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Consilience

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Consilience – E. O. Wilson – 1998 An excellent book, well written and thought-out. E….

Mr g

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Mr g – Alan Lightman 2012 Lightman, a novelist and theoretical physicist, takes us into…

The Mathews Men

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The Mathews Men – William Geroux – 2016 A fascinating and largely untold story of those…

The African Queen (The Book)

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The African Queen — C. S. Forester This is quite a read, particularly for you…

Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

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Rise and Fall of the Great Powers – 1989 – Paul Kennedy Kennedy’s “Rise and…

Lion in the White House

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Lion In the White House, 2013, Aida Donald A great single volume on Theodore Roosevelt.  For…

Wings of Fire

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Two of the great roles of writing are to entertain and to inform.  Charles Todd and…

Thomas Jefferson – The Art of Power

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Thomas Jefferson:  The Art of Power – Jon Meacham 2012 Equals A Team of Rivals as a…

Book Report – The Bully Pulpit

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In The Bully Pulpit Doris Kearns Goodwin seems to have repeated a lot of what we…

Economics -The Users Guide – Ha-Joon Chang

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Economics – Ha-Joon Chang, 2015 “95 percent of economics is common sense make complicated, the rest…

23 things you should know about capitalism

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23 Things Things They Don’t Tell You about Capitalism — Ha-Jong Chang – 2010 Ha-Jong Chang…

Saving Capitalism

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Saving Capitalism, Robert Reich – 2015 From the Sunday Review of Books: “To understand “Saving Capitalism,”…

Ancient Futures

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Ancient Futures – Helena Norberg-Hodge – 2009 — forward by H.H. The Dalai Lama One of…

The Timeless Way of Building

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The Timeless Way of Building – Christopher Alexander – 1977 The introduction describes why we like…

A Pattern Language

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A Pattern Language – Christopher Alexander et al – 1977 If there is single work…

Prosperity Without Growth

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Prosperity Without Growth — Tim Jackson, 2009 A good primer for thoughts on the changes some…

The Full Catastrophe: Travels Among the New Greek Ruins

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The Full Catastrophe – James Angelos, Crown Publishers 2015 In the midst of the Greece-European…

Capital for the 21st Century

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Capital for the 21st Century, Thomas Piketty First, I like his approach, “By patiently searching…

The New Industrial State

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The New Industrial State – John Kenneth Galbraith 1967, 2007 A major thesis of this…

Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television

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Jerry Mander.  1978 This is a seminal and well documented work about electronic information and…

Why Nations Fail

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Why Nations Fail,  Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson — Crown Publishers, 2012 Daron Acemoglu, an…

Tyranny of the Experts

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John Kenneth Galbraith once observed that all bureaucracies function alike.  William Easterly documents how so…

The Road to Serfdom

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F. A, Hayek, one of the most controversial of 20th century economists, published this book…

America’s Bitter Pill

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America’s Bitter Pill – Steven Brill, 2015 Healthcare, it seems, is being defined by a power-driven,…

Writing in an Age of Silence

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  Writing in an Age of Silence – Sara Paretsky, 2007 A fast-paced, brief memoir…

Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television

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Jerry Mander.  1978 This is a seminal and well documented work about electronic information and…

Midnight Sun

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Midnight Sun, Jo Nesbo, 2015 Nesbo has made quite a name as a writer of “Scandinavian…

The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency

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The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (with others in a series) – Alexander McCall Smith –…

There is a Spirit: The Nayler Sonnets

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There is a Spirit: The Nayler Sonnets, Fellowship Publications. – Kenneth Boulding Regularly during the…

The African Queen (The Book)

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The African Queen — C. S. Forester This is quite a read, particularly for you…

The Elements of Style (illustrated)

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The Elements of Style — Strunk, White, and Kalman For those of us who like to…

Wings of Fire

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Two of the great roles of writing are to entertain and to inform.  Charles Todd and…

Shelter for the Spirit

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Shelter for the Spirit – Victoria Moran 1997 Ever wonder why you like your home…

Mr g

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Mr g – Alan Lightman 2012 Lightman, a novelist and theoretical physicist, takes us into…

Cry the Beloved Country

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Alan Paton, 1948; paperback edition 2003 If you are intrigued by the profound cultural underpinnings of…