new books the pick of this month’s non-fiction
Prisoner in His Palace Will Bardenwerper Simon & Schuster, June 6
Bardenwerper was one of 12 US soldiers guarding the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, as he awaited trial and execution on December 30, 2006, for crimes against humanity. Bardenwerper’s account details an old man’s foibles.
The Golden Passport Duff McDonald Harper Business, June 1
In its subtitle: Harvard Business School, the Limits of Capitalism and the Moral Failure of the MBA
Elite, McDonald outlines his critique that Harvard MBA graduates are failing to meet to its founder’s goal of ‘socially constructive’ entrepreneurship.
The Rise of the Outsiders Steve Richards Atlantic, June 15
British political commentator Steve Richards looks at the demise of the centre ground in western politics since the 2008 financial crash. Instability has resulted and Richards argues that mainstream politicians need to reconnect with voters.