Reading Recommendations: Campfire Fellows from Cohort V Weigh In

The latest Campfire Fellows created quite a reading list before leaving Savage River Lodge. We’re pleased to share their list:

  • What You are Getting Wrong About Appalachia by Elizabeth Catte

  • The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives by Sasha Abramsky

  • How The Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York by Jacob A. Riis

  • The People of the Abyss by Jack London

  • Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild

  • Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit Banarjee and Esther Duflo

  • Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America by Mary Otto

  • Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy

  • Love Your Enemies: How Decent People can Save America from the Culture of Contempt by Arthur C. Brooks

  • The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin

  • Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari

  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

  • Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein

  • Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall by Anna Funder

  • Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse by Timothy P. Carney

  • The Fabric of Character: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Supporting Social and Moral Renewal by Anne Snyder

  • Community: The Structure of Belonging by Peter Block

  • Seven Types of Atheism by John Gray

  • The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life by Shawn Achor

  • Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics by Salena Zito and Brad Todd

Robert D. Putnam        

  • Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis

  • Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community

  • American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us

  • Better Together: Restoring the American Community

 Jonathan Haidt            

  • The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting up a Generation for Failure          

  • The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

  • The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion