What Chicago Boyz Readers Are Reading (February 2016)

Below is a list of the books, ebooks, music and videos that Chicago Boyz readers viewed and/or ordered in February 2016 via Amazon links on this blog. (A cumulative list of Chicago Boyz readers’ Amazon purchases is here.)

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Amazon Instant Video
Bridge of Spies (Theatrical)

Episode 3


Panther vs T-34: Ukraine 1943 (Duel)

People of Plenty: Economic Abundance and the American Character

The Caucasus 1942-43: Kleist’s race for oil (Campaign)

The Millionaire Next Door

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy

To Hell and Back: Europe 1914-1949 (Penguin History of Europe (Viking))

Xenophon’s Retreat: Greece, Persia, and the End of the Golden Age

Kindle eBooks
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 1914-18


Naming Infinity: A True Story of Religious Mysticism and Mathematical Creativity (Belknap Press)

Occupy Pennsylvania Avenue

Project Risk Management: Using Failure Mode Effect Analysis for Project Management

The Chronicles of Luna City


Toys & Games
Risk: Plants Vs. Zombies

Items with no orders
(THE HELLHOUND OF WALL STREET) How Ferdinand Pecora’s Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance by Perino, Michael(Author)HardcoverThe Hellhound of Wall Street: How Ferdinand Pecora’s Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance on14-Oct-2010

25 Shoto-Kan Kata

A Brief History of Disease, Science and Medicine

A Chicken in Every Yard: The Urban Farm Store’s Guide to Chicken Keeping

A Fatalist at War

A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon

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

A Man in Full

A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster

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

Adelsverein: The Complete Trilogy

Adelsverein: The Gathering

Adelsverein: The Harvesting

Adelsverein: The Sowing

Africa’s World War: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe

After America: Get Ready for Armageddon

Alone: Book 1: Facing Armageddon

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

American Slavery, American Freedom

American Strategy in World War II: A Reconsideration

Architect of Global Jihad: The Life of Al Qaeda Strategist Abu Mus’ab al-Suri (ColumbiaHurst)

At the Mountains of Madness: The Definitive Edition (Modern Library Classics)

Battle Tactics of the Western Front: The British Armys Art of Attack, 1916-18

Bitter Waters: Life And Work In Stalin’s Russia

Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

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

Breaking Stalin’s Nose

Caliban’s War (The Expanse Book 2)

China’s Examination Hell: The Civil Service Examinations of Imperial China

Churchill: A Study in Failure 1900-1939

Citizen and the State: Essays on Regulation

Climate Change: The Facts

Conversations of Goethe with Johann Peter Eckermann


Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa

Darkness at Noon: A Novel

Daughter of Texas

Day of Wrath

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

Defensive Chess Patterns, playing from an inferior Position: one Piece down, so what

Defying Hitler: A Memoir

Discovering H.P. Lovecraft

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

Every Man Dies Alone

Evolution and Conversion: Dialogues on the Origins of Culture

Father, Son & Co.: My Life at IBM and Beyond

Field of Blood: A Brother Athelstan Medieval Mystery 9

First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps (Bluejacket Books)

Five Acres and Independence: A Handbook for Small Farm Management

George Washington’s Generals and Opponents: Their Exploits and Leadership

Gone Like The Cotton

Good-Bye to All That: An Autobiography

Holiest Wars: Islamic Mahdis, Their Jihads, and Osama bin Laden

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks: . . . And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy

In Pursuit: Of Happiness and Good Government

Infantry Attacks

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

It Might Get Loud Blu-ray

Killing Christians: Living the Faith Where It’s Not Safe to Believe

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

Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind

Lightning Fall: A Novel of Disaster

Lone Star Sons

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World

Masters of War: Classical Strategic Thought

Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man

Menace in Europe: Why the Continent’s Crisis Is America’s, Too

Modern Classics Storm of Steele (Penguin Modern Classics)

Muscle Shoals Blu-ray

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

OXO Good Grips Soft Handled Can Opener

On Economics and Society: Selected Essays (Phoenix Series)

On War, Indexed Edition

On the Beach

On the Rails: A Woman’s Memoir

Once an Eagle


Parallel Motion: A Biography of Nevil Shute Norway

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

Rebel Private: Front And Rear: Memoirs Of A Confederate Soldier

Red Sky, Black Death: A Soviet Woman Pilot’s Memoir of the Eastern Front

Rome: The Complete Series (BD) Blu-ray

Salisbury: Victorian Titan

Seize the Fire: Heroism, Duty, and Nelson’s Battle of Trafalgar

Sherman: Soldier, Realist, American

Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan

Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar

Star Wars: The Essential Atlas

Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

Strategy: Second Revised Edition (Meridian)

Submission: A Novel

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

Sunset & Steel Rails

Sword at Sunset (Rediscovered Classics)

Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse Of Global Transformation

The Age of Discontinuity: Guidelines to Our Changing Society

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

The Bell Jar

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (movie tie-in) (Movie Tie-in Editions)

