Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Quick Book Contest

I have 1 copy of each of the three books for giveaway. US. Leave email address with comment as to which book you would like to win. Ends Saturday, March 2nd.

Written with bracing wit and intelligence, Rachel Maddow's DRIFT argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war, with all the financial and human costs that entails. To understand how we've arrived at such a dangerous place, Maddow takes us from the Vietnam War to today's war in Afghanistan, along the way exploring the disturbing rise of executive authority, the gradual outsourcing of our war-making capabilities to private companies, the plummeting percentage of American families whose children fight our constant wars for us, and even the changing fortunes of G.I. Joe.

CHINA’S SILENT ARMY is the incredibly important first book to examine the unprecedented growth of China's economic investment in the developing world, its impact at the local level, and a rare hands-on picture of the role of ordinary Chinese people in the juggernaut that is China, Inc. Cardenal and Ara├║jo crisscrossed the globe from 2009-2011 to investigate how the Chinese are literally making the developing world in their own image.  What they discovered is a human story, an economic story, and a political story, one that is changing the course of history and that has never been explored or reported.  China’s “silent army” is made up of the many ordinary Chinese citizens working around the world - in the oil industry in Kazakhstan, mining minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo, building dams in Ecuador, selling hijabs in Cairo - who are contributing to China's global dominance while also leaving their mark in less salutary ways.  With original and fresh reporting as well as top-notch writing, China's Silent Army reveals China's influence abroad in all its most vital implications -for foreign policy, trade, private business, and the environment
  In WHILE AMERICA SLEEPS, former senator Russ Feingold details our nation’s collective failure to respond properly to the challenges posed by the post-9/11 era. More than ten years after one of the greatest wake-up calls in human history, our nation seems to have again grown complacent about the issues that suddenly seemed so urgent immediately after 9/11.  WHILE AMERICA SLEEPS suggests ways in which we can awaken a new national commitment to engage with the rest of the world and one another in a less simplistic and more thoughtful way. Feingold’s hope is that when the history of this era is written, it will be said that our country was taken off guard at the height of its power at the turn of the century and stumbled for a decade in an unfamiliar environment, but in the following decade America found a new national commitment of unity and resolve to adapt to its new status and leadership in the world


traveler said...

Thanks for this giveaway. The book I would like to read is China's Silent Army. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

What interests me is While America Sleeps. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jane said...

I would love to win a copy of Rachel Maddow's "Drift."

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

skkorman said...

I would like to enter to win Drift—thanks!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net