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December 29, 2019

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#Challenge 2020: non-fiction

by N@ncy

  1. Here is my  2020 non-fiction  reading list.
  2. I may add more books as I go along.
  3. Status:
  4. Read: 16/116
  5. In progress:  0

The Economist:  read cover-to over

  1. 14 December 2019  cover – Victory (Boris Johnson elected Prime Minister UK)
  2. 11 January 2020   cover – Masterstroke Or Madness (Trump kills Gen. Soleimani)

 

Literature:

  1. EssayismBrian Dillon – 2017
  2. Nolan on Bradbury –    W.F. Nolan – 2013  READ
  3. The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 – J. Shapiro  2015  READ
  4. This Thing Called Literature – A. Bennett and N. Royle – 2015
  5. Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays – C Oziek – 2016
  6. The Ocean, the Bird and the Scholar – H. Vendler – 2015
  7. Orwell: The Authorized Biography – M. Shelden – 1991
  8. Joy Ride: Lives of th Theatricals – J. Lahr – 2015
  9. The Figure of the Detective: A Literary History and Analysis – C. Brownson
  10. A Reader’s Guide to William Faulkner: The Short Stories – E. Volpe – 2004
  11. You Could Look It Up: – J. Lynch

#ReadIreland

Ireland:

  1. Patrick Kavanagh – A. Quinn – (biography) – 2003
  2. The Theatre of Tom Murphy – N. Grene
  3. The Spaces of Irish Drama – H. Lojek   READ
  4. Elsewhere: One Woman, One Rucksack, One Lifetime of Travel – R. Boland
  5. Constellations – Sinéad Gleeson
  6. Republic of Shame:  – C. Hogan – 2019
  7. The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir – Samantha Power – 2019 READ
  8. Say Nothing – Patrick Radden Keefe
  9. The Irish Writer and the World – Declan Kiberd  (2001)   READ
  10. Essays on John McGahern – editors D. Hand, E. Maher

 

Memoir:

  1. Imperfect: How Our Bodies Shape the People We Become –  Lee Koffman
  2. Her Mother’s Daughter by Nadia Wheatley – July 2018
  3. Sightlines – K. Jamie – READ
  4. Notes for the Everlost: A Field Guide to Grief – Kate Inglis – 2018
  5. Louisbourg or Bust: Surfer’s Wild Ride Down Nova Scotia’s Coast – R. Shaw
  6. Following the River:  Traces of Red River Women (indigenous
  7. Tiny Lights for Travellers – Naomi K. Lewis – 2019
  8. To the River: Losing My Brother – Don Gillmor – 2018
  9. Homes: A Refugee Story – Abu Baker Al Rabeeah – 2018
  10. The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone – Olivia Laing – 2016
  11. Island Home – Tim Winton – 2015 (landscape memoir)
  12. Surrender – Joanna Pocock (2019)- READ

 

Essays:

  1. Rebellious Daughter – editors Maria Katsonis, Lee Koffman – 2016  #AWW
  2. The World Was Whole by Fiona Wright  – 2018 – #AWW
  3. Accidental feminists – Jane Caro – 2019  #AWW
  4. Stop Being Reasonable – Eleanor Gordon-Smith – 2019  #AWW
  5. Remembered Presences – Alison Croggon – 2019  #AWW
  6. The Rest is Noise – A. Ross – 2007

 

Biography:

  1. Napoleon: A Life – Adam Zamoyski
  2. Bearing Witness: The remarkable life of Charles Bean,  – P. Rees
  3. Lise Meitner: A Life in Physics  (science) – Ruth Lewin Sime – 1996
  4. Honeysuckle Creek: The Story of Tom Reid Andrew Tink – 2018
  5. Lynn Margulis: The Life and Legacy of a Scientific Rebel – D. Sagan – 2012
  6. Our Man Elsewhere: In Search of Alan Moorehead – Thornton McCamish – 2
  7. The Strangest Family George III’s Extraordinary Experiment – J Hadlow
  8. Threads in the Acadian Fabric: – S. Poirier-Bures
  9. The Long Way Home: A Personal History of Nova Scotia – J. Demont
  10. The Dead Still Cry – H. Lewis – 2018
  11. Saul Steinberg: A Biography – Deidre Bair – 2012
  12. Richard the Third – P. M. Kendall – 2002
  13. Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait – Denys Turner – 2013
  14. Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and TimesA. Walker
  15. The Churchill Factor – Boris Johnson  – READ
  16. Robert Kennedy and His Times – A. Schlesinger 
  17. Master of the Senate – R. Caro – READ

 

