Books Recently Read

Back in May 2006 I added a "Recent Reading" widget to my navigation menu, which displayed book covers for the five most recent books I have been reading. The idea came from Billmon's Whiskey Bar blog. I appreciated the tips, and figured I'd add a few of my own. Since then I've added new books to the top of the list (usually mid-way, can't guarantee I've finished them all, but I've certainly finished most). At the time, I also went through my on-line notebooks and backfilled the list with books I mentioned or recalled reading, so the period from 2000-2006 is a bit shady (especially as to order). Also, because I never displayed more than the first five books, I didn't bother looking up the publishing details of books that (I thought then) would never be displayed. I included them only so I could search through the plain text file.

In September 2019, it occurred to me that I would like to make this list presentable: hence, this little program. Of course, then lots of other ideas popped into my head: sorting and searching, subject tags, more detailed notes -- things that need more data, if not a full-blown database. One design decision was whether to include the cover images, since their links were already in the table. Showing all of them all of the time would look clunky, so I initially decided just to offer links to the images. Then I wondered whether I could use mouseover on those links. Haven't had time to figure that out yet.

  • Emmanuel Saez/Gabriel Zucman: The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay (2019, WW Norton) [cover]
  • Anthony Bourdain: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (2019, Melville House) [cover]
  • Stanley B Greenberg: R.I.P. G.O.P.: How the New America Is Dooming the Republicans (2019, Thomas Dunne Books) [cover]
  • David Wallace-Wells: The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future (2019, Tim Duggan Books) [cover]
  • James Poniewozik: Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America (2019, Liveright) [cover]
  • Robert L O'Connell: Revolutionary: George Washington at War (2019, Random House) [cover]
  • Jill Lepore: This America: The Case for the Nation (2019, Liveright) [cover]
  • Joseph E Stiglitz: People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent (2019, WW Norton) [cover]
  • Tim Alberta: American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump (2019, Harper) [cover]
  • Robert Christgau: Book Reports: A Music Critic on His First Love, Which Was Reading (2019, Duke University Press) [cover]
  • Alexander Nazaryan: The Best People: Trump's Cabinet and the Siege on Washington (2019, Hachette Books) [cover]
  • Bhaskar Sunkara: The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality (2019, Basic Books) [cover]
  • Reed Hundt: A Crisis Wasted: Barack Obama's Defining Decisions (2019, Rosetta Books) [cover]
  • Nancy Isenberg/Andrew Burstein: The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality (2019, Viking) [cover]
  • Matt Farwell/Michael Ames: American Cipher: Bowe Bergdahl and the US Tragedy in Afghanistan (2019, Penguin Books) [cover]
  • Kate Brown: Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future (2019, WW Norton) [cover]
  • Jay Sexton: A Nation Forged by Crisis: A New American History (2018, Basic Books) [cover]
  • Nathaniel Rich: Losing Earth: A Recent History (2019, MCD) [cover]
  • Steve Fraser: Class Matters: The Strange Career of an American Delusion (2018, Yale University Press) [cover]
  • Martha C Nussbaum: The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis (2018, Simon & Schuster) [cover]
  • Jason Stanley: How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them (2018, Random House) [cover]
  • John McPhee: Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process (2017, Farrar Straus and Giroux) [cover]
  • Benjamin Carter Hett: The Death of Democracy: Hitler's Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic (2018, Henry Holt) [cover]
  • Michael Tomasky: If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed and How It Might Be Saved (2019, Liveright) [cover]
  • Michael Lewis: The Fifth Risk (2018, WW Norton) [cover]
  • Mike Davis: Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niño Famines and the Making of the Third World (2002, Verso) [cover]
  • James Q Whitman: Hitler's American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law (2017, Princeton University Press) [cover]
  • Quinn Slobodian: Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism (2018, Harvard University Press) [cover]
  • Ben Fountain: Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution (2018, Harper Collins) [cover]
  • Kevin Peraino: A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, 1949 (2018, Broadway Books) [cover]
  • Suzy Hansen: Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World (2017, Farrar Straus and Giroux) [cover]
