July 23rd, 2012
12:00 PM ET

A list of Fareed's GPS book recommendations

Here is a list of the books Fareed has recommended over the course of the GPS show. Stock up your library.


01/18/15 @War by Shane Harris
12/14/14 The Terror Presidency by Jack Goldsmith
12/07/14 National Insecurity by David Rothkopf
11/23/14 The Accidental Superpower by Peter Zeihan
11/16/14 America in Retreat by Bret Stephens
11/9/14 The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall by Mary Elise Sarotte
11/2/14 The Innovators by Walter Isaacson
10/26/14 Zero to One by Peter Thiel with Blake Masters
10/19/14 The System Worked by Daniel Drezner
10/12/14 Crazy Is a Compliment by Linda Rottenberg
10/5/14 China's Trapped Transition by Minxin Pei
9/28/14 Cosby by Mark Whitaker
9/21/14 Bill Clinton's recommendations: Abundance by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler; The Social Conquest of Earth by Edward O. Wilson
9/14/14 World Order by Henry Kissinger
9/7/14 The Intel Trinity by Michael Malone
8/31/14 The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942 by Nigel Hamilton
8/17/14 Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East by Shadi Hamid
8/10/14 Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life by William Deresiewicz
8/3/14 The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, Chris Yeh
7/27/14 First Person: An Astonishingly Frank Self-Portrait by Russia's President by Vladimir Putin and Nataliya Gevorkyan
7/20/14 Higher Education in the Digital Age by William Bowen
7/13/14 The Universe edited by John Brockman
7/6/14 Lost for Words by Edward St. Aubyn
6/29/14 The Director by David Ignatius
6/22/14 Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story by Jack Devine with Vernon Loeb
6/15/14 The Forever War by Dexter Filkins
6/8/14 Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos
6/1/14 Maximalist by Stephen Sestanovich
5/25/14 The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942 by Nigel Hamilton
5/18/14 Stress Test by Timothy Geithner
5/11/14 The Fourth Revolution by John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge
5/4/14 Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
4/27/14 The Rule of Nobody by Philip K. Howard
4/20/14 The Story of the Jews by Simon Schama
4/13/14 Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder
4/6/14 The Confidence Trap by David Runciman
3/30/14 Particle Fever from Anthos Media
3/23/14 Stringer by Anjan Sundaram
The Leading Indicators by Zachary Karabell
3/9/14 The Limits of Partnership by Angela Stent
3/2/14 The Up Side of Down by Megan McArdle
2/23/14 The Steps Across the Water by Adam Gopnik
War Front to Store Front by Paul Brinkley
2/9/14 The Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee
Amsterdam by Russell Shorto
India Grows at Night by Gurcharan Das
If Mayors Ruled the World by Benjamin Barber
The Kennan Diaries by George Kennan,
edited by Frank Costigliola
The Great War by Mark Holborn and Hilary Roberts
Reimagining India edited by McKinsey & Company
12/08/13 My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel by Ari Shavit
12/01/13 Islam without Extremes by Mustafa Akyol
11/17/13 The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidencyby James Tobin
11/10/13 The Atlantic's Technology IssueNovember 2013 edition
11/03/13 If Kennedy Lived by Jeff Greenfield
10/27/13 Forgotten Ally: China's World War II, 1937-1945 by Rana Mitter
10/20/13 The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism by Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson
10/13/13 It's Even Worse Than It Looks by Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein
10/6/13 David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
09/29/13 Unthinkable by Kenneth Pollack
09/22/13 Innocent Abroadby Martin Indyk
09/15/13 A Peace to End All Peaceby David Fromkin
09/08/13 The Age of Edison by Ernest Freeberg
09/01/13 Harvesting the Biosphere by Vaclav Smil
08/25/13 Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century by Orville Schell and John Delury; The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark
08/18/13 Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
