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Use this thread to make fiction book suggestions, general suggestions, and/or feedback for the Non-Fiction Book Club!

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Drop suggestions for the nonfiction book club.

Current Suggestions:

The Making of the Atomic Bomb.

Capitalism Realism.

Bronze Age Mindset.

Pine Barrens.

Less than Zero.

Manufacturing Consent.

Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Letter to Openminded Liberals.

Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland

Fun things I'll never do again.

Less than Zero.
 
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My favourite non-fiction book which i enjoy suggesting online is Edward Banfield's The Moral Basis of a Backward Society. For one I think it's one of the greatest sociology texts ever written. Brief, readable, dense with interesting information you can make your own judgments on. The author's perspective is clear, and does not invade or distort what he's looking at. You can take or leave him alongside what he's showing you.

And what is he showing you? This is a book about poverty in a small Southern Italian township in the middle of the 20th century. Poverty and human suffering are touchy subjects, everyone has too much in the game to be too straight. So many particular issues are too damn hot for one reason or another. But slowly and painfully modernising Southern Italy feels like a happy medium. Lots of interesting stuff going on there, nobody is really going to get mad whatever you say. A great exploration ground for a lot of ideas you might have on how humanity ticks. If you have any interest in studying human behaviour (who doesn't?) the book is an extremely easy recommendation. Also I recommend checking the usual ebook piracy sites for the one pdf I was able to find. Look at these pages. The scan quality makes it better.

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A reading list of treatise that I have positive experience with on classical/historical fencing with the sabre:

Luigi Barbasetti - The Art of the Sabre and Epee
Alfred Hutton - Cold Steel: The Art of Fencing with the Sabre
Charles Roworth - The Art of Defense on Foot with the Broadsword and Sabre
Louis Rondelle - Foil and Sabre
Masaniello Parise - The Roman-Neapolitan School of Fencing (this is a collection of his work)
Salvatore Pecoraro - Sabre Fencing

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I recommend reading The Autobiography Of Malcolm X. I read it when I was 13 and it was a very formative book for me, lots of insight around the era- and Malcolm X's writing skills are magnetic. Great stuff
 
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