Two more books last week.
Where the Right Went Wrong
by Patrick J. Buchanan
Lackluster insta-book with some compelling stuff about the terrifying loonyward lurch of the GOP, padded at a 2-1 ratio by the same history and WWII anecdotes Buchanan writes about all the time.
Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal
by Ian Christe
Sort of rote history of the genre, with mostly unrevealing interviews of the heroes (Rob Halford, Dave Mustaine, etc). The best bits, on third world and European metal, are very good, but I found the history of American metal sort of predictable.