What Chicago Boyz Readers Are Reading (August 2015)

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.)

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

  1. 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. 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.

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