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The Adult Readers' Blog
The first Monday in October. The Supreme Court is back on the bookcase with great choices for SCOTUS watchers, but there will always be dissenting opinions:
- The Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knihznik A new take on the life of this Supreme arrives later this month.
- Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman Justice Elena Kagan spoke at OSU last week. She credits these two women with paving the way for her.
- Showdown:Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination that Changed America by Wil Haygood The Columbus-born author examines the nomination of the first African American Justice
- The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities by Stephen Breyer.The effect globalization on the court
- Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the defeat of DOMA by Roberta Kaplan is a Library Reads pick for October
- Dissent and the Supreme Court: It's Role in the Court's History and the Nation's Constitutional Dialogue by Melvin I. Urofsky. This detailed exploration by a renowned scholar will be released in November
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High-Rise by JG Ballard
In a gleaming new high-rise building on the outskirts of London, the inhabitants have everything they need to live comfortable, pampered lives: two indoor pools, an elegant restaurant, a grocery store, a beauty parlor, a bank, even a rooftop park and a school. But violence lurks beneath the polished surface: when minor construction problems send a floor into darkness, riots erupt—leaving a dead dog floating in the swimming pool. In the weeks that follow, chaos rules, as the lower floors send raiding parties to assault the penthouse, and warring groups seize control of the elevators. A dark (and darkly funny) exploration of the animal passions that lie beneath the most civilized facades, this 1975 novel is being adapted into a 2015 movie directed by Ben Wheatley and starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, and Luke Evans.
Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking) by Christian Rudder
Do Equal Opportunity Employers really hire without discrimination? Is Twitter destroying our capacity to write, or improving it? Can Facebook predict if your marriage will last? How is Google fighting the flu?
Christian Rudder, one of the founders of OkCupid, leverages the company’s massive collection of data as a starting point for this examination of human nature. Rudder keeps the text light and readable, skipping wonky details while being sure to note when his conclusions are limited by his data. His insights range from quirky factoids—white men are most likely to read Robert Heinlein while drinking a home-brewed beer, while Asian women would rather snack on macarons and read Norwegian Wood—to sobering insights about racism, sexism, and homophobia. A must-read for anyone interested in social media and what it reveals about our personalities and communities.
Secret History of Wonder Woman
Jill Lepore writes a story rich in historical detection about the most popular female superhero of all time while revealing a fascinating family story and history of twentieth-century feminism.
Wonder Woman was created in 1941 by William Moulton Marston. Marston's life was greatly influenced by early suffragists, starting with Emmeline Pankhurst, and including Olive Byrne and Margaret Sanger. Marston and Byrne wrote a regular column for “Family Circle “celebrating conventional family life, even as they themselves pursued lives of extraordinary nonconformity. Marston’s other claim to fame —-he invented the lie detector test.