True Crime, Journalism; Continent: North America

Yes, there’s a murder, and it’s a pretty sick one. But Guldensuppe’s death figures into author Paul Collins’ book mainly so he can talk about journalism on the threshold on the twentieth century. Am I losing you with the whole “condition of journalism” theme? If so, than you’re underestimating Collins’ ability to create a stunning narrative from his many hours of research.

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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 […]