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  • What Chicago Boyz Readers Are Reading (October 2014)

    Posted by Jonathan on November 15th, 2014 (All posts by )

    Below is a list of the books, ebooks, music and videos ordered in October 2014 by Chicago Boyz readers via Amazon links on this blog. (A cumulative list of Chicago Boyz readers’ Amazon book purchases is here.)

    Your book and non-book Amazon purchases help to support this blog via the Amazon Associates affiliate program. Chicago Boyz earns a percentage on all of your Amazon purchases as long as you enter the Amazon site via the Amazon links on this blog (including the Amazon banner in the blog header, our Amazon store and any Amazon links on this blog for products other than the ones you are buying).


    A Brief History of Disease, Science and Medicine

    America 3.0: Rebooting American Prosperity in the 21st Century-Why America’s Greatest Days Are Yet to Come

    Cultured Food for Life: How to Make and Serve Delicious Probiotic Foods for Better Health and Wellness

    Dissolution: A Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery (Matthew Shardlake Mysteries)

    Monstrous Stories #1: Night of the Zombie Goldfish

    Python in Practice: Create Better Programs Using Concurrency, Libraries, and Patterns (Developer’s Library)

    Sovereign (Matthew Shardlake Mysteries)

    State of the Union: A Thriller

    This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

    Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compasionate Conservatism Who Gives, Who Doesn’t, and Why It Matters

    Kindle eBooks
    A Time of Gifts

    Pafko at the Wall: A Novella

    The Double Comfort Safari Club: The New No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Novel: A No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Novel (11)

    The Essence of Scenarios

    To Make and Keep Peace Among Ourselves and with All Nations (Hoover Institution Press Publication)

    Items with no orders
    The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

    A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World (Princeton Economic History of the Western World)

    A Man in Full

    A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East

    A Perfect Life: A Novel

    A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube (New York Review Books Classics Book 1)

    A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube (New York Review Books Classics)

    A Vision So Noble: John Boyd, the OODA Loop, and America’s War on Terror

    A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II

    Advice to War Presidents: A Remedial Course in Statecraft

    After Tamerlane: The Rise and Fall of Global Empires, 1400-2000

    Alas, Babylon

    Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: A Cultural History)

    America 3.0: Rebooting American Prosperity in the 21st Century?Why America’s Greatest Days Are Yet to Come

    American Singularity: The 1787 Northwest Ordinance, The 1862 Homestead And Morrill Acts, and the 1944 G.I. Bill

    American Spartan: The Promise, the Mission, and the Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant

    American Strategy in World War II: A Reconsideration

    Americanism:The Fourth Great Western Religion

    An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America

    An Army of Davids: How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Government, and Other Goliaths

    Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation

    Battle Tactics of the Western Front: The British Armys Art of Attack, 1916-18

    Between the Woods and the Water: On Foot to Constantinople: From The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates (New York Review Books Classics)

    Beyond the Revolution: A History of American Thought from Paine to Pragmatism

    Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World

    Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World

    Bowie: A Biography

    Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription: Notes and Asides from National Review

    Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition

    Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010

    Common Sense


    Copse 125: A Chronicle from the Trench Warfare of 1918

    Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes

    Dynamite: The Story of Class Violence In America

    Empires of the Silk Road: A History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Present

    Every Man Dies Alone

    Father, Son & Co.: My Life at IBM and Beyond

    Fire Power: The British Army Weapons & Theories of War 1904-1945 (Pen & Sword Military Classics)

    Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code (Eminent Lives)

    Free: The Future of a Radical Price

    From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life 1500 to the Present

    From the Shadows: The Ultimate Insider’s Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War

    Gassed in the Gulf: The Inside Story of the Pentagon-CIA Cover-Up of Gulf War Syndrome

    Generational Dynamics: Forecasting America’s Destiny

    Generations: The History of America’s Future, 1584 to 2069

    Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters (P.S.)

