By Irene Butter (2018)
Pages: 445, Final verdict: Must-read
Like so many Jewish families, the life of the Hasenbergs was shaken as the Nazis
rose to power in Germany. In Shores beyond Shores, Irene Butter walks us, in the
first person, through her family’s terrorizing experience during World War...
By Rutger Bregman (2019)
Pages: 400, Final verdict: Great-read
Rutger Bregman is not your average historian. 32, Dutch, he rose to fame with
his 2014 best-seller Utopia for Realists, where he shared his thesis for
reconstructing modern society with "utopian" like universal basic income or a
shorter workweek. His stardom...
By Bill Bryson (2019)
Pages: 450, Final verdict: Should-read
In the early 2000s I remember seeing an odd book at the front store of a bookshop. Its unusual title - A Short History of Nearly Everything - caught my attention. It told the story of the world (starting with the...