Based in part on Tim O'Brien's firsthand experience in the Vietnam War, The Things They Carried weaves several loosely connected stories into an intoxicating tapestry of moral ambivalence and the repercussions of war.
Likely one of the most influential works of philosophy in the last 200 years, if not ever. Through its 3 essays, Friedrich Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals examines almost the entirety of human history and pinpoints the origins of many aspects of human culture. Essential reading for anyone looking into philosophy.
A fascinating book that charts not only the brief history of hip hop as a musical genre, but also the changing cultural tides of America over the last fourty years. Filled with hilarious illustrations and deep insight, this book is an excellent addition to the array of brilliant music history books already available.
A quasi-philosophical, scientifically sound prognosis of humanity's next century and beyond. The book is filled with a considerate amount of historical minutia that works well in supporting the author's central claims.