    God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World

    Good-Bye to All That: An Autobiography

    Havre de Grace

    How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe’s Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It

    How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times

    I Never Can Relax

    Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy

    In Tearing Haste: Letters between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Infantry Attacks

    Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World

    Japan Through the Looking Glass

    Judgment under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases

    Kill Shot: An American Assassin Thriller (Mitch Rapp Book 2)

    Last of the Ebb: The Battle of the Aisne 1918

    Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam

    Leon Russell

    Life of an American Workman

    Lightning Fall: A Novel of Disaster

    Little Man, What Now

    Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World

    Lucifer’s Hammer

    Making the American Self: Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

    Managing in the Next Society

    Many Unhappy Returns: One Man’s Quest To Turn Around The Most Unpopular Organization In America (Leadership for the Common Good)

    Masters of War: Classical Strategic Thought

    Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man

    Memoirs of an Infantry Officer (Penguin Classics)

    Menace in Europe: Why the Continent’s Crisis Is America’s, Too

    Menace in Europe: Why the Continent’s Crisis Is America’s, Too

    Mohammed & Charlemagne Revisited: The History of a Controversy

    Mr. Churchill’s Profession: The Statesman as Author and the Book That Defined the “Special Relationship”

    Mud, Blood and Poppycock: This Will Overturn Everything You Thought You Knew about Britain and The First World War (Cassell Military Paperbacks)

    Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World’s Greatest Scientist

    Nice Work (King Penguin)

    Night of Thunder (Bob Lee Swagger Novels)

    Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny

    Occupy Pennsylvania Avenue

    Occupy Pennsylvania Avenue: How Politicians Caused the Financial Crisis and Why their Reforms Failed

    On Artillery

    On War, Indexed Edition

    Once an Eagle

    Our First Revolution: The Remarkable British Upheaval That Inspired America’s Founding Fathers

    Paris Stories (New York Review Books Classics)

    Prime Movers of Globalization: The History and Impact of Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines

    Pyrrhic Victory: French Strategy and Operations in the Great War

    Quest for Decisive Victory: From Stalemate to Blitzkrieg in Europe, 1899-1940

    Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, Vol. 1)

    Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life

    Recollections of a Rebel Surgeon, Annotated

    Resilience Engineering: Concepts And Precepts

    Rockets and People Volume I

    Romans and Aliens

    Romans and Barbarians: Four Views from the Empire’s Edge, 1st Century AD

    Rome and the Enemy: Imperial Strategy in the Principate


    Science, Strategy and War: The Strategic Theory of John Boyd (Strategy and History)

    Science, Strategy and War: The Strategic Theory of John Boyd (Strategy and History)

    Science, Strategy and War: The Strategic Theory of John Boyd (Strategy and History)

    Sepoys in the Trenches: The Indian Corps on the Western Front 1914-15

    Shanghai: The Architecture of China’s Great Urban Center

    Sharing Rachel (wife at the swingers club, cuckold wife, hot wife)

    Ship Killer: A History of the American Torpedo

    Sovereign (Matthew Shardlake Mysteries, No. 3)

    Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World

    Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

    Stealing You Blind: How Government Fat Cats Are Getting Rich Off of You

    Storm of Steel (Penguin Modern Classics)

    Stormtroop Tactics: Innovation in the German Army, 1914-1918

    TRENCH WARFARE 1850-1950

    Tennozan: The Battle of Okinawa and the Atomic Bomb

    That Hideous Strength: (Space Trilogy, Book Three) (The Space Trilogy 3)

    The 47th Samurai

    The 480

    The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One

    The Age of Longing

    The American Boomerang: How the World’s Greatest ‘Turnaround’ Nation Will Do It Again

    The Anabasis of Cyrus

    The Anglosphere Challenge: Why the English-Speaking Nations Will Lead the Way in the Twenty-First Century

    The Art of Self-Adjusting

    The Art of War (History and Warfare)

    The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart

    The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce

    The Caine Mutiny (Combat Classics)

    The Collapse of Complex Societies (New Studies in Archaeology)

