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Non-Fiction Reading List

[Note to Self Post] The holiday season is not stopping me in terms of my reading. A visit to City Lights always affords new reading ideas. The staff is knowledgeable, well-read, and friendly.

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live with it? Coates is answering this question in a letter to his adolescent son. This book is powerful. Toni Morrison hails this book to be a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history.

The Devil’s Chessboard by David Talbot. This book is on the rise of American secret government a.k.a. the CIA. Talbot eviscerates those who wish us to remain unaware of the machinations of the wealthy and/or influential who ultimately decide where the power of government resides, the electorate be damned. Talbot reveals the underside of one of the most influential figure.

The Other Paris by Luc Sante. I’m not a big coffee table book person but this makes the perfect one. Sante takes us on a trip through Paris as it will never be again-dark and dank and poor and slapdash and truly bohemian. It draws on testimony ranging from Balzac and Hugo to various boulevardiers, rabble-rousers. It’s meant to upend the story of the French capital.

Learning to Die in the Anthropocene by Roy Scranton. Subtitled “Reflections on the End of a Civilization”, Scranton draws on his experiences in Iraq to confront the grim realities of climate change. War veteran Scranton combines memoir, reportage, philosophy to explore what it means to be human in a rapidly evolving world.

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