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2011

Title Author Rating Comments
A People's History of the United States

Howard Zinn

Started this during the bike tour in the US in 2007, a sizable tome this. This should be compulsory reading for every US citizen. He died at the beginning of 2010 a fascinating obituary was in the Guardian, written by Victoria Brittain. Recommended
Why I am not a Christian

Bertrand Russel

An historical work, but with many interesting arguements, extremely well-written.
What we Believe but cannot Prove

Edited by John Blackman

With the sub-title "Science in the age of Certainty". Some interesting ideas.
A Week in December

Sebastian Faulks

Entertaining novel. I am not sure the dinner table idea works, but the rest is well threaded.
The Heart of Things

A.C. Grayling

Interesting practical philosophy.
The Form of Things

A.C. Grayling

Interesting practical philosophy.
god is not Great

Christopher Hitchens

Must be read, one of the books of the new "age of reason" - atheism. Recommended
The Portable Atheist

Christopher Hitchens

Obligatory! Recommended
The End of Faith

Sam Harris

The other atheist author of the new age of atheism. Recommended
The Troubled Man

Henning Mankell

The last in the series. Seems to me to be realistic. A credible ending. Thank you for writing these books. Recommended
The Quotable Atheist

Jack Huberman

An interesting collection.
 
 






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