The Baltimore-born author of The Beautiful Struggle, and a national correspondent for The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issue, Ta-Nehisi Coates takes much of his personal credo from Barack Obama, who said during his 2004 presidential run, “I’m rooted in the black community, but I’m not limited by it.”
Below are Ta-Nehisi Coates’s favorite books, available to purchase as a set or individually.
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The Great Gatsby
I'm a sucker for efficiency. This book gets so much out of what is, ultimately, a rather slim story. I adore it.
A book that deeply informs my journalist sense. Writers-particularly American writers-constantly feel the pull of soulutionism, the desire to assure their readers that there is a way out, even when there isn't. Judt refused this. History, he understood, does not exist to comfort us.
What a strange and beautiful book. The story of a postbellum American newspaper editor investigating the undead. Doctorow's most underrated work.
Ten Books By Wanda Gag
$165.54 More Tales from Grimm
$160.75 Row, Row, Row Your Boat
$186.89 Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir
$264.99 A Treasury of Great Recipes
Mary and Vincent Price
$256.20 Modern Nature
From: $172.90 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
From: $183.97 The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia
$130.94 The Autobiography of Malcom X
as told to Alex Haley
$194.90 The Big Short
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