08/11/13 Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedomby Conrad Black
08/04/13 This Town by Mark Leibovich
07/28/13 Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century by Orville Schell and John Delury
07/21/13 Museums Matter by James Cuno
07/14/13 The Metropolitan Revolution by Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley
07/07/13 The Idea of America by Gordon Wood
06/30/13 Sleepless in Hollywood by Lynda Obst
06/23/13 Talibanistan by Peter Bergen
06/16/13 Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era by Joseph Nye
06/09/13 Strange Rebels by Christian Caryl
06/02/13 Strange Stones by Peter Hessler
05/26/13 The Annals of Unsolved Crime by Edward Jay Epstein
05/19/13 Return of a King by William Dalrymple
05/05/13 Foreign Policy Begins at Home by Richard Haass
04/28/13 The New Digital Age by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen
04/21/13 The Way of the Knifeby Mark Mazzetti
04/14/13 The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark
04/07/13 This Explains Everything by John Brockman
03/31/13 The End of Power by Moises Naim
03/24/13 Catastrophic Care by David Goldhill
03/17/13 Double Entry by Jane Gleeson-White
03/10/13  China Goes Global: The Partial Power by David Shambaugh
03/03/13 Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master's Insightsby Graham Allison & Robert Blackwill
02/24/13 Here's the Dealby David Leonhardt
02/17/13 Engineers of Victory by Paul Kennedy
02/10/13 Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerilla Warfareby Max Boot
02/03/13 After the Music Stopped by Alan Blinder
01/27/13 The Idea Factory: Bells Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation by Jon Gertner
01/13/13 Why Romney Lost by David Frum
01/06/13 Foreign Affairs January/February 2013 edition
12/23/12 The Future of Freedom by Fareed Zakaria, The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria
12/09/12 Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budgetby David Wessel
12/02/12 Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
11/25/12 Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
11/18/12 A Nation of Takers by Nicholas Eberstadt
11/11/12 The Revenge of Geography by Robert Kaplan
11/04/12 Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe by Anne Applebaum
10/28/12 Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland
10/21/12 The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail, but Some Don't by Nate Silver
10/14/12 The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Eraby Michael Grunwald
10/07/12 The Parties Versus The People by Mickey Edwards
09/30/12 The Oath: the Obama White House and the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin
09/23/12 The Future of Freedom by Fareed Zakaria
09/16/12 This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil Warby Drew Faust
09/09/12 Interventions: A Life in War and Peace by Kofi Annan
09/02/12 Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Areby Sebastian Seung
08/26/12 Einstein: His Life And Universe by Walter Isaacson
08/05/12 The Book of Joe by Jonathan Tropper
07/29/12 The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
07/22/12 The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
07/15/12 The Tell-Tale Brain by V.S. Ramachandran
07/08/12 Adapt by Tim Harford, Franklin and Winston, an Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship by John Meacham, The Making of the President 1960 by Theodore White, The Increment, by David Ignatius, and The Post-American World: Release 2.0 by Fareed Zakaria
07/01/12 Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States by Michael Lind
06/24/12 Fate of the Species by Fred Guterl
06/17/12 The Dictator's Learning Curve by William Dobson
06/10/12 Adapt by Tim Harford
06/03/12 The Wise Men by Walter Isaacson
05/27/12 China Airborne by James Fallows
05/20/12 The Post-American World, 2.0 by Fareed Zakaria
05/13/12 The Crisis of Zionism by Peter Beinart
05/06/12 The Passage of Power by Robert Caro
04/29/12 End This Depression Now by Paul Krugman
04/22/12 Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