  • Robert Gerwarth: The Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to End (2007, Farrar Straus and Giroux) [cover]
  • Robert Christgau: Is It Still Good to Ya?: Fifty Years of Rock Criticism 1967-2017 (2018, Duke University Press) [cover]
  • Sarah Smarsh: Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth (2018, Scribner) [cover]
  • Tom Smucker: Why the Beach Boys Matter (2018, University of Texas Press) [cover]
  • Jill Lepore: These Truths: A History of the United States (2018, WW Norton) [cover]
  • Gregg Carlstrom: How Long Will Israel Survive?: The Threat From Within (2017, Oxford University Press) [cover]
  • David Satter: The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia's Road to Terror and Dictatorship Under Yeltsin and Putin (2016, Yale University Press) [cover]
  • Timothy Snyder: The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America (2018, Tim Duggan Books) [cover]
  • Thomas Frank: Rendezvous With Oblivion: Reports From a Sinking Society (2018, Metropolitan Books) [cover]
  • Masha Gessen: The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia (2017, Riverhead) [cover]
  • Andrew Bacevich: America's War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History (2016, Random House) [cover]
  • Gordon S Wood: Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 (2009, Oxford University Press) [cover]
  • Pankaj Mishra: Age of Anger: A History of the Present (2017, Farrar Straus and Giroux) [cover]
  • Michael Ruhlman: Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America (2017, Henry N Abrams) [cover]
  • Katy Tur: Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History (2017, Dey Street Books) [cover]
  • Steve Coll: Directorate S: The CIA and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan (2018, Penguin Press) [cover]
  • Ganesh Sitaraman: The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic (2017, Knopf) [cover]
  • Allen Frances: Twilight of American Sanity: A Psychiatrist Analyzes the Age of Trump (2017, William Morrow) [cover]
  • Cathy O'Neil: Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (2017, Broadway Books) [cover]
  • David Frum: Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic (2018, Harper Collins) [cover]
  • Tony Judt: When the Facts Change: Essays, 1995-2010 (2015, Penguin) [cover]
  • Nancy McLean: Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America (2017, Viking) [cover]
  • Jeff Madrick: Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged the World (2014, Knopf) [cover]
  • Mark E McCormick: Some Were Paupers, Some Were Kings: Dispatches From Kansas (2017, Red Cedar Press) [cover]
  • China Miéville: October: The Story of the Russian Revolution (2017, Verso Books) [cover]
  • Chris Hayes: A Colony in a Nation (2017, WW Norton) [cover]
  • Sean Wilentz: The Politicians and the Egalitarians: The Hidden History of American Politics (2017, WW Norton) [cover]
  • Mark Lilla: The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics (2017, Harper Collins) [cover]
  • Mark Singer: Trump and Me (2016, Duggan Books) [cover]
  • David Daley: Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy (2016, Liveright) [cover]
  • Jeffrey Yoskowitz/Liz Alpern: The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods (2016, Flatiron) [cover]
  • Jonathan Allen/Amie Parnes: Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign (2017, Crown) [cover]
  • Barry C Lynn: Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction (2010, Wiley) [cover]
  • Rosa Brooks: How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales From the Pentagon (2016, Simon & Schuster) [cover]
  • Jacob S Hacker/Paul Pierson: American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper (2016, Simon & Schuster) [cover]
  • Bernie Sanders: Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In (2016, Thomas Dunne) [cover]
  • Noam Chomsky: Who Rules the World? (2017, Picador) [cover]
  • Ilan Pappe: Ten Myths About Israel (2017, Verso Books) [cover]
  • Eric Foner: Battles for Freedom: The Use and Abuse of American History (2017, Nation Books) [cover]
  • John W Dower: The Violent American Century: War and Terror Since World War II (2017, Haymarket Books) [cover]
  • Gail Pellett: Forbidden Fruit: 1980 Beijing (2015, VanDam) [cover]
  • Ian Kershaw: Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions That Changed the World, 1940-1941 (2007, Penguin Press) [cover]
  • Ira Katznelson: Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time (2013, Liveright) [cover]
  • Matt Taibbi: Insane Clown President: Dispatches From the 2016 Circus (2016, Spiegel & Grau) [cover]
  • Jeremy Scahill: Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield (2013, Nation Books) [cover]
  • Peter Frase: Four Futures: Life After Capitalism (2016, Verso Books) [cover]
  • Corey Robin: The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism From Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin (2011, Oxford University Press) [cover]
