CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER
CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER

From Former Slaves to Female Soldiers, Ten True Stories to Heat Up Your Summer Reading List

Top Thinkers Banish Froth From Your Beach Books With Their Favorite New Nonfiction Picks

Who says your summer reading must be as slight as a string bikini? Every year at Zócalo Public Square, we pack our beach bags with fresh nonfiction titles recommended by some of our favorite recent event guests and contributors. This year’s must-read list includes accounts of famous former slaves, forgotten domestic terrorism, an all-woman special ops team, a legendary soul singer, and a scarily relevant civil war. Plus leadership advice for when the vacation ends.Matt Garcia

Professor of History and Transborder Studies and Director of the School of Historical, Philosophical, and …

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