04/15/12 George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis
04/08/12 Breakout Nations by Ruchir Sharma
04/01/12 Franklin and Winston, An Intimate Portrait of An Epic Friendship by Jon Meacham
03/25/12 Paper Promises: Debt, Money, and the New World Order by Philip Coggan
03/18/12 Republic Lost, How Money Corrupts Congress and A Plan to Stop It by Lawrence Lessig
03/11/12 The Benefit And The Burden, Tax Reform, Why We Need It And What It Will Take by Bruce Bartlett
03/04/12 The Making of the President 1960 by Theodore White
02/26/12 Behind The Beautiful Forevers byKatherine Boo
02/19/12 How to Win an Election by Quintus Tullius Cicero
02/12/12 Coming Apart by Charles Murray
02/05/12 The Unquiet American edited by Samantha Power and Derek Chollet
01/29/12 A Separation, Oscar nominated film
01/22/12 Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power by Zbigniew Brzezinski
01/15/12 War Made New by Max Boot
01/08/12 A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich
01/01/12 The Post American World Version 2.0 by Fareed Zakaria
12/25/11 Don’t Get Me Wrong! by Julia Grosse
12/18/11 Struggle For Egypt by Steven Cook
12/11/11 The Ayatollah’s Democracy by Hooman Majd
12/4/11 Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
11/27/11 The Price of Civilization by Jeffrey Sachs
11/20/11 The Dictator’s Handbook by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith
11/13/11 My Long Trip Home by Mark Whitaker
11/6/11 Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
10/30/11 Civilization: The West and the Rest by Niall Ferguson
10/16/2011 The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World by Daniel Yergin
10/02/2011 That Used to be Us by Tom Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum
09/25/2011 Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford
09/18/2011 A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things that Really Matter by William Deresiewicz
09/11/2011 Arab Human Development Report by UN Development Project
09/04/2011 Half the Sky by Nick Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn
08/28/2011 Don’t Get Me Wrong!: The Global Gestures Guide by Julia Grosse
08/21/2011 Can Intervention Work by Rory Stewart and Gerald Knaus
08/14/2011 Among the Thugs By Bill Buford
08/07/11 Getting Bin Laden by Nicholas Schmidle
07/31/11 The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multi-Speed World by Michael Spence
07/24/11 Truman by David McCullough
07/17/11 Berlin 1961," by Frederick Kempe
07/10/11 The Last Narco by Malcolm Beith
07/3/11 Founding Brothers,” by Joseph Ellis
06/26/11 The Fear  by Peter Godwin
06/19/11 Aftershock: The Next Economy & America's Future by Robert Reich
06/12/11 The Post American World (Release 2.0), by Fareed Zakaria
06/05/11 The Post American World (Release 2.0), by Fareed Zakaria
05/29/11 Bloodmoney, by David Ignatius
05/22/11 Inside Egypt: The Land of the Pharoahs on the Brink of a Revolution, by John R. Bradley
05/15/11 On China, by Henry Kissinger
05/08/11 The Bin Ladens, by Steve Coll
05/01/11 The Origins of Political Order, by Francis Fukuyama
04/24/11 The Best Advice I Ever Got, by Katie Couric
04/17/11 Innovation Nation: How America is losing its innovation edge, why it matters, and what we can do to get it back, by John Kao
04/10/11 The Imperfectionists, by Tom Rachman
04/3/11 Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India, by Joseph Lelyved
03/27/11 Don’t Get Me Wrong: The Global Gestures Guide, by Grosse, Reker and Bong-Kil
03/13/11 The Social Animal, by David Brooks
03/6/11 The New Machiavelli: How to Wield Power in the Modern World, by Jonathan Powell
02/27/11 The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years, by Bernard Lewis
02/20/11 The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East, by Neil MacFarquhar
02/13/11 Decision Points, by George W. Bush
02/06/11 Egypt after Mubarak: Liberalism, Islam, and Democracy in the Arab World, by Bruce Rutherford
01/23/11 The Future of Power, by Joseph S. Nye Jr.
01/16/11 The PartyThe Secret World of China's Communist Rulers, by Richard McGregor
01/09/11 The Best Things in LifeA Guide to What Really Matters, by Thomas Hurka
