Keep me from repeating mistakes I should know about....
June 28, 2011 6:34 AM Subscribe
Book suggestion filter! I need to catch up on all the 20th century history I missed because of childhood.....
posted by motsque to Grab Bag (14 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I really liked "The Nine" by Jeffrey Toobin. I especially liked the way that he laid out the historical shift in the Republican party from political / legal conservatives to an emphasis on social issues by the Moral Majority and so forth.
I didn't really follow the news in the 80s and 90s because I was watching Punky Brewster. Please recommend books that will fill me in on the last 30-40 years of political and legal "history" so that I can figure out why things are the way they are now and get some perspective. Thanks!
(Assume I was raised in a cave. Suggestions can cover anything from 1770 to the present and don't fear you'll insult me with a high school level reading list.)