56 nonfiction books reviewed in 2016 on this blog

nonfiction books reviewed in 2016: Dark Money by Jane MayerHere, listed approximately in chronological order of posting on this blog, are the 56 nonfiction books reviewed in 2016. They’re all linked to their reviews.

Asia’s Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific by Robert D. Kaplan

China in World History by Paul S. Ropp

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable

The Brothers Vonnegut: Science and Fiction in the House of Magic by Ginger Strand

Pandemic: Tracking Contagions from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond by Sonia Shah

The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins

When Money Talks: The High Price of “Free” Speech and the Selling of Democracy by Derek Cressman

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer

Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of Its Enemies by Ian Buruma and Avishai Margalit

David Brower: The Making of the Environmental Movement by Tom Turner

Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World It Made, by Richard Rhodes

Right Out of California: The 1930s and the Big Business Roots of Modern Conservatism by Kathryn S. Olmsted

Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America by T. J. Stiles

The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government by David Talbot

Game Changers: Twelve Elections That Transformed California by Steve Swatt, with Susie Swatt, Jeff Raimundo, and Rebecca LaVally; foreword by Bruce E. Cain

Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? by Thomas Frank

America’s Social Arsonist: Fred Ross and Grassroots Organizing in the Twentieth Century by Gabriel Thompson

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli

Jonas Salk: A Life by Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs

NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman

The Money Makers: How Roosevelt and Keynes Ended the Depression, Defeated Fascism, and Secured a Prosperous Peace by Eric Rauchway

The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family by Gail Lumet Buckley

Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 by Adam Hochschild

Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War by Fred Kaplan

Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and the New Politics of Latin America by Ioan Grillo

The Profiteers: Bechtel and the Men Who Built the World by Sally Denton

Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud by David Dayen

The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero by Timothy Egan

Bravehearts: Whistle-Blowing in the Age of Snowden by Mark Hertsgaard

Paper: Paging Through History by Mark Kurlansky

A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS by Robert F. Worth

Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley by Antonio Garcia Martinez

Neither Snow nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service by Devin Leonard

My Journey at the Nuclear Brink by William J. Perry

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach

Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio by Misha Glenny

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin

The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else by Hernando de Soto

Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson

The Secret War: Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas, 1939-1945 by Max Hastings

The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel by Uri Bar-Joseph

A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War, and the Conquest of the American Continent by Robert W. Merry

A Truck Full of Money: One Man’s Quest to Recover from Great Success by Tracy Kidder

Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon by Larry Tye

The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads by Tim Wu

Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain’s Secret Special Forces Unit that Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War by Ben MacIntyre

Big History: From the Big Bang to the Present by Cynthia Stokes Brown

A Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies, and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment by John Preston

The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics by John Judis

The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia by James Bradley

Incarnations: A History of India in Fifty Lives by Sunil Khilnani

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis

The House by the Lake: One House, Five Families, and a Hundred Years of German History by Thomas Harding

A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves by Walter Alvarez


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