By Garry J. Shaw
The book explores what it meant to live as a pharaoh in ancient Egypt. According to the AUC Press website: “Garry Shaw covers, through eight themed chapters, all aspects of the realities of pharaoh’s life, from mornings waking in the palace to evenings spent banqueting, with all his duties and activities in between.”
Shaw majored in Egyptology and archeology at the University of Liverpool, and also taught at the American University in Cairo.
By Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai is known as the girl who stood up for her education and was shot for it by the Taliban. In the book, she tells her tale. At just 16, she has become a worldwide symbol for resistance. According to the book’s description: “I am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.”
By Daniel Goleman
Daniel Goleman is the author of the highly successful book Emotional Intelligence, which explored the idea of exploiting control over emotions to help in dealing with the world. In his new book, Focus, he explores the confines of attention and how to harness mental power, away from every day distractions, to get ahead.
According to the book description: “Goleman boils down attention research into a threesome: inner, other, and outer focus. Drawing on rich case studies from fields as diverse as competitive sports, education, the arts, and business, he shows why high-achievers need all three kinds of focus, and explains how those who rely on Smart Practices—mindfulness meditation, focused preparation and recovery, positive emotions and connections, and mental ‘prosthetics’ that help them improve habits, add new skills, and sustain greatness—excel while others do not.”