My List Of Books Consumed

 NOTE SOME BOOKS REPEAT IN THE CATEGORIES BELOW - approximately 395 books total

Now Listening to... My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past, Jennifer Teege, Nikola Sellmair

Listening To Books While Running In The Woods…


Racism, Injustice, Feminism, Discrimination, and Human Rights

  1. How To Be An Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi

  2. The Whiteness of Wealth How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans - and How We Can Fix It, Dorothy A. Brown

  3. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, Isabell Wilkerson

  4. Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, Layla F. Saad

  5. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1792

  6. No Name in the Street, James Baldwin

  7. The Devil Finds Work, James Baldwin

  8. Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas, Jane Mayer, and Jill Abramson

  9. The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, Khalil Gibran Muhammad

  10. The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service, Laura Kaplan

  11. Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond, Mark Lamont Hill.

  12. The Second Sex, Simone De Beauvoir

  13. Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America, Stacey Abrams

  14. Hardy/Friedland: David Hardy, Amazing Investigative Reporter, Also takes on the NY Daily News for racial discrimination, and wins, Greg Donahue

  15. Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community, Martin Luther King/MLK

  16. Conviction: The Murder Trial That Powered Thurgood Marshall's Fight for Civil Rights, Denver Nicks, John Nicks

  17. Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment, Linda Hirshman

  18. The Lost Eleven: The Forgotten Story of Black American Soldiers Brutally Massacred in World War II, Denise George and Rob Child

  19. Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority, Tim Wise

  20. Black Boy, Richard Wright

  21. Uncle Tom's Children, Richard Wright

  22. White Fragility:Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin DiAngelo, Michael Eric Dyson - foreword

  23. The Martyrdom of Collins Catch The Bear, Gerry Spence

  24. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, David Treuer

  25. County: Life, Death, and Politics at Chicago’s Public Hospital, David A. Ansell, MD

  26. The Song and the Silence: A Story about Family, Race, and What Was Revealed in a Small Town in the Mississippi Delta While Searching for Booker Wright, Yvette Johnson

  27. We Should All Be Feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  28. The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez, Aaron Bobrow-Strain

  29. Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria, Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD

  30. The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin

  31. Reflections on the French Revolution, Edmund Burke

  32. What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America, Michael Eric Dyson

  33. A Black Women's History of the United States, Diana Ramey Berry, and Kali Nicole Gross

  34. What Truth Sounds Like: RFK, James Baldwin, And Our Unfinished Conversation About Race In America, Michael Eric Dyson

  35. The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why, Jabari Asim

  36. Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement, Angela Y. Davis

  37. Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, Caroline Criado Perez

  38. The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science is Still A Boy's Club, Eileen Pollack

  39. Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit

  40. Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War, Chandra Manning

  41. The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good?, Michael J. Sandel

  42. The Embattled Vote in America: From the Founding to the Present, Allan J. Lichtman

  43. So You Want To Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo

  44. 30 Days a Black Man, Bill Steigerwald

  45. Uprising (Attica prison, NY, 1971), Clarence B. Jones, and Stuart Connelly

  46. Separate: The Story of Plessy V. Ferguson, and America's Journey from Slavery to Segregation, Steve Luxenberg

  47. Thaddeus Stevens: Nineteenth-Century Egalitarian, Hans L. Trefousse

  48. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander

  49. Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America, Adam Cohen

  50. Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea, Mitchell Duneier

  51. Living Apart: How the Government Betrayed a Landmark Civil Rights Law By: Nikole Hannah-Jones

  52. Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination, Robin D. G. Kelley

  53. Radical: My Journey Out of Islamist Extremism, Maajid Nawaz

  54. The Nonsense Factory: The Making and Breaking of the American Legal System, Bruce Cannon Gibney

  55. When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America, Ira Katznelson

  56. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, Carol Anderson

  57. Black Reconstruction in America, W. E. B. Du Bois, David Levering Lewis

  58. A Short History of Reconstruction, Updated Edition: 1863-1877, Eric Foner

  59. Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do, Jennifer L. Eberhardt

