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  • What Chicago Boyz Readers Are Reading (February 2016)

    Posted by Jonathan on March 8th, 2016 (All posts by )

    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.)

    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).


    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 Responses to “What Chicago Boyz Readers Are Reading (February 2016)”

    1. Jeff the Bobcat Says:

      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. Sgt. Mom Says:

      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

    3. Robert Schwartz Says:

      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. Jeff the Bobcat Says:

      Great! I’m looking forward to reading it.

    5. Mike K Says:

      “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.