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  • What Chicago Boyz Readers Are Reading (August 2015)

    Posted by Jonathan on September 5th, 2015 (All posts by )

    Below is a list of the books, ebooks, music and videos that Chicago Boyz readers viewed and/or ordered in August 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

    13 Artists Children Should Know

    13 Buildings Children Should Know

    A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918

    Ancient Egypt on 5 Deben a Day (Traveling on 5)

    Emily Dickinson: a Collection of Critical Essays

    Godel’s Proof

    Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

    LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded

    Province of Reason

    Renaissance Florence on 5 Florins a Day (Traveling on 5)

    The Art Book for Children

    The John McPhee Reader

    The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey

    The Scholars of Night

    When the Eagle Screamed: The Romantic Horizon in American Expansionism, 1800?1860

    Attack on Leningrad [Blu-ray]

    Ben and Me

    Joe [Blu-ray]

    Stalingrad [Blu-ray]

    Kindle eBooks
    Basic Writings of Nietzsche (Modern Library)

    Dispatches (The Perseid Collapse Post Apocalyptic Series Book 4)

    Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America

    Last to Die: A Defeated Empire, a Forgotten Mission, and the Last American Killed in World War II

    Point of Crisis (The Perseid Collapse Post Apocalyptic Series Book 3)

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

    Simple Option Trading Formulas: Step-By-Step Strategies Used By Elite Option Traders

    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition

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

    Items With No Orders
    18 Easy Laptop Repairs Worth $60,000 A Year!

    1913: In Search of the World Before the Great War

    A Field Guide for the Hero’s Journey

    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

    A Vision So Noble: John Boyd, the OODA Loop, and America’s War on Terror

    Abigail Adams

    After Tamerlane: The Global History of Empire Since 1405

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

    Alexander Hamilton, American

    Amazing Magnetism (Magic School Bus Chapter Book #12)

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

    American Writers at Home

    Angles of Attack (Frontlines Book 3)

    Bambi vs. Godzilla: On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice of the Movie Business

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

    Ben and Me

    Bitter Harvest: Zimbabwe and the Aftermath of its Independence

    Bourgeois Dignity (Cato Unbound Book 102010)

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

    Bowie: A Biography

    Building the Independent Subway

    Churchill: A Study in Failure 1900-1939

    Comanches: The History of a People

    Cougar Attacks: Encounters of the Worst Kind


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

    Death Is Lighter than a Feather

    Deciphering Sun Tzu: How to Read The Art of War

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

    Defying Hitler: A Memoir

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

    Diabetes Rising

    Every Man Dies Alone

    From Resistance to Revolution

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

    From the Shadows: The Ultimate Insider’s Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War

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

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

    God Is an Englishman (Swann Family Saga)

    Good-Bye to All That: An Autobiography

    Here Comes Earth: Emergence

    Herman the German: Just Lucky I Guess

    How Nature Works: The Science of Self-organized Criticality

    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

    Ideas Have Consequences

    Illinois, A Great Future

    In Pursuit of Happiness and Good Government

    Infantry Attacks

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

    La Place de la Concorde Suisse

    Last to Die: A Defeated Empire, a Forgotten Mission, and the Last American Killed in World War II

    Learning Robotics using Python

    Leningrad: The Epic Siege of World War II, 1941-1944

    Les Miserables

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

    Little Man, What Now

    Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World

    MacArthur’s Amphibious Navy: Seventh Amphibious Force Operations, 1943-1945

    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

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

    On War, Indexed Edition

    Prisoners of the Japanese: POWs of World War II in the Pacific

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

    Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, Vol. 1)

    Romans and Aliens

    Secrets of War – The Complete 65 Episode Series

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

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


    Spoiled Rotten: How the Politics of Patronage Corrupted the Once Noble Democratic Party and Now Threatens the American Republic

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

    The Anesthesia Guide

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

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

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

    The Burning Mountain: A Novel of the Invasion of Japan

    The Dao of Capital: Austrian Investing in a Distorted World

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

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

    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 Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817

    The Memoirs Of Herbert Hoover 1874 – 1920 Years Of Adventure

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

    The Muqaddimah (3 Volume Set)

    The Political Culture of the American Whigs

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

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

    The Six Million: Fact or Fiction

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

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

    The Space Trilogy

    The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq

    The Year of The French

    Theirs Was the Kingdom (Swann Family Saga Book 2)

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

    Time is Money

    War Stories: 50 Years in Medicine

    War: Ends and Means, Second Edition

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

    What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 (Oxford History of the United States)

    When Globalization Fails: The Rise and Fall of Pax Americana

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

    William the Silent

    Women beyond the wire: A story of prisoners of the Japanese, 1942-1945

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

    X-Day: Japan: Front Line Reporting at the Greatest Invasion and the Dawn of Nuclear Warfare

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

    how nature works: the science of self-organized criticality


    3 Responses to “What Chicago Boyz Readers Are Reading (August 2015)”

    1. morgan Says:

      I’ll start the comments: currently re-reading Out of the Mountains by David Kilcullen. Next up re-read The Transformation of War by Martin van Creveld, followed by a re-read of Kaplan’s Coming Anarchy. In the re-read pipeline: Mackinder and Spykman books.

    2. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      Lots of interesting sounding books in that list. However, there’s only so much time in the day and I already have a large stack waiting to be read.

      Currently re-reading The Geological Evolution of the Colorado Plateau.

    3. Jonathan Says:

      That sounds like a good one.