By: Ahmed Yasser
CAIRO, Apr.2. (SEE)- You still have plenty of time to start reading good and entertaining books.
*Adventures of the Comma Queen by Mary Norris
If you haven’t read Norris’s ode to good grammar, buy it together with her new book and you’ll have at least two days of delightful reading. A New Yorker copy editor, Norris this time delivers an appreciation of Greece, plus a look at how that country’s language influenced ours.
*Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? by Bill McKibben
McKibben wrote “The End of Nature 30 years ago, an early warning about climate change and his new book is another sobering call to arms. McKibben, aims to demonstrate what people around the world can do to protect Earth reminds us that as we drain critical resources we’re also moving toward draining our own ties to the planet and to each other.
*Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur
This new novel is a female take on the Indian travel narrative that involves three sisters of Indian descent who were born and raised in England, so they’re on unfamiliar ground even as they fit right in.
* Poisonwood Bible
The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price، a fierce، evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family’s tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.
The novel is set against one of the most dramatic political chronicles of the 12th century, the Congo’s fight for independence from Belgium the murder of its first elected prime minister.
*Team of Teams by ”Stanley McChrystal’
”Stanley McChrystal”, the retired US Army general and bestselling author of ”Team of Teams”, profiles thirteen of history’s great leaders including ”Walt Disney”, ”Coco Chanel” and ”Robert E. Lee” to show that leadership is not what you think it is and never was.
”McChrystal” profiles thirteen famous leaders from a wide range of eras and fields from corporate CEOs to politicians and revolutionaries. He uses their stories to explore how leadership works in practice and to challenge the myths that complicate our thinking about this critical topic.
With ”Plutarch’s” lives as his model he looks at paired sets of leaders who followed unconventional paths to success such as:
”Walt Disney” and ”Coco Chanel” built empires in very different ways. Both had public personas that sharply contrasted with how they lived in private.