"The Tragic Kingdom" - by Broc Smith
The Tragic Kingdom, is a behind the scenes look into the field of design and build in China. The book is a profile of the personalities, culture, and psychology of the world’s most massive looming superpower as seen through the eyes of an expat American.
“Of all the places I could imagine as a kid, China was the worst. As far as intense childhood fears and phobias went, it ranked right up there with pirates and people who used guillotines, and never in my wildest imagination did I even think for one minute it would become my home”.
The policies of Deng Xiao Peng have opened a new chapter in China’s long history and, in their effort to position China as a contender in the global market, have helped create amazing economic growth. However, many challenges have come as well.
The stories and themes found in The Tragic Kingdom spring from one man’s journey. At the same time, they reveal truths about globalization that eventually will impact every economy, lifestyle, and person on the planet.
"The World's Largest Dinosaur" - by Broc Smith
The World’s Largest Dinosaur is part literary memoir, part erotic travelogue and part design notebook. It is a blunt depiction of one man’s desent into the vortex of his own insecurity in an attempt to identify whatever essential truths are to be found in art, in humanity, and in himself. It is an unflinching account filled from the front lines of the human condition, and as such it travels a road rarely portrayed in contemporary non-fiction.