He shall, from time to time…

This is my current list of books I want to read, or at least check out.

Asterisks indicate books I have – usually, as etexts.

 

AUTO & BIO
Boswell. Life of Johnson

HISTORY & POLISCI
Jack Goody. The Power of the Written Tradition
Anton Pelinka. Democracy Indian style
Lester Samuel Eckman. The Jewish Resistance
Leslie Lipson. The American Governor
Jason Peacey (Editor). The Regicides and the Execution of Charles I
Peter Andreas. Smuggler Nation
Mark Gerragos. Mistrial
*David Halberstam. The Best And The Brightest.

ECON
*Ed Paulson. Inside Cisco
Daniel Senor. Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle
Daniel Gilbert. Stumbling on Happiness
Constantinos Markides. Game-Changing Strategies
scholars of the Rotman School. The Finance Crisis and Rescue

PLAY & POESIE
Pushkin. Eugene Onegin
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Prussian Nights

SCIENCE!
Modulations: A History of Electronic Music
Walter Alvarez. “T. rex” and the Crater of Doom
Deckle Edge. The Fruit Hunters
Geoffrey Hodgson. Economics and Evolution
*David Quammen. Spillover.

STRATEGY AND MIL
General Walter Bedell Smith. Utility of Force
Bevin Alexander. How Great Generals Win
Edward Luttwak. Coup d’Etat: A Practical Handbook

FICTION
Crichton. The Secret of Santa Vittoria
Nathaniel Hawthorne. Young Goodman Browne
short stories by Lydia Davis
Hermann Lons. Der Wehrwolf
George Santayana. The Last Puritan
*Varlan Shalanov. Kolyma Tales.
*Jose Saramago. History of the Siege of Lisbon.
*John Dos Passos. Manhattan Transfer
*Dostoevsky. Demons
*Alfred Doblin. Berlin Alexanderplatz
*Goethe. Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship.

HISTORICAL FICTION
Amin Maalouf. Leo Africanus
Milton Steinberg. As a Driven Leaf – Elisha ben Abuyah
Marguerite Yourcenar. The Abyss – Zeno of Bruges
Ismail Kadare. The General of the Dead Army
Vladimir Bartol. Alamut
Primo Levi. If Not Now, When?
*Arthuer Koestler – Thieves in the Night

PERSONAL ESSAY AND LITJOURN
Ina Caro. The Road from the Past: Traveling through History in France

COFFEE TABLE BOOKS
Michael Embacher. Cyclepedia : a century of iconic bicycles

VLASOV
Andreyev. Vlasov and the Russian Liberation Movement
Norman M. Naimark. The Russians in Germany: A History of the Soviet Zone of Occupation, 1945–1949
Robert W. Stephan. Stalin’s Secret War

ART THEFT
Anthony Amore. Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists
Edward Dolnick. The Rescue Artist

 

—–AND HERE ARE SOME SUBJECTS ON WHICH I’D LIKE GOOD BOOKS—–
study of the dot-com bubble
The Fuggers

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~ by davekov on 25 July 2014.

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