The March trilogy, John Lewis's memoir about the Civil Rights movement, is essential as both a historical work and an introduction to the art of resistance.
If you want the nitty-gritty about Canadian politics, the stories told by former MPs in "Tragedy in the Commons" are a gold mine of information.
It may not have been intended for publication, but Meditations by Marcus Aurelius has become a touchstone since it was first written nearly 2000 years ago.
Facism: A Very Short Introduction is indeed very short, but it's brevity didn't do me any favours. A lot of my questions about politics remain unanswered.
What time is it? Showtime! I'm a big fan of the Hamilton musical. I bet you'd like a review of the book that inspired it, so I won't make you wait for it.
Cumin, Camels, and Caravans by Gary Nabhan is a look at our quest for spices across the world, and how the spice trade set the stage for the globalization of today. A spice odyssey, indeed.