August Vollmer is known as the "father of modern policing." A new exhibit and in-depth book will allow more people to learn his story.
M.B Curtis was an outsized character who, for a time, had an outsized influence on Berkeley.
The former chief correspondent of PBS’ NewsHour, has written a memoir that weaves a child’s imaginative adventures with vivid memories from her war reporting.
A new history of BART by Michael Healy includes details of the fight that eventually assured the train would run under Berkeley’s streets.
Check out the podcast of Berkeley writer Ruth Whippman talking to radio host Lauren Schiller about the secret to happiness.
Sociologist Arlie Hochschild ventured from Berkeley to ask people in Louisiana why they were voting against their best interests.
'Lucky Boy,' by Berkeley author Shanthi Sekaran, is set in Berkeley, and told with warmth and empathy, but with a keen eye for the sometimes well-meaning delusions of the privileged.
Joe Lurie has spent most of his adult life interacting and engaging with other cultures and promoting cross-cultural understanding. As a young man, he served in the Peace Corps in Kenya, the beginning of his life of “intercultural encounters.”
The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, by Michael Lewis
On Dec. 16, Berkeleyside published the Best Books of 2016 compiled by Berkeleyside staff and community members. But there is another category of books, those about Berkeley, that is also worth noting. Here then is a list of recently published books about Berkeley that will make great gifts.
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