Tuesday, May 7, 8:00 PM, Doors: 7:00 PM
Jared Diamond presents Upheaval
Join Pioneer Works for the launch of the new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond. Upheaval has already been hailed by the New York Times as "one of the most significant projects embarked upon by any intellectual of our generation." Upheaval presents Diamond's brilliant new theory of how and why some nations recover from trauma and others do not. Through portraits of seven countries -from the forced opening up of Japan and the Soviet invasion of Finland to the Pinochet regime in Chile - Diamond describes a process of painful self-appraisal and adaptation more commonly associated with personal trauma. Therein is a lesson about resilience relevant to both nations and individuals. Looking to the future, Upheaval investigates whether the United States, and the world, are squandering their natural advantages and are on a devastating path towards catastrophe.
Signed copies of Upheaval will be available for sale by Greenlight Bookstore at the event.
Doors at 7 PM. Pioneer Works is located at 159 Pioneer Street in Brooklyn.