  60. The Affirmative Action Puzzle: A Living History from Reconstruction to Today, Melvin I. Urofsky

  61. Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration, Emily Bazelon

  62. The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap, Mehrsa Baradaran

  63. Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote, Susan Ware

  64. The New Human Rights Movement: Reinventing the Economy to End Oppression, Peter Joseph

  65. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, Matthew Desmond

  66. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Frederick Douglass

  67. Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, Douglas A. Blackmon

  68. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson

  69. Slavery's Capitalism: A New History of American Economic Development, Sven Beckert - editor, Seth Rockman

  70. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, Ibram X. Kendi

  71. The Radical King: Martin Luther King/MLK, Cornel West - editor

  72. The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, Edward E. Baptist

  73. Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, David W. Blight

  74. The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. DuBois

  75. I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, Austin Channing Brown

  76. The Battle for Paradigm: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists, Naomi Klein

  77. How the Other Half Lives, Jacob A. Riis.

  78. Echoes of my Soul, Robert K. Tannenbaum, story of the case that generated the Miranda Rights ruling

  79. Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

  80. The Other Wes Moore, Wes Moore

  81. Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning Of An American City, Wes Moore

  82. The Economics & Politics Of Race, AND Intellectuals & Race, Thomas Sowell

  83. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, Richard Rothstein

  84. Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination Robin D. G. Kelley

  85. Just Mercy: Justice & Redemption, B. Stevenson

  86. Between The World & Me, Ta-Nihisi Coates

  87. Negroland: A Memoir, Margo Jefferson

  88. The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot

  89. Alan Turing: Unlocking The Enigma, David Boyle

  90. America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System, Steven Brill

  91. Badass Librarians Of Timbuktu: The Race To Save The World’s Most Precious Manuscripts, Joshua Hammer

  92. Black Fire, Robert Graysmith

  93. The Grace of Silence, Michele Norris

  94. White Trash, Nancy Isenberg

  95. The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap, Matt Taibbi

  96. These Truths: A History of the United States, Jill Lepore

  97. Landmark Decisions of the Supreme Court, US Supreme Court papers

  98. Good and Mad: How Women's Anger Is Reshaping America, Rebecca Traister

  99. She Said: That Helped Ignite A (MeToo) Movement, Megan Twohey/Jodi Kantor

  100. The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight To Win The Vote, Elaine Weiss

  101. Liar, Temptress, Soldier Spy, Karen Abbott

  102. Hillbilly Elegy, JD Vance

  103. Superman Is Jewish?, Harry Brod

  104. The Devil’s Highway, Luis Alberto Urrea

  105. Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee, Dee Brown

  106. Lincoln On The Verge: Thirteen Days To Washington, Ted Widmer

  107. The New Human Rights Movement: Reinventing the Economy to End Oppression, Peter Joseph

  108. Mark Twain: Autobiography, Vol. 1

  109. Mark Twain: Autobiography, Vol. 2

  110. The World’s Strongest Librarian, Josh Hanagarne, author’s story about the challenges he faces with Tourette’s Syndrome

  111. The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency, Kathryn Smith

  112. Born On A Blue Day, Daniel Tammet, one of fifty living savants in the world, the first and only to tell his own story

  113. Adnan’s Story: The Search Truth And Justice After Serial, Rabia Chaudry


Inequality, And The Bullionaires

  1. The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die, Keith Payne

  2. Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Family, Patrick Radden Keefe

  3. The Premonition: A Pandemic Story, Michael Lewis

  4. The Storm Before The Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Empire, Mike Duncan

  5. The People, No: A Brief History Of Anti-Populism, Thomas Frank

  6. American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Rich, Jacob S. Hacker, Paul Pierson

  7. The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good?, Michael J. Sandel

  8. The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future, Joseph E. Stiglitz

  9. Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, Anand Giridharadas

  10. The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy, Peter Temin

  11. The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality, Angus Deaton

  12. The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy, Stephanie Kelton

  13. The Power Worshipers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism, Katherine Stewart

  14. Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud, Tom Mueller

  15. Capital and Ideology, Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer - translation

  16. Let Them Eat Tweets: How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality, Jacob S. Hacker, Paul Pierson

  17. The Confessions of an Economic Hitman, John Perkins

  18. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, Daron Acemoglu, and James Robinson, Black Death/“free” markets

