What Chicago Boyz Readers Are Reading (November 2015)

Below is a list of the books, ebooks, music and videos that Chicago Boyz readers viewed and/or ordered in November 2015 via Amazon links on this blog. (A cumulative list of Chicago Boyz readers’ Amazon purchases is here.)

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Items with orders

13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi

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

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

Charles Darwin: A Biography, Vol. 1 – Voyaging

Eggs are Expensive, Sperm is Cheap: 50 Politically Incorrect Thoughts for Men

In Pursuit: Of Happiness and Good Government

On the Rails: A Woman’s Memoir

Seven Reasons Why You Can Trust the Bible

Shakespeare After All

Steel Rails to Victory: A Photographic History of Railway Operations During World War II

The Management of Innovation and Technology: The Shaping of Technology and Institutions of the Market Economy

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages

Logitech Unifying receiver for mouse and keyboard

Wind Across the Everglades

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns [Online Game Code]

Kindle eBooks
A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great

A Tour of Washington, D.C.: Travel guide for the unique stories behind the monuments, museums & neighborhoods

Agents of the Apocalypse: A Riveting Look at the Key Players of the End Times

Best Easy Day Hikes Washington, D.C. (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)

Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln

India: A History

Seize the Fire

Submission: A Novel

Suicide of the West: An Essay on the Meaning and Destiny of Liberalism

Sunset & Steel Rails

The Chronicles of Luna City

The Management of Innovation and Technology: The Shaping of Technology and Institutions of the Market Economy

The Scientific Way of Warfare: Order and Chaos on the Battlefields of Modernity (Columbia/Hurst)

X-Day: Japan: Front Line Reporting at the Greatest Invasion and the Dawn of Nuclear Warfare (X-Day: Operation Olympic Book 1)

Gone Like The Cotton

Items with no orders
A Brief History of Disease, Science and Medicine

A Fatalist at War

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

Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus

Alone: Book 1: Facing Armageddon

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

An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America

Anno Dracula


Back to 1942 Blu-ray

Churchill: A Study in Failure 1900-1939

Climate Change: The Facts

Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today’s Students


Darkness at Noon: A Novel

Daughter of Texas

Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa

Dead Sea

Death Is Lighter than a Feather

Deep in the Heart

Defying Hitler: A Memoir

Depression, War, and Cold War: Challenging the Myths of Conflict and Prosperity (Independent Studies in Political Economy)

East Asia Before the West: Five Centuries of Trade and Tribute (Contemporary Asia in the World)

Erich Maria Remarque: The Last Romantic

Every Man Dies Alone

Every Man Dies Alone: A Novel

Flashman and the Redskins

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

Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits

Get in the Van

Godel’s Proof

Good-Bye to All That: An Autobiography

Gryphon Precinct (Dragon Precinct)

Heaven on Earth: A Journey Through Shari’a Law from the Deserts of Ancient Arabia to the Streets of the Modern Muslim World

Helmet for My Pillow

How to Read and Why

Infantry Attacks

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

Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life

Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World’s Greatest Scientist

Nightmare At 20,000 Feet: Horror Stories By Richard Matheson

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

Our Own

Patton’s Air Force: Forging a Legendary Air-Ground Team

People, Places & History (The Best of Sgt. Mom)

Practical Prepping (No Apocalypse Required): Companion Book to The Jakarta Pandemic and The Perseid Collapse Series

Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting & Decorating Guide

Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting and Decorating Guide

Radical Son: A Journey Through Our Times from Left to Right

Reagan, In His Own Hand: The Writings of Ronald Reagan that Reveal His Revolutionary Vision for America (Biography)

Rockets and People – Volume I

Science, Strategy and War: The Strategic Theory of John Boyd (Strategy and History)

Seize the Fire : Heroism, Duty, and the Battle of Trafalgar

Seize the Fire: Heroism, Duty, and the Battle of Trafalgar

Shakespeare After All

Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human

Shakespearean Tragedy: Lectures on “Hamlet”, “Othello”, “King Lear” and ” (New Penguin Shakespeare Library)

Ship Killer: A History of the American Torpedo

Silent Mountain

Sword of Honour

That Hideous Strength: (Space Trilogy, Book Three) (The Space Trilogy 3)

The Age of Discontinuity: Guidelines to Our Changing Society

The Age of Miracles: A Novel

The Almanac of American Politics 2014

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

The Bell Jar

The Closing of the American Mind

The Collapse of Complex Societies (New Studies in Archaeology)

The Complete McAuslan

The Culture of Capitalism

The Diamond Age

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

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

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

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

The Great Gamble: The Soviet War in Afghanistan

The John Boyd Roundtable: Debating Science, Strategy, and War

The Origins of English Individualism: The Family Property and Social Transition

The Pattern of the Chinese Past

The Plain Style: Protestant Theology in the History of Design

The Poems of Edward Taylor

The Pretty One

The Promised Land

The Quivera Trail

The Real American Dream: A Meditation on Hope

The Road to Fatima Gate: The Beirut Spring, the Rise of Hezbollah, and the Iranian War Against Israel

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

The Sword of Honour Trilogy: Men at Arms, Officers and Gentlemen & Unconditional Surrender

The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World’s Most Intolerant Religion

The War of the World

The Wyoming Lynching of Cattle Kate, 1889

Theirs Was the Kingdom (Swann Family Saga)

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

They Who Knock at Our Gates A Complete Gospel of Immigration

True Crime: The Novel

Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, Book 11)

War Stories: 50 Years in Medicine

War: Ends and Means, Second Edition

What is Life (Canto Classics)

What’s the Matter with Kansas: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

Whispers from the Abyss

William the Silent

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

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

  1. The Scientific Way of Warfare: Order and Chaos…
    Such a great book. I still refer to it often. It’s where I first read about Boyd.

    I also read ‘Patton’s Airforce’. It’s a detailed operational history of the XIX TAC, but it reads more like a journal piece with heavy emphasis on statistical records A little on the dry side, I would have preferred more analysis on tactics, but I suppose much of that information may be lost or forgotten. Maybe deliberately.
    It’s got some great maps, though.

  2. I’m reading “Deep in the Heart” by our very own Sgt Mom, after just finishing her book “Daughter of Texas”, both of which are very good! If you enjoy historical fiction these are the books for you.

    Sgt Mom’s books would also make great Christmas gifts!

  3. Thanks, Jeff – and I have two more out this year as well! Sunset and Steel Rails is historical fiction, whereas Chronicles of Luna City is more of a contemporary comic diversion.
    This year and the coming one look to be so very, very bleak that I believe we need all the comic diversion we can muster.

  4. I will likely receive both the Chronicles of Luna City and Sunset and Steel Rails for Christmas, since I suggested the idea to my wife. Lone Star Sons will probably be a birthday present.

  5. Currently reading The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta: The Persian Challenge by Hillsdale College professor Paul A. Rahe. Before that I read A Handful of Hard Men: The SAS and the Battle for Rhodesia by Hannes Wessels. This book was of particular interest to me as one of my best friends, an American, was a Captain in the Rhodesian SAS and is mentioned in several place in the book.

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