Sunday Nonfiction

I told you I was going to stick with this. Yesterday was fiction, today is fact, tomorrow is music. The rules are I put down what I'm reading with my comments and you put down what you're reading with your comments. Or, if you're illiterate, you can just talk about what other people are reading. Off we go:

Nick Hornby's The Polysyllabic Spree: Couldn't pass this one up. It's a collection of essays Hornby wrote for The Believer on "one man's struggle with the monthly tide of books he's bought and book he's been meaning to read." Welcome to my life.

Earl Malt's Rehnquist Justice: Collection of academic essays on the Rehnquist Court, one for each Justice. Trying to bone up on what each member means to the country's judicial direction, and thus what it means when one or another retires.

Tony Horwitz's Confederates in the Attic: A narrative book exploring Civil War culture. Hardcore reenactors, confederate flag crimes, the Daughters of the Confederacy, and so forth. I could never live in it, but it's worth trying to understand.

Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America: Term paper, so I had to choose from the poli-sci canon. Figured I should use de Tocqueville so I can ostentatiously inject it into articles later on, making folks think I'm erudite without actually reading through the classics.

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