  19. Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy, Matt Stoller

  20. Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries And Corporate Power, Christopher Leonard

  21. The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay, Emmanuel Saez/Gabriel Zucman

  22. The Meritocracy Trap: How America's Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality/Dismantles Middle Class/Devours Elite, Daniel Markovits

  23. The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic, Ganesh Sitaraman

  24. The Marginal Revolution: How Austrian Economists Fought the War of Ideas, Janek Wasserman

  25. The Great Reversal: How America Gave Up on Free Markets, Thomas Philippon

  26. The Economists' Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society, Binyamin Appelbaum

  27. The Human Instinct, Kenneth Miller — No Such Thing as Society: 1980s Britain, A. McSmith

  28. American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump, Tim Alberta

  29. Behemoth: The History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World, Joshua B. Freeman

  30. The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896, Richard White

  31. The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century, Walter Scheidel

  32. Pity the Billionaire: The Unlikely Resurgence of the American Right, Thomas Frank

  33. Big Hot Cheap And Right, Erica Grieder

  34. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, Naomi Klein

  35. Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea, Mark Blyth

  36. Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich, and The Fall of Everyone Else, Chrystia Freeland

  37. Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer/Translator

  38. The Big Con: How Washington Got Hoodwinked and Hijacked by Crackpot Economics, Jonathan Chait

  39. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming, Erik Conway/Naomi Oreskes

  40. Money Well Spent?: The Truth behind the Trillion-Dollar Stimulus, the Biggest Economic Recovery Plan in History, Michael Grabell

  41. Creating Freedom: The Lottery of Birth, the Illusion of Consent, and the Fight for Our Future, Raoul Martinez

  42. We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money, Edward D. Kleinbard

  43. The American Experiment, James MacGregor Burns

  44. The Uprising, David Sirota

  45. Rule and Ruin: The Downfall of Moderation and Destruction of the “GOP”, from Eisenhower to the Tea Party, Geoffrey Kabaservice

  46. Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You’ve Been Told about the Economy Is Wrong, Edward Conard (Conservative)

  47. The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class, Edward Conard (Conservative)

  48. The Way the World Works, Jude Wanniski (Conservative)

  49. Wealth and Poverty: A New Edition for the Twenty-First Century, George F. Gilder (Conservative)


Economics, Market Crashes, And Political Influence

  1. Whose Freedom: The Battle Over America's Most Important Idea, George Lakoff

  2. Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long, Richard D. White Jr.

  3. Fake Politics: How Corporate and Government Groups Create and Maintain A Monopoly on Truth

  4. The Premonition: A Pandemic Story, Michael Lewis

  5. Behemoth: The History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World, Joshua B. Freeman

  6. Animal Farm, George Orwell

  7. The Most Dangerous Man in America: Printer, Benjamin Franklin, Catherine Drinker Bowen

  8. The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli

  9. The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street, Justin Fox

  10. Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance, Nouriel Roubini/Stephen Mihm

  11. Dark Money, The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, Jane Mayer

  12. Reimagining Capitalism: In a World on Fire, Rebecca Henderson

  13. Whistleblowers: Honesty in America from Washington to Trump, Allison Stanger

  14. The Shifts and the Shocks: What We've Learned - and Have Still to Learn - from the Financial Crisis, Martin Wolf

  15. The Price Of Justice, Laurence Leamer (About Don Blankenship; scummy coal baron)

  16. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming, Erik Conway/Naomi Oreskes

  17. First Class Catastrophe: The Road To Black Monday (10/1987), Worst Day in Wall Street History, Diana Henriques

  18. Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America, Matt Taibbi

  19. Flash Boys, Micheal Lewis

  20. Why I Left Goldman Sachs: A Wall Street, Greg Smith

  21. The End of Wall Street, Roger Lowenstein

  22. Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

  23. The Big Con: How Washington Got Hoodwinked and Hijacked by Crackpot Economics, Jonathan Chait

  24. The House of Morgan, Ron Chernow

  25. Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit, Charles W. Calomiris/Stephen H. Haber

