From the RSS Feed
- “How Books Shaped The American National Identity,” by NPR Staff, NPR, August 14, 2012 – The Library of Congress has published a list of 88 books “that have influenced [American] national identity.”
- “I, Nephi,” by Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, August 13, 2012 – “Mormonism and its meanings.” Topical.
The Book Stack
- Carmen Bugan, “Burying the Typewriter: A Memoir,” New York: Graywolf Press, 2012 – Recollections of a life in the 1980’s Romania | BUY NOW
- Tyler Cowen, “An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies,” New York: Dutton, 2012 – How to eat good food in America and beyond. | BUY NOW
- Timothy Garton Ash, “The Uses of Adversity: Essays on the Fate of Central Europe,” New York: Vintage, 1990 – History of the Central European present just before the 1989 revolutions | BUY NOW
- Vladimir Tismaneanu, ed., “The Revolutions of 1989 (Rewriting Histories),” New York: Routledge, 1999 – Why did state socialism collapse and how? | BUY NOW
Do you have any recommendations for readings about America, immigration, or Central/Eastern Europe? Please share in Comments.