Business Books to Read This Spring: Bitcoin Billionaires, Kushner, Inc Business Books to Read This Spring: Bitcoin Billionaires, Kushner, Inc Posted on by wLw
The days are longer and the sun is out later, and while that might seem like a prime time to get out of the house, that doesn’t mean you have to leave your books at home. This spring is already fruitful for the publishing industry, still riding the success of semi-recent releases like Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming and Delia Owens’s novel Where the Crawdads Sing . Looking forward, there are a number of new noteworthy nonfiction releases in the names of business and journalism that are well worth your consideration. Available Now
Before he was one of the first of many to be fired by President Trump, it’s hard to say how many people knew the name Preet Bharara outside of New York City or legal circles, or even just New York legal circles. But the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has since taken on the unofficial mantle as one of the esteemed critics of the current administration, frequently sharing candid takes on MSNBC and becoming prolific on Twitter , gaining more than a million followers. However, even with recent events in mind, Bharara’s book relies on his previous case histories and legal career to do the talking in their own right, letting the reader draw for themselves the lessons and conclusions about the state of the U.S. legal system and where it could go next. Available Now
Just two years in to the Trump administration, and there doesn’t seem to be any shortage of material for book after book about the current White House. (One can only imagine how many there will be after Trump’s exit, whether that’s in two years or six years.) The family Trump, in particular, generates the most fascination, not only with readers but clearly with journalists and authors themselves. Honing in on two of the most mysterious characters in House Trump, Vicky Ward picks up somewhat where Vanity Fair ‘s Emily Jane Fox left off in last year’s Born Trump , which spent time with each member of the immediate family. Like with any unauthorized book, there were denials and backlash from Jared and Ivanka, through their attorneys. But like with many of the books that have come out about administration officials, many of the stories in Ward’s book have lined up with previously published accounts in most major mainstream outlets. Either way, it’s a juicy read. Available Now
To say this is a book about The Troubles is much like the use of the term “The Troubles” in itself: an oversimplification. New Yorker staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe does a masterful job of weaving together a myriad of narratives, themes, and characters to formulate a single book that is part history, part journalism, and part murder mystery. Even the title, Say Nothing , has a dual meaning: partially lifted from a Seamus Heaney poem and also a mantra for survival in Northern Ireland during three decades of terror and bloodshed. And yet, amid all of the heaviness and historical details, the book never feels overwhelming because it stays rooted among a core cast of characters. The narrative flows so fluidly that it almost feels like you’re reading a treatment for a screenplay to the next great HBO drama. Keefe manages to pull of this task—and possibly even solve one of the mysteries that propelled him to write this book—while maintaining a dedication to journalism and neutrality over a topic that is largely absent of any kind of neutral ground. Available Now
Currently the reigning World Cup and Olympic champions, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team has garnered headlines for a less-than-celebratory reason but no less important: a gender discrimination suit against the United States Soccer Federation. Filed in federal court in March, the lawsuit covers 28 members of USWMT, is seeking class action status, and hopes to add in anyone who has played for U.S. Women’s Soccer since February 2015. Citing “institutionalized gender discrimination,” issue covered in the suit range from disparate pay, training conditions, medical treatment, and transportation versus the coverage and services provided by U.S. Soccer to the men’s team. Amid all this is veteran sports writer Caitlin Murray’s new book about the Women’s National Team, offering a deeper dive at both the conditions the players have endured in spite of their constant success, whether it being historic TV ratings, multiple World Cup and Olympic wins, and record revenue generated for U.S. Soccer and FIFA. A contributor and correspondent for The New York Times , ESPN, Fox Sports, and The Guardian , Murray conducted more than 100 exclusive interviews for this book, including with some of the team’s most beloved and famous players, such as Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, Brandi Chastain, and Hope Solo. Available Now
CNN’s Brian Stelter already cracked the shiny veneer of network morning news programs with his 2013 book Top of The Morning...