  26. All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive American Power, Nomi Prins

  27. The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire, Neil Irwin

  28. The Austrian School Of Economics: History of its Ideas, Ambassadors, and Institutions, Schulak and Unterkofler (Conservative)

  29. Lecturing Birds on Flying: Can Mathematical Theories Destroy the Financial Markets, Pablo Triana

  30. The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too, James K. Galbraith

  31. The Age of Oversupply: Overcoming the Greatest Challenge to the Global Economy, Daniel Alpert

  32. How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities, John Cassidy

  33. Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story (Enron), Kurt Eichenwald

  34. Finished Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President, Ron Suskind

  35. The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good, Robert H Frank

  36. Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street, Neil Barofsky

  37. The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It, Scott Patterson

  38. Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World, Liaquat Ahamed

  39. The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine, Micheal Lewis

  40. The Austrian School of Economics: A History of Its Ideas, Ambassadors, & Institutions, Eugen Maria Schulak, Herbert Unterköfler (Conservative)

  41. The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008, Paul Krugman

  42. End This Depression Now!, Paul Krugman

  43. The Conscience of a Liberal, Paul Krugman

  44. Taking on the Trust: Ida Tarbell, and John D. Rockefeller, Steve Weinberg

  45. The Uprising, David Sirota

  46. Fuzzy Math: The Essential Guide to the Bush Tax Plan, Paul Krugman

  47. New Deal or Raw Deal?, Burton Folsom (Conservative)

  48. Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World, Adam Tooze

  49. Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization, Samuel Gregg (Conservative)

  50. Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand (Conservative)


Democracy And The Reverse

  1. How Democracies Die, Steven Levitsky/Daniel Ziblatt

  2. American Demagogue: The Great Awakening and the Rise and Fall of Populism, J.D. Dickey

  3. The Storm Before The Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Empire, Mike Duncan

  4. The Anatomy of Fascism, Robert O. Paxton

  5. The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in Post-Truth America, Onnesha Roychoudhuri

  6. Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long, Richard D. White Jr.

  7. Lincoln On The Verge: Thirteen Days To Washington, Ted Widmer

  8. Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump, Sarah Posner

  9. The Second Creation: Fixing the American Constitution in the Founding Era, Jonathan Gienapp

  10. Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville

  11. Animal Farm, George Orwell

  12. The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American, Andrew Seidel

  13. The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty, Daron Acemoglu/James A. Robinson

  14. Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy, Matt Stoller

  15. The Return of History and the End of Dreams, Robert Kagan

  16. It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism, By Thomas E. Mann , Norman J. Ornstein

  17. The American Experiment, James MacGregor Burns

  18. The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution, Michael J. Klarman

  19. How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States, Daniel Immerwahr

  20. The Federalist Papers

  21. The Anti-Federalist Papers

  22. Who Stole the American Dream?, Hedrick Smith

  23. Team Of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin

  24. The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot

  25. 67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence, Howard Means

  26. The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy, Anthony Gottlieb.

  27. From Colony to Superpower: US Foreign Relations Since 1776, George C. Herring

  28. Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World, Daniel Hannan

  29. Democracy in Chains, Nancy MacLean — Cult of the Constitution, Mary Anne Franks

  30. Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement That Shattered the Party, Max Blumenthal

  31. New Deal or Raw Deal?, Burton Folsom


Science And Discovery: Mind And Matter

  1. The Big Melt: A Journey to Antartica's Doomsday Glacier, Jeff Goodell

  2. Deadly Outbreaks: How Medical Detectives Save Lives Threatened by Killer Pandemics, Exotic Viruses, and Drug-Resistant Parasites, Alexandra Levitt

  3. Written in Stone: Evolution, the Fossil Record, and Our Place in Nature, Brian Switek

  4. The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin, and the Making of His Theory of Evolution, David Quammen

  5. The Most Dangerous Man in America: Scientist, Benjamin Franklin, Catherine Drinker Bowen

  6. Third Thoughts, Steven Weinberg

  7. Light Falls, Brian Greene.

  8. Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe, Ray Jayawardhana

  9. The Premonition: A Pandemic Story, Michael Lewis

  10. Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of Laki, the Volcano that Turned Eighteenth-century Europe Dark, Alexandra Witze and Jeff Kanipe

