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The Oligarchs: Wealth and Power in the New Russia
David E. Hoffman
The Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov, Diana Burgin, Katherine Tiernan O'Connor
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
Arun Gandhi, Marshall B. Rosenberg
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Eric Metaxas, Timothy Keller
Parting the Waters: Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement 1954-63
Taylor Branch
The Path to Power
Robert A. Caro
The Nature of Nebraska: Ecology and Biodiversity
Paul A. Johnsgard
Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original
Robin D.G. Kelley
Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - Frederick Douglass

I don't know that this book needs any praise from me to bolster its reputation or anything, but I'll just say that it's beautifully written and even more beautifully direct in its assessments and depictions of life under slavery—and of the hypocrisy which buttressed the institution. It should also go without saying that this is a timeless piece, as relevant today as it ever was, but I'll say it anyway.