The Race Beat - About how the media, especially black media, affected the Civil Rights struggle
Crusader Nation - I currently have a fascination with the pre-WWI era, especially with regards to TR, trust-busting, and the muckrakers. One of these days I'll get into reading about the Civil War, but I'm not there yet. Considering where I was born and the area I live in I should be more interested. But I'm not.
All the Money in the World - Rich people also fascinate me
Book Suggestion Request
So, my all time favorite historical period is WWII. I love all things about the era, and I'm looking for a book that tells the story of the entire conflict - from the rise of Hitler to the liberation of France and on to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The closest I've come so far is Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich which is good, but gets way into the weeds about German diplomacy. There are a ton of books on the individual slivers of WWII - D-Day, The Pacific War, The Concentration Camps, etc. but besides books of military tactics I can't seem to find the right narrative history. Does anyone know of one?
I checked this book out today: Don't Blame It on Rio: The Real Deal Behind Why Men Go to Brazil for Sex. I didn't buy it and I confess the cover photo is what first caught my eye, but I had no idea black professional men were running down to Brazil for erotic adventures. You learn something new every fricking day.
On a related note, I am going on vacation to Brazil. Just kidding. Though I would like to go some time. For the nature and stuff. Right.