Books Read in 2015

By Eric Weltman

  • Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa, Jason K. Stearns (non-fiction)
  • The Democratic Republic of Congo: Between Hope and Despair, Michael Deipert (non-fiction)
  • Conspiracy to Murder: The Rwandan Genocide, Linda Melvern (non-fiction)
  • When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa, Peter Godwin (non-fiction)
  • Blood River: The Terrifying Journey Through the World’s Most Dangerous Country, Tim Butcher (non-fiction)
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson (non-fiction)
  • Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics, Terry Golway (non-fiction)
  • Congo: The Epic History of a People, David Van Reybrouck (non-fiction)
  • First Kill Your Family: Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army, Peter Eichstaedt (non-fiction)
  • Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg Europe, Simon Winder (non-fiction)
  • The Best of Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power, James Traub (non-fiction)
  • Thinking the Twentieth Century, Tony Judt with Timothy Snyder (non-fiction)
  • The Taste of Ashes: The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe, Marci Shore (non-fiction)
  • Radio Congo: Signals of Hope from Africa’s Deadliest War, Ben Rawlence (non-fiction)
  • Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal, Ben Macintyre (non-fiction)
  • They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The true story of three Lost Boys from Sudan, Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng, Benjamin Ajak (non-fiction)
  • Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence, Karen Armstrong (non-fiction)
  • Tears In the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath, Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman (non-fiction)
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