The Shepherd’s Life

James Rebanks (2015)

I don’t know what it is about Brits and nature writing … but they punch above their weight. Instant classic.

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Hiding in Plain Sight

Sarah Kendzior (2020)

There are surprisingly few rigorous summaries of Trump’s rise to Powah. This is one of them.

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Cry of the Kalahari

Mark & Dalia Owens (1984)

Brim full of nostalgia.

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It’s Never Too Late To Give Up

Sante Poromaa (2019)

I liked the beginning.

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The Descent of Man

Grayson Perry (2016)

Love it.

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Treasure Islands

Nicholas Shaxson (2011)

I know I write this about a lot of books … but this too is a must-read. For anyone interested in the global flows of finance, not to mention questions around what processes & dynamics keep poor countries poor.

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The Death of Truth

Michiko Kakutani (2018)

There’s a lot of choice out there when it comes to books dealing with the ‘post-Truth’ era (which is to say, the present one). This particular one ranks right up there, along with Snyder, Holmes and Krastev.

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The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier

Ian Urbina (2019)

Great book. Everyone should read it!

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The Light That Failed: Why the West Is Losing the Fight for Democracy

Stephen Holmes & Ivan Krastev (2020)

One the most rigorous and coherent cases for why & how the current anti-liberal backlash started and endures.  Quite repetitive but worth it.

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The Square and the Tower

Niall Ferguson (2017)

Something of a review of major networks in recent history, attempted through the lens of network theory.

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