  11. Gravity's Century: From Einstein's Eclipse to Images of Black Holes, Ron Cowen

  12. How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space, Janna Levin

  13. Conspiracies & Conspiracy Theories: What We Should and Shouldn't Believe - and Why, Michael Shermer

  14. The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty, Robert P. Crease , And Alfred Scharff Goldhaber

  15. A Brief History of Creation: Science and the Search for the Origin of Life By: Bill Mesler , H. James Cleaves II

  16. The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World, Sean Carroll

  17. Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality, Manjit Kumar

  18. Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe, parts Lee Smolin

  19. The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, The Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next, Lee Smolin

  20. Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein…Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists…Changed Our Understanding of Life & the Universe, M. Livio

  21. The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics was Reborn, Louisa Gilder

  22. How The Hippies Saved Physics, David Kaiser

  23. The 4% Universe, Richard Panek

  24. Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality, Max Tegmark

  25. The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow

  26. Long For This World: The Strange Science of Immortality, Jonathan Weiner

  27. Mind Wide Open, Steven Johnson

  28. A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking

  29. Seven Brief Lessons On Physics, Carlo Ravelli

  30. The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth, Toby Lester

  31. The Political Mind: A Cognitive Scientist's Guide to Your Brain and Its Politics, George Lakoff

  32. David And Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell

  33. Blink, Malcolm Gladwell

  34. Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell

  35. The Great Bridge, David McCullough

  36. Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best And Worst, Robert Supolsky

  37. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval N. Harari

  38. Before The Dawn, Nicholas Wade

  39. 1491, Charles C. Mann

Politics

  1. Lincoln On The Verge: Thirteen Days To Washington, Ted Widmer

  2. The French Revolution: From Enlightenment to Tyranny, Ian Davidson

  3. Animal Farm, George Orwell

  4. 1984, George Orwell

  5. A Hill To Die On, Palmer/Sherman

  6. Reason: Why Liberals Will Win the Battle for America, Robert B. Reich

  7. Attack of the Theocrats!: How the Religious Right Harms Us All - and What We Can Do About It, Sean Faircloth

  8. The Political Mind, George Lakoff

  9. Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

  10. Raven Rock: Government’s Secret Plan To Save Itself, Garret Graff

  11. The Uprising, David Sirota

  12. The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense, Gad Saad (Conservative)

Environment, Climate Change

  1. Short Circuiting Policy: Interest Groups and the Battle Over Clean Energy and Climate Policy in the American States, Leah Cardamore Stokes

  2. The Great Derangement: Climate Change and The Unthinkable, Amitav Ghosh

  3. The Price Of Justice, Laurence Leamer (About Don Blankenship; scummy coal baron)

  4. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming, Erik Conway/Naomi Oreskes

  5. Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries And Corporate Power, Christopher Leonard

  6. Runaway Planet, Washington Post, climate article collection

  7. Gray Mountain, John Grisham, novel, historic fiction about coal mining/black lung suits in the last 30+ years or so

  8. The Lost City Of The Monkey God, Douglas Preston, a lost city in the deep jungle of Honduras, no humans had visited for 500 years.


Religion And Reason

  1. The Bible, read twice 

  2. American Demagogue: The Great Awakening and the Rise and Fall of Populism, J.D. Dickey

  3. I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, Austin Channing Brown

  4. Escaping the Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories, Using Facts, Logic, and Respect, Mick West

  5. Radical: My Journey Out of Islamist Extremism, Maajid Nawaz

  6. The Crusades: Abigail Archer

  7. Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement That Shattered the Party, Max Blumenthal

  8. Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, Steven Pinker

  9. Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing, Barry Schwartz/Kenneth Sharpe

  10. Here I Stand: A Life Of Martin Luther, Roland H. Bainton

  11. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval N. Harari

  12. Zealot, Reza Aslan

  13. Age Of Reason, Thomas Paine

  14. The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief, George M. Marsden

  15. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, David Hume

  16. The Benedict Option: A Strategy For Christians In A Post Christian Nation, Rod Dreher

  17. A Companion to Hume, Elizabeth S. Radcliffe

  18. The Critique Of Pure Reason, Immanuel Kant

  19. Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best And Worst, Robert Supolsky