    The Death of the Author (The Contemporary Art of the Novella)

    The Devil’s Garden: Rommel’s Desperate Defense of Omaha Beach on D-Day

    The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts

    The Economic Consequences of the Peace

    The Escape from Hunger and Premature Death, 1700-2100: Europe, America, and the Third World (Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time)

    The Evolutionary Psychology Behind Politics: How Conservatism and Liberalism Evolved Within Humans

    The Fall of Rome: And the End of Civilization

    The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of Rome and the Barbarians

    The First World War

    The First World War: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

    The First World War: An Agrarian Interpretation

    The General Theory Of Employment, Interest, And Money

    The Generation of 1914

    The German Way of War: From the Thirty Years’ War to the Third Reich (Modern War Studies)

    The God of the Machine (Library of Conservative Thought)

    The Great Big Book of Horrible Things: The Definitive Chronicle of History’s 100 Worst Atrocities

    The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia (Kodansha Globe)

    The Handbook of 5GW

    The Human Face of War (Birmingham War Studies)

    The Human Factor: Inside the CIA’s Dysfunctional Intelligence Culture

    The Jackals of Babylon

    The John Boyd Roundtable: Debating Science, Strategy, and War

    The Killing Ground: The British Army, the Western Front & Emergence of Modern Warfare 1900-1918 (Pen & Sword Military Classics)

    The Landmark Thucydides

    The Last Days of Disco, With Cocktails at Petrossian Afterwards

    The Life of Thomas More

    The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society, 1250-1600

    The Memoirs Of Herbert Hoover 1874 – 1920 Years Of Adventure

    The Middle Parts of Fortune (Vintage Classics)

    The Minimal Self: Psychic Survival in Troubled Times

    The New School: How the Information Age Will Save American Education from Itself

    The Origins of English Individualism: The Family Property and Social Transition

    The Overthrow of Allende and the Politics of Chile, 1964-1976 (Pitt Latin American Studies)

    The Quivera Trail

    The Radetzky March (Works of Joseph Roth)

    The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

    The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate

    The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy

    The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It

    The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France

    The Shirley Letters: Being Letters Written in 1851-1852 from the California Mines

    The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations

    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition

    The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns

    The Violent Image: Insurgent Propaganda and the New Revolutionaries (ColumbiaHurst)

    The Volunteer

    The War of the World

    The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor

    The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front 1915-1919

    The Wisdom of Crowds

    The World of Yesterday

    The World of Yesterday

    The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan

    The cruel coast

    The true blue;: The life and adventures of Colonel Fred Burnaby, 1842-85

    They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45

    Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain

    This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

    Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent

    Time of Gifts (Transaction Large Print Books)

    To the Last Salute: Memories of an Austrian U-Boat Commander

    Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth

    Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity (Study Guide Edition)

    Touching History: The Untold Story of the Drama That Unfolded in the Skies Over America on 911

    True Crime: The Novel

    Trust: The Social Virtues and The Creation of Prosperity

    Twelve Days on the Somme: A Memoir of the Trenches November 1916

    Twenty Letters To A Friend

    Two Years Before the Mast – Full Version (Annotated and Illustrated) (Literary Classics Collection Book 93)

    Wag the Dog (New Line Platinum Series)

    Wag the Dog: A Novel

    Who Are We: The Challenges to America’s National Identity

    Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism

    Wilderness Run: A Novel

    William the Silent

    World War One: A Short History

    World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability

    You Still Don’t Understand

    Young Hamilton

    Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future


    4 Responses to “What Chicago Boyz Readers Are Reading (October 2014)”

    1. dearieme Says:

      I’m half way through Peter Heather’s The Restoration of Rome. Highly recommended.

    2. Carl from Chicago Says:

      I really like these lists. I start reading through the books and there’s always good stuff here.

    3. Jonathan Says:

      Thanks for the feedback.

    4. Mike K Says:

      I’m glad to see “Touching History” on the list. That is a great book.