  • Judith Jones: The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food (2008, Anchor) [cover]
  • Michael Ruhlman: The Elements of Cooking: Translating the Chef's Craft for Every Kitchen (2010, Scribner) [cover]
  • Wenonah Hauter: Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment (2016, New Press) [cover]
  • James Bradley: The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia (2015, Little Brown) [cover]
  • James K Galbraith: Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice: The Destruction of Greece and the Future of Europe (2016, Yale University Press) [cover]
  • Tariq Ali: The Extreme Centre: A Warning (2015, Verso) [cover]
  • Richard Rhodes: The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and the Prospects for a World Without Nuclear Weapons (2010, Knopf) [cover]
  • Richard Rhodes: Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World It Made (2015, Simon & Schuster) [cover]
  • James Risen: Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War (2014, Houghton Mifflin) [cover]
  • Bill Bryson: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid (2007, Broadway Books) [cover]
  • Karen Armstrong: Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence (2015, Anchor) [cover]
  • Joseph E Stiglitz: Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity (2015, WW Norton) [cover]
  • Thomas Frank: Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? (2016, Metropolitan Books) [cover]
  • Jane Mayer: Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right (2016, Doubleday) [cover]
  • Sarah Vowell: Lafayette in the Somewhat United States (2015, Riverhead) [cover]
  • Padraig O'Malley: The Two State Delusion: Israel and Palestine -- A Tale of Two Naratives (2015, Viking) [cover]
  • Roberto Vivo: War: A Crime Against Humanity (2014, Hojas Del Sur) [cover]
  • Tim Niland: Music and More: Selected Blog Posts 2003-2015 (2015, self-published) [cover]
  • Eugene D Genovese: From Rebellion to Revolution: Afro-American Slave Revolts in the Making of the Modern World (1981, LSU Press) [cover]
  • Timothy H Parsons: The Rule of Empires: Those Who Built Them, Those Who Endured Them, and Why They Always Fall (2012, Oxford University Press) [cover]
  • Nomi Prins: All the President's Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive American Power (2014, Nation Books) [cover]
  • Thomas Geoghegan: Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement (2015, New Press) [cover]
  • Steve Fraser: The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power (2015, Little Brown) [cover]
  • Christian G Appy: American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity (2015, Viking Books) [cover]
  • Robert Christgau: Going Into the City: Portrait of a Critic as a Young Man (2015, Dey Street Books) [cover]
  • Ian Buruma: Year Zero: A History of 1945 (2014, Penguin Books) [cover]
  • Lizzie Collingham: The Taste of War: World War II and the Battle for Food (2013, Penguin Books) [cover]
  • Michael Pollan: Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation (2014, Penguin Books) [cover]
  • Reza Aslan: Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (2014, Random House) [cover]
  • James K Galbraith: The End of Normal: The Great Crisis and the Future of Growth (2014, Simon & Schuster) [cover]
  • Shira Robinson: Citizen Strangers: Palestinians and the Birth of Israel's Liberal Settler State (2013, Stanford University Press) [cover]
  • Michael B Katz/Michael J Stern: One Nation Divisible: What America Was and What It Is Becoming (2008, Russell Sage Foundation) [cover]
  • Josh Ruebner: Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace (2013, Verso) [cover]
  • Stephen F Cohen: Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War (2011, Columbia University Press) [cover]
  • Jeff Goodell: How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth's Climate (2011, Mariner Books) [cover]
  • Yuval Elizor/Lawrence Malkin: The War Within: Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Threat to Democracy and the Nation (2014, Overlook Press) [cover]
  • Ilan Pappe: The Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge (2014, Verso) [cover]
  • John B Judis: Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origins of the Arab/Israeli Conflict (2014, Farrar Straus and Giroux) [cover]
  • Carl Hiaasen: Dance of the Reptiles: Rampaging Tourists, Marauding Pythons, Larcenous Legislators, Crazed Celebrities, and Tar-Balled Beaches: Selected Columns (2014, Vintage) [cover]
  • Michael Grunwald: The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise (2007, Simon & Schuster) [cover]
  • Andrew Bacevich: Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country (2013, Metropolitan Books) [cover]
  • Nicholson Baker: The Way the World Works: Essays (2012, Simon & Schuster) [cover]
