Category: History

The Fire Next Time

James Baldwin
Rating: 7.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:3 hours

A painfully beautiful essay by James Baldwin examining the consequences of racial injustice and a philosophical view of pain, religion and the concept of race. He gives a powerful reminder, “Please try to remember that [...]

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

Sebastian Junger
Rating: 7.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:4 hours

An insightful look into how we've lost some core aspects of living in a tribal society, living in an individualistic western culture. The tribal way means willing to make a substantive sacrifice for your community, holding [...]

Ego Is the Enemy

Ryan Holiday
Rating: 7.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:6 hours

If Ego is the Enemy, then we're in for an endless war. At any point in our life, we are between the three cycles of Aspire, Success, & Failure. This book was born out of the need for a guide in facing the many obstacles [...]

The Lessons of History

Will Durant, Ariel Durant
Rating: 6.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:3 hours

History is beautiful and sad. It's the story of humans and the civilizations we form. The Lessons of History is a survey of human history by Will and Ariel Durant, with great insights into the nature of human experience, [...]

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates
Rating: 9/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:4 hours

In Between the World and Me, Coates write to his fifteen-year-old son, Samori, about questions regarding the nation’s history, culture, racial struggles and his experiences living in a black body in America. Forgetting [...]

Intellectuals and Society

Thomas Sowell
Rating: 8.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:12 hours

A much-needed criticism of the role Intellectuals play in influencing policy and society. Intellectuals are those in the profession of creating ideas with a heavy ideological focus, with an abstract end product that hasn't [...]

The Art of War

Sun Tzu
Rating: 6.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:8 hours

The Art of War goes over specific battle situations over 13 chapters and the strategies that should be applied. The Rules of War form the foundation of the book and are the principles that are applicable today. I felt [...]