12/19/10 To End a War, by Richard Holbrooke
12/12/10 Winner Take All PoliticsHow Washington Made the Rich Richer–and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, by Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson
12/05/10 Secrecy: The American Experience, by Daniel Patrick Moynihan
11/28/10 Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success, by Matthew Syed
11/21/10 When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order, by Martin Jacques
11/14/10 Superpower?: The Amazing Race between China's Hare and India's Tortoise, by Raghav Bahl
11/07/10 The Right NationConservative Power in America, by John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge
10/24/10 Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power, by Robert Kaplan
10/17/10 How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle, by Gideon Rose
10/03/10 Recommended by Chinese Premier Wen Jaibao: Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius and The Theory of Moral Sentiments, by Adam Smith
09/26/10 Backstabbing for Beginners: My Crash Course in International Diplomacy, by Michael Soussan
09/19/10 A JourneyMy Political Life, by Tony Blair
09/12/10 Numbers Rule Your World : The Hidden Influence of Probability and Statistics on Everything You Do, by Kaiser Fung
09/05/10 A Good Man in Africa, by William Boyd
08/29/10 War Is BoringBored Stiff, Scared to Death in the World's Worst War Zones, by David Axe and Matt Bors
08/22/10 The Birth of PlentyHow the Prosperity of the Modern World was Created, by William Bernstein
08/15/10 Ill Fares the Land, by Tony Judt
08/08/10 In an Uncertain WorldTough Choices from Wall Street to Washington, by Robert Rubin with Jacob Weisberg
08/01/10 The Most Powerful Idea in the WorldA Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention, by William Rosen
07/25/10 The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves, by Matt Ridley
07/18/10 Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden
07/11/10 Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea, by Barbara Demick
07/04/10 Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work, by Matthew B. Crawford
06/27/10 Winning in Emerging MarketsA Road Map for Strategy and Execution, by Tarun Khanna and Krishna Palepu
06/20/10 ResetIran, Turkey, and America's Future, by Steven Kinsler
06/13/10 More Money than God, by Sebastian Mallaby
06/06/10 The Icarus SyndromeA History of American Hubris, by Peter Beinart
05/30/10 The Man Who Loved China, by Simon Winchester
05/23/10 The Promise, by Jonathan Alter
05/16/10 The End of the Free MarketWho Wins the War between States and Corporations, by Ian Bremmer
05/09/10 Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military, by Hussain Haqqani
05/02/10 The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-CrashProsperity, by Richard Florida
04/25/10 Elements of Investing, by Burton Malkiel and Charles Ellis
04/18/10 The Bridge, by David Remnick
04/11/10 Mandela's Way: 15 Lessons on Life, Love and Courage, by Rick Stengel
04/04/10 The Checklist ManifestoHow to Get Things Right, by Atul Gawande
03/28/10 The Great Inflation and its Aftermath: The Past and Future of American Affluence, by Robert Samuelson
03/21/10 The Big Short, by Michael Lewis
03/14/10 Things I've Been Silent aboutMemories of a Prodigal Daughter, by Azar Nafisi
03/07/10 Imperial Life in the Emerald City, by Rajiv Chandrasekaran
02/28/10 The Soros Lectures at the Central European University, by George Soros
02/14/10 Into the Story, by David Maraniss"How to Tame the Deficit," by Jeffrey Sachs (article)
02/07/10 Comeback AmericaTurning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility by David Walker
01/31/10 Capitalism and the Jews, by Jerry Muller
01/24/10 The Death of Conservatism, by Sam Tanenhaus
01/17/10 Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer,by Tracy Kidder
01/10/10 India after Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest DemocracybyRamachandra Guha
12/20/2009 In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin
12/13/2009 Superfreakonomics by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt
12/6/2009 How Markets Fail, by John Cassidy