  • Max Blumenthal: Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel (2013, Nation Books) [cover]
  • Bill Bryson: Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words (2004, Broadway Books) [cover]
  • Philip Mirowski: Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste: How Neoliberalism Survived the Financial Meltdown (2013, Verso) [cover]
  • Gar Alperovitz: What They Must We Do?: Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution (2013, Chelsea Green) [cover]
  • David Graeber: The Democracy Project: A History, a Crisis, a Movement (2013, Spiegel and Grau) [cover]
  • Joseph E Stiglitz: The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future (2012, WW Norton) [cover]
  • Gretchen Eick: Dissent in Wichita: The Civil Rights Movement in the Midwest (2007, University of Illinois Press) [cover]
  • Pamela Olson: Fast Times in Palestine: A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland (2013, Seal Press) [cover]
  • Avi Raz: The Bride and the Dowry: Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinians in the Aftermath of the June 1967 War (2013, Yale University Press) [cover]
  • Amy Dockser Marcus: Jerusalem 1913: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (2008, Penguin Books) [cover]
  • Rashid Khalidi: Brokers of Deceit: How the US Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East (2013, Beacon Press) [cover]
  • Tony Judt/Timothy Snyder: Thinking the Twentieth Century (2013, Penguin Books) [cover]
  • Robert Skidelsky/Edward Skidelsky: How Much Is Enough?: Money and the Good Life (2012, Other Press) [cover]
  • Michael Goodwin: Economix: How Our Economy Works (and Doesn't Work) in Words and Pictures (2012, Abrams Comicarts) [cover]
  • Harvey Pekar/JT Waldman: Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me (2012, Hill and Wang) [cover]
  • Ariella Azoulay/Adi Ophir: The One-State Condition: Occupation and Democracy in Israel/Palestine (2012, Stanford University Press) [cover]
  • Shlomo Sand: The Invention of the Land of Israel: From Holy Land to Homeland (2012, Verso) [cover]
  • Michael Lewis: Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World (2011, WW Norton) [cover]
  • Christopher Hayes: Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy (2012, Crown) [cover]
  • Gail Collins: As Texas Goes . . .: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda (2012, Liveright) [cover]
  • Patrick Tyler: Fortress Israel: The Inside Story of the Military Elite Who Run the Country -- and Why They Can't Make Peace (2012, Farrar Straus and Giroux) [cover]
  • Jonathan Schneer: The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (2012, Random House) [cover]
  • Kurt Eichenwald: 500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars (2012, Touchstone) [cover]
  • Rajiv Chandrasekaran: Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan (2012, Knopf) [cover]
  • Sari Nusseibeh: What Is a Palestinian State Worth? (2011, Harvard University Press) [cover]
  • Gordon S Wood: The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States (2011, Penguin Press) [cover]
  • John McPhee: The Founding Fish (2003, Farrar Straus and Giroux) [cover]
  • Kristin Kimball: The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love (2011, Scribner) [cover]
  • Peter Beinart: The Crisis of Zionism (2012, Times Books) [cover]
  • Nir Rosen: Aftermath: Following the Bloodshed of America's Wars in the Muslim World (2011, Nation Books) [cover]
  • Jon Krakauer: Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman (2009, Doubleday) [cover]
  • Louisa Thomas: Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family -- A Test of Will and Faith in World War I (2011, Penguin Books) [cover]
  • Tom Holland: The Forge of Christendom: The End of Days and the Epic Rise of the West (2010, Anchor Books) [cover]
  • Ben Shephard: The Long Road Home: The Aftermath of the Second World War (2012, Anchor Books) [cover]
  • Adam Hochschild: To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 (2012, Mariner Books) [cover]
  • Timothy Noah: The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do About It (2012, Bloomsbury Press) [cover]
  • Gar Alperovitz/Lew Daly: Unjust Deserts: How the Rich Are Taking Our Common Inheritance and Why We Should Take It Back (2009, New Press) [cover]
  • Michael Hastings: The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Story of America's War in Afghanistan (2012, Blue Rider Press) [cover]
  • John De Graaf/David K Batker: What's the Economy For, Anyway?: Why It's Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness (2011, Bloomsbury Press) [cover]
  • Paul Krugman: End This Depression Now! (2012, WW Norton) [cover]
  • Steve Coll: Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power (2012, Penguin) [cover]
  • Otis Webb Brawley/Paul Goldberg: Howe We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America (2012, St Martin's Press) [cover]
