Summer Book Reading List 2009

This is a long weekend for many of us, and there is no better time to enhance your intellectual curiosity than to take a good book with you on your summer vacations. Independence Day is also a celebration of our freedoms, including freedom of speech and press.

So, here are some books I hope to read in the next two months:

Of course, I have to read a book on food politics.

The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food--Before the National Highway System, Before Chain Restaurants, and Before Frozen Food, When the Nation's Food Was Seasonal

I'm attending the Harlem Book Fair in a couple of weeks, and what better way to celebrate black literature than a book about a Harlem legend.

Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism 1883-1918

I minored in Cold War and post colonial studies in college, and I always wanted to read a book on Krushchev. Before there was Kim Jong-Il, Krushchev was the resident nut of world politics, threathening America will missiles.

K Blows Top: A Cold War Comic Interlude Starring Nikita Khrushchev, America's Most Unlikely Tourist

Any other recommendations? What are you reading?

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At Friday, July 03, 2009 7:19:00 PM, Anonymous Samuel Said said...

I'm actually reading the Beverly Manley Memoirs right now. You said you read it. What did you think of it?

At Friday, July 03, 2009 7:49:00 PM, Blogger Global Wire said...

Yes, I did read the Manley Memoirs, and I got the meet Beverly Manley herself at last year's Harlem Book Fair. Very nice lady, and her book is excellent. Gives a different view of being a first lady. Michelle Obama could probably take note.

At Sunday, July 05, 2009 10:15:00 AM, Anonymous Shayna said...

Jill Nelson's Lets Get It On is really good is you want a smart, romance book to read on the beach


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