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What's your favorite non-fiction book, /lit/?
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What's your favorite non-fiction book, /lit/?
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>inb4 the bible

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
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>>7695224
I read a book called Ancient Art and Ritual. I liked it.
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Dispatches by Michael Herr
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The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig is nice for that old world, fin de siecle feel; more so towards the beginning than the end though. A Moveable Feast has the same appeal, with so many famous figures and writers appearing throughout it.
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Every book is fiction, to some degree.
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1984
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>>7695224
1000 Years of Non Linear History was a fun read and feels like a good primer for Deleuze
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First as a tragedy then as a farce
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>>7695224
Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski had some eye-openers for me regarding football transfers. Some of its predictions are already outdated though, just shows how fast the world of football moves.
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Adorno, Foucault, Nietzsche, Badou
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Guns, Germs, and Steel – makes reading old texts with prehistory mythos ’n all a bit more interesting.
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>>7695224
no longer human
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Mein Kampf
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No Plutarch?
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The bible, for real.
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>>7696050
The tiger: a true story of vengeance and survival
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>>7695257
*tips fedora*
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I'm reading The Black Jacobins right now, and its fucking great. Conquest of the Incas by Hemmings and King Leopold's Ghost are also good, as is Storm of Steel, Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire unabridged. Bart Ehrman's textbook on the New Testament is very well done.

>>7695257
Underrated, we shouldnt forget that bias is universal.
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>>7696076
No longer a relevant non-fiction book
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or Os Sertoes if patrician
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>>7696346
Why?
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>>7696389
BTFO by pic related and Fukuyama's Political Order and Political Decay, as well as all of Huntington's work, not to mention universal disdain from specialists (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10455752.2013.846490#.VsCQDvkrLcd)

It's an outdated theory. But im not invested either way so read for yourself
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>>7695224
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
Encyclopedia Brittanica, 11th edition
Brockhaus
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>>7696395
Acemoglu has been btfo'd himself. Take a look at Spolaore and Wacziarg (2013) for example. Geography and people are massively important in the long run.
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>>7696395
read and recc'd
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Essays - Montaigne
Consider the Lobster
Devil in White City (sorta nonfiction)
Anything by Isaacson
Pyrotechnic Insanitarium
Rimbaud - Graham
The Disappearing Spoon
The 4% Universe
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>>7696478
Will do, ty
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>>7695224
I liked "Nothing to Envy" by Barbara Demick
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>>7696810
This was quite good as well. Similar in style The Rape of Nanking
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The Bible
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On Reading - Schopenhauer
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I really enjoyed Bill Bryson's In a Sunburned Country and One Summer in America 1927.

I recently read Anthony Kiedis' autobiography too, and that was pretty enjoyable.
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