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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,226 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas L. Friedman Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this brilliant, essential book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas L. Friedman speaks to America’s urgent need for national renewal and explains how a green revolution can bring about both a sustainable environment and a sustainable America.

Friedman explains how global warming, rapidly growing populations, and the expansion of the world’s middle class through globalization have produced a dangerously unstable planet—one that is “hot, flat, and crowded.” In this Release 2.0 edition, he also shows how the very habits that led us to ravage the natural world led to the meltdown of the financial markets and the Great Recession. The challenge of a sustainable way of life presents the United States with an opportunity not only to rebuild its economy, but to lead the world in radically innovating toward cleaner energy. And it could inspire Americans to something we haven't seen in a long time—nation-building in America—by summoning the intelligence, creativity, and concern for the common good that are our greatest national resources.

Hot, Flat, and Crowded is classic Thomas L. Friedman: fearless, incisive, forward-looking, and rich in surprising common sense about the challenge—and the promise—of the future.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • One of the 2008 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Nonfiction

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Karen | 2/16/2014

    " Not gonna lie-- I didn't get past page 200. The first half outlines how we're screwing up the planet and the second half is comprised of Friedman's ideas on how to fix it. While I agree with him that we need major institutional change in order to reverse the damage we've been inflicting on the planet, I didn't have the heart to keep going. Sorry, Tom. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jose | 2/15/2014

    " audio book, cool...some parts were great...other parts were not so great...like when his writing is focused on motivating the u.s. otherwise, great information, definitely will use in class. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Angela2932 | 2/13/2014

    " Very similiar to his The World is Flat, but it draws you in, and his views of the world tend to be quite insightful. This book, like his previous one, is very information-dense, but he has a way of presenting information in such a way that I often felt like I was being pulled into a novel, and wanted to see how everything is going to turn out! But it's OUR novel, it's the story of us on our planet, and although much of what he portrays is dire, he does highlight some ways in which our actions can make a difference in the world. I tend to like "gloom and doom aplocalyptic books" when they are just fiction. I greatly appreciate when non-fiction "gloom and doom" is soundly factual and at least hints at the potential for improving the situation. After reading this book, I tried to talk many friends into reading it, just for his ideas on renewable energy alone. I suspect the thickness of his book intimidates, but hearing him speak in the media, or listening to this book on audio-tape is quite pleasurabele and the subject is completely engrossing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Drew | 2/12/2014

    " the world is going to hate us very soon "

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