Essential Non-Fiction Reading Re: Human Rights
Essential non-fiction reading that expands one´s understanding of human rights and social justice.
1 A People's History of the U...
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2 Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) ...
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3 The Shock Doctrine: The Ris...
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4 The Invention of Religion
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5 Half the Sky: Turning Oppre...
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6 Bury My Heart at Wounded Kn...
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7 Mountains Beyond Mountains:...
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8 The Working Poor: Invisible...
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9 The God Delusion
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10 Conquest: Sexual Violence a...
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11 The Diary of a Young Girl
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12 Man's Search for Meaning
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13 The Culture of Make Believe
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14 The Declaration Of Independ...
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15 No LOGO
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15 Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
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17 Ain’t I a Woman: Black Wome...
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18 The Unwords
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18 Dear Mr. Rogge
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20 None of Us Were Like This B...
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21 Nothing to Envy: Ordinary L...
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22 Voice of Reason
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23 A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of...
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24 Tears of the Desert: A Memo...
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25 I Am Woman: A Native Perspe...
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26 Narrative of the Life of Fr...
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27 A Problem from Hell: Americ...
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28 The Sorrows of Empire: Mili...
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28 The Mismeasure of Man
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30 The Prince
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31 The Selfish Gene
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32 Down and Out in Paris and L...
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32 The Social Contract
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34 Bury Me Standing: The Gypsi...
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35 Freedom's Daughters: The Un...
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36 The Bone Woman: A Forensic ...
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37 Dead Man Walking: The Eyewi...
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38 I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Ind...
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39 The Orphan Conspiracies: 29...
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40 Emotional Intelligence 2.0
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40 Left to Tell: Discovering G...
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42 The Spirit Catches You and ...
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43 The Road of Lost Innocence:...
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44 The Shadow Elite: The New A...
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45 The Empathic Civilization: ...
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46 The Healing of America: A G...
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47 Collapse: How Societies Cho...
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48 Pathologies of Power: Healt...
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49 Incidents in the Life of a ...
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50 On Liberty
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51 The Gulag Archipelago 1918-...
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52 This Bridge Called My Back:...
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52 The Strange Career of Jim Crow
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54 The Story of My Experiments...
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55 Shake Hands with the Devil:...
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56 Long Walk to Freedom
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57 We Wish to Inform You That ...
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58 God in a Brothel: An Underc...
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58 Twelve Years a Slave
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60 Murder in the High Himalaya...
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61 Meena, Heroine of Afghanist...
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62 13 Bankers: The Wall Street...
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62 The Enough Moment: Fighting...
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64 Strength in What Remains
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65 Infidel
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65 Red Scarf Girl
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67 The Immortal Life of Henrie...
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68 Biko
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68 Slavery by Another Name: Th...
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70 Women, Race, and Class
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71 The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a ...
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71 The Trial and Death of Socr...
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73 Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witch...
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74 One Day in the Life of Ivan...
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75 The Madhouse: A critical st...
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75 A Paradise Built in Hell: T...
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77 Crazy Like Us: The Globaliz...
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78 With a Closed Fist: Growing...
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79 My Name Is Child of God... ...
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80 The Forgotten Man: A New Hi...
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80 Give Me My Father's Body: T...
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82 Ties That Bind: Familial Ho...
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83 The Way the World Works
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84 Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Re...
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85 Paine: Collected Writings: ...
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85 Letter from the Birmingham ...
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87 Freedom in Exile: The Autob...
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88 A Vindication of the Rights...
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89 The Essential Gandhi: An An...
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90 Desert Flower: The Extraord...
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91 A Testament of Hope: The Es...
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92 Not On Our Watch: The Missi...
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93 Banker to the Poor: Micro-L...
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94 Plenty Enough Suck to Go Ar...
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94 Commodity Options: Trading ...
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94 Love Is Stronger Than Death...
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94 The Advanced Genius Theory:...
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94 Ain't No Grave: The Life an...
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94 Path to Freedom: My Story o...
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94 Declaration of the Rights o...
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message 1: by Lurk42 (new)

Lurk42 great list. i have a few to add later. i was just thinking about starting a list like this today.


message 2: by Erin (new)

Erin Lurk42 wrote: "great list. i have a few to add later. i was just thinking about starting a list like this today."

Thanks!! I kind of wish people couldn't just throw anything up there, like "Commodity Options" or voting for their own book like the "True Competition" one, given they have nothing to do with human rights, gah!! I look forward to your own contributions. :)


message 3: by Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) (last edited Jan 03, 2012 01:37PM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) It seems a few books have crept onto the list that are not "nonfiction" by any definition ("The Glass Bead Game" and "The Iliad"). Erin, would you like the list to be pruned back to "nonfiction only?"


message 4: by Erin (new)

Erin Themis-Athena wrote: "It seems a few books have crept onto the list that are not "nonfiction" by any definition ("The Glass Bead Game" and "The Iliad"). Erin, would you like the list to be pruned back to "nonfiction on..."

If that's possible, most certainly!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed for being fiction:

The Glass Bead Game
The Iliad
The Last Summer of Reason
Murambi
Little Bee


message 6: by Ruth (new)

Ruth Great list!


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