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People of the Book Author Series: Virtual  Author Event with Eyal Press - JCC of Greater Buffalo December 1, 2021, 10:34 pm

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People of the Book Author Series: Virtual  Author Event with Eyal Press

November 4 | 7:00 pm

People of the Book Author Series showcases authors and presenters from Western New York and beyond. Join us as we explore diversity, culture, and Jewish identity through our virtual and in-person author events!

Drone pilots who carry out targeted assassinations. Undocumented immigrants who man the “kill floors” of industrial slaughterhouses. Guards who patrol the wards of the United States’ most violent and abusive prisons. In Dirty Work, Eyal Press offers a paradigm-shifting view of the moral landscape of contemporary America through the stories of people who perform society’s most ethically troubling jobs. As Press shows, we are increasingly shielded and distanced from an array of morally questionable activities that other, less privileged people perform in our name. 

“Engrossing and frequently enraging . . . Press’s lucid narrative is studded with gut-wrenching scenes . . . This deeply reported and eloquently argued account is a must-read.”  Publishers Weekly (starred review) 

Eyal Press is a writer and journalist who contributes to The New Yorker, The New York Times, and other publications. Since the spring of 2021, he is also a sociologist with a Ph.D. from New York University. He grew up in Buffalo, which served as the backdrop of his first book, Absolute Convictions (2006). His second book, Beautiful Souls (2012), examined the nature of moral courage through the stories of individuals who risked their careers, and sometimes their lives, to defy unjust orders. A recipient of the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, he has received an Andrew Carnegie fellowship, a Cullman Center fellowship at the New York Public Library, and a Puffin Foundation fellowship at Type Media Center.

Sponsored by the Tanya Ganson Book Fair Endowment Fund. 

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY names Dirty Work one of the best books of 2021! publishersweekly.com/pw/best-books/2021/top-10#book/book-8



November 4
7:00 pm
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