Books discussed at previous
InspireSeattle book club gatherings:

(Books are numbered according to the order in which they were read.)

 

   

102) Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City   Matthew Desmond
101) The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey Through a New America   Sarah van Gelder
100) Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America   Adam Winkler
99) Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count   David Daley
98) Becoming a Citizen Activist: Stories, Strategies, and Advice for Changing Our World   Nick Licata
97) Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth   David C. Korten
96) Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis   J.D. Vance
95) Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?   Thomas Frank
94) Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping Our World   Shadi Hamid
93) Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice   Adam Benforado
92) Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic   Sam Quinones
91) Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World   David Silverman
90) The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism--From al Qa'ida to ISIS   Michael Morell & Bill Harlow
89) Republic, Lost: Version 2.0
90) The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism--From al Qa'ida to ISIS   Michael Morell & Bill Harlow
89) Republic, Lost: Version 2.0   Lawrence Lessig
88) Between the World and Me   Ta-Nehisi Coates
87) Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Live, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity   Katherine Boo
86) Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security   Lawrence J. Kotlikoff, Philip Moeller & Paul Solmon
85) No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes   Anand Gopal
84) The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History   Elizabeth Kolbert
83) This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate   Naomi Klein
82) The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America   George Packer
81) Downwind: A People's History of the Nuclear West   Sarah Alisabeth Fox
80) Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?   Alan Weisman
79) How We Got To Now: Six Innovations that Made the Modern World   Steven Johnson
78) The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (American Empire Project)   Andrew J. Bacevich
77) No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the U.S. Surveillance State   Glenn Greenwald
76) Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government Saving Privacy in the Digital Age   Steven Levy
75) The Social Conquest of Earth   E.O. Wilson
74) The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be   J.B. MacKinnon
73) From the Folks that Brought You the Weekend: A Short, Illustrated History of Labor in the United States   Priscilla Murolo
72) After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead   Alan Blinder
71) American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America   Colin Woodard
70) The Evolution of Cooperation   Robert Axelrod
69) What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures   Malcolm Gladwell
68) The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took the Law Back from Liberals   Michael Avery & Danielle McLaughlin
67) College Unbound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students   Jeffrey J. Selingo
66) Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think   Viktor Mayer-Schonberger & Kenneth Cukier
65) You're Not as Crazy as I Thought (But You're Still Wrong): Conversations Between a Die-Hard Liberal and a Devoted Conservative   Phil Neisser & Jacob Hess
64) End This Depression Now!   Paul Krugman
63) The Betrayal of the American Dream   Donald L. Barlett & James B. Steele
62) The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires   Tim Wu
61) The Hour of Sunlight: One Palestinian's Journey from Prisoner to Peacemaker   Sami al Jundi & Jen Marlowe
60) Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan and Afghanistan   Ahmed Rashid
59) A Short History of Progress   Ronald Wright
58) Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power   Rachel Maddow
57) The Tea Party and the Remaking of American Conservatism   Theda Skocpol & Vanessa Williamson
56) We're With Nobody: Two Insiders Reveal the Dark Side of American Politics   Alan Huffman & Michael Rejebian
55) The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World   Jeremy Rifkin
54) The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam   Eliza Griswold
53) Kabuki Democracy: The System vs. Barack Obama   Eric Alterman
52) Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Harms the Planet and Threatens Our Lives   Michael Specter
51) The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart   Bill Bishop
50) Out of the Shadow of Mao: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China   Philip P. Pan
49) Death of the Liberal Class   Chris Hedges
48) A Force for Nature: The Story of NRDC and Its Fight to Save Our Planet   John H. Adams, Patricia Adams & George Black
47) Were You Born on the Wrong Continent?: How the European Model Can Help You Get a Life   Thomas Geoghegan
46) The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger   Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett
45) Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back   Thom Hartmann
44) The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World   Michael Pollan
43) Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming   Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway
42) The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century   George Friedman
41) 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown   Simon Johnson & James Kwak
40) Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit   Vandana Shiva
39) The Political Mind: Why You Can't Understand 21st-Century American Politics with an 18th-Century Brain   George Lakoff
38) The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures   Nicholas Wade
37) The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, Fairer Health Care   T.R. Reid
36) The World Without Us   Alan Weisman
35) The American Way of War: Guided Missiles, Misguided Men and a Republic in Peril   Eugene Jarecki
34) Civilwarland in Bad Decline   George Saunders
33) Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution -- and How It Can Renew America   Thomas L. Friedman
32) House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street   William D. Cohan
31) The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court   Jeffrey Toobin
30) Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World   Tracy Kidder
29) Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance   Barack Obama
28) The Way Of The World: A Story Of Truth And Hope In An Age Of Extremism   Ron Suskind
27) Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed   Jared Diamond
26) Where Does The Money Go?: Your Guided Tour To The Federal Budget Crisis   Scott Bittle & Jean Johnson
25) In Our Defense: The Bill Of Rights In Action   Ellen Alderman & Caroline Kennedy
24) Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit*
   *(Click here for a synopsis by Dave Gamrath of The Story of B,
       a sequel to Ishmael)
   Daniel Quinn
23) Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time   Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin
22) The Conscience of a Liberal   Paul Krugman
21) Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense   David Cay Johnston
20) The Looming Tower   Lawrence Wright
19) The Future of Life   E.O. Wilson
18) Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq   Thomas E. Ricks
17) The Secret History of the American Empire   John Perkins
16) The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals   Michael Pollan
15) Happiness: Lessons from a New Science   Richard Layard
14) Greed, Inc.   Wade Rowland
13) The End of Faith*
   *(Click here for a review by member Jim Scanlan)
   Sam Harris
12) The Republican War On Science   Chris Mooney
11) American Theocracy   Kevin Phillips
10) Small Wonder   Barbara Kingsolver
 9) Lies and the Lying Liars that Tell Them   Al Franken
 8) Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative   David Brock
 7) Confessions of an Economic Hit Man   John Perkins
 6) Nickel and Dimed   Barbara Ehreneich
 5) Crimes Against Nature   Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
 4) Fast Food Nation   Eric Schlosser
 3) Worse Than Watergate   John Dean
 2) What's the Matter with Kansas?   Thomas Frank
 1) Don't Think of an Elephant   George Lakoff
 
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