The Year in Books: 15 Nonfiction Books from 2016 to Bolster the Resistance

Some of the best nonfiction of 2016, to help us navigate what's to come.

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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, Matthew Desmond

America has never fully recovered from the housing crisis of 2008, and since long before that, eviction has been a part of the fabric of poverty and racism. Desmond looks closely at Milwaukee, still reeling from those events. “By examining one city through the microscopic lens of housing, however, he shows us how the system that produces that pain and poverty was created and is maintained. I can’t remember when an ethnographic study so deepened my understanding of American life,” wrote Katha Pollitt in the Guardian.