AMERICAN CATCH by Paul Greenberg

July 15, 2014

Paul Greenberg spoke about his book, American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood, at Politics & Prose on Tuesday July 15, 2014.

In American Catch, award-winning author Paul Greenberg takes the same skills that won him acclaim in Four Fish to uncover the tragic unraveling of the nation’s seafood supply—telling the surprising story of why Americans stopped eating from their own waters. Despite the challenges, hope abounds. In New York, Greenberg connects an oyster restoration project with a vision for how the bivalves might save the city from rising tides. In the Gulf, shrimpers band together to offer local catch direct to consumers. And in Bristol Bay, fishermen, environmentalists, and local Alaskans gather to roadblock Pebble Mine. With American Catch, Paul Greenberg proposes a way to break the current destructive patterns of consumption and return American catch back to American eaters.

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ISBN: 9780143127437
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Published: Penguin Books - June 9th, 2015

THE TRUE AMERICAN by Anand Giridharadas

May 30, 2014

Anand Giridharadas spoke about his book, The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas , at Politics & Prose on Friday, May 30, 2014.

The True American tells the story of Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a Bangladesh Air Force officer who dreams of immigrating to America and working in technology. But days after 9/11, an avowed "American terrorist" named Mark Stroman, seeking revenge, walks into the Dallas minimart where Bhuiyan has found temporary work and shoots him, maiming and nearly killing him. Two other victims, at other gas stations, aren t so lucky, dying at once. The True American traces the making of these two men, Stroman and Bhuiyan, and of their fateful encounter. It follows them as they rebuild shattered lives one striving on Death Row to become a better man, the other to heal and pull himself up from the lowest rung on the ladder of an unfamiliar country.

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ISBN: 9780393350791
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 6th, 2015


April 25, 2014

Jo Becker spoke about her book, Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality, at Politics & Prose on Friday, April 25, 2014.

A tour de force of groundbreaking reportage by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jo Becker, Forcing the Spring is the definitive account of five remarkable years in American civil rights history: when the United States experienced a tectonic shift on the issue of marriage equality. Beginning with the historical legal challenge of California’s ban on same-sex marriage, Becker expands the scope to encompass all aspects of this momentous struggle, offering a gripping behind-the-scenes narrative told with the lightning pace of the greatest legal thrillers.

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ISBN: 9780143127239
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Published: Penguin Books - May 19th, 2015