I just added The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones,et al to the Recommended Reading List. Howard University Professor Hannah-Jones is the lead essayist and editor of this must read especially for older white Americans. It is primarily a collection of essays from an all star cast that is sure to educate.
On June 20, 2021 Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth by Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson and Jason Stafford was released. I bought it that morning and read it over the next few days. I thought the book was very good but I must admit I really never cared about the Alamo all that much. The main reason I read it was because I knew my local independent bookseller, who has become an important personal friend, would be fascinated by it. Well, I think I failed to look beyond the obvious and the book has become much, much more important in the short interim.
I recently added How the Word Is Passed by: Clint Smith to the Recommended Reading List. This is perhaps the best book written to date that explores the hatred that led to races being exploited and the whitewashing of history.
Earlier today I added The Premonition: A Pandemic Story by Michael Lewis to the Recommended Reading List. In it Lewis explores the ongoing pandemic and our government’s failures to swiftly address it.
He details the involvement of administrations from Reagan through Trump with disaster preparedness. The results are scary.
I just added Antitrust: Taking On Monopoly Power From The Gilded Age To The Digital Age by: Amy Klobuchar to the Recommended Reading List.
Senator Klobuchar deals with too big business in a very kitchen table manner with only minimal wonkishness. The introduction alone should be required reading before voting.