What are the best books recommended in the Ezra Klein podcast?

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    #1The Fire Next Time

    The Fire Next Time
    The Fire Next Time is James Baldwin's book depicting the racial injustice he suffered in his childhood in Harlem, and through parts of the book, he made a call to the American people to end racism.
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    Donna Harrison
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "It's a 5 stars book definitely ranking definitely if you are looking for a racial drama this is the best book and it is also at a reasonable price."
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    #2David & Goliath

    David & Goliath

    David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants is a book by Malcolm Gladwell detailing the balance of advantages and disadvantages, and how to truly manipulate any situation by mastering both of them.

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    Lawrence Chapman
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "As somebody who listens to the Ezra Klein podcast, I always feel that their recommendations match my personal life. With David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, as recommended in the podcast, the book allowed me a brand new understanding of what it mean to deal with grief, loss and troubles in life,"
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    #3Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows Elizabeth Bennet as she navigates British society and is confronted with how people regard things like upbringing, education, manners, morality, and marriage.

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    Jose Campbell
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I knew this was a classic book, so I bought it to see the fuss. While good, I found myself very bored midway through."
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    #4One Hundred Years of Solitude

    One Hundred Years of Solitude

    One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez, tells the story of the Buendía family, generation after generation, living in the mountain town of Macondo. Magic and reality interweave to create one of the most rewarding reading experiences of the 20th century.

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    Walter Castillo
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Great book and I loved reading it! Loved the magic element to it and would recommend it to anyone that's into that type of stuff! Good buy!"
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    #5Between the World and Me

    Between the World and Me
    Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates is an American autobiography novel originally published in July 2015. This book won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2015 and it was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 2016.
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    Graciela Quezada
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I listen to the Ezra Klein podcast and they recommended Between the World and Me. I got the book and I loved it."
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    #6The Once and Future King

    The Once and Future King

    The Once and Future King is a book by T.H. White, most of which takes place in "Gramarye", the name White gives to Britain, that tells the story of King Arthur's reign - his journey and his battles with his kingdom. 

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    Zachary Sullivan
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "GOOD"
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    #7Orientalism

    Orientalism

    Orientalism by Edward W. Said is a modern classic that was first published in 1979. It's a groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural and political perceptions of the East. 

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    Jason Carr
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Some of the observations in this are dated but I found that most of them are still spot-on. It really changed my way of thinking about Asia and its people."
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    #8The New Jim Crow

    The New Jim Crow
    This book shares the idea that America's society has achieved a new era of colorblindness, which starting point is the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States. Michelle Alexander says that this doesn't mean that racism is over, society has just redesigned. 
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    Andrew Young
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I recently read the book "The New Jim Crow", and I really enjoyed reading it. The book talks about the evolution of the American society when they elected Barack Obama as their President: it has been a first, big step towards the end of the racism, but there is still a long road to go."
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    #9Eating Animals

    Eating Animals
    Jonathan Foer faces with the problem of analysing why we eat some animals and not others. In this book, Foer explores the origin of those traditions and the cultural explanations for creating these habits. Foer tries to answer what's behind the culture of eating chicken, fish, and burgers. 

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    #10Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

    Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
    Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize. It's a metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the spirit of Lewis Carroll.
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    Mark Gonzalez
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I am amazed at how much I enjoyed this book. Usually not a fan of these authors but this one was really a joy to read!"
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    #11Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice
    Pride and Prejudice is a book written by Jane Austen with an introduction from Anna Quindlen, which follows the story of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet as they venture into a series of courtship in the 18th century. 
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    Brittany Sanders
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Pride and Prejudice is a book written by famed novelist Jane Austen. Not generally a huge fan of periodic time between 1700-1800s, this book is exceptionally worth reading."

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Best What are the best books recommended in the Ezra Klein podcast
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Fire Next TimeBooks 50 Paid
2David & GoliathBooks 45 Paid
3Pride and PrejudiceBooks 44 Paid
4One Hundred Years of SolitudeBooks 39 Paid
5Between the World and MeBooks 34 Paid
6The Once and Future KingBooks 33 Paid
7OrientalismBooks 25 Paid
8The New Jim CrowBooks 21 Paid
9Eating AnimalsBooks 11 Paid
10Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden BraidBooks 7 Paid
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