12 for 2012
Jones, Malcolm, Wittmann, Lucas, Newsweek
Byline: Malcolm Jones and Lucas Wittmann
From the real Putin to a hedge-fund thriller, forthcoming books not to miss.
Bringing Up Bebe
By Pamela Druckerman
WHAT Amy Chua did for Tiger Mothers, Pamela Druckerman promises to do for French parents. A book sure to generate controversy for her strong case for the Gallic way of parenting. (February)
The Man Without a Face
By Masha Gessen
As Russians take to the streets to protest their once and future president, Vladimir Putin, Masha Gessen steps into the fray with a perceptive account of the new czar. (March)
The Social Conquest of Earth
By Edward O. Wilson
One of the greatest scientists alive delivers his magnum opus: a book that proposes nothing less than a new way of looking at life by saying that group, not kin, selection has determined human evolution. (April)
The Passage of Power
By Robert A. Caro
The fourth volume of Caro's monumental biography follows Lyndon Johnson's rise to the vice presidency, through the ordeal of the Kennedy assassination and then to the presidency. (May)
By Jonah Lehrer
From the fiendishly clever Lehrer, a delightful examination of the science of creativity--and how we can all learn how to be more creative. (March)
Behind The Beautiful Forevers
By Katherine Boo
In a deeply reported account by Pulitzer Prize winner Boo, the vicissitudes of modern Mumbai are revealed through the intimate story of one slum community within sight of …
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: 12 for 2012. Contributors: Jones, Malcolm - Author, Wittmann, Lucas - Author. Magazine title: Newsweek. Volume: 159. Issue: 03 Publication date: January 16, 2012. Page number: 58. © 2009 Newsweek, Inc. All rights reserved. Any reuse, distribution or alteration without express written permission of Newsweek is prohibited. For permission: www.newsweek.com. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.