Five books that should be on Mark Zuckerberg's reading list

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced at the weekend that he's starting a book club. We've compiled a list of Picador books that fit the book club's criteria of learning about new cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies.

06/01/2015
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced at the weekend that he's starting a book club. He, and anyone else who wants to join in, will read and discuss a book every two weeks. Only the first book has been chosen so far (The End of Power by Moises Naim), so we've compiled a list of Picador books that fit the book club's criteria of emphasizing learning about new cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies. In no particular order...





Occupational Hazards

by Rory Stewart

Book cover for 9780330440509

In September 2003, Rory Stewart, a young Biritish diplomat, was appointed as the Coalition Provisional Authority's deputy governor of an Iraqi province of 850,000 people in the southern marshland region of the country. There, he and his colleagues confronted gangsters, Iranian-linked politicians, tribal vendettas and a full Islamist insurgency. Rory Stewart's inside account of the attempt to re-build a nation, the errors made, the misunderstandings and insumountable difficulties encountered, reveals an Iraq hidden from most foreign journalists and soldiers.