Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis


A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

Waterstones nonfiction Book of the Month (June)

A Time Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2016

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

‘The political book of the year’ Sunday Times

‘You will not read a more important book about America this year’ Economist

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over…

Learning Theories Simplified: …and how to apply them to teaching



Containing bitesized overviews of over 100 classic and contemporary learning theorists, this book is written for busy teachers, trainers, managers or learners who are interested in understanding different theories of learning and how they can be intelligently and practically applied to educational contexts. It describes each theory and model in an accessible bitesized form and explores how it can be used to benefit teaching, including key suggestions for the classroom. This book will: * Help…

A Long Way from Home


The true story of 2 year-old Anna, abandoned by her natural parents, left alone in a neglected orphanage.

Elaine and Ian had travelled half way round the world to adopt little Anna. She couldn’t have been more wanted, loved and cherished. So why was she now in foster care and living with me? It didn’t make sense.

Until I learned what had happened. …

Dressed only in nappies and ragged T-shirts the children were incarcerated in their cots. Their large eyes stared out blankly from emaciated…

God Is Not Great



God Is Not Great is the ultimate case against religion. In a series of acute readings of the major religious texts, Christopher Hitchens demonstrates the ways in which religion is man-made, dangerously sexually repressive and distorts the very origins of the cosmos. Above all, Hitchens argues that the concept of an omniscient God has profoundly damaged humanity, and proposes that the world might be a great deal better off without ‘him’.