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The Last Word With Matt Cooper

The Best Non-Fiction Books Of The Year

This week on The Last Word, we're looking at some of the best books you should buy for yourself or a...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

6:21 PM - 10 Dec 2019



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

The Best Non-Fiction Books Of The Year

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

6:21 PM - 10 Dec 2019

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This week on The Last Word, we're looking at some of the best books you should buy for yourself or a loved one this Christmas.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and political journalist Lise Hand joined us to recommend their favourite non-fiction books of the year.

Their picks were as follows:

  • 'The Globalist: Peter Sutherland' by John Walsh
  • 'Burned: The Inside Story of the 'Cash-for-Ash' Scandal and Northern Ireland's Secretive New Elite' by Sam McBride
  • 'Constellations' by Sinéad Gleeson
  • 'How to Lose a Country: The Seven Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship' by Ece Temelkuran
  • 'Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men' by Caroline Criado Perez
  • 'Good Economics for Hard Times' by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Dunlop
  • 'The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11' by Garrett M. Graff
  • 'Winners Take All' by Anand Giridharadas
  • 'The Third Pillar - The Revival of Community in a Polarized World' by Raghuram Rajan
  • 'Haven't You Heard?: Gossip, power, and how politics really works' by Marie Le Conte

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