Can the U.S. and other coronavirus-ravaged countries take a cue from individuals in crisis, following their own 12-step path to recovery? Jared Diamond, one of America’s most celebrated scholars, says the answer is yes. In a discussion drawing from his book Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis, Diamond looks at how and why some nations through history have recuperated from trauma and others haven’t. As with people, success lies in taking responsibility for problems, seeking and accepting help, and being open to change. This livestream author event is co-presented by Rainy Day Books, the Kansas City Public Library, and the Linda Hall Library.
The gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man’s relentless pursuit of justice, The Feather Thief is also a fascinating exploration of obsession, and man’s destructive instinct to harvest the beauty of nature.