Allah, Liberty and Love
The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom
Simon & Schuster: $25
The author looks at the contentious world views sometimes dividing Muslims and non-Muslims and suggests solutions to transcend those differences. (June)
An Anatomy of Addiction
Sigmund Freud, William Halsted and the Miracle Drug Cocaine
Markel recounts the decades-long use of cocaine by Freud, father of modern psychoanalysis, and by Halsted, father of modern surgery. (July)
The Believing Brain
From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies — How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths
Times Books: $28
Is there a God? Are there ghosts? The founding publisher of Skeptic magazine looks at the web of personal, subjective and psychological factors that influence our understanding of reality. (June)
Bill Moyers Journal
The Conversation Continues
New Press: $29.95
Summer reading: Current events
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