A look back at the books we featured on First Person in the past year.
2019 was a banner year for books about how the United States see the world—and how the world views Americans. With the year drawing to an end, we look back at three books featured here on First Person.
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The Other Brexit
CNN correspondent Max Foster on how Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, split from Britain's royal family.
The Filmmaker Who Took On Bolsonaro
An Oscar-nominated documentary examines Brazil’s deep political fault lines.
The President Who Played One on TV
Journalist Franklin Foer on the peculiar rise of Volodymyr Zelensky in Ukraine and his role in the Trump impeachment ordeal
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And Now the Hard Part
From Foreign Policy and the Brookings Institution: Each week we look at one of the world’s toughest problems and suggest a way forward—all in under 30 minutes.
Spies don’t talk—it’s the cardinal rule of the business. But here at Foreign Policy, we get them to open up. On I Spy, we hear from the operations people: the spies who steal secrets, who kill adversaries, who turn agents into double agents. Each episode features one spy telling the story of one operation.