What Chicagoboyz Readers are Reading (January 2015)

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.)

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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

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