  • Chris Wickham: The Inheritance of Rome: Illuminating the Dark Ages, 400-1000 (2010, Penguin Books) [cover]
  • Justin Fox: The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street (2009, Harper) [cover]
  • Thomas Frank: Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right (2012, Picador) [cover]
  • Gershom Gorenberg: The Unmaking of Israel (2011, Harper) [cover]
  • Jeff Madrick: Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970s to the Present (2011, Knopf) [cover]
  • Chris Lehman: Rich People Things: Real Life Secrets of the Predator Class (2011, Haymarket Books) [cover]
  • Gary Giddins/Scott Deveaux: Jazz (2009, WW Norton) [cover]
  • Roger D Hodge: The Mendacity of Hope: Barack Obama and the Betrayal of American Liberalism (2010, Harper) [cover]
  • Dean Baker: False Profits: Recovering From the Bubble Economy (2010, PoliPoint Press) [cover]
  • Ron Suskind: Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President (2011, Harper) [cover]
  • Siva Vaidhyanathan: The Googlization of Everything: (And Why We Should Worry) (2011, University of California Press) [cover]
  • Erik Larson: Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History (2000, Vintage Books) [cover]
  • Shannon Brownlee: Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer (2008, Bloomsbury) [cover]
  • Paul Greenberg: Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food (2011, Penguin Books) [cover]
  • Paul Collier: The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It (2007, Oxford University Press) [cover]
  • Paul Starr: Freedom's Power: The History and Promise of Liberalism (2008, Basic Books) [cover]
  • Sarah Vowell: Unfamiliar Fishes (2011, Riverhead) [cover]
  • Eric Foner: The Story of Freedom (1999, WW Norton) [cover]
  • James Carroll: Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World (2011, Houghton Mifflin) [cover]
  • Sean Wilentz: The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln (2006, WW Norton) [cover]
  • Kenneth S Deffeyes: When Oil Peaked (2010, Hill and Wang) [cover]
  • Kirstin Downey: The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins -- Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and the Minimum Wage (2010, Anchor Books) [cover]
  • Daniel Altman: Outrageous Fortunes: The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy (2011, Times Books) [cover]
  • Ned Sublette: The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square (2009, Lawrence Hill Books) [cover]
  • Gordon S Wood: Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different (2007, Penguin Books) [cover]
  • Chris Hedges: The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress (2011, Nation Books) [cover]
  • Brian Kahn: Real Common Sense: Using Our Founding Values to Reclaim Our Nation and Stop the Radical Right From Hijacking America (2011, Seven Stories Press) [cover]
  • Chris Hedges: I Don't Believe in Atheists (2008, Free Press) [cover]
  • Alan Taylor: American Colonies: The Settling of North America (2001, Penguin Books) [cover]
  • Matthew Moten, ed: Between War and Peace: How America Ends Its Wars (2011, Free Press) [cover]
  • Tariq Ali: The Obama Syndrome: Surrender at Home, War Abroad (2010, Verso) [cover]
  • Thomas Geoghegan: Were You Born on the Wrong Continent?: How the European Model Can Help You Get a Life (2010, New Press) [cover]
  • Bryan Burrough: The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes (2009, Penguin Books) [cover]
  • Eric Alterman: Kabuki Democracy: The System vs Barack Obama (2011, Nation Books) [cover]
  • Mark Kurlansky: 1968: The Year That Rocked the World (2005, Vintage Books) [cover]
  • Anthony Bourdain: Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook (2010, Ecco) [cover]
  • Tony Judt: The Memory Chalet (2010, Penguin Press) [cover]
  • Richard Rhodes: The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and the Prospects for a World Without Nuclear Weapons (2010, Knopf) [cover]
  • Simon Johnson/James Kwak: 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown (2010, Pantheon) [cover]
  • EJ Dionne, Jr: Why Americans Hate Politics (1993, Touchstone) [cover]
  • HW Brands: American Dreams: The United States Since 1945 (2010, Penguin Books) [cover]
  • Garry Wills: Outside Looking In: Adventures of an Observer (2010, Viking) [cover]
  • Ben Ratliff: The Jazz Ear: Conversations Over Music (2009, St Martin's Griffin) [cover]
  • Jerome Groopman: How Doctors Think (2007, Mariner Books) [cover]
  • Atul Gawande: Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance (2008, Picador) [cover]
  • Josh Kosman: The Buyout of America: How Private Equity Is Destroying Jobs and Killing the American Economy (2010, Portfolio) [cover]
  • Michael Lewis: Liar's Poker (2010, WW Norton) [cover]
  • John Quiggin: Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us (2010, Princeton University Press) [cover]
