What Chicago Boyz Readers Are Reading (November 2014)

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

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Black Hat Python: Python Programming for Hackers and Pentesters

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

Herman the German: Just Lucky I Guess

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

How to Learn Any Language

Illinois, A Great Future

Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality

The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution

The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead: Dos and Don’ts of Right Behavior, Tough Thinking, Clear Writing, and Living a Good Life

The Frontier in American History

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

The Road to Fatima Gate: The Beirut Spring, the Rise of Hezbollah, and the Iranian War Against Israel

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

The Year of The French

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

Love Letter

Kindle eBooks
A Time of Gifts

Dissolution: A Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery (Matthew Shardlake Mysteries Book 1)

Going For Infinity: A Literary Journey

Lightning Fall: A Novel of Disaster

Lone Star Sons: Being The Entertaining and Mostly If not Always True Adventures of Texas Ranger Jim Reade and his Blood Brother Delaware Scout Toby Sh

South Pacific Destroyer: The Battle for the Solomons from Savo Island to Vella Gulf

The Seven Deadly Virtues: 18 Conservative Writers on Why the Virtuous Life is Funny as Hell

The Year of the French (New York Review Books Classics)

Items with no orders
Nabisco Club Pack Sandwich Cookies, Nabisco Oreo Chocolate, 52.5 Ounce [Why no order?]

The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

A Brief History of Disease, Science and Medicine

A Canticle for Leibowitz

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

Adelsverein: The Sowing

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

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 Slavery, American Freedom

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

Bambi vs. Godzilla: On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice of the Movie Business

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)

Between the Woods and the Water: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Middle Danube to the Iron Gates (New York Review Books Classics Book 2)

Beyond Forecasting: Creating New Strategic Narratives – Journal Article

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

Blacklisting Myself: Memoir of a Hollywood Apostate in the Age of Terror

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

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

Bowie: A Biography

Britain and the Origins of the First World War: Second Edition

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

Canon EOS 5D Mark II 21.1MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f4 L IS USM Lens (OLD MODEL)

Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 4X Optical Zoom (Grey) (OLD MODEL)

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition

Churchill: A Study in Failure 1900-1939

Comanches: The History of a People

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

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

Common Sense


Copse 125: A Chronicle from the Trench Warfare of 1918

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

Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes


Decoding the Heavens: A 2,000-Year-Old Computer–and the Century-Long Search to Discover Its Secrets

Defying Hitler: A Memoir

Depression, War, and Cold War: Challenging the Myths of Conflict and Prosperity (Independent Studies in Political Economy)

Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam

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

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)

Forge of Empires: Three Revolutionary Statesmen and the World They Made, 1861-1871

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

Free: The Future of a Radical Price

Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II

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

Global Catastrophic Risks

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

Good-Bye to All That: An Autobiography

Havre de Grace

Helping Humanity: American Policy and Genocide Rescue

Herman the German: Just Lucky I Guess

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

Hurricane R4118: The Great Battle of Britain Survivor

I KNEW HITLER: The Lost Testimony by a Survivor from the Night of the Long Knives (The Third Reich from Original Sources)

I Never Can Relax

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

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

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

Infantry Attacks

Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count

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 and Death in Shanghai

Life of an American Workman

Lightning Fall: A Novel of Disaster

Little Man, What Now

Lone Star Sons

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World

Lucifer’s Hammer

Lucifer’s Hammer

MacArthur in Asia: The General and His Staff in the Philippines, Japan, and Korea

Maiden Voyage

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)

Men Against Fire: The Problem of Battle Command

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

Monstrous Stories #1: Night of the Zombie Goldfish

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)

My Forty Years with Ford (Great Lakes Books Series)

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

On the Beach

Once an Eagle

Osama Bin Laden in Jihad Against the Us: Intelligence Report (World Business Information Library)

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

Over Here: The First World War and American Society

Pafko at the Wall: A Novella

Parallel Motion: A Biography of Nevil Shute Norway

Paris Stories (New York Review Books Classics)

Poorly Made in China: An Insider’s Account of the Tactics Behind China’s Production Game

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

Promised Land, Crusader State: The American Encounter with the World Since 1776

Pyrrhic Victory: French Strategy and Operations in the Great War

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

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

Roger Williams

Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty

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

Ship Killer: A History of the American Torpedo

Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy

Sony BDP-BX58 Blu-ray Disc Player 3D Built-in Wireless

Sovereign (Matthew Shardlake Mysteries)

Sovereign (Matthew Shardlake Mysteries, No. 3)

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

Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

State of the Union: A Thriller

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


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 Discontinuity: Guidelines to Our Changing Society

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 Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: “On Robustness and Fragility” (Incerto)

The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce

The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos (New York Review Books Classics Book 3)

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 Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer (Bantam Spectra Book)

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

The Double Comfort Safari Club: The New No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Novel

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 Essence of Scenarios

The Essence of Scenarios: Learning from the Shell Experience

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 Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek)

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 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 Jewel in the Crown (25th Anniversary Edition)

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 Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy’s Finest Hour

The Life of Thomas More

The Lives Of Others

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 Pity Of War: Explaining World War I

The Quivera Trail

The Radetzky March (Works of Joseph Roth)

The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (P.S.)

The Real American Dream: A Meditation on Hope

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 Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community; with a Retrospective Essay

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 Shipkiller: A Novel

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

The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron

The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The rise of a sovereign profession and the making of a vast industry

The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human

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

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition

The Ultimate Resource

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 Wars for Asia, 1911-1949

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 Writer and the World: Essays

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

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

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

Travels With Zenobia: Paris to Albania by Model T Ford: A Journal

True Crime: The Novel

Trumark Slingshots Normal Pull Slingshot

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)

US World War II Amphibious Tactics: Mediterranean & European Theaters (Elite)

Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Dover Thrift Editions)

Uncontrolled: The Surprising Payoff of Trial-and-Error for Business, Politics, and Society

Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge

Upon the Types of the Old Testament (2 volume set)

Wag the Dog (New Line Platinum Series)

Wag the Dog: A Novel

We the Living

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

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

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

9 thoughts on “What Chicago Boyz Readers Are Reading (November 2014)”

  1. I ordered zero to one but can’t tell if the blog got credit. I’m still trying to figure out the link. If I ever do, I spend a lot at Amazon.

  2. Michael, thanks. I don’t think the blog got credit.

    Ginny, thanks for asking. I don’t know the answer. I’m guessing it’s either buying or neither.

  3. I was looking at a laptop for a granddaughter. It would be a help if the blog had a clear link without prechosen items.

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