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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Reading List

People sometimes post their reading lists. So, well, -- hesitant -- but these are the books I read in the last year or so. My favorite was A First Course in String Theory. Ha. That one took me a few months, but it was cool to learn. Last one I read was "Salt." How did I now know how important salt was in history? One before that was Stuff and Money in the Time of the French Revolution -- didn't agree with everything, but fascinating.

  • Salt: A World History
  • Stuff and Money in the Time of the French Revolution
  • Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
  • King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
  • The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England
  • Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran
  • Red Plenty
  • Cadillac Desert
  • Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939
  • Golden Hill
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
  • Hittites: A Powerful Ancient Civilization
  • 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
  • American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst
  • To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
  • The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve
  • Too Like the Lightning: A Novel (Terra Ignota)
  • Seven Surrenders: A Novel (Terra Ignota)
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything
  • Deep Down Things: The Breathtaking Beauty of Particle Physics
  • The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
  • A First Course in String Theory
  • From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time
  • The Grand Design
  • The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
  • How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World
  • The Standard Model, the Unsung Triumph of Modern Physics

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