Category: Book Recommendations

LJDC Book Recommendations – 3/21

This Month’s Book Recommendations Parable of the Sowerby Octavia E. ButlerGrand Central Publishing; Reprint edition (April 30, 2019) 368 pagesWhen global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s, California becomes full of dangers, from

LJDC Book Recommendation – 2/21

This Month’s Book Recommendations Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economistby Kate RaworthChelsea Green Publishing (March 22, 2017) 320 PagesEconomics is the mother tongue of public policy. It dominates our decision-making for the future, guides multi-billion-dollar investments,

LJDC Book Recommendation

This Month’s Book Recommendation by Paula McCormack Evicted, Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew DesmondWinner of the Pulitzer Prize, 2016Crown; Reprint edition (February 28, 2017) 448 pages EVICTED is a wrenching sociological study of the effects of the

LJDC Book Recommendations – Dec 2020

This Month’s Book and Film Recommendations Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacyby Talia LavinHachette Books (October 13, 2020) 288 pagesCulture Warlords is the story of how Lavin, a frequent target of extremist trolls (including those

LJDC November Book and Movie Recommendations

How Democracies Dieby Steven Levitsky and Daniel ZiblattCrown, January 16, 2018 ) 320 pagesDonald Trump’s presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we’d be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt

LJDC October Book Recommendation

This Month’s Book RecommendationsOn Corruption in America: And What Is at Stakeby Sarah ChayesKnopf (August 11, 2020) 432 pagesNow, bringing to bear all of her knowledge, grasp, sense of history and observation, Sarah Chayes writes in her new book, that

LJDC September Book Recommendations

This Month’s Book Recommendations Caste: The Origins of Our Discontentsby Isabel WilkersonRandom House (August 4, 2020) 496 pagesIn this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive,

LJDC August Book Recommendations

This Month’s Book Recommendations  Marchby John LewisTop Shelf Productions (September 6, 2016 ) 128 pages Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has

LJDC – July Book Recommendations

Set the Night on FireL.A. in the Sixtiesby Mike Davis and Jon WienerVerso (April 14, 2020) 800 pages Los Angeles in the sixties was a hotbed of political and social upheaval. The city was a launchpad for Black Power—where Malcolm

LJDC June Book and Film Recommendations

This Month’s Book and Movie RecommendationBy Marcia Bookstein Why You Should Be A Socialistby Nathan J. RobinsonAll Points Books (December 10, 2019)336 pages I finished Capital in the 21st Century on Wednesday the 13th, at 11:03 a.m.  I celebrated in