Books Worth Reading
These were my favorite books of of the past several years. Each is a masterpiece in its own way. My sincere respect and Kudos to their authors.
Books Worth Reading
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Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety: In his fascinating new book, Eric Schlosser uncovers previously classified documents that show us how close the world has come to nuclear war in the past, bringing us up to the present where thousands of weapons are on a hair trigger, worldwide.
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Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser
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Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser. A disquieting but riveting examination of nuclear risk.
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, by Eric Schlosser (The Penguin Press), winner of the ALA Notable award in non-fiction.
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser. Selected by Amazon, The New York Times, The Economist and Kirkus Reviews.
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser. The investigative journalist behind Fast Food Nation uncovers troubling secrets about the management of America's nuclear arsenal. Historical narrative is interspersed with a minute-by-minute account of a nuclear accident in rural Arkansas.
COMMAND AND CONTROL: Nuclear Weapons, The Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, by Eric Schlosser. In September of 1980 an explosion at a facility in Damascus, Ark., caused a nuclear warhead to be ejected from its silo. Though the missile didn't explode, the incident is one of the more dramatic near-disasters recounted in this new book by the author of "Fast Food Nation." Schlosser sheds light on the management -- and mismanagement -- of America's nuclear arsenal during the Cold War.
Michael Pollan's new book is about so much more than mere food -- it's about life, our culture and the way we became humans. One of the best books I read in 2014, and I got to meet the author and he signed my copy!
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Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation: Michael Pollan: 9781594204210: Amazon.com: Books Reading this now. Cooking fundamentally changes our lives.
This is on my must read list--- Michael Pollan's new book is about so much more than mere food -- it's about life, our culture and the way we became humans.
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation: Michael Pollan: 9781594204210: Amazon.com: Books - $18 - I've never read any Pollan and would like to
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan. Basically want to read anything and everything by Michael Pollan!
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Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation ............... by Michael Pollan
"Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation" -Michael Pollan
Beautiful Ruins (2012) by Jess Walter: Loved this book. Epic fiction spans decades and blends in real-world characters like Richard Burton. It's clever, well-written and thought-provoking.
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Beautiful Ruins: A Novel: Jess Walter: 9780061928178: Amazon.com: Books - on my to read list, looks like a pleasure to read - Beautiful Ruins is the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962...and is rekindled in Hollywood fifty years
Looking forward to starting this for my newly reconvened book club! Jess Walter's ('87 BA journalism) sixth novel, "Beautiful Ruins" is set for release in spring of 2012. He is also the author of "The Financial Lives of the Poets," 2009, "The Zero," a 2006 National Book Award finalist and "Citizen Vince," winner of the 2005 Edgar Award Allan Poe for best novel.
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Beautiful Ruins, a novel by Jess Walter. A well spun story. The ending could have been stronger. 8/10
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Beautiful Ruins: A Novel by Jess Walter, http://www.amazon.com/dp/00619281 27/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Ezq4pb1F3QNA8. I just heard an amazing review of this -- on my summer reading list!
5 stars == #20 of 50: Beautiful Ruins  by Jess Walter (337p). Purchased at Warwick's got signed. It was so cool to meet this author and hear his story of taking 15 years to write this book. I loved it and most of the girls in my book club enjoyed it too.We definitely had a lot to talk about. I'm looking forward to the movie maybe in a few years.
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11/22/63 by Stephen King: fascinating story. Putting together time travel and JFK was a masterstroke of an idea, and it works with spectacular success. It's a satisfying -- albeit long -- read.
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11/22/63 isn't your typical Stephen King novel. It's crazy and creepy, but nothing too horrific. Great for people who love long books! So curl up on your Casco Bay Furniture and give it a read! #CascoBayFurniture #StephenKing
11 22 63 by Stephen King. This was the best book I've read in a long time. I couldn't put it down.
I am reading this right now and thought that it was worthy to go on the books worth reading list....what if we could go back in time and change what happened?
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11/22/63:A Novel. What if you could prevent the assassination of JFK? Stephen King at his epic best.
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11/22/63 A Novel -Love Stephen King! This is a fascinating novel.
Not your typical Stephen King. Totally worth reading!!
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Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News by Dan Rather: War stories by a pro who cares about the truth. My hero.
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One of my favorite non-fiction books at the moment. Makes one nostalgic for investigative journalism. Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News by Dan Rather, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1455502413/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_sIquqb0PD2Y87
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This is one of those rare books that can change the way you think about things. It confirmed some opinions I already had, and introduced me to concepts I had never considered. Do yourself a favor and read it, a masterpiece that deserves its 2012 Pultizer Prize.
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The Barcodes have chosen "Swerve: How the World Became Modern" as their book for May. Copies are available at the Reference Desk for checkout during April! We'll meet at Oliver's on 159th on May 2nd @ 7:30; come join us to discuss this book which helped Greenblatt win the 2012 Pulitzer for general nonfiction.
‘The Swerve - How the World Became Modern,’ by Stephen Greenblatt - NYTimes.com. This is one of the best books I've read in recent memory.
Pulitzer Prize winning book, plus it's about obsessing and book collection and research ... right up my alley
‘The Swerve - How the World Became Modern,’ by Stephen Greenblatt. Read January 2014
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‘The Swerve: How the World Became Modern,’ by Stephen Greenblatt
The Grass Harp: Truman Capote was a spectacular writer, and this book will show you why. Every sentence is a work of art in this perfect example of the eccentric author's work. A classic.
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The Grass Harp by Truman Capote: Set on the outskirts of a small Southern town, The Grass Harp tells the story of three endearing misfits - an orphaned boy and two whimsical old ladies- who one day take up residence in a tree house. As they pass sweet yet hazardous...
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The Grass Harp- my favorite collection of stories by Truman Capote.
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Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer, by Steven Millhauser
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Fiction story that takes place during the Gilded Age in NYC,~ Late 19th century "Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer", author: Steven Millhauser
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Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer Seriously...one of the most disturbing books I have ever read. Yet, I love it.
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Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer (Vintage Contemporaries) by Steven Millhauser, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004089I6A/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_MXGHub1V4HXAX
Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser. Pