All the Light We Cannot See Leaders: Myth and Reality King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa Mafia Spies: The Inside Story of the CIA, Gangsters, JFK, and Castro A Gentleman in Moscow Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department (Revised) A Gentleman in Moscow Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past One Hundred Years of Solitude
The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America Mafia Spies: The Inside Story of the CIA, Gangsters, JFK, and Castro Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap? Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past One Hundred Years of Solitude Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department (Revised) The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap? A Gentleman in Moscow Leaders: Myth and Reality Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know All the Light We Cannot See

Reader Picks: Best Reads of 2019

By Global Atlanta

Reader Picks: Best Reads of 2019

By Global Atlanta
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

Adam Hochschild

$19.99 $18.59

Review by Kirk Bowman, associate professor, Georgia Tech; Founder and Director, Rise Up & Care: https://www.globalatlanta.com/books-2019-colonialism-or-philanthropy-blurred-lines-in-king-leopolds-congo/

A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles

$28.00 $26.04

Review by Jim Reed, President, YKK Corp. of America: https://www.globalatlanta.com/books-2019-a-reminder-from-moscow-on-appreciating-lifes-bounty/

Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department (Revised)

Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department (Revised)

Dean Acheson

$49.95

Review by Shelby Grubbs, then-managing member, Miller & Martin PLLC’s Atlanta office: https://www.globalatlanta.com/books-2019-trumans-state-department-and-the-man-who-managed-a-volatile-period/

The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)

The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)

Colson Whitehead

$24.95 $23.20

Review by Cedric L. Suzman, retired cofounder and director of programming, World Affairs Council of Atlanta: https://www.globalatlanta.com/books-2019-nickel-boys-unearths-buried-evidence-of-slaverys-lasting-legacy/

All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr

$18.99 $17.66

Review by William De Baets, Consul General of Belgium to the Southeast U.S.: https://www.globalatlanta.com/books-2019-common-humanity-amid-the-tragedy-of-world-war-ii/

Leaders: Myth and Reality

Leaders: Myth and Reality

Jeff Eggers, Stanley McChrystal, et al.

$30.00 $27.90

Review by Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University: https://www.globalatlanta.com/books-2019-lessons-but-no-simple-answers-from-historys-great-leaders/

Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet

Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet

Mark Lynas

$16.95 $15.76

Michael Manely, CEO of The Manely Firm, P.C., International Family Law: https://www.globalatlanta.com/books-2019-a-decade-later-revisiting-the-ramifications-of-a-warmer-planet/

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

Malcolm Gladwell

$30.00 $27.90

Review by Soumaya Khalifa, president, Khalifa Consulting and founder of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta: https://www.globalatlanta.com/books-2019-the-dangers-of-not-talking-to-strangers/

Mafia Spies: The Inside Story of the CIA, Gangsters, JFK, and Castro

Mafia Spies: The Inside Story of the CIA, Gangsters, JFK, and Castro

Thomas Maier

$25.99 $24.17

Review by Paul Varian, retired CNN executive producer: https://www.globalatlanta.com/books-2019-shedding-new-light-on-an-old-cia-and-mafia-plot-to-kill-castro/

One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

$19.99 $18.59

Review by: Jorge Fernandez, consultant at Pendleton Group: https://www.globalatlanta.com/books-2019-understanding-latin-america-through-the-magic-of-historical-fiction/

Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?

Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?

Graham Allison

$24.99 $23.24

Review by: Bruce Allen, honorary consul of the Principality of Liechtenstein in Georgia: https://www.globalatlanta.com/books-2019-are-the-united-states-and-china-destined-for-war/

The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America

The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America

Russell Shorto

$19.00 $17.67

Reviewed by Trevor Williams, Managing Editor, Global Atlanta: https://www.globalatlanta.com/books-2019-rethinking-the-european-origins-of-american-tolerance/

Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past

Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past

David Reich

$20.00 $18.60

Reviewed by: Glenn P. Hendrix, Chair, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP - https://www.globalatlanta.com/books-2019-what-ancient-dna-tells-us-about-humanity-before-history/