11/27/2009 The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army, by Greg Jaffe and David Cloud
11/22/2009 Too Big to Fail, by Andrew Ross Sorkin
11/15/2009 Nation Under Contract, by Allison Stanger
11/8/2009 Startup Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle, by Dan Senor
11/1/2009 Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism, by George Akerlof and Robert Shiller
10/25/2009 The Great Indian Novel, by Shashi Tharoor
10/18/2009 Superfusion: How China and America Became One Economy and Why the World's Prosperity Depends on It by Zachary Karabell
10/11/2009 Keynes: Return of the Master, by Robert Skidelsky
10/4/2009 Free World: America, Europe, and the Surprising Future of the West, by Timothy Garton Ash
9/27/2009 Forces of Fortune, by Vali Nasr
9/20/2009 The New Cold War, by Edward Lucas
9/13/2009 An Agenda for NATO by Zbigniew Brzezinski (Foreign Affairs article)How American Health Care Killed My Father by David Goldhill (The Atlantic article)
9/6/2009 Movies of the Week: “The Hurt Locker” & “In The Loop
8/30/2009 Work Hard, Study, and Keep Out of Politics, by James Baker
8/23/2009 The Evolution of God, by Robert Wright
8/16/2009 Six Days of War:  June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East,by Michael Oren
8/9/2009 Out of Africa, by Isak Dinesen
8/2/2009 Free: The Future of a Radical Price, by Chris Anderson
7/26/2009 The Increment, by David Ignatius
7/19/2009 We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families, by Philip Gourevitch
7/12/2009 The Geopolitics of Emotion: How Fear, Humiliation and Hope are Reshaping the World, by Dominique Moisi
7/5/2009 American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic, by Joseph Ellis
6/28/2009 Education of an American Dreamer, by Pete Peterson
6/21/2009 The Ayatollah Begs to Differ, by Hooman Majd, The Soul of Iran, by Afshin Molavi
6/14/2009 Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity, by Michael Lewis
6/7/2009 Liar's Poker, by Michael Lewis, Home Game, by Michael Lewis
5/31/2009 The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit, by Lucette Lagnado
5/24/2009 Engaging the Muslim World, by Juan Cole
5/17/2009 War of Necessity, War of Choice, by Richard Haass
5/3/2009 The Post-American World, by Fareed Zakaria
4/26/2009 The Fat Tail, by Ian Bremmer and Preston Keat
4/12/2009 God Is Back, by John Micklethwait
4/5/2009 The Age of the Unthinkable, by Joshua Cooper Ramo
3/29/2009 Power Rules, by Les Gelb
3/22/2009 Imagining India, by Nandan Nilekani
3/15/2009 The Accidental Guerilla: Fighting Small Wars In The Midst Of A Big One, by David Kilcullen
3/8/2009 The Looming Tower, by Lawrence Wright
3/1/2009 John Maynard Keynes: Economist, Philosopher, Statesman, by Robert Skidelsky
2/22/2009 Postcards From Tomorrow Square, by James Fallows
2/15/2009 The Inheritance, by David Sanger
2/8/2009 Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell
2/1/2009 The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century, by George Freidman
1/25/2009 The Origin of the Financial Crises, by George Cooper
1/18/2009 What I Saw at the Revolution, by Peggy Noonan
1/11/2009 The Clash of Civilizations, by Samuel Huntington
12/28/2008 The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008, by Paul Krugman
12/21/2008 The Defining Moment, by Jonathan Alter
12/14/2008 The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
12/7/2008 The Idea of Pakistan, by Stephen Cohen
11/30/2008 Maximum City, by Suketu Mehta
11/23/2008 The Ascent of MoneyA Financial History of the World, by Niall Ferguson
11/16/2008 Ghost WarsThe Secret History Of The CIA, Afghanistan, And Bin Laden, From The Soviet Invasion To September 10, 2001, by Steve Coll
11/9/2008 American LionAndrew Jackson in the White House, by Jon Meacham
11/2/2008 The Wise Men, by Walter Isaacson
10/26/2008 What It Takes, by Richard Ben Cramer
10/19/2008 A Piece of the Action, by Joe Nocera
10/12/2008 One Minute To Midnight, by Michael Dobbs
10/5/2008 The Bottom Billion, by Paul Collier
9/28/2008 Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius
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  1. fritz

    instead of touting the umpteenth gazillionth book on Edison, perhaps try helping the world with something about Tesla.

    September 9, 2013 at 8:45 am | Reply
  2. Elaine

    Please tell me the name of the "must read" book Fareed recommended at the end of the show on Dec.22, 2013. Thank you.

    December 22, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Reply
  3. cassandra vivian

    If you want a good summary of what happened in Egypt in the 19th century that led to the dramas of today read
    Americans in Egypt 1770-1915.
    As for clothing and women in Islam let me say that Mrs Obama offends 3/4th of the people of the world when she appears in public with bare arms. Now news reporters are doing the same thing. It is offensive to almost ALL of Africa, all of Asia, all of the Middle East, and parts of Europe.

    January 12, 2014 at 11:05 am | Reply
  4. Neslihan

    Mustafa Akyol's book "Islam without Extremes" does not reflect accurately the Islam that AKP (current government in Turkey) is trying establish in Turkey. The AKP party that Mustafa Akyol supports is busy eliminating all the individual rights, freedom of people (especially the woman rights) every single day in Turkey in the name of capitalist Islam that Mustafa is bragging about in this book. I am disappointed to see that Fareed included this book in his program that I enjoy to watch every Sunday...

    January 30, 2014 at 11:41 pm | Reply
  5. Suzanne Gallagher

    I think Fareed would like the book "Why Nations Fail" by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson.
    It really clarifies why some nations progressed and others did not.

    February 8, 2014 at 7:38 pm | Reply
  6. Joseph Blumstein

    On GPS in late jan or February 2014 didn't Fareed mention a book by someone from KaiserPermanente?

    February 13, 2014 at 8:17 pm | Reply
    • Margaret Cohen

      Are you thinking of, "Reinventing American Health Care", by Ezekiel J. Emanuel? My husband asked me to order it after watching a GPS episode.

      July 13, 2014 at 1:36 pm | Reply
  7. Mike Barton

    In January of 2009, Fareed recommended a book by George Cooper: The Origin of Financial Crises: Central Banks, Credit Bubbles, and the Efficient Market Fallacy. Cooper has just published another book: Money, Blood and Revolution: How Darwin and the doctor of King Charles I could turn economics into a science. Cooper has received numerous reviews from The Economist, Financial Times, and several economics bloggers. I'd be interested to hear what Fareed's take on Money, Blood and Revolution might be.

    May 7, 2014 at 12:05 pm | Reply
  8. William Awty

    Fareed mentioned a book on his show within the last three weeks. The book is not yet shown on this list yet but I hope it will be. I'd like to read it. It's authored by a young man who was interviewed as a panelist on the show. The topic of the book is an analysis of the current political turmoil in the Mideast with an emphasis on the role of Syria.

    August 23, 2014 at 9:44 am | Reply
  9. Donald Moore

    What was the name of the book on the fall of the Berlin wall that Fareed recommended on his November 9, 2014 show? Thanks, Don

    November 10, 2014 at 12:12 pm | Reply
    • Nexusfactor

      The collapse : the accidental opening of the Berlin Wall

      November 11, 2014 at 1:20 pm | Reply
  10. James

    I think some time in 2014 Fareed had a conversation with an author who discussed why humans are getting better in almost every field despite there being next to no evolutionary change in our bodies. The author gave the example of BMX riding (I think). The theory was that people are doing this because of the mind, by surrounding ourselves with certain cues that push us in the direction we want to go. Apologies for the unclear explanation but that is kind of the point; I'd like to find this book and understand it better, anyone know the name?

    Seems there is no comment notify feature so I'll check back in a few weeks.

