Tuesday, April 18, 2023

New Nonfiction

The following books were purchased with money provided by the School Advisory Council (SAC). Your donation to the CEC library is greatly appreciated.

“This riveting graphic novel biography chronicles Vladimir Putin's rise from a mid-level KGB officer to the autocratic leader of Russia and reveals the truth behind the strongman persona he has spent his career cultivating.” -Amazon
“The US has long been the leader in Artificial Intelligence. But China has caught up at an astonishingly rapid pace. As Sino-American competition in AI heats up, Lee envisions China and the US forming a powerful duopoly in AI. In this book, he outlines how the Chinese and American governments will have to cope with the changing economic landscape.” -Publisher

"This is a forthright and optimistic book for all Canadians. Drawn from speeches made over a ten-year period, Jody reveals why true reconciliation will occur only when Canada moves beyond denial, and recognizes Indigenous Rights. We have the solutions. Now is the time to act." -WorldCat
“In this very personal work,
renowned lawyer and social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson offers a glimpse into the lives of the wrongfully imprisoned and his efforts to fight for their freedom as the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.” -Amazon
“In this incisive book, Syria expert David Lesch takes the reader on an illuminating journey through the last hundred years of Syrian history. The Syria he reveals is a fractured mosaic, whose identity (or lack thereof) has played a crucial part in its trajectory over the past century.” -Amazon
“Shares the experiences of the citizens of Gander, Newfoundland, who were hosts to the more than six thousand passengers of thirty-eight U.S.-bound jetliners forced to land there in the wake of the September 11th attacks.” -WorldCat
“Far from another dry military history, this book
 synthesizes research from multiple fields of study and journalism into a highly readable, fast-paced, and enlightening read for anyone who wants to understand the role of war in the long human story — and how we can stop it from dominating our future.” -Publisher
“Brexit. Trump. Ford Nation. In this timely book, David Moscrop asks why we make irrational political decisions and whether our stone-age brains can process democracy in the information age. In an era overshadowed by income inequality, environmental catastrophes, terrorism at home and abroad, and the decline of democracy, Moscrop argues that the political decision-making process has never been more important. In fact, our survival may depend on it.” -Publisher