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25 posts tagged with "history"

Collapse 31 May, 2021

I loved Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond so I have been looking forward to reading Collapse and I finally got around to it. It…

Confronting The Classics 09 January, 2021

Confronting The Classics I picked up because Taya had suggested that I might like it given my recent interest in history podcasts…

The Kingdom 06 August, 2020

The Kingdom is both really annoying and amazing. It radically altered how I view Chistrianity, The Bible, and the church. But the author is…

Say Nothing 31 May, 2020

Say Nothing is a history of "The Troubles" which is a part of history that I only vaguely understood before reading this book. This is a…

Munich 16 June, 2019

From the author of An Officer and a Spy comes Munich yet another wonderful piece of historical fiction. This is a fictional spy thriller…

The Spy and the Traitor 10 June, 2019

I am not sure why this one got recommeneded to me but The Spy and the Traitor as been on my list for a while now. I am happy to have…

The Last Stone 14 May, 2019

Having children changes your outlook on life. The Last Stone is a true crime story about the kidnapping and murder of two young girls in…

The Real Lolita 06 February, 2019

I still need to read Lolita . It is one of the only audiobooks that I have ever made it all the way through and actually felt like I…

Acid Test 29 December, 2018

Another member of the drug related books on Taya's bookshelf, Acid Test is yet another historical look at psychedelics in the United…

The Harvard Psychedelic Club 01 July, 2018

The Harvard Psychedelic Club was recommended to me by Taya as she was surprised I had not read it already. I had a decent understanding of…

Rise and Kill First 04 April, 2018

I saw a review for Rise and Kill First a month or so ago and immediately put it on my reading list. I decided to read it after I picked up…

The Great Leveler 27 February, 2018

Continuing in my reading trend of all things about inequality, The Great Leveler is a history book attempting to find causes for how…

11/22/63 15 January, 2018

A recommendation from Taya led me to pick up 11/22/63 , yet another Stephen King book that she said I would enjoy. It turns out that I…

Capital in the Twenty-First Century 24 January, 2017

Every once in a while a book comes along that many people talk about wanting to read or bragging about having read and I often find it hard…

Country of My Skull 13 December, 2016

Country of My Skull is a very good book both in content and style. I had never heard about the Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC) or…

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind 02 November, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed Guns, Germs, and Steel as it presented a narrative that was based on the entirety of human history. This long time…

All the Light We Cannot See 28 January, 2016

All the Light We Cannot See has been constantly recommended to me, it was a top book of the year a couple years ago, as well as a Pulitzer…

The Moonlit Garden 13 January, 2016

Amazon started a program called Kindle First where you can pick one of six books each month to get for free. Of the six choices for…

The Nightingale 28 December, 2015

Even though this book kept popping up on Amazon recommendations and other lists, for some reason every time I read the description I put off…

The Lost Codex 18 December, 2015

After reading a few of the Scot Harvath books by Brad Thor, Amazon recommended The Lost Codex which is part of the OPSIG series by Alan…

Spec Ops 01 July, 2015

I was looking for books related to the history of unconvential warfare, and Spec Ops kept popping up. This book presents a theory for how…

Masters of Chaos 20 June, 2015

While reading Chosen Soldier , there was a reference to the book Masters of Chaos as a good historical account of the missions of the…

Inside Delta Force 23 May, 2015

I have been reading a few military books recently, so naturally I would eventually come to read something about Delta Force. What better…

Cryptonomicon 04 May, 2015

Cryptonomicon was a long and at times convulted read, but overall it was entertaining. Although the book was not ridiculously long (around…

Guns, Germs, and Steel 30 March, 2015

One of the more eye opening books I have read in a while, Guns, Germs, and Steel is a look at why some parts of the world advanced faster…

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