Since I am going to South Africa in about two weeks, someone recommend that I read the book, Born a Crime. This helped me learn a little bit about how the people of South Africa have dealt with Apartheid, and the transition away from that policy. I thought the United States was a racist nation, but man, that country has had to deal with some real bullshit.
This book came out in 2016, and we picked it up cheap at a JeffCo Public Library Whale of a Book Sale. In short, the author, Stephen Budiansky, wrote a fascinating tome concerning the history of code breaking in the United States. If you want to know more about the background of the creation of the NSA, this is for you. It also covers many other federal agencies that are engaged in military intelligence and counter-intelligence.