Non-fiction books to be read and reviewed in ’09

OK, here in no particular order are the non-fiction books I am definitely going to read and review in 2009. Crushingly white, and 28 out of 29 are by men. That’s kind of appalling…

Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
Electric Universe – How Electricity Switched on the Modern World, by David Bodanis
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
A Brief History of the Future by John Naughton
Out of Control by Kevin Kelley
The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee by Jared Diamond

The Triple Helix: Gene, Organism and Environment by Richard Lewontin
Hollywood Utopia by Pat Brereton
Will the Circle be Unbroken by Studs Terkel
Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Rights Abuses by Mark Curtis
The Pursuit of the Millennium by Norman Cohn
Remembering Forgetting by Ciaran Riordan
Ant by Charlotte Sleigh
Tools for Thought by CH Waddington
The Ape and the Sushi Master by Frans de Waal
The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
Black Swan by Nicholas Taleb
Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World
by Don Tapscott
The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford
Developing Management Skills for Europe by Whetten and Cameron
Participative Web and User Created Content Web 2.0, Wikis and Social Networking OECD
Remnants of Auschwitz by Giorgio Agamben
The Salaried Masses by Siegfried Kracauer
13 Seconds by Philip Caputo
The Stuff of Thought by Steven Pinker
Phantoms in the Brain by VS Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee
Why? by Charles Tilly
The Mind of War: John Boyd and American Security by Grant Hammond
Sex, Drink and Fast Cars by Stephen Bayley

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One Response to Non-fiction books to be read and reviewed in ’09

  1. William says:

    Wonderful listing of all those books!! I got “A Brief History of the Future” from AbeBooks…

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