FDL Book Salon Welcomes Mark Pendergrast, For God, Country and Coca-Cola: The Definitive History of the Great American Soft Drink and the Company That Makes It

By: Saturday August 3, 2013 1:59 pm

Everywhere you go there is Coca-Cola.

On one hand, there’s comfort in seeing something familiar along the backroads of Thailand, but on the other it can piss you off to see the massive white and red logo and realize just how far Coca-Cola has infiltrated global society.

As traditional marketing and advertising concepts are buried by the demands of a Facebook culture that seeks a personal relationship with the brands they consume, Mark Pendergrast’s book, For God, Country and Coca Cola is more relevant today than it was when it was first published in 1993.

 

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Donald Gross, The China Fallacy: How the U.S. Can Benefit From China’s Rise and Avoid Another Cold War

By: Saturday December 8, 2012 1:59 pm

In the not-so-distant past China was a country that struggled to feed its own people. An estimated 20 to 45 million Chinese died of starvation between 1958 and 1962. China’s population today is over 1.3 billion, more than four times the population of the United States. The challenges China faces in moving from a developing to a developed nation are unique and daunting, made even more difficult under the scrutiny of a globally connected modern world.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Michael E. Mann, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

By: Sunday October 7, 2012 1:59 pm

The late Andrew Breitbart once stated outright that the United States should put to death a climate scientist. The loudmouth of the right-wing tweeted: “Capital punishment for Dr. James Hansen. Climategate is high treason.”

Shortly after, Dr. Michael Mann, renowned climate researcher and author of the new book, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars, received this death threat in his Penn State University email inbox:

“You and your colleagues who have promoted this [climategate] scandal ought to be shot, quartered and fed to the pigs along with your whole damn families.”

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