My Non-Fiction Reviews Bookshelf

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Science and Nature
History, Economics and PoliticsSpain and Spanish History

Science and Nature
William Alexander
The $64 Tomato
Wendell Berry
Our Only World
John Gribbin
James Hansen
Storms of my Grandchildren
Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
The Grand Design
Torkel Klingberg
The Overflowing Brain:
Information Overload and The Limits of Working Memory
Michael Pollan
The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh
The Path
Carlos Rovelli
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Carlos Rovelli
Reality is Not What it Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity
José Luis Sampedro
The Perennial Life
(La vida perenne)
José Luis Sampedro
Dictionary Sampedro (Diccionario Sampedro)
Max Tegmark
Our Mathematical Universe
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The Phenomenon of Man
Miguel de Unamuno
Tragic Sense of Life
Edward O. Wilson
The Meaning of Human Existence


History, Economics and Politics
Richard Bassett
Hitler's Spy Chief
Alfred W. Crosby
The Measure of Reality:
Quantification and Western Society, 1250-1600
Will and Ariel Durant
The Lessons of History
W.E.B. Du Bois
The Souls of Black Folk
Bart Ehrman
How Jesus Became God
Felipe Fernández-Armesto
1492: The Year the World Began
Eric Foner
Who Owns History?
Eduardo Galeano
Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History
Eduardo Galeano
Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone
Brooke Gladstone
The Influencing Machine
Yuval Noah Harari
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Friedrich Hayek
The Road to Serfdom:
Text and Documents, The Definitive Edition
Eric Hoffer
The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements
Ole R. Holsti
Making American Foreign Policy
Charlie LeDuff
Detroit: An American Autopsy
Dan Lyons
Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble 
Charles C. Mann
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Charles C. Mann
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
José Ortega y Gasset
The Revolt of the Masses
Jonathan Steinberg
Bismark: A Life
Fritz Stern
Das feine Schweigen
(The Polite Silence)
Fritz Stern
Dreams and Delusions: The Drama of German History
Isabel Wilkerson
The Warmth of Other Suns
Stefan Zweig
Die Welt von Gestern
(The World of Yesterday)


Spain and Spanish History
International Center of Photography
The Mexican Suitcase
Larry Collins and
Dominique Lapierre

Or I'll Dress You in Mourning:
The Story of El Cordobés and the New Spain He Stands For
Henry Kamen
Imagining Spain: Historical Myth and National Identity
Norman Lewis
The Tomb in Seville:
Crossing Spain on the Brink of Civil War
Mateo Madridejos
Diccionario onomástico de la guerra civil
(Onomastic Dictionary of the Spanish Civil War)
Eduardo Mendoza
Qué está pasando en Cataluña
(What is Happening in Catalonia)
Hugh Thomas
The Spanish Civil War


Jacques Bonnet
Phantoms on the Bookshelves
Justin Martin and Liza Charlesworth
Keep Curious and Carry a Banana