  20. The Cost Of Discipleship, Dietrict Bonhoeffer

  21. The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom, Michael Shermer

  22. Perpetual Peace, Immanuel Kant

  23. The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren

  24. Maps Of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief, Jordan B. Peterson

  25. The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology, Robert Wright

  26. Mind and Cosmos Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False, Thomas Nagel

  27. The Believing Brain: Ghosts/Gods to Politics/Conspiracies - How We Construct Beliefs. Reinforce Them as Truths, Michael Shermer

  28. Church History in Plain Language: Fourth Edition, Bruce L. Shelley

  29. Common Sense, Thomas Paine

  30. Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, Daniel C. Dennett

  31. Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them , Joshua Greene

  32. Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens

  33. Am I A Jew?, Theodore Ross

  34. Who Moved My Cheese, Spencer Johnson

  35. Reason: Why Liberals Will Win the Battle for America Robert B. Reich

  36. The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American, Andrew Seidel

  37. The God Delusion: Richard Dawkins

  38. The Heart And The Fist: Education of a Humanitarian, The Making of a Navy Seal, Eric Greitens

  39. What It Is Like To Go To War, Karl Marlantes, Vietnam vet with PTSD/Bronze Star/2 Navy valor Commendations/2 Purple Hearts/10 Air Medals

  40. Attack of the Theocrats!: How the Religious Right Harms Us All - and What We Can Do About It Sean Faircloth

  41. The Gnostic Gospels, Elaine Pagels

  42. The Dictator Pope: The Inside Story of the Francis Papacy, Marcantonio Colonna, real name, H. J. A. Sire (Conservative)


War And Soldiering

  1. On Killing, Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

  2. Shooting Ghosts: US Marine And Combat Photographer And Their Journey Back From War, Brennan/Finbarr

  3. The Vietnam War, Ken Burns

  4. Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield, Jeremy Scahill

  5. War, Sebastian Junger

  6. Drone Warfare. Killing By Remote Control, Medea Benjamin

  7. Campaigns Of The Civil War, M.F, Force

  8. Valiant Ambition, Nathaniel Philbrick, the amazing story of a traitor, Benedict Arnold

  9. The Generals, Thomas Ricks

  10. Mr. Gatling’s Terrible Marvel, Julia Keller

  11. What It Is Like To Go To War, Karl Marlantes, Vietnam vet with PTSD/Bronze Star/2 Navy valor Commendations/2 Purple Hearts/10 Air Medals

  12. The Heart And The Fist: Education of a Humanitarian, The Making of a Navy Seal, Eric Greitens

  13. Genghis: Birth of an Empire, C. Iggulden

  14. An Enemy We Created: The Myth of the Taliban-Al Qaeda Merger in Afghanistan, Alex Strick van Linschoten/Felix Kuehn

  15. A Terrible Glory: Custer/Little Bighorn, James Donovan

  16. Alexander The Great, Bill Yenne

  17. Liar, Temptress, Soldier Spy, Karen Abbott

  18. Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service, Michael Bar-Zohar/Nissim Mishal

  19. The Art Of War, Sun Tzu

  20. The Last Days of the Incas, Kim MacQuarrie

  21. George Washington, Ron Chernow

  22. Ulysses S. Grant, Ron Chernow

  23. The Last Lion “Churchill”, Manchester/Reid

  24. The Greatest Knight, Thomas Asbridge

  25. The Finest Hours, M. Tougias and C. Sherman

  26. Unlikely Allies, Joel Richard Paul

  27. Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, Rick Perlstein


International, Non-War

  1. I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb

  2. 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed, Eric H. Cline

  3. City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp (Dadaab, Kenya), Ben Rawlence

  4. Asia’s Reckoning: China, Japan, And The Fate Of US Power In The Pacific Century, Richard McGregor

  5. Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization, Lars Brownworth

  6. I Will Never See The World Again, Ahmet Altan, political prisoner in Turkey

  7. The Human Instinct, Kenneth Miller — No Such Thing as Society: 1980s Britain, A. McSmith

  8. The Beautiful Country And The Middle Kingdom: America And China 1776 to the Present, John Pomfret

  9. The Last Days of the Incas, Kim MacQuarrie

  10. The Lost City Of The Monkey God, Douglas Preston, a lost city in the deep jungle of Honduras, no humans had visited for 500 years.