  • Kate Zernike: Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America (2010, Times Books) [cover]
  • Bill Bryson: At Home: A Short History of Private Life (2010, Doubleday) [cover]
  • Jacob S Hacker/Paul Pierson: Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer -- and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class (2010, Simon & Schuster) [cover]
  • Moshe Adler: Economics for the Rest of Us: Debunking the Science That Makes Life Dismal (2010, New Press) [cover]
  • Barbara Ehrenreich: Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Underming America (2010, Picador) [cover]
  • Matt Taibbi: Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America (2010, Spiegel & Grau) [cover]
  • Matt Ridley: The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (2010, Harper) [cover]
  • Michael Lewis: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (2010, WW Norton) [cover]
  • John W Dower: Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor/Hiroshima/9-11/Iraq (2010, WW Norton) [cover]
  • Evan Thomas: The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearts, and the Rush to Empire, 1898 (2010, Little Brown) [cover]
  • Jill Lepore: The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle Over American History (2010, Princeton University Press) [cover]
  • Chris Hedges: The Death of the Liberal Class (2010, Nation Books) [cover]
  • David Harvey: The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism (2010, Oxford University Press) [cover]
  • Robert Kuttner: A Presidency in Peril: The Inside Story of Obama's Promise, Wall Street's Power, and the Struggle to Control Our Economic Future (2010, Chelsea Green) [cover]
  • Sasha Abramsky: Inside Obama's Brain (2009, Portfolio) [cover]
  • Barry C Lynn: End of the Line: The Rise and Coming Fall of the Global Corporation (2005, Doubleday) [cover]
  • Chalmers Johnson: Dismantling the Empire: America's Last Best Hope (2010, Metropolitan Books) [cover]
  • Andrew Bacevich: Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War (2010, Metropolitan Books) [cover]
  • Clay Shirky: Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age (2010, Penguin Press) [cover]
  • Nicholas von Hoffman: Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky (2010, Nation Books) [cover]
  • John Amato/David Neiwert: Over the Cliff: How Obama's Election Drove the American Right Insane (2010, Polipoint Press) [cover]
  • Tom Standage: An Edible History of Humanity (2010, Walker) [cover]
  • Alicia Morgan: The Price of Right: How the Conservative Agenda Has Failed America (and Always Will) (2008, Sterling & Ross) [cover]
  • Tom Engelhardt: The American Way of War: How Bush's Wars Became Obama's (2010, Haymarket) [cover]
  • Geoffrey Wawro: Quicksand: America's Pursuit of Power in the Middle East (2010, Penguin Press) [cover]
  • Juliet B Schor: Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth (2010, Penguin Press) [cover]
  • Kai Bird: Crossing Mandelbaum Gate: Coming of Age Between the Arabs and Israelis, 1956-1978 (2010, Scribners) [cover]
  • Gilbert Achcar: The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives (2010, Metropolitan Books) [cover]
  • Ruth Reichl: For You, Mom, Finally (2010, Penguin Books) [cover]
  • Robert Skidelsky: Keynes: The Return of the Master (2009, Public Affairs) [cover]
  • Steve Fraser: Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life (2006, Harper Perennial) [cover]
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  • Robert H LeBow: Health Care Meltdown: Confronting the Myths and Fixing Our Failing System (2003, Alan C. Hood) [cover]
  • Ned Sublette: Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo (2004, Chicago Review Press) [cover]
  • Matt Taibbi: Spanking the Donkey: Dispatches From the Dumb Season (2005, New Press) [cover]
  • Tom Holland: Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic (2005 paperback, Anchor Books) [cover]
  • Chris Hedges: Losing Moses on the Freeway: The Ten Commandments in America (2005, Free Press) [cover]
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  • Max Boot: The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power (2002; paperback 2003, Basic Books) [cover]
  • Raja Shehadeh: Strangers in the House: Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine (paperback, 2003, Penguin Books) [cover]
  • Gavan McCormack: Target North Korea: Pushing North Korea to the Brink of Nuclear Catastrophe (paperback, 2004, Nation Books) [cover]
  • Robert D Kaplan: Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Requires a Pagan Ethos (2003, paperback, Vintage Books) [cover]
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  • Michael Lind: Made in Texas: George W Bush and the Southern Takeover of American Politics (2004, paperback, Basic Books) [cover]
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  • Gilles Kepel: Jihad: The Trail of Politican Islam
  • Albert Hourani: A History of the Arab Peoples
