Book 17; Continent: Africa

Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder 277 pages (Acknowledgments begin page 259) Read this book from start to finish on a transcontinental flight—Deo’s survival story will help you tune out the annoying guy in the seat next to you—but plan to think about it for much longer. Tracy Kidder tells the story of a […]

Book 14; Continent: Africa

Radio Congo: Signals of Hope from Africa’s Deadliest War by Ben Rawlence 303 pages (288 pages excluding Acknowledgements, Index, etc.) Read this thought-provoking book after the evening news, when you think you’re caught up on foreign affairs. Ben Rawlence’s book isn’t a military or political history of the region. Instead, he gives us an intimate […]

Book 2; Continent: Africa, Europe

Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone by Martin Dugard 340 pages (316 pages without the Notes and Index) Beautifully paced narrative features short sections and chapters, just right for your stopover at a coffeehouse or a quick read on your lunch break I never knew to whom the famous sentence “Dr. Livingstone, […]