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  • What Chicago Boyz Readers Are Reading (November 2015)

    Posted by Jonathan on December 9th, 2015 (All posts by )

    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.)

    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).

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    Items with orders

    Books
    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

    BIOHAZARD

    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

    Coolidge

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

    1. Grurray Says:

      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. Jeff the Bobcat Says:

      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. Sgt. Mom Says:

      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. Jeff the Bobcat Says:

      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. Sgt. Mom Says:

      Enjoy, Jeff … and I am working this very minute on another Lone Star Sons story… for next year, of course.

    6. morgan Says:

      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.