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Best Nonfiction Books of 2018 to Navigate American Politics

  • NONFICTION

    THE ROAD TO UNFREEDOM

    APRIL 3, 2018

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

THE ROAD TO UNFREEDOM

by Timothy Snyder

A highly distressing, urgent alarm to awaken Americans to the peril of authoritarianism. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE MONARCHY OF FEAR

    JULY 3, 2018

HISTORY

THE MONARCHY OF FEAR

by Martha C. Nussbaum

An engaging and inviting study of humanity’s long-standing fear of the other. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE MARGINALIZED MAJORITY

    JULY 10, 2018

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

THE MARGINALIZED MAJORITY

by Onnesha Roychoudhuri

There have been plenty of books covering similar territory—and there will be many more in the years to come—but rarely are... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HEARTLAND

    SEPT. 18, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HEARTLAND

by Sarah Smarsh

A potent social and economic message embedded within an affecting memoir. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    CALL THEM BY THEIR TRUE NAMES

    SEPT. 4, 2018

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

CALL THEM BY THEIR TRUE NAMES

by Rebecca Solnit

Solnit is careful with her words (she always is) but never so much that she mutes the infuriated spirit that drives these... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE FIFTH RISK

    OCT. 2, 2018

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

THE FIFTH RISK

by Michael Lewis

As with nearly all of Lewis’ books, this one succeeds on so many levels, including as a well-written primer on how the... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    FEAR

    SEPT. 11, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

FEAR

by Bob Woodward

Woodward’s book will shock only those who haven’t been paying attention. For those who have, it reinforces a strongly... Full review >

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