  • VS Naipaul: Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey
  • Benny Morris: Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881-1999
  • Edward W Said: The End of the Peace Process: Oslo and After
  • Robert D Kaplan: Eastward to Tartary: Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucusus
  • Robert D Kaplan: Soldiers of God: With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Robert D Kaplan: The Ends of the Earth: From Togo to Turkmenistan, From Iran to Cambodia, a Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy
  • Ahmed Rashid: Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
  • Robert D Kaplan: The Coming Anarchy: Shattering the Dreams of the Post Cold War
  • Misha Glenny: The Balkans: Nationalism, War & the Great Powers
  • Jason Goodwin: Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire
  • David Fromkin: A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East
  • Tom Segev: The Seventh Million: Israelis and the Holocaust
  • Tom Segev: Elvis in Jerusalem: Post Zionism and the Americanization of Israel
  • Daniel Yergin: The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power
  • Stephen Kinzer: Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds
  • John W Dower: Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II (2000, paperback, WW Norton) [cover]
  • Joan Didion: Political Fictions (2002, paperback, Vintage Books) [cover]
  • George Brockway: Economics Can Be Bad for Your Health
  • Paul Krugman: The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century (2003, WW Norton) [cover]
  • Gerald Colby with Charlotte Dennett: Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil (1995, Harper Collins) [cover]
  • Jedediah Purdy: Being America: Liberty, Commerce, and Violence in an American World (2003, Alfred A Knopf) [cover]
  • Shibley Telhami: The Stakes: America and the Middle East: The Consequences of Power and the Choice of Peace (2002, Westview Press) [cover]
  • Walter Mosley: What Next: A Memoir Toward World Peace (2003, Black Classic Press) [cover]
  • Stephen Kinzer: All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror (2003, John Wiley) [cover]
  • Jon Krakauer: Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith (2003, Doubleday) [cover]
  • Steve Coll: Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, From the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 (2004, Penguin Books) [cover]
  • Mahmood Mamdani: Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror (2004, Pantheon Books) [cover]
  • Bernard Wasserstein: Israelis and Palestinians: Why Do They Fight? Can They Stop?
  • Richard Ben Cramer: How Israel Lost: The Four Questions
  • Baruch Kimmerling: Politicide
  • Yossi Beilin: The Path to Geneva: The Quest for a Permanent Solution, 1996-2003 (2004, RDV Books) [cover]
  • Nicholas von Hoffman: Hoax
  • Dennis Ross: The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace (2004, Farrar Straus and Giroux) [cover]
  • Laura Flanders: Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species (2004, Verso) [cover]
  • Kevin Phillips: American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush (2004, Viking) [cover]
  • Karl E Meyer: The Dust of Empire: The Race for Mastery in the Asian Heartland (2004, paperback, Public Affairs) [cover]
  • James Mann: Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet (2004, paperback, Penguin) [cover]
  • Robert D Kaplan: An Empire Wilderness: Travels Into America's Future (1999, paperback, Vintage Books) [cover]
  • Karen Armstrong: The Battle for God: A History of Fundamentalism (2001, paperback, Ballantine) [cover]
  • Karen Armstrong: A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
  • Jack W Germond: Fat Man Fed Up: How American Politics Went Bad (2004, Random House) [cover]
  • Siva Vaidhyanathan: The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash Between Freedom and Control is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System (2004, Basic Books) [cover]
  • Fred Anderson/Andrew Cayton: The Dominion of War: Liberty and Empire in North America, 1500-2000 (2005, Viking Books) [cover]
  • Donald L Barlett/James B Steele: Critical Condition: How Health Care in America Became Big Business -- and Bad Medicine (2004, Doubleday) [cover]
  • Anatol Lieven: America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism (2004, Oxford University Press) [cover]
  • Andrew Bacevich: The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War (2005, Oxford University Press) [cover]
  • Chalmers Johnson: The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic (2004, Metropolitan Books) [cover]
  • David Fromkin: Europe's Last Summer: Who Started the Great War in 1914? (2005, paperback, Vintage Books) [cover]
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  • Harvey Blatt: America's Environmental Report Card: Are We Making the Grade?
