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Ten Books I Will Read In 2011

January 5, 2011

Stated a bit more definitively than my last post of this nature, “Ten Books I’d Read” – although there is some overlap between that list and this one. Here are ten books I will definitely read this year. Consider it a resolution. Maybe I’ll even discuss them all on this blog, but don’t consider that a resolution.

In no particular order:

  • State of the Union: A Century of American Labor by Nelson Lichtenstein (kind of cheating here, I’m reading it right now and halfway done)
  • Imperial Nature: The World Bank and Struggles for Social Justice in the Age of Globalization by Michael Goldman
  • Black and Green: Afro-Colombians, Development, and Nature in the Pacific Lowlands by Kiran Asher
  • Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone by Rajiv Chandrasekaran
  • Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the 21st Century by Giovanni Arrighi
  • An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 by Rick Atkinson
  • Poverty Capital: Microfinance and the Making of Development by Ananya Roy
  • The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
  • The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 by Anthony Beevor
  • The UAW and the Heyday of American Liberalism 1945-1968 by Kevin Boyle

These are more historical and less theoretical than a typical list I might make, which is somewhat curious. In any case, should be an interesting journey.

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