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nil  ·  310 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Slate's 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Past 25 Years

Here's some (assuming we're only talking about the last 2-5):

1. Between the World and Me - Ta Nehisi Coates

2. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City - Matthew Desmond

3. Power Systems - Noam Chomsky

4. Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda - Romeo Dallaire

5. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea - Barbara Demick

6. Governance in Dark Times: Practical Philosophy for Public Service - Camilla Stivers

7. Capital in the 21st Century - Thomas Piketty

Dala  ·  309 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Haven't read anything on your list but Between the World and Me, so I can't speak on those books, but I will definitely second that nomination.

From the posted list, I have:

read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (would recommend - I think of Henrietta occasionally to this day);

Lab Girl and The Sixth Extinction have been on my to-read list;

I have not heard of any of these other books but a few of them look like they might be relevant to my interests.

kleinbl00  ·  309 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Evicted is worth reading. Capital is... I mean, it's a 700pp powerpoint but what it lays out is certainly a useful framework for understanding money as it most probably is, as opposed to money as it's been demonstrated. I haven't read the rest of his list but 2/7 are totally worth the time.