What Non-Fiction Are You Reading in March, 2018?

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What Non-Fiction Are You Reading in March, 2018?

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2LyzzyBee
Mar 6, 2018, 4:12am

I've just finished Rise Up, Women! which is more of a resource than a fun read but so well-researched and detailed on the lives of the suffragettes.

3SChant
Mar 6, 2018, 5:59am

>2 LyzzyBee: I'm doing a display at my local library for the anniversary of (limited) Women's Suffrage in the UK and this is one of the books I'm using.

4LyzzyBee
Mar 6, 2018, 6:30am

>3 SChant: Oh, brilliant! It's such a good book to be a library resource, so well done. I remember when I turned 30 and owned property thinking, crikey, my ability to vote is 10 years older now!

5.Monkey.
Mar 6, 2018, 6:36am

I've just started on Che Guevara: a revolutionary life.

6Sandydog1
Mar 6, 2018, 8:03pm

Devouring The Bad-ass Librarians of Timbuktu. It is awesome, and very similar to Outwitting History. But Mali is indeed a bit uhm sportier than suburban Long Island, I'm sure...

8jackofquills
Mar 9, 2018, 8:06pm

I'm reading Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty by Roy F. Baumeister Ph. D.. It's been interesting thus far, with a lot to think about, but there's an odd lack of nuance to some aspects of the book. I've also encountered a couple of frustrating asides to the author's personal dislike/distrust of identity politics that really don't have any place in a text that's touted as pure, evidence-based psychology.

9LyzzyBee
Mar 11, 2018, 11:02am

I'm reading Bruce Springsteen's autobiography, Born to Run, which is very clearly written directly by him and very open and raw - very enjoyable so far.

10nrmay
Editado: Mar 11, 2018, 2:20pm

I'm reading The unwomanly face of war: an oral history of women in World War II by Alexievich.
Recommended by another LT reader.

11SChant
Mar 12, 2018, 5:19am

>10 nrmay: I've got this on my wishlist. Would be interested to hear what you think.

12Jesse_Schriever
Mar 12, 2018, 11:36pm

Got done with From Eternity to Here, by: Sean Carroll. It was pretty good, it was on the ultimate theory of time & space, as well as many other factors as to why the universe is what it is. Wasn't exactly what I was looking for, but for what it was, it was an alright book.

13SChant
Mar 13, 2018, 6:38am

Started Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance. The man's a workaholic with an ego the size of a house but he's certainly driven the development of some fascinating technologies.

14LynnB
Mar 19, 2018, 4:16pm

15SChant
Editado: Mar 21, 2018, 9:08am

Just a few pages in to Govert Schilling's Ripples in Spacetime and I'm already enjoying it immensely. It's the story of the search for gravitational waves and what happens next. Fascinating stuff for a non-scientist.

16cindydavid4
Mar 21, 2018, 9:50am

I finished Hamilton: The Revolution and gotta say, loved the lyrics and notes, the photo, but was especially wowed by the articles. This is not just a history on how Hamilton got started and grew into a phenomenom, but its a master class on what goes into a production of any kind. Every cast member was spotlighted as well as the choreographer, stage manager, director, muscial director, producer, sets, just on and on. Nothing dry or boring here. Kudos to those who put this together, really rounds out my Hamilton experience this year.

17framboise
Editado: Mar 21, 2018, 11:09am

Reading The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs who wrote about the end of her life and leaving her young family as she lived with and died from breast cancer.

Also have started The Marriage Bureau, about a matchmaking agency in wartime London.

19Lyn5r
Mar 24, 2018, 2:49pm

Reading The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement, Black Communities Organizing for Change by Aldon D. Morris. Published in 1984, the book focuses on the years 1953 to 1963. It is informative and enlightening.

21Helenliz
Mar 26, 2018, 7:52am

I read The green road into the trees which should have been really good, and at its best was, but it was let down by quite a lot of dross. I can't recommend it.

22wester
Mar 26, 2018, 7:56am

>20 LynnB: I did half a coursera course based on that book. I don't quite remember why I broke it off. Interesting subject, definitely. What's the book like?

23LynnB
Editado: Mar 28, 2018, 1:31pm

wester, Internal Time was an interesting read and I learned quite a bit. Each chapter starts with a "short story" of a few paragraphs or a page which is used to illustrate the biological/scientific theories or facts that follow. Sometimes the stories were a bit too simplistic or far-fetched; sometimes the explanations were too complex for me to follow completely. But, overall worth reading.

24rocketjk
Mar 29, 2018, 4:42pm

I'm reading Cornelius Ryan's classic narrative history of D-Day, The Longest Day. I'm finding the book to be very readable and brings the battle into human perspective extremely well.

25Peter.S
Mar 29, 2018, 5:04pm

Catching Thunder, by Norwegian journalists Eskil Engdal and Kjetil Saeter; documenting Sea Shepherd's chase after a mafia run set of fishing trawlers poaching in conservation areas within the Antarctic. Highly recommended