What Chicago Boyz Readers Are Reading (December 2014)

Below is a list of the books, ebooks, music and videos ordered in December 2014 (a record month, for which many thanks) 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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365 Sports Cars You Must Drive

Ace of Aces: The Life of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker

Bumf Vol. 1: I Buggered The Kaiser

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

Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

Farther Away: Essays

Herman the German: Just Lucky I Guess

Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13

Men Against Fire: The Problem of Battle Command

On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller

Rifle Magazine – The Legacy of Lever Guns – 2000 – Volume 1 (Volume 1)

Rifle Magazine – The Legacy of Lever Guns – Winter 2009 (Volume 2)

Simon & Schuster’s Pimsleur Conversational Italian

Supercars 2015: 16-Month Calendar including September 2014 through December 2015

The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently…and Why

The Pursuit of Power: Technology, Armed Force, and Society since A.D. 10000

The Undocumented Mark Steyn

Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom

Kindle eBooks
Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution’s Greatest Puzzle

Blue Labyrinth (Pendergast series Book 14)

Laughing at Obama: Volume I

Meditation For Beginners: How to Meditate For Lifelong Peace, Focus and Happiness (Mindfulness, Meditation Techniques)

Oil & Gas Handbook: A Roughneck’s guide to the Universe

The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently…and

Items with no orders
Nabisco Club Pack Sandwich Cookies, Nabisco Oreo Chocolate, 52.5 Ounce

The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

A Canticle for Leibowitz

A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World (The 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 Terrorist’s Call to Global Jihad: Deciphering Abu Musab al-Suri’s Islamic Jihad Manifesto

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

A Town Like Alice (Vintage International)

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

Abigail Adams

Adelsverein: The Sowing

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 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

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto)

Architect of Global Jihad: The Life of Al Qaeda Strategist Abu Mus’ab al-Suri (ColumbiaHurst)

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 Book 2)

Black Hat Python: Python Programming for Hackers and Pentesters

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

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

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

Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House

Defying Hitler: A Memoir

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

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

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

Erich Maria Remarque: The Last Romantic

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

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

Harvesting the Biosphere: What We Have Taken from Nature

Havre de Grace

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 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

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

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

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

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

Illinois, A Great Future

Infantry Attacks

Interpreter of Maladies

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

Japan Through the Looking Glass

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

Lightning Fall: A Novel of Disaster

Lincoln and the Tools of War

Little Man, What Now

Lone Star Sons

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 Shaw in the Time of the Republic of Texas

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World

Love Letter

Lucifer’s Hammer

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)

Memoirs of an Infantry Officer (Penguin Classics)

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

Montesquieu: The Spirit of the Laws (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)

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)

No Picnic on Mount Kenya: A Daring Escape, A Perilous Climb

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

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


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

Pyrrhic Victory: French Strategy and Operations in the Great Warand Patterns (Developer’s Library)

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

Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life

Recollections of a Rebel Surgeon, Annotated

Resilience Engineering: Concepts And Precepts

Rockets and People Volume I

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

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

South Pacific Destroyer: The Battle for the Solomons from Savo Island to Vella Gulf
Sovereign (Matthew Shardlake Mysteries, No. 3)

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

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 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 Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolutionng 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 Critique of Pure Reason

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

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 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: 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 First World War

The First World War: An Agrarian Interpretation

The Frontier in American History

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)f 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 Israel Test: Why the World’s Most Besieged State is a Beacon of Freedom and Hope for the World Economy

The Jackals of Babylon

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

The Kaoboys & R&AW: Down Memory Lane

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 Lifeways of Hunter-Gatherers: The Foraging Spectrum

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 Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History (Bollingen Series (General))

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 Pattern of the Chinese Past

The Pity Of War: Explaining World War I

The Quivera Trail

The Radetzky March (Works of Joseph Roth Book 1)

The Rainbow and The Rose

The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

The Rice Economies: Technology and Development in Asian Societies

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

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

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

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

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

The Shipkiller: A Novel

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

The Social Conquest of Earth

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 Ultimate Resource

The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns

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

The War of the World

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

The Wyoming Lynching of Cattle Kate, 1889

The Year of The French

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

The cruel coast

They Fought for the Sky: The Dramatic Story of the First War in the Air

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)

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

True Crime: The Novel

Trumark Slingshots Normal Pull Slingshot

Trust: The Social Virtues and The Creation of Prosperity

Trustee from the Toolroom

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, Army and Marine Corps, Pacific Theater


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) (1997)

Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War (American Empire Project)

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 Order

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

You Still Don’t Understand

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

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

Non-Book Items
20MP Waterproof ACQUA 8800 Shockproof UnderWater Digital Camera Video recorder (Blue) By SVP

Chums Waterproof Camera Float

Dell Inspiron i3531-1200BK 15.6-Inch Laptop (Intel Celeron Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive)

SGT111 DOD Military USB Common Access CAC Smart Card Reader

Baby See N Sign Vol 1

Baby See N Sign Vol 2

Case Star ® Black Color Square Shaped Carrying Hard Case Storage Bag for MP3/MP4 Bluetooth Earphone Earbuds with Mesh Pocket, Zipper Enclosure, and D

Ceptics Grounded Universal Plug Adapter for Italy (Type L) – 3 Pack

Sony MDRZX300/RED Outdoor Headphones

Symphonized NRG Premium Genuine Wood In-ear Noise-isolating Headphones with Mic (Orange Stripe)

Symphonized XTC Premium Genuine Wood In-ear Noise-isolating Headphones with Microphone (Nylon Black Cable)

Amazon Gift Card – Email – Christmas Memories (Animated) [American Greetings]
Amazon Gift Card – Email – God’s Gifts (Animated) [American Greetings]

Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats Original Crispy Marshmallow Squares .78 oz Bars – 54 Bars

Citracal Maximum Caplets with Vitamin D, 120-Count

NOW Foods St. John’S Wort 300Mg, 250 Capsulestd>

Napkleen Disposable Clothing Protectors/Bibs, Self-Adhesive, Size: Adult (13 x 18 Inch) Color: BLUE – 1/Box of 50

Monterey Liqui-Cop All Natural Fungicide For Disease Prevention – Pint LG3100 (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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)

Canon PowerShot S110 12MP Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black)ge Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD

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

Sony DSC-RX100M III Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera

1 thought on “What Chicago Boyz Readers Are Reading (December 2014)”

  1. I am reading “A Time of Gifts” by Patrick Leigh Fermor and have to it is excellent! This is a book that I will be passing around to friends.

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