The Case for Civility: And Why Our Future Depends on It

The Collapse of Complex Societies (New Studies in Archaeology)

The Decline and Fall of California: From Decadence to Destruction (Victor Davis Hanson Collection Book 2)

The Devil’s Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West

The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer (Bantam Spectra Book)

The Fall of Rome: And the End of Civilization

The First Ascent of Mount Kenya

The First World War: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

The God of the Machine (Library of Conservative Thought)

The Great Courses: (Winston) Churchill

The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: Risk Taking, Gut Feelings and the Biology of Boom and Bust

The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition) (Collins Business Essentials)

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

The Life of Thomas More

The Logic of Collective Action: Public Goods and the Theory of Groups, Second printing with new preface and appendix (Harvard Economic Studies)

The Old Regime and the French Revolution

The Pattern of the Chinese Past

The Poems of Edward Taylor

The Price of Admission: How America’s Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges–and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates

The Pursuit of Victory: The Life and Achievement of Horatio Nelson

The Rational Optimist (P.S.)

The Roman Empire, 27 B.C.-A.D. 476: A Study in Survival

The Square Root of God

The Transatlantic Persuasion: The Liberal-Democratic Mind in the Age of Gladstone

The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World’s Most Intolerant Religion (The U.S Naval Institute Wheel Book Series)

The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq

The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages

The Writer and the World: Essays

The Wyoming Lynching of Cattle Kate, 1889

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

Thrones, Dominations (Lord Peter WimseyHarriet Vane)

Time Warp: Season 1

Trinity’s Child

Twenty Jataka Tales

Twenty Million Tons Under the Sea: The Daring Capture of the U-505

Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy

USN Cruiser vs IJN Cruiser: Guadalcanal 1942 (Duel)

Wag the Dog: A Novel

Wealth, Poverty and Politics: An International Perspective

What is Life (Canto Classics)

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

When God Doesn’t Fix It Study Guide: Learning to Walk in God’s Plans Instead of Our Own


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

World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability

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

how nature works: the science of self-organized criticality

5 thoughts on “What Chicago Boyz Readers Are Reading (February 2016)”

  1. Lone Star Sons – by our very own Sgt Mom. It is very good and I will pass it along to my sons (15 & 12) when I have finished it. I also just finished The Chronicles of Luna City which I liked very much. When will we see the second installment?

  2. Hi, Jeff – I am writing it even now – we’re looking to release it in May, in time for some market events over the summer.
    And bits are posted at the website lunacitytexas.com

  3. We are traveling a bit this spring. In April we are going to New York, where our daughter lives. The three of us will be seeing the the Royal Shakespeare Company perform four plays under the rubric of “King and Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle of Kings”. They are: Richard II, Henry IV Part I, Henry IV Part II, and Henry V, I have purchased the Folger Shakespeare Library editions of the plays.

    In May we are going to Normandy, where we intend to see the D-Day beaches, Bayeux, Mont Saint Michel, Monet’s Garden at Giverny, Honfleur, and St. Malo.
    In preparation for that I have purchase 4 books by John Keegan: “Six Armies in Normandy: From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris; June 6 – Aug. 5, 1944; The Second World War; The Battle For History: Re-fighting World War II; The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme. Note the connection between the last book and the last listed play.

  4. “In May we are going to Normandy, where we intend to see the D-Day beaches, Bayeux, Mont Saint Michel, Monet’s Garden at Giverny, Honfleur, and St. Malo.”

    I have been to all those places and have a couple of points of advice. We stayed in a B&B in Normandy that was central. The beaches were fun and I had three teenaged girls. San Mere Eglise has a great museum that is better every time I go there. As Airborne vets die, they are leaving their memorabilia to the museum. It is great.

    Bayeaux is great. Watch for when the museum is open. Mont San Michel, if you are interested, has several small hotels but you must book way in advance. They are fun because you can stay on the island after all the tourists have left. You must move your car, however to keep it from being swept away. There is a locked parking lot for employees and hotel guests.

    Giverny is well worth the visit and is a village with an art colony. It’s an all day visit. Still within driving distance of Paris.

    A nice side trip is to Pegasus Bridge, which is really a British site but it has a great museum, too.

    The movie, “The Longest Day” is a nice introduction to the whole area. It is very accurate.

    We had a book on the invasion by a British author aimed at visitors but I can’t remember the title. It is a guidebook in great detail.

    Some of my photos. More photos.

    This page has photos of Giverny and Mont San MIchel. I can recommend that restaurant. It is the same as the fictional one in Helen MacInnes novel, “Assignment in Brittany.” It has been there for many years.

    The photo of Mont San Michel shows the parking lot for the hotels. The one we stayed in was also where Rita Hayworth and Al Khan spent their honeymoon. There were photos of them in the breakfast room. I was the only one up for breakfast.

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