The book list below contains much more than just what I’ve read for this month of this year. Rather, it is a loose collection of books I’ve either used for research on this site or books I’ve found interesting enough to write about. There are many more which cannot be included due to time and length which we may get to the in the future, but for now, there are a select number below. I’ll add that all are affiliate links which aid the growth of this site at no cost to you.


A Journal of a Tour in the Congo Free State by Marcus Robert Phipps Dorman


The Politics of Sentiment: Imagining and Remembering Guayaquil by O. Hugo Benavides

Ecuador: A Travel Journal by Henri Michaux

Ecuador vs. Peru: Peacemaking Amid Rivalry by Monica Herz & Joao Pontes Nogueira

Nineteenth Century Ecuador: An Historical Introduction by Frank MacDonald Spindler


Tokyo Underworld: The Fast Times and Hard Life of an American Gangster in Japan by Robert Whiting

The Search for a New Order: Intellectuals and Fascism in Prewar Japan by William Miles Fletcher III


Korea’s Fight for Freedom by F.A. McKenzie


A History of Laos by Martin Stuart-Fox


The End and the Beginning: The Nicaraguan Revolution by John A. Booth


East Minus West Equals Zero: Russia’s Debt to the Western World by Werner Keller

The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire by James Loeffler

Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956 by Anne Applebaum

The Incredible Mile: Siberia-Mongolia-Uzbekistan by Harold Elvin

Salyut: Soviet Steps Toward Permanent Human Presence in Space by Office of Technology Assessment, US Congress

United States

The Campaign that Won America: The Story of Yorktown by Burke Davis

The Reign of Andrew Jackson by Frederic Austin Ogg

American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. Ellis

Pioneers of the Old South by Mary Johnston


Vietnam: Transition to a Market Economy by Krishna Srinivasan, et al.

Vietnam ’68: Jack’s Journal by Jack W. Jaunal

Vietnam by John Balaban

Hindu Temples in Vietnam by J.C. Sharma

Vietnam: Politics, Economics and Society by Melanie Beresford

Vietnam Since the Fall of Saigon by William J. Duiker

Vietnam: Rising Dragon by Bill Hayton

Vietnam: The Politics of Bureaucratic Socialism by Gareth Porter

Land of Nine Dragons: Vietnam Today by Joseph R. Yogerst

Vietnam’s Women in Transition edited by Kathleen Barry


The Winners Manual: For the Game of Life by Jim Tressel with Chris Fabry

John Sloan: Painter and Rebel by John Loughery

Aiming At Targets: The Autobiography of Robert C. Seamans Jr. by Robert C. Seamans Jr.

Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock by Sammy Hagar with Scott Shepherd

On the Equator by Harry de Windt

Day of the Dawg: A Football Memoir by Hanford Dixon with Randy Nyerges

Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes by Tom Rath

Pete Rose: An American Dilemma by Kostya Kennedy

Bring in the Right-Hander!: My Twenty-Two Years in the Major Leagues by Jerry Reuss

Hispanic Nations of the New World: A Chronicle of Our Southern Neighbors by William Robert Shepherd

Where the Strange Trails Go Down: Sulu, Borneo, Celebes, Bali, Java, Sumatra, Straits Settlements, Malay States, Siam, Cambodia, Annam, Cochin-China by E. Alexander Powell

Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away: A Love Letter to My Family by Ben Utecht with Mark A. Tabb

Baseball Junkie: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of a World Series Champion by Aubrey Huff with Steven Cassar

Life’s Pleasures: The Ashcan Artists’ Brush with Leisure, 1895-1925 by James Tottis et al.

The Second World War: A Complete History by Martin Gilbert

Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices & Priorities of a Winning Life by Tony Dungy

Slash by Slash with Anthony Bozza

Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery by Siddharth Kara

Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves

Igor Sikorsky: His Three Careers in Aviation by Frank J. Dealer