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  • Gilles Kepel: The War for Muslim Minds: Islam and the West
  • Susan Sered/Rushika Fernandopulle: Uninsured in America: Life and Death in the Land of Opportunity (2006, paperback, University of California Press) [cover]
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  • Richard Manning: Against the Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization (2005, paperback, North Point Press) [cover]
  • Gareth Porter: Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam (2005, University of California Press) [cover]
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  • William Rivers Pitt: War on Iraq
  • Dilip Hiro: Iraq: In the Eye of the Storm
  • Tariq Ali: Bush in Babylon
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  • Seymour Hersh: Chain of Command
  • Davis Merritt: Knightfall: Knight Ridder and How the Erosion of Newspaper Journalism Is Putting Democracy at Risk (2005, AMACOM) [cover]
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  • Wendell Berry: Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community
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  • Bruce Bernard: Century: One Hundred Years of Human Progress, Regression, Suffering and Hope (2001, Mini Edition, 2002, Phaidon Press) [cover]
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  • Ward Churchill: A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas, 1492 to the Present
  • Ian Frazier: On the Rez
  • Roane Carey, ed: The New Intifada: Resisting Israel's Apartheid
  • Amos Oz: Israel, Palestine and Peace
  • Michael Lewis: Next: The Future Just Happened
  • Lewis Lapham: Theater of War
  • Kathleen Christison: Perceptions of Palestine: Their Influence on US Middle East Policy
  • Alma Guillermoprieto: Looking for History: Dispatches From Latin America
  • Anthony Bourdain: A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines
  • Clifton Daniel, ed: 20th Century Day by Day
  • Barbara Ehrenreich: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
  • Adam Hochschild: King Leopold's Ghost
  • David Keys: Catastrophe: An Investigation Into the Origins of Modern Civilization
  • Tom Carson: Gilligan's Wake
  • Noam Chomsky: Middle East Illusions
  • Roane Carey/Jonathan Shanin, eds: The Other Israel: Voices of Refusal and Dissent
  • Norman G Finkelstein: Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict: 2003 (2nd ed, paperback, WW Norton)
  • Charles Enderlin: Shattered Dreams: The Failure of the Peace Process in the Middle East, 1995-2002
  • Stephen Zunes: Tinderbox
  • Dilip Hiro: The Essential Middle East
  • R Stephen Humphreys: Between Memory and Desire: The Middle East in a Troubled Age
  • Reg Theriault: The Unmaking of the American Working Class
  • Molly Ivins/Lou Dubose: Bushwhacked: Life in George W Bush's America
  • Michael Moore: Dude, Where's My Country?
  • Joseph Stiglitz: Globalization and Its Discontents
  • Dan Savage: Skipping Toward Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America
  • Bernard Wasserstein: Divided Jerusalem: The Struggle for the Holy City
  • Baruch Kimmerling/Joel S Migdal: The Palestinian People: A History
  • Norman Finkelstein: The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering
  • Ian Black/Benny Morris: Israel's Secret Wars: A History of Israel's Intelligence Services
  • Jonathan Schell: The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People
  • Thomas Homer-Dixon: The Ingenuity Gap
  • Mark Kurlansky: The Basque History of the World
  • Norman G Finkelstein: Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History
  • Michael Neumann: The Case Against Israel
  • Robert Fisk: The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East
  • Daniel Altman: The Neoconomy: George Bush's Revolutionary Gamble With America's Future
  • Anonymous: Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror
  • Amy Chua: World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability
  • David Corn: The Lies of George W Bush: Mastering the Politics of Deception
  • Joan Didion: Fixed Ideas: America Since 9.11
  • Stan Goff: Full Spectrum Disorder
  • George Lakoff: Don't Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate
  • Robert Pollin: Contours of Descent: US Economic Fractures and the Landscape of Global Austerity
  • Mazin Qumsiyeh: Sharing the Land of Canaan: Human Rights and the Israeli-Palestinian Struggle
  • Peter Singer: The President of Good & Evil: Questioning the Ethics of George W Bush
  • Rebecca Solnit: Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities
  • Adam Cohen: Nothing to Fear: FDR's Inner Circle and the Hundred Days That Created Modern America (2009, Penguin Press) [cover]