Pete Shelly

Pete Shelly

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I love design, good writing, interesting architecture, and stories about how things work. I’m collecting the things I find to share here.
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The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, by John le Carre

The third George Smiley book and the one that made a name for John Le Carré. I've been rereading this entire series before seeing the recently released film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

The Easter Rising: A Guide To Dublin In 1916, by Conor Kostick & Lorcan Collins

Defying all the odds 1600 men, women and children went out on 24 April, Easter Monday, 1916 to fight for an independent Ireland. Vividly illustrated, this book takes you through the battle-torn streets of Dublin.

Frozen In Time, by Mitchell Zuckoff

Frozen In Time, by Mitchell Zuckoff

Creativity, Inc., By Ed Catmull

- by Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace - an incisive book about creativity in business by the co-founder of Pixar Animation Studos. A book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights.

I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined), by Chuck Klosterman

Twirl your mustache. Villains are so much more fun! Reading Update Part DEUX (Electric Boogaloo).

Liar's Poker, by Michael Lewis

Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street by Michael Lewis. Who would have thought a book about Wall Street would be so gripping and hilarious. This is why Michael Lewis is one of my favorite authors of all time.

The Game, by Ken Dryden

It’s Hockey Time I don’t think it’s just because I spend six days a week on the ice playing hockey or coaching my son’s travel league, and am therefore more aware of hockey books—but this season I’ve seen many more than usual.

From Russia With Love, Ian Fleming

From Russia, With Love - Ian Fleming Published: Jonathan Cape, London. 1957 Edition: First Edition. Binding: Hardback (Black cloth) with Dust wrapper/Dust jacket.

Guide To Urban Moonshining, by Colin Spoelman and David Haskell (from The Kings County Distillery)

The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining : How to Make and Drink Whiskey by David Haskell and Colin Spoelman Hardcover)

Truth In Advertising, John Kenney

In this book trailer, a focus group discusses Truth in Advertising by John Kinney: “Finbar Dolan, the main character.” / “It’s a 40 year old man.” / “It’s a River Elf?

The Practical Pocket Guide to Account Planning, Chris Kocek

The Practical Pocket Guide to Account Planning, Chris Kocek