Sunday, April 27, 2014

What's In My Summer Book Bag

My list for the summer:
  • Drucker & Me by Bob Buford.  I am a huge fan of Peter Drucker.
  • Mapping the End of Empire: American and British Strategic Visions in the Postwar World by Aiyaz Husain.  We still struggle in 2014 with where lines on maps were drawn a hundred years ago.
  • The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur by Mark Perry.  Great general, would have hated to work for him.
  • You Are Here: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves by Hiawatha Bray.  Will probably get lost in Columbus, Ohio next week.
  • The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World From Scratch by Lewis Dartnell.  A must read before Walking Dead starts back up in the fall.
  • The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan by Carlotta Gall.  Wrong enemy in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Three wrongs.
  • Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the World by Amir Alexander.  Can battling mathematicians be exciting?
  • A Game of Thrones by George R. Martin.  Typically not my thing.  In Chapter 3 - so where is all the sex?
  • Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink.  Being a medical doctor is never easy.
  • Write Anything: A Complete Guide by Laura Brown.  Page 164 - Letter to fight a parking ticket.
  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty.  On page 339 - I really like it but not sure why.
  • Flood Control and Drainage Engineering by S.N. Ghosh.  It just has to start raining in Texas.
  • The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations by Jacob Soll.  A "sweeping" history of the world of debits and credits.  For the end of summer.
  • The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century.  A very good century to be an engineer.
  • The Gathering Storm: The Second World War Volume 1 by Winston Churchill.  A good time to start re-reading Churchill. 

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