Books I'm Reading

The New Penguin History of the World: Fifth Edition by J. M. Roberts
1808 by Laruentino Gomes
Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Poverty in America: A Handbook by John Iceland
Down and Out in America: The Origins of Homelessness by Peter H. Rossi
Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders: Homeless in San Francisco by Teresa Gowan
Direito Para Não Advogados by João Luiz Coelho da Rocha and Maria Pia Bastos-Tigre Buchheim
Francis Bacon by Perez Zagorin
O Xangô de Baker Street by Jô Soares
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Hardball by Chris Matthews


Francis Bacon: The Temper of a Manb y Catherine Drinker Bowen
**** Nice, readable "invitation to Francis Bacon" as the author herself puts it.
The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI by Betty Medsger
** Great story, horribly written. Half of the time it feels like Medsger, the reporter given access to the burglars, is attempting to write a newspaper article on the burglars emotions, with predictable stilted and un-entertaining results. The chapters have no flow, and Medsger decides to tell the lead-up to the story after the story is already over.


Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63 by Taylor Branch
Pillar of Fire : America in the King Years 1963-65 by Taylor Branch
At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68 by Taylor Branch
The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia by Andrei Lankov
Will Rogers: A Biography by Ben Yagoda
*** A passable biography; it will do in the face of few available.