The Holy Bible.
The Holy Bible.
Next up All the Shah's Men by Steven Kinzer, an account of the MI6/ CIA overthrow of Iran's government and the installation of the Shah in 1953. A couple of early notes:
1. Kinzer is not half the writer Morris is; and
2. Even this switch couldn't get me away from Roosevelt... the principal CIA operative was Kermit Roosevelt, Teddy's grandson.
Life - Keith Richards
History of the Crusades by Sir Steven Runciman
If any of you have teenagers. I'd recommend a book that I am currently reading with and for my 13 year old. Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy. Jostein Gaarder (A best seller in Norway in the 90s that went on to be translated into many other languages, including English).
Written as a combination of mini-philosophy lessons backgrounded by a mystery in the life of the young girl who is taking the correspondence course. Very educational and stimulating for the precocious mind!
I been working through How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist and a couple books by Frans de Waal, especially interesting is Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved. I don't agree with a lot of what he says, but it is really provocative.
I thought so. But I like Haldemans work. It is interesting to compare his early short stories to his later novels.Quote:
Originally Posted by rooftop59
For the Love of Vinyl: The Album Art of Hipgnosis
My kind of book, hardcover with lots of pictures.:biggrin:
My last book was mostly text, Sheila Weller, Girls Like Us
What am I reading? The silly crap on this site !!!!
Finished All the Shah's Men by Steven Kinzer... ehhhh... not recommended.
Next up The great unraveling : losing our way in the new century by Paul Krugman. Essentially a collection of his columns from the late 90's thru early 2003 organized into chapters by theme. Bit over 1/4 of the way thru... Good, fast read so far.
Air and Space Smithsonian
about 700 pages worth--give or take a few pic's,,innaresting.:wink:
I just read all of Christopher Moore's books. Probably some of the best books I've read in a while.
Just received Revolution in the Head by Ian MacDonald but haven't started it yet. :cool:
Wrapped the Krugman... good read...
Next up, owed to a couple mentions in this thread... Shakey.
Just finished Rollback by Thomas E Woods.
Started Academically Adrift - Richard Arum & Josipa Roksa
After that will be reading Meltdown by Thomas E Woods.
Ongoing Theory of Money and Credit - Ludwig von Mises, and Weiner's Pain Management (yep, its a real book)
Murray N Rothbard - The Case Against the Fed
"F" My Life
" True Compass" by Senator Edward Moore Kennedy
Does that book cover the merits of a good swimming teacher ?:tongue:
Just bustin balls bro, if ya want to take a shot at me,I finished Savages "Trickle up Poverty" recently.:smile:
Didn't realize you were into fiction Tony... :tongue:
I set aside Shakey for a while... wasn't that I couldn't get into it, but I kept thinking 'bout Morris' Roosevelt trilogy so I checked out the 2nd book, Theodore Rex.
BTW, Teddie's book was a decent read... stuck me as self-aggrandising at times, but about half those times I came away thinking, "nope, that was warranted."
Barnett's - Analysis and Procedure for Bicycle Mechanics - Volume 1-4 and The Poor Man's James Bond, original paperback copy by Kurt Saxon(1983).
"The Osterman Weekend" by Robert Ludlum
I've had this one laying around for a while, just waiting for the right time to read it. Guess now is the time.
Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game