War historiography, made personal by Raines’s family history, is illuminating and thought-provoking. An important update to Margaret M. Storey’s Loyalty and Loss: Alabama’s Unionists in the Civil War and Reconstruction and an excellent addition to any audio history collection.
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The Fabulist: The Lying, Hustling, Grifting, Stealing, and Very American Legend of George Santos

Chiusano’s case study succeeds in revealing the roots of Santos’s shameless behavior and never-ending lies. This account of how an accomplished scammer rose in national politics is both compelling and sickening. Highly recommended, and an essential purchase for all New York libraries.

Balance of Power: Central Banks and the Fate of Democracies

A meticulously sourced, complex academic work that’s essential for university libraries. It shows how central banks’ ill-defined balance of power with little oversight can threaten democracies. Give to readers familiar with Joseph Stiglitz’s Making Globalization Work, Morgan Ricks’s The Money Problem, or Lev Menand’s The Fed Unbound.

Leadership from Bad to Worse: What Happens When Bad Festers

This work nicely addresses the chaos that afflicts government and business and emphasizes the troubling increased support of today’s demagogues. It’s a reminder that the time to turn from this dangerous path is quickly running out. Essential for libraries supporting political science and business curricula.

Work, Retire, Repeat: The Uncertainty of Retirement in the New Economy

This highly recommended book focuses on middle- and lower-income people who do not have millions in their retirement accounts and who are particularly concerned about the retirement possibilities that their children and grandchildren will have. It nicely updates Dora L. Costa’s The Evolution of Retirement and will appeal to fans of Jessica Bruder’s Nomadland.
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