What Chicago Boyz Readers Are Reading (July 2015)

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.)

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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 thoughts on “What Chicago Boyz Readers Are Reading (July 2015)”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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