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Books on the History of Europe

Books on the History of Europe

940. Books on the history of Europe Further Reading: Scott Anderson Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East, 2013. Scott Anderson shares how four men, Curt Prűfer of Germany, Zionist Aaron Aarohshon, American William...

Books on Labor Economics

Books on Labor Economics

331. Labor economics Further Reading: Frank Bardacke Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers, 2011. The United Farm Workers or UFW was a union founded among California’s agricultural fields and gave a voice to the largely...

Books on American Essays Written in English

Books on American Essays Written in English

814. American essays in English Further Reading Joan Didion The White Album, 1981. Through examining both personal, spiritual, and cultural upheavals of the time, Joan Didion examines the late 1960s and its effects on her psyche. Lee Gutkind and Hattie Fletcher, eds....

Book Review: Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie

Book Review: Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie My rating: 4 of 5 stars To earn a title like “The Great” requires serious accomplishment. Catherine II of Russia most definitely met that criteria. Robert K. Massie tells the story of this minor German...

Recommended Books on Agriculture

Recommended Books on Agriculture

630. Books on agriculture & related technologies Further Reading Rachel Surls and Judith Gerber From Cows to Concrete: The Rise and Fall of Farming in Los Angeles, 2016. Los Angeles is no pastoral paradise. But Surls and Gerber say that it used to be in this...

Books on the Natural History of Plants

Books on the Natural History of Plants

581. Specific topics in the natural history of plants Further Reading Wolfgang Stuppy and Rob Kesseler Seeds: Time Capsules of Life, 2006. This illustrated natural history provides examples of all types of seeds, biological marvels of incredible diversity. Every seed...

Recommended Books on Economics

Recommended Books on Economics

330. Books on general economics Further Readings Rickey Gard Diamond Screwnomics: How Our Economy Works Against Women and Real Ways to Make Lasting Change, 2018. To help women understand how the economic theories and policies of the past 300 years have impacted their...

Books on Geography and Travel in Africa

Books on Geography and Travel in Africa

916. Books on geography and travel in Africa For more recent travel books on Africa, see Library Lin's Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction, which will be published in Spring 2022. Further Reading Graham Greene Journey Without Maps, 1936. In 1935, English...

Books on American Fiction in English

Books on American Fiction in English

813. American fiction in English Further Reading Leon Edel Henry James: The Master 1901-1916, 1972. Leon Edel summarizes his five-part biography of Henry James in this final volume. It provides a sweeping view of his career and final years. David Gessner All the Wild...