Between the World and Me

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates Rating: 4.5 Stars More Info Author Bio Where to buy: Amazon | BN | Strand Here is what I would like for you to know: In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage. Enslavement was not merely the antiseptic borrowing of labor—it is not easy to get a human being to commit their body against its own elemental interest. And so enslavement must be casual wrath and random manglings, the gashing of heads and brains blown out over the river as the body seeks to escape. It must be rape so regular as … Continue reading Between the World and Me

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Author: Erik Larson Rating: 4.2 Stars More Info Author Info Where to buy: Amazon | BN | Strand “She seemed as large as a mountain. She had four funnels and tremendous length and, knowing that she could really move along, we were quite thrilled at the thought of traveling on her.” – Letter by Leslie Morton, crewmember on the Lusitania Those words were echoed by passengers and crew alike who were on the doomed ship, the Lusitania. Many were eager to board the luxurious liner bound for Liverpool, but would never make it to their destination. Erik Larson’s informative and … Continue reading Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania