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Ron Suskind‘s THE WAY OF THE WORLD is chock-full of shocking revelations about US policy on war and terrorism under the Bush Administration.
Read an excerpt from WAY OF THE WORLD about Usman Khosa.
But the book is about much more than revelations. It’s about finding “the human solution” to the grave crises we face in this world.
Elizabeth Winthrop paints a vivid portrait of the plight of child laborers in the New England textile mills in the early 1900’s. She bases her main character, Grace, on the photograph by Lewis Hine of a young girl posed in front of her machine. While writing the book, Winthrop went in search of the real person behind the photo and found out the remarkable story of Addie Card.
To hear about Winthrop’s discovery of Addie Card, listen to the Web exclusive extended interview.