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6 Non-fiction Books of 2020 You Must Read

 

Ever thought of reading a non-fiction book, but confused about which one to purchase? You went to a bookstore, and different books with strange names and authors kept staring at you. We always don’t want to read a book that will end up being a waste of time. That’s why I took the time to carefully select the 6 best non-fiction books you should read. Go through them; they’re all thrilling and educating. If you’re also interested in Jackpot Mobile Casino UK, check out our website.

The Driver’s Son by Jordi Amat (Tusquets)

Alfons Quinta was a Catalan journalist with a brilliant and contradictory career. Then he fell from grace. But he managed to continue doing harm; he abused women, extorted money from whomever he could, obsessed over himself, used every one, and allowed everyone to use him. Amat’s book is not a biography of Quinta, but an attempt to understand how a despicable man like him could accumulate so much power and ensure that, although everyone knew his story, no one told it in public until now.

Twilight of Democracy by Anne Applebaum - 6 Non-fiction Books of 2020 You Must ReadTwilight of Democracy by Anne Applebaum (Doubleday)

Anne Applebaum was part of the group of Poles who celebrated the fall of communism; they saw the arrival of democracy in their country as a historic opportunity to modernize it, bring it into the European Union, and make it prosperous. But things started to go wrong when many of them gravitated to a bigoted Christianity, authoritarian politics, and hysterical xenophobia. This is the story of how Applebaum came to be hated by those who had been her friends and how, in the last decade, authoritarianism has seduced many people in countries as disparate as the United States, Hungary, or Spain.

Voluntary Servitude by Étienne de la Boétie (Indomitable Page)

It is not a book originally from 2020, but a classic from 1576. The booklet is not only a plea against tyrants; it’s also against those who allow tyrants to seduce them and want to be close to power to pick up their crumbs, and against those who uncritically prostrate themselves before authority. “The weakness among us men is such that we often have to obey by force; we are forced to make concessions and wait because we cannot always be the strongest.”

Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister by Jung Chang (Taurus)

Born in the late 19th century, the Soong sisters embodied the history of modern China in different ways. One was a convinced communist and was part of the Mao Tse-Tung government. Another was the wife of Chiang Kai-Shek, the nationalist leader who lost the revolutionary war to Mao and had to withdraw to Taiwan. This book may seem like a simple family saga, bizarre, and with soap opera elements. But it is a fascinating story of how religion, money, politics and incredibly strong and determined women contributed to the strange destiny of 20th-century China.  

Music A Subversive Story by Ted Gioia - 6 Non-fiction Books of 2020 You Must ReadMusic. A Subversive Story by Ted Gioia (Turner)

Music is one of the oldest activities of humanity. And yet, we often think of it as a mere soundtrack, not as an intrinsic expression of who we are and the way we live. Gioia is a critic who specialized in jazz and blues. But in this book, he expands his range, not only to other music, but to other disciplines such as paleontology, theology, and social history. Do you know that in segregated America, a black man could become rich and famous with popular music but was despised if he intended to write an opera? This is an extraordinary book.

Introducing The Ancient Greeks by Edith Hall (Anagram)

The Greeks of the classical world had some traits that seem remarkably contemporary to us. They distrusted authority, they were individualists, and they were extremely curious to see the world. They were open to new ideas, highly competitive, and seemed addicted to pleasure. Edith Hall’s book is an informative essay. It is very well-written; full of admiration for the Greeks and the many ways in which they developed a way of life.


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