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Holiday Gift Guide: Nonfiction Books


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Here’s part one of the LandoftheFreeish Holiday Gift Guide, a roundup of the bestselling items from this year’s reviews. Today’s installment is nonfiction books…


Googling SecurityGoogling Security
(Greg Conti)
A book that opens your eyes to how much you disclose to Google


The Pirate's Dilemma: How Youth Culture Is Reinventing CapitalismThe Pirate’s Dilemma: How Youth Culture Is Reinventing Capitalism
(Matt Mason)
To get rich off pirates, copy them


Arts, Inc.: How Greed and Neglect Have Destroyed Our Cultural RightsArts, Inc.: How Greed and Neglect Have Destroyed Our Cultural Rights
(Bill Ivey)
How the DMCA, Clear Channel and copyright extension are killing culture


The Future of the Internet--And How to Stop ItThe Future of the Internet–And How to Stop It
(Jonathan Zittrain)
How to save the Internet from the Internet


The Best of 2600: A Hacker OdysseyThe Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey
(Emmanuel Goldstein)
Best of 2600 Magazine anthology. Great if you’ve missed a few issues.


A People's History of American EmpireA People’s History of American Empire
(Howard Zinn)
Fantastic comic-book adaptation of Zinn’s classic A People’s History of the United States


My Mother Wears Combat Boots: A Parenting Guide for the Rest of UsMy Mother Wears Combat Boots: A Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us
(Jessica Mills)
Kick-ass punk-parenting book


The Revolution: A ManifestoThe Revolution: A Manifesto
(Ron Pail)
Congressman, Republican Presidential candidate and author Paul says “Let the revolution begin” with this libertarian plea for a return to “the principles of our Founding Fathers: liberty, self-government, the Constitution, and a non-interventionist foreign policy.”


True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact SocietyTrue Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society
(Farhad Manjoo)
The science, history and economics of self-deception


How Children LearnHow Children Learn
(John Holt)
Cllassic of human, kid-centered learning


How Children FailHow Children Fail
(John Holt)
Angry lessons from failures to teach


Corrupted Science: Fraud, Ideology and Politics in ScienceCorrupted Science: Fraud, Ideology and Politics in Science
(John Grant)
The history, cause, effect and state of bad science


Good Calories, Bad CaloriesGood Calories, Bad Calories
(Gary Taubes)
Gary Taubes, whose NYT article on Atkins rekindled the low-carb eating movement, sums up his research on low-carb eating. One of my personal favorites.


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One Response to “Holiday Gift Guide: Nonfiction Books”

  1. PoisonedV says:

    ‘The Pirates Dilemma” is probably the worst thought out, executed, and presented piece of garbage I’ve ever seen. the title is misleading, the book is full of shit, it cites false statistics, and the author is a general dumbass and waste of life. Also, ‘Johnny’

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