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Book Recommendations

Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II

Douglas A. Blackmon

Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II

Referenced in:

The Part of History You've Always Skipped | Neoslavery

Hershey: Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams

Michael D'Antonio

Hershey: Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams

Referenced in:

Un-American and yet, totally American | Company Towns

Don't Call It a Cult: The Shocking Story of Keith Raniere and the Women of NXIVM

Sarah Berman

Don't Call It a Cult: The Shocking Story of Keith Raniere and the Women of NXIVM

Referenced in:

What Are You So Afraid Of? | Self-Help

Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts

Jennie Allen

Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts

Referenced in:

What Are You So Afraid Of? | Self-Help

Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life

Amber Scorah

Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life

Referenced in:

Temporary Residents in this World | Jehovah's Witnesses

Chariots of the Gods

Erich von Däniken

Chariots of the Gods

Referenced in:

Graduating to the Next Level | Ancient Aliens

The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

Rick Perlstein

The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

Referenced in:

Redefining American Capitalism | Libertarianism

War is a Racket

Smedley Butler

War is a Racket

Referenced in:

A Veteran's Warning | Smedley Butler

Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces

Radley Balko

Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces

Referenced in:

The Quartering of Troops | Police Militarization

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Phil Knight

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Referenced in:

Manufacturing a Better Foot | Running Shoes

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

James D. Hornfischer

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

Referenced in:

A Veteran's Story on Veterans Day

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

Jonathan Haidt

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

Referenced in:

Hitting Rock Bottom | Just World and Shattered Assumptions

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

Lawrence Wright

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

Referenced in:

Clearing the Planet | Scientology

Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II

Iris Chang

Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II

Referenced in:

Playing the Victim | Historical Revisionism and Japan

Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

Eric Schlosser

Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

Referenced in:

The Time Winter Almost Came: A Brief History of the Cold War (Patreon Exclusive)

The Company Town: The Industrial Edens and Satanic Mills that Shaped the American Economy

Hardy Green

The Company Town: The Industrial Edens and Satanic Mills that Shaped the American Economy

Referenced in:

Un-American and yet, totally American | Company Towns

Starship Troopers

Robert A. Heinlein

Starship Troopers

Referenced in:

If Veterans Ruled the World | Starship Troopers

Unlimited Power : The New Science Of Personal Achievement

Tony Robbins

Unlimited Power : The New Science Of Personal Achievement

Referenced in:

What Are You So Afraid Of? | Self-Help

Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah's Witnesses

M. James Penton

Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah's Witnesses

Referenced in:

Temporary Residents in this World | Jehovah's Witnesses

How to Escape from Jehovah's Witnesses

Lloyd Evans

How to Escape from Jehovah's Witnesses

Referenced in:

Temporary Residents in this World | Jehovah's Witnesses

Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed

Lisa Duggan

Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed

Referenced in:

Redefining American Capitalism | Libertarianism

American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church

Alex Beam

American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church

Referenced in:

American Exceptionalism but as a Religion | Mormons

Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq

Stephen Kinzer

Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq

Referenced in:

A Veteran's Warning | Smedley Butler

All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror

Stephen Kinzer

All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror

Referenced in:

Extracting Black Gold | History of Oil

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Chris McDougall

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Referenced in:

Manufacturing a Better Foot | Running Shoes

The Travels of Marco Polo

Marco Polo

The Travels of Marco Polo

Referenced in:

Accidentally Inspiring Colonialism | Marco Polo

The Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy

Referenced in:

Abandoning All Hope | Heaven and Hell

Unfamiliar Fishes

Sarah Vowell

Unfamiliar Fishes

Referenced in:

Overthrowing a Kingdom | Hawaii

Man's Search For Meaning

Viktor Frankl

Man's Search For Meaning

Referenced in:

Death Anxiety | Death Comes for All

The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive

Brian Christian

The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive

Referenced in:

Asking Better: Getting to Know Knowing Better Better

Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City

Greg Grandin

Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City

Referenced in:

Un-American and yet, totally American | Company Towns

The Forever War

Joe Haldeman

The Forever War

Referenced in:

If Veterans Ruled the World | Starship Troopers

The Power of Positive Thinking: A Practical Guide to Mastering the Problems of Everyday Living

Norman Vincent Peale

The Power of Positive Thinking: A Practical Guide to Mastering the Problems of Everyday Living

Referenced in:

What Are You So Afraid Of? | Self-Help

'Knock Knock' Who's There?: 'The Truth' About Jehovah's Witnesses

Anthony James

'Knock Knock' Who's There?: 'The Truth' About Jehovah's Witnesses

Referenced in:

Temporary Residents in this World | Jehovah's Witnesses

Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education

Noliwe Rooks

Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education

Referenced in:

Segregation by Any Other Name | American Education

Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged

Referenced in:

Redefining American Capitalism | Libertarianism

Mormonism and White Supremacy: American Religion and the Problem of Racial Innocence

Joanna Brooks

Mormonism and White Supremacy: American Religion and the Problem of Racial Innocence

Referenced in:

American Exceptionalism but as a Religion | Mormons

Neither Snow Nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service

Devin Leonard

Neither Snow Nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service

Referenced in:

Delivering our Democracy | US Postal Service

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Alex Epstein

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Referenced in:

Extracting Black Gold | History of Oil

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Referenced in:

Acknowledging the Past | Columbus in Context

Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained

BBC Radio

Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained

Referenced in:

Losing Paradise | Angels and Demons

Paper Towns

John Green

Paper Towns

Referenced in:

Imaginary Friends | Parasocial Relationships

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Referenced in:

Playing the Victim | Historical Revisionism and Japan

How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe

Thomas Cahill

How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe

Referenced in:

Ireland: Europe's Appendix

My Equipment

Canon 80D

Canon 80D

Camera

Zoom H1n

Zoom H1n

Audio Recorder

Rode VideoMic Pro

Rode VideoMic Pro

Mounted Microphone

Logitech C922x

Logitech C922x

Streaming Webcam

Canon EF-S USM

Canon EF-S USM

Lens

Rode smartLav+

Rode smartLav+

Lavaliere Microphone

Rode NT-USB

Rode NT-USB

Condenser Microphone