Current Issues, Jul. 2022, Pt. 1 | Prepub Alert

From Harvey Weinstein to the U.S. Border Patrol.

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Auletta, Ken. Hollywood Ending: Harvey Weinstein and the Culture of Silence. Penguin Pr. Jul. 2022. 480p. ISBN 9781984878373. $30. BIOGRPAHY

Ball, Matthew. The Metaverse: And How It Will Revolutionize Everything. Liveright: Norton. Jul. 2022. 256p. ISBN 9781324092032. $27.95. TECHNOLOGY

Jones, Reece. Nobody Is Protected: How the Border Patrol Became the Most Dangerous Police Force in the United States. Counterpoint. Jul. 2022. 304p. ISBN 9781640095205. $26. POLITICAL SCIENCE

Leibovich, Mark. Thank You for Your Servitude: Donald Trump's Washington and the Price of Submission. Penguin Pr. Jul. 2022. 400p. ISBN 9780593296318. $30. POLITICAL SCIENCE

Nance, Malcolm. They Want To Kill Americans: The Militias, Terrorists, and Deranged Ideology of the Trump Insurgency. St. Martin’s. Jul. 2022. 320p. ISBN 9781250279002. $29.99. POLITICAL SCIENCE

Having revealed Harvey Weinstein’s violent behavior two decades ago in a New Yorker profile, Auletta asks in Hollywood Ending whether Weinstein’s sexual predation can be attributed to himself alone or to the Hollywood power game—and why it took so long to challenge it. Tech theorist and venture capitalist Ball explains The Metaverse as a three-dimensional network of interconnected experiences and devices, tools and infrastructure that transcends virtual reality and has the capacity to reshape society. In Nobody Is Protected, Geopolitics editor in chief Jones (Border Walls) tracks the U.S. Border Patrol from its brutal early days to its current power to conduct warrantless stops and interrogations within 100 miles of the border, arguing that it is trampling on the Fourth Amendment in its bid to become a national police force. From New York Times best-selling, National Magazine Award–winning Leibovich (This Town), Thank You for Your Servitude critiques the cult of submission in the Republican Party that allowed Donald Trump to flourish. A veteran of the U.S. intelligence community's Combating Terrorism program, the Black, Arabic-speaking Nance shifts his focus from al Qaeda and ISIS to the threat posed by the January 6, 2021, insurrectionists and their supporters—privileged, he argues, by their whiteness—in They Want To Kill Americans (200,000-copy first printing).

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Barbara Hoffert (, @BarbaraHoffert on Twitter) is Editor, LJ Prepub Alert; winner of ALA's Louis Shores Award for reviewing; and past president, awards chair, and treasurer of the National Book Critics Circle, which awarded her its inaugural Service Award in 2023.

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