Category Archives: Books

I still like to read books!

Remember books? And Kindle too!

I don’t post a book unless I really liked it.. If you enjoy it? Then great!

Published in 2014. If you are a student of WWII you might have missed this brilliant work. LeMay, underappreciated, infamous and WW II’s “most important General” according to some. I’ve been a student of military history since high school. This one ranks among the best.

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One of 5 picks by Bill Gates (as in Microsoft) for summer reading. 2019.

A Russian aristocrat is sentenced to house arrest in a Moscow luxury hotel. during the horrors of Stalin’s rise through the 20’s and into the 30’s.– Much of the real Russia is ignored. Still– a good yarn. OH! Thanks Bill for the recommendation. It was as good as you said it would be.

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Author Cixin Liu is said to be the Chinese Isaac Azimov

Smart, Conspiracy theory, Cosmology, Philosophy, Radio and incredible science-fiction! “Wildly imaginative, really interesting.” —President Barack Obama on The Three-Body Problem Remembrance of Earth’s Past.

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From a writer whose “sentences never fail to thrill” Los Angeles Times

A blind French girl and a young Wehrmacht soldier– their paths collide in the closing days of WWII. Fabulous story. Ham radio enthusiasts will enjoy the German RF intercept team in the story.– Just looking at the cover is a high after reading. Amazon Link

In 1937, the lights were going out in Europe, but jackbooted blackness had not quite swept the Continent.

Author Alan Furst is the Master of Spy historical fiction. Be careful– he’s addictive!

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In 2012 I toured Napoleon’s boyhood home on the Mediterranean island of Corsica

That visit, ignited a late in life interest in the great soldier-statesman. I’d read two Napoleon biographies before I landed on this one. Fantastic! Considered the “definitive” single volume history by some.

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A book about the shipping container and the men who changed the world.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates called it the “Best business book of 2013”. Me? I just call it fun and VERY interesting.

One of the most significant, yet least noticed, economic developments of the last few decades [was] the transformation of international shipping.  Amazon LINK

Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power. Geography, Strategy and History!

Written in 2012– Robert Kaplan. Excellent!

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I once registered for an comparative economic systems course. Unbeknownst to me, the professor was Harvard trained, AAUP teacher of the year. He made Economics “the dismal science” come alive!

“Wapshott offers a colorful look at the theories that epitomize the economic divide still shaping Anglo-American politics.”

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Ranks among the most brutal books I’ve ever read.

“The Orphan Master’s Son”” an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart.”The tale of a Korean boy who grows up to work for the dark side of N. Korea’s government. Hard to read. Hard to put down. It won a Pulitzer for Fiction. Read it. If you’ve got the guts.

Too many accolades to list.

Just read it. Complete fun and enjoyable.

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