LIVESTREAM EVENT Jared Diamond will Launch & Present his New Softcover ~ Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

LIVESTREAM EVENT OVERVIEW:  Jared Diamond, New York Times Bestselling Author, will Launch & Present his New Softcover Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis.  This Author Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books, The Kansas City Public Library & Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology.

ABOUT JARED DIAMOND:  Jared Diamond, a Noted Polymath, is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Among his many Awards are the U.S. National Medal of Science, Japan's Cosmos Prize, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, and Election to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.  He is the Author of the International Bestselling Books: Guns, Germs, and SteelCollapseWhy Is Sex Fun?The World until Yesterdayand The Third Chimpanzee, and is the Presenter of TV Documentary Series based on 3 of those Books.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  A "riveting and illuminating" ~ Bill Gates Summer Reading Pick about how and why some Nations recover from trauma and others don't (Yuval Noah Harari), by the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of the Landmark Bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel.

In his international Bestsellers: Guns, Germs and Steel, and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes Civilizations rise and fall.  Now, in his 3rd Book in this monumental Trilogy, he reveals how successful Nations recover from crises while adopting selective changes, a coping mechanism more commonly associated with individuals recovering from personal crises.

Diamond compares how 6 Countries have survived recent upheavals, ranging from the forced opening of Japan by U.S. Commodore Perry's Fleet, to the Soviet Union's attack on Finland, to a murderous coup or countercoup in Chile and Indonesia, to the transformations of Germany and Austria after World War II.  Because Diamond has lived and spoken the language in 5 of these 6 Countries, he can Present gut-wrenching Histories experienced firsthand.  These Nations coped, to varying degrees, through mechanisms such as acknowledgment of responsibility, painfully honest self-appraisal, and learning from models of other Nations.  Looking to the future, Diamond examines whether the United States, Japan, and the whole World are successfully coping with the grave crises they currently face.  Can we learn from lessons of the past?

Adding a psychological dimension to the in-depth History, Geography, Biology, and Anthropology that mark all of Diamond's Books, Upheaval reveals factors influencing how both whole Nations and individual people can respond to big challenges.  The result is a Book epic in scope, but also his most personal yet.

LIVESTREAM DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 7:00 PM

LIVESTREAM LINK:  Jared Diamond and Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

LIVESTREAM EVENT FORMAT:  Jared Diamond, New York Times Bestselling Author, will Launch & Present his New Softcover Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis, and answer audience questions.

The Publication & Sale Date for the Softcover of Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis is Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Preorder now!.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops
2706 W. 53rd Street
Fairway, KS 66205
Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis By Jared Diamond Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316409148
Availability: Out of Stock, Generally 3-5 business days to Order your Copy and have it arrive at our store or your home.
Published: Back Bay Books - May 12th, 2020

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