    February 18, 2015 at 9:09 am | Reply
  11. Daniel Hernandez

    What was the name of the book Fareed mentioned in February/March 2015 that highlighted how to suceed at a start-up?

    March 19, 2015 at 2:15 pm | Reply
  12. Chris Wacker

    what was the book that Fareed discussed on his show which aired 3/23/15?

    thank you.

    March 26, 2015 at 3:24 am | Reply
  13. Tom

    Why is this book list not being updated? It sure would be useful!

    April 2, 2015 at 3:58 pm | Reply
  14. Herm Bassin

    Fareed Zakaria i recommend you read this book:
    The Zero Marginal Cost Society / The internet of things, The collaborative commons and the eclipse of capitalism.
    Author: Jeremy Rifkin

    April 12, 2015 at 3:32 pm | Reply
  15. Douglas PAY

    Is it possible to receive the book recommendation of the Sunday programs on or close to the day they were recommended? I wanted to order the book mentioned 2 or 3 weeks ago but it is not listed yet!

    May 8, 2015 at 8:30 pm | Reply
  16. Paresh

    Can you please post the book list after 18-Jan-15 ? It is always better to refer this page for reference book list.

    June 21, 2015 at 12:38 pm | Reply
  17. Mary Ann Herndon

    Please update Fareed's weekly book recommendation list.

    June 22, 2015 at 7:11 pm | Reply
  18. Jack Frost

    the name and author of today's (6/28/15) Book of the Week?

    June 28, 2015 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  19. cliff m.

    I have the same question as Tom, Why is this book list not being updated?

    July 28, 2015 at 1:18 pm | Reply
  20. robert l. markovits

    what is the book recommended on saudi arabia by johnson; publisher, etc. why no book updates???????????????????????

    August 19, 2015 at 4:33 pm | Reply
  21. david taylor

    looking for the name of the book recommended on 23 Aug this year,PS one of the best shows on cable TV..To quote FOX "fair & balanced" also informative and entertaining.Would like to order the book inquired about

    August 27, 2015 at 9:30 pm | Reply
  22. Mike

    Where I can find a list of the book recommendations from Fareed's recent shows? The list on the CNN website only goes through 1/8/15.

    August 28, 2015 at 8:42 am | Reply
  23. D Finney

    Book Recommendations
    Where are the ones since 1/18/15????? HELP!

    November 2, 2015 at 3:20 pm | Reply
  24. Alexia Ruby

    My husband left again for the last time on Jan 7, 2015. We have been married for 28 years. He left for another woman, the third since 1996 that I know of, but it’s very painful. We have two children 27 and 25 yrs old and a grandson who is 7. Our life was never stable because of his affairs. I just wanted to believe that he would never do it again. He did and every time he left it was without warning. I never want to feel that feeling of wondering when or if he’ll leave when I walk out the door to go to work. But still i was ready for a better life with him despite all this, until i cried out and a friend directed me to a man called Dr Amigo the online spell caster, with full expectation i write him on his email and explain everything to him, within a period of 7days he performed a greater work, my husband is back to the real man i got married to 28years ago. for any kind of relationship help reach out to him now on the internet. Type Dr Amigo the online love spell caster on Google to see people talked about his good works and sincerity.

    November 24, 2015 at 3:10 am | Reply
  25. Tom Trimarco

    I posted a comment on 11/24/15 and it did not get posted nor have I received an email answering my question!

    November 27, 2015 at 10:28 am | Reply
  26. almo2001

    Can you guys update this list? It's been almost a year since the last update...

    November 29, 2015 at 7:22 pm | Reply
  27. Susan

    Where can I find a list of this year's recommended books?

    December 7, 2015 at 10:51 am | Reply
  28. Linda

    Why is the information on this page so old? Looking for current information from this morning's program.

    January 3, 2016 at 3:17 pm | Reply
  29. Patrick Duecy

    Please update your recommended books list, its more than a year out of date.

    March 13, 2016 at 11:32 am | Reply
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