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As part of our Best Books feature, we asked Triple Crisis bloggers and readers to send us their suggestions on the best books for summer reading. We received great suggestions, and while not all books listed here are strictly economics books, they are all great reads on finance, development, and the environment.

Leave your additional suggestions in comments below!

From bloggers:

Kevin P. Gallagher: “The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck has to be the best book on economics for August!  It’s all there, real live stories of a nation in depression, with overhanging political economy and economics: think ‘reserve army’ when Holden is in those long lines looking for farm work….”

Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America by Jeff Madrick
Scarcity in Frontiers: How Economies Have Developed Through Natural Resource Exploitation by Edward Barbier
Haiti After the Earthquake by Paul Farmer
1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus by Charles Mann
Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein
Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective by Ha-Joon Chang

From Readers:

The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy by Dani Rodrick
Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Banerjee and Duflo
23 Things They Didn’t Tell you About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang
Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence by Christian Parenti
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Kristoff and WuDunn
The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008 by Paul Krugman

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