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Sapiens
    A Brief History of Humankind
    
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        Yuval Noah Harari
    
    


    
    
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        Derek Perkins
    
    


    
    Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    18,047 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,047
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,069
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,976

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the Earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sums it up nicely

  • By Mark on 05-15-15

Enlightening

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Reviewed: 12-07-17

This book challenged my thinking, my outlook on religion and what we call modern day society.

  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

  • And Other Conversations About Race
  • By: Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Narrated by: Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354

Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see black, white, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A magnificent tool for life.

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-01-17

Outstanding.

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Reviewed: 12-07-17

A must read for parents and educators. No matter your racial or socio-economic background, you will learn a lot from this book.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The New Jim Crow

  • Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
  • By: Michelle Alexander
  • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,959

In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An essential read. A horrifying reality.

  • By Jeremy on 04-28-12

Great read!!!

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Reviewed: 02-16-17

An outstanding read. As we ask for, and push for more "law and order" in our so called ghetto areas. We all need to read this book. No matter what race you are, or your economic background, this book will enlighten you on our current justice system. This book tells about America's history, and what we all need to do to secure a prosperous free future for all.