  11. H Is For Hawk, Helen MacDonald

Biographies, Autobiographies, Historical

  1. Driven By Ideas: The Story of Arthur Bishop: A Great Australian Inventor, Clare Brown; my father is named in the book

  2. Lincoln On The Verge: Thirteen Days To Washington, Ted Widmer

  3. 1774: The Long Year of Revolution, Mary Beth Norton

  4. Notorious RBG, Carmen/Knizhnik

  5. Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet By: Jeffrey Rosen

  6. John Adams, David McCullough

  7. Finished Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times

  8. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, Jon Meacham

  9. Malcom X, Manning Marble

  10. Plaintiff in Chief: A Portrait of Donald Trump in 3,500 Lawsuits, James D. Zirin

  11. George Washington, Ron Chernow

  12. Alexander Hamilton, Ron Chernow

  13. Ulysses S. Grant, Ron Chernow

  14. The Most Dangerous Man in America: Scientist, Printer, Philanthropist, Benjamin Franklin, Catherine Drinker Bowen

  15. Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of Laki, the Volcano that Turned Eighteenth-century Europe Dark, Alexandra Witze and Jeff Kanipe

  16. The Wright Brothers, David McCullough

  17. Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker, Kevin Mitnick

  18. The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Robert A. Caro

  19. Valiant Ambition, Nathaniel Philbrick, the amazing story of a traitor, Benedict Arnold

  20. Hamilton: The Revolution, Lin-Manuel Miranda

  21. The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, Rick Perlstein

  22. Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, Rick Perlstein

  23. The Robert’s Court: The Struggle for the Constitution, Marcia Coyle

  24. Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens

  25. American Dervish: A Novel, Ayad Akhtar

  26. Genghis: Birth of an Empire, C. Iggulden

  27. Here I Stand: A Life Of Martin Luther, Roland H. Bainton

  28. House Of Stone, Anthony Shadid

  29. Columbine, Dave Cullen

  30. Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long, Richard D. White Jr.

  31. Vigilante Wars, Cecelia Holland

  32. The Art Of War, Sun Tzu

  33. The Crusades: Abigail Archer

  34. Public Enemy: Memoirs of Dissident Day, Bill Ayers

  35. Angela’s Ashes, Frank McCourt

  36. Alexander The Great, Bill Yenne

  37. A Terrible Glory: Custer/Little Bighorn, James Donovan

  38. The Last Lion “Churchill”, Manchester/Reid

  39. My Lobotomy, H. Dully/C. Fleming

  40. I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb

  41. Kant: A Very Short Introduction, Roger Scruton

  42. Mr. Gatling’s Terrible Marvel, Julia Keller

  43. Not My Father’s Son, Alan Cumming

  44. The Great Bridge, David McCullough

  45. The Ghost Runner, Bill Jones

  46. The Death Of Caesar: The Story Of History’s Most Famous Assassin, Barry Strauss

  47. Americanization of Benjamin Franklin, Gordon S. Wood

  48. Here Comes Trouble, Michael Moore

  49. The Heart And The Fist: Education of a Humanitarian, The Making of a Navy Seal, Eric Greitens

  50. Escape From Camp 14, Blaine Harden 

  51. What It Is Like To Go To War, Karl Marlantes, Vietnam vet with PTSD/Bronze Star/2 Navy valor Commendations/2 Purple Hearts/10 Air Medals

  52. Theodore And Woodrow, Andrew Napolitano

  53. Murder of King Tut, Patterson/Dugard

  54. Born To Run, Chris McDougall

  55. Caveat Emptor: Secret Life of an American Forger, Ken Perenyi

  56. A Free Man (Life in Delhi) Aman Sethi

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