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  • What Chicago Boyz Readers Are Reading (July 2015)

    Posted by Jonathan on August 15th, 2015 (All posts by )

    Below is a list of the books, ebooks, music and videos that Chicago Boyz readers viewed and/or ordered in July 2015 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 program. Chicago Boyz earns a percentage on all of your Amazon purchases as long as you get to the Amazon site by clicking on Amazon links on this blog (including the Amazon banner in the blog header, the link above the Amazon banner, and even Amazon links on Chicago Boyz for products other than the ones that you want to buy).


    Items with orders

    A History of Strategy: From Sun Tzu to William S. Lind

    After Tamerlane: The Global History of Empire Since 1405

    Alexander Hamilton, American

    American Writers at Home

    Building the Independent Subway

    Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy

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

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

    Diabetes Rising

    Drawing Life: Surviving the Unabomber

    How Nature Works: The Science of Self-organized Criticality

    Ideas Have Consequences

    In Pursuit of Happiness and Good Government

    Learning Robotics using Python

    Product Development for the Lean Enterprise: Why Toyota’s System is Four Times More Productive and How You Can Implement It

    Science Detective® Beginning

    Sex Trouble: Essays on Radical Feminism and the War Against Human Nature

    The South Beach Diet Supercharged: Faster Weight Loss and Better Health for Life

    The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq

    The West of the Imagination

    Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles

    Giclee Prints: “Indian Pass (1847)” – 10×14 inches on canvas – by Thomas Cole

    Kindle eBooks
    A Field Guide for the Hero’s Journey

    Bourgeois Dignity (Cato Unbound Book 102010)

    Down and Out in Paris and London

    From Resistance to Revolution

    The Minding Organization: Bring the Future to the Present and Turn Creative Ideas into Business Solutions

    U.S. Marine Operations In Korea 1950-1953: Volume III – The Chosin Reservoir Campaign [Illustrated Edition]

    War Stories: 50 Years in Medicine

    Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies

    Items with no orders
    The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

    18 Easy Laptop Repairs Worth $60,000 A Year!

    1913: In Search of the World Before the Great War

    A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great

    A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great

    A History of Strategy: From Sun Tzu to William S. Lind

    A Man in Full

    A More Perfect Union (J. P. Beaumont Novel Book 6)

    A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History

    Abigail Adams

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

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

    American Strategy in World War II: A Reconsideration

    An Uncanny Era: Conversations between Václav Havel and Adam Michnik

    Angles of Attack (Frontlines Book 3)

    Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

    Autobiography: Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life

    Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance (revised edition)

    Ben and Me

    Bitter Harvest: Zimbabwe and the Aftermath of its Independence

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

    Bowie: A Biography

    Box Set – The Time Magnet Series

    Britain Begins

    Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    China Marine: An Infantryman’s Life after World War II

    Churchill: A Study in Failure 1900-1939

    Comanches: The History of a People

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

    Cougar Attacks: Encounters of the Worst Kind

    Cracking Hitler’s Atlantic Wall: The 1st Assault Brigade Royal Engineers on D-Day


    Free: The Future of a Radical Price

    From Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776

    Generational Dynamics: Forecasting America’s Destiny

    Give Us This Day (God Is an Englishman)

    Glorious Misadventures: Nikolai Rezanov and the Dream of a Russian America

    God Is an Englishman

    Good-Bye to All That: An Autobiography

    Herman the German: Just Lucky I Guess

    How to Learn Any Language

    Illinois, A Great Future

    Infantry Attacks

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

    Inventing the People: Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America

    Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History

    Life Is Short (No Pun Intended): Love, Laughter, and Learning to Enjoy Every Moment

    Little Man, What Now

    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

    Modern Classics Storm of Steele (Penguin Modern Classics)

    Mohammed & Charlemagne Revisited: The History of a Controversy

    My Share of the Task: A Memoir

    Netatmo Weather Station for Smartphone

    Nice Work (King Penguin)

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

    Northern Exposure – The Complete Series

    People on Sunday (The Criterion Collection)

    Proven Option Spread Trading Strategies: How to Trade Low-Risk Option Spreads for High Income and Large Returns

    Rockets and People – Volume I

    Romans and Aliens

    Ruby Sparks

    Southern Style

    Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

    The Anabasis of Cyrus

    The Anesthesia Guide

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

    The Art of War (History and Warfare)

    The Beast in the Garden: The True Story of a Predator’s Deadly Return to Suburban America

    The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce

    The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger

    The Dao of Capital: Austrian Investing in a Distorted World

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

    The Edge of the World: A Cultural History of the North Sea and the Transformation of Europe

    The Education Apocalypse: How It Happened and How to Survive It

    The End Is Near and It’s Going to Be Awesome: How Going Broke Will Leave America Richer, Happier, and More Secure

    The English Spy

    The Fall of Rome: And the End of Civilization

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

    The Frontier in American History

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

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

    The Jet Race and the Second World War

    The Muqaddimah (3 Volume Set)

    The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History (Bollingen)

    The Name of the Rose: including the Author’s Postscript

    The Political Culture of the American Whigs

    The Pretty One

    The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up)

    The Six Million: Fact or Fiction

    The Theme Is Freedom: Religion, Politics, and the American Tradition

    The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns

    The Year of The French

    The cruel coast

    Theirs Was the Kingdom (Swann Family Saga Book 2)

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

    This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

    Time is Money

    Vital Signs

    When Globalization Fails: The Rise and Fall of Pax Americana

    William the Silent

    With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa

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

    Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism

    how nature works: the science of self-organized criticality


    5 Responses to “What Chicago Boyz Readers Are Reading (July 2015)”

    1. Whitehall Says:

      The title “Cougar Attacks” was click-bait but it was not what I was expecting.

    2. Mike K Says:

      I don’t know about cougar attacks but a treed cougar can be interesting.

    3. TimL Says:

      Just finished “Wagons West” by British historian Frank McLynn. Very good history of wagon trains to the West Coast. Surprising, to me, is that this period only lasted 20 years (1840-1860) with, of course, the Gold Rush, in the middle. McLynn only concentrates on the pre-Gold Rush years though. I’m always afraid these days that a history will be one of the “deconstruction” types but this was an even handed account.

    4. Mike K Says:

      I’m reading “1815: The Waterloo Campaign,” which is actually more than I wanted to know. He has all the Prussian units and their histories. There is a huge literature on that battle.

      I’m also rereading Stephen Hayes book, “Cheney.” I read it a few years ago. What a contrast with our present administration.

    5. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      I just finished reading, for the second time, Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau. Geologist and artist Ron Blakey chronicles the evolutionary construction, uplift, then erosion and canyon cutting on the Colorado Plateau during the last 500 million years. He does this using carefully constructed maps, each an as seen from space view, of the plateau region as it transforms from accreted island arcs, deep sea bed, Sahara like desert, tropical seascape, Amazon style rain forest, the largest desert dunefield on Earth, back to tropical inland sea, then lifted high in the air, dried, heavily eroded and cut by the Colorado River.

      Most fascinating is that each map is correlated to actual geological evidence for what existed on the plateau in a particular spot at that moment in time. From that data things like position of the globe, climates, and local environments are carefully reconstructed. If you can imagine how much work would go into just one of those maps, imagine 70 of them and accompanying text.