Leading exercise researcher Martin Gibala has conducted many clinical studies that highlight the superiority of short, high intensity workouts over the traditional long duration ones. He explains the latest scientific understanding of the benefits of certain types of exercises — their effects on our physiology and biochemistry. A good resource for anyone confused or just curious about different types of exercises and their varying levels of... (read more)Recommended by Manuel H.
A timely and excellent book by Professor Eric Foner. His book focuses on the three amendments to the U.S. Constitution (13th, 14th, and 15th) that encompass provisions like birthright citizenship, the ending of slavery, and the right to vote. He points out that these rights that American citizens held sacred in the latter part of the 20th century are the same rights we hold sacred today. He warns that they have been consistently challenged by the... (read more)Recommended by Manuel H.
Part travel narrative and part investigative journalism, Craig Childs explores and contemplates the two major questions about us humans: who we are and where we came from. Though not providing definitive answers, Childs writes a great and fun adventure book about Ice Age America. A real fun read. Recommended by Manuel H.
Columbia University economist Joseph Stiglitz has written another lucid, easy-to-understand assessment of the U.S.'s political economy since the Trump era. Stiglitz organizes his latest work into two parts: the first is his exegesis of the problems of massive inequality in America and the economy's poor performance, which he argues has been caused by globalization and the financialization of the U.S. economy since the Reagan era. In the second... (read more)Recommended by Manuel H.