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  • What Chicagoboyz Readers are Reading (January 2015)

    Posted by Jonathan on February 22nd, 2015 (All posts by )

    Below is a list of the books, ebooks, music and videos ordered in January 2015 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, the link above the Amazon banner and any Amazon links on this blog for products other than the ones you are buying).


    Items with orders
    .NET 2.0 Interoperability Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

    Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

    Basic Benchwork (Workshop Practice Series, No 18) (Workshop Practice Series, No 18) (Workshop Practice Series, No 18)

    Bitter Harvest: Zimbabwe and the Aftermath of its Independence

    Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design

    Dividing (Workshop Practice)

    Experimenting with Babies: 50 Amazing Science Projects You Can Perform on Your Kid

    Red Tide

    Screwcutting in the Lathe (Workshop Practice Series)

    Show Dad How (Parenting Magazine): The Brand-New Dad’s Guide to Baby’s First Year

    Soldering and Brazing (Workship Practice, No 9) (Workship Practice, No 9) (Workshop Practice Series)

    The Anubis Gates (Ace Science Fiction)

    The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch

    The Legacy of Lever Guns: A Complete Reference for Loading and Shooting Lever Actions

    The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year

    The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

    The Year of The French

    The cruel coast

    Words And Rules: The Ingredients Of Language (Science Masters Series)

    unSafe by Design?: Forensic Firearms Investigations

    Second-Mile People (Isobel Kuhn)

    Sword & Citadel: The Second Half of ‘The Book of the New Sun’: The Second Half of the Book of the New Sun

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

    Treasure Planet (Man-Kzin Wars Series offshoot Book 2)

    Items with no orders
    The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

    365 Sports Cars You Must Drive

    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)

    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

    Ace of Aces: The Life of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker

    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)

    Amazon Gift Card – Email – Christmas Memories (Animated) American Greetings

    Amazon Gift Card – Email – God’s Gifts (Animated) American Greetings

    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

    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)

    Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution’s Greatest Puzzle

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

    Battle Tactics of the Western Front: The British Army’s Art of Attack, 1916-18

    Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life (A Free Press Paperbacks Book)

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

    Black Hat Python: Python Programming for Hackers and Pentesters

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

    Blue Labyrinth (Pendergast series Book 14)

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

    Bowie: A Biography

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

    Bumf Vol. 1: I Buggered The Kaiser

    Comanches: The History of a People

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

    Common Sense

    Copse 125: A Chronicle from the Trench Warfare of 1918

    Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance–and Why They Fall

    Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House

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

    Diffusion of Innovations, 5th Edition

    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

    Erich Maria Remarque: The Last Romantic

    Every Man Dies Alone

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

    Farther Away: Essays

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

    Forge of Empires: Three Revolutionary Statesmen and the World They Made, 61-1871

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

    Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

    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

    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

    Herman the German: Just Lucky I Guess

    Herman the German: Just Lucky I Guess

    Hollywood vs. America: The Explosive Bestseller that Shows How-and Why-the Entertainment Industry Has Broken Faith With Its Audience

    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

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

    Laughing at Obama: Volume I

    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

    Lincoln and the Tools of War

    Little Man, What Now

    Lone Star Sons

    Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World

    Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13

    Lucifer’s Hammer

    Masculinity in Four Victorian Epics

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

    Men Against Fire: The Problem of Battle Command

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

    Modern Classics Storm Of Steele (Penguin Modern Classics)

    Mohammed & Charlemagne Revisited: The History of a Controversy

    Nice Work (King Penguin)

    Night of Thunder (Bob Lee Swagger Novels)

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

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

    On Artillery

    On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller

    On War, Indexed Edition

    On the Beach

    Once an Eagle

    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

    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 War

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

    Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life

    Resilience Engineering: Concepts And Precepts

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

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

    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)

    Simon & Schuster’s Pimsleur Conversational Italian

    Sonic Boom: Globalization at Mach Speed

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

    Tennozan: The Battle of Okinawa and the Atomic Bomb

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

    The 480

    The Age of Longing

    The Anabasis of Cyrus

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

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

    The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution

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

    The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

    The Caine Mutiny (Combat Classics)

    The Causes of War

    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 Essence of Scenarios: Learning from the Shell Experience

    The Evolution of Cooperation: Revised Edition

    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: An Agrarian Interpretation

    The Frontier in American History

    The General Theory Of Employment, Interest, And Money

    The Generation of 1914

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

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

    The Human Face of War (Birmingham War Studies)

    The Idea of Greater Britain: Empire and the Future of World Order, 1860-1900

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

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

    The Kaoboys & R&AW: Down Memory Lane

    The Landmark Thucydides

    The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language (P.S.)

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

    The Legend of Bagger Vance: A Novel of Golf and the Game of Life

    The Life of Thomas More

    The Lifeways of Hunter-Gatherers: The Foraging Spectrum

    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 self

    The New World of the Gothic Fox: Culture and Economy in English and Spanish America

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

    The Pattern of the Chinese Past

    The Pursuit of Power: Technology, Armed Force, and Society since A.D. 1000

    The Quivera Trail

    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 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 Social Conquest of Earth

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

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

    The Undocumented Mark Steyn

    The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns

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

    The Wyoming Lynching of Cattle Kate, 1889

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

    Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom

    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

    Threats in the Age of Obama

    Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent

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

    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

    Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Dover Thrift Editions)

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

    We the Living

    When Globalization Fails: The Rise and Fall of Pax Americana

    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 Order

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


    One Response to “What Chicagoboyz Readers are Reading (January 2015)”

    1. Mike K Says:

      Wow ! Great list !