Category: Book Recommendations

June ’19 Books

This Month’s Book Recommendations Our History Is the Future – Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous ResistanceBy Nick EstesPublished by Verso (Mar 05, 2019) 320 PagesHow two centuries of Indigenous resistance created the movement

May ’19 Books

This Month’s Book Recommendations Against Charity, by Julie Wark and Daniel RaventosAK Press (January 9th 2018)Charity is not a gift. Gift-giving implies reciprocity, an ongoing relationship. When requital is impossible, the act of giving remains outside mutual ties and charity

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April’19 Books

The Making Of Donald Trump, by David Cay Johnston Melville House (August 2, 2016)The culmination of nearly 30 years of reporting on Donald Trump, this in-depth report by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston takes a revealingly close look at

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March’19 Books

The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future, by David Wallace-WellsPublisher: Allen Lane (May 7, 2019)The signs of climate change are unmistakable even today, but the real transformations have hardly begun. For a generation, we’ve been taught that warming was a

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Marcia Bookstein’s Bookshelf Feb. 2019

Marcia Bookstein’s Bookshelf On page 262 of Capital in the 21st Century there are two of the most important sentences I’ve ever read: “…it is essential to be aware of these things: the historical reduction of inequalities of wealth is

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February’19 Books

What Does It Mean to be White?,  by Robin DiAngeloPeter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers; Revised edition (June 15, 2016)This is an outstanding (and readable) analysis of whiteness, from incisive and wide-ranging critiques of how white folks deflect, deny, and

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Marcia Bookstein’s Bookshelf Jan’19

Marcia Bookstein’s Bookshelf So, the first book is Lost Connections, by Johann Hari. I heard him on TED radio, and he has a TED talk, worth listening to if only for his adorable British accent. As you read the book you’ll hear

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December’18 Books

The Long Honduran NightResistance , Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup by Dana Frank A story of resistance, repression, and US policy in Honduras in the aftermath of a violent military coup.This powerful narrative recounts the

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Marcia Bookstein’s Bookshelf November’18

Marcia Bookstein’s Bookshelf The most important book I’ve read so far is:War Is A Racket, by Brigadier General Smedley D. ButlerYes, his first name is  a bit unfortunate, but he is, as far as I know, the most decorated war hero

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October’18 Books

America: The Farewell Tour – by Chris Hedges, Simon & Schuster (August 21, 2018)Chris Hedges’s profound and provocative examination of America in crisis is “an exceedingly…provocative book, certain to arouse controversy, but offering a point of view that needs to be

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