History / Social History / Political History

  1. Leadership: In Turbulent Times – D. K. Goodwin – 2018
  2. Appeasing HitlerTim Bouverie – 2019
  3. How to Hide an Empire – Daniel Immerwahr – June 2019
  4. Rendezvous With Destiny:  M. Fullilove – 2013 
  5. Passchendaele: Requiem for Doomed Youth – Paul Ham  2018
  6. Serving our Country by J. Beaumont & A. Cadzow – April 2018
  7. The Impeachers: Trial of Andrew Johnson – B. Wineapple
  8. The Pope Who Would Be King: The Exile of Pius IXD. Kertzer
  9. Realpolitik – J. Bew – 2016
  10. Medieval Lives -T. Jones – 2005
  11. Desert War: The North African Campaign 1940-43 – A. Moorehead – 1944
  12. Threads in the Acadian Fabric: – S. Poirier-Bures
  13. Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45 – B Tuchman – 2001
  14. Nixon at the Movies: A Book about Belief – M. Feeney – 2004  READ
  15. On the Natural History of Destruction – W.G. Sebald – 2004
  16. From Russia with Blood – Heidi Blake (2019)  READ
  17. An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago –  Alex Kotlowitz
  18. Winners Take All:  –  Anand Giridharadas
  19. No Visible Bruises –  Rachel Louise Snyder
  20. Assad or We Burn the Country –  Sam Dagher
  21. The Light that Failed –  Stephen Holmes and Ivan Krastev (PH)
  22. Remembering Emmett Till –  Dave Tell
  23. Amritsar 1919: An Empire of Fear – Kim Wagner
  24. Red Star Over China:  (1937) E. Snow
  25. Maoism: A Global History – Julia Lovell
  26. How to be a Dictator – Frank Dikötter
  27. An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin’s Master Agent – Owen Matthews
  28. Family Papers: ephardic Journey Through the 20th C – Sarah Abrevaya Stein
  29. Schism –  Paul Blustein
  30. First Raise a Flag: How South Sudan Won the Longest War – P Martell
  31. Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and MEast
  32. Rise and Kill First: Secret History Israel’s Assassinations – R. Bergman
  33. Hit List:  Mysterious Deaths Witnesses JFK Assassination  (2013) READ
  34. JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died – J.W. Douglass –  READ
  35. Mary’s Mosaic: CIA Conspiracy to Murder JFK, Mary Meyer– P. Janney READ
  36. Grote Verwachtingen In Europa – 1999-2019 – G. Mak (popular Dutch writer)
  37. Scorpions: Battles -Triumphs FDR’s Great Supreme Court Justices – N. Feldman
  38. The Secret Team: CIA and Allies  – L. Fletcher Prouty (1972) – READ
  39. The Terrible Mistake – H.P. Albarelli jr  (2008)
  40. The Betrayal – W Corson (1968)

 

Geopolitical – Economics/Politics:

  1. The Way of the Strangers: Encounters With the Islamic State G.Wood
  2. Silent Invasion by Clive Hamilton – 2018
  3. The China Model – Daniel Bell – 2016
  4. Talking to My Daughter: A Brief History of Capitalism – Y. Varoufakis
  5. The Age of American Unreason in a Culture of Lies  – Susan Jacoby
  6. The Meritocracy Trap – Daniel Markovits (2019)
  7. Unbound: How Inequaity Contricts Our Economy – Heather Boushey (2019
  8. Comrade Ambassador: Whitlam’s Beijing Envoy  – S. FitzGerald – Sept 2015 
  9. Everything Trump Touches Dies:  – R. Wilson
  10. Siege: Trump Under Fire – M. Wolff
  11. The Threat: How FBI Protects America  – A. G. McCabe – 2019
  12. The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America – G. Packer – 2013
  13. Catch and Kill: – Ronan Farrow – 2019
  14. A Warning – Anonymous 2019
  15. Thomas Merton on Peace -T. Merton – 1971

 

Science/Climate Change/Technology

  1. The Best Australian Science Writing 2017  M. Sleazak, E. Johnston
  2. Cosmic Chronicles: A user’s guide to the universe Fred Watson
  3. Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore Elizabeth Rush
  4. The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder – Sean McFate
  5. The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future – David Wallace-Wells
  6. Good Reasons for Bad Feelings –  Randolph Nesse
  7. Wild sea: a history of the southern ocean – J. McCann   READ

 

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7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Dec 30 2019

    Always impressed with the amount and substance of what you read, Nancy! I’m planning on reading more non fiction in 2020 but probably not committing to any challenges…famous last words. Happy New Year & enjoy your reading year in 2020.

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    • Dec 30 2019

      Thank you Carol, I am really just committing myself to my non-fiction list…and linking some reviews to a few blogs (BronasBooks (AusReadingMonth), 746Books (#ReadIrelandMonth), HibernatorsLibrary (Social Injustice and History non-fiction challenges). So much is happening in the world….that it is almost hard to keep up. I want to learn as much as possible. Fiction? I’m making a ‘to-read’ list as the year progresses and try to read fiction in 2021! Enjoy New Year’s Eve….and of course ‘Gelukkig Nieuwjaar’!

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  2. Your reads (and the amount you read are inspiring)! And I love your favourites of 2019! I hope you find many gems in 2020!

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    • Dec 31 2019

      Thanks, Cleo….have a wonderful New Year’s Eve…and very Happy New Year!

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  3. Jan 10 2020

    That’s quite the list to work from. Good luck!

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