Some current or recent reading


Harms, Robert. The Diligent: A Voyage Through the Worlds of the Slave Trade. Basic Books, 2002.
Connolly, Richard. The Russian Economy: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2020.
Ascherson, Neal. Black Sea: The Birthplace of Civilisation and Barbarism. Revised ed. Folio Society, 2011.
Gwynne, S. C. Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History. Scribner, 2010.
Greenblatt, Stephen. Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics. W. W. Norton, 2018.

Steil, Benn. The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War. Simon & Schuster, 2018.

Vogel, Ezra F. Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China. Belknap Press, 2011.

Hunt, Tristram. The Frock-coated Communist: The Life and Times of the Original Champagne Socialist. Penguin, 2010. [Biography of Engels]

Davenport-Hines, Richard. An English Affair: Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo. HarperCollins, 2013.

Browder, Bill. Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice. Simon & Schuster, 2015.

Wilson, Francis. Dinosaurs, Diamonds and Democracy: A Short, Short History of South Africa. Penguin Random House, updated 3rd edition 2017.
Theron, Jan. Solidarity Road: The Story of a Trade Union in the Ending of Apartheid. Fanele, 2016.
Matisonn, John. God, Spies and Lies: Finding South Africa’s future through its past. Missing Ink, 2015.
Milanovic, Branko. Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization. Belknap Press, 2016.
Atkinson, Anthony B. Inequality: What Can Be Done? Harvard University Press, 2015.
Baldwin, Richard. The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization. Harvard University Press, 2016.

Irwin, Douglas A. Against the Tide: An Intellectual History of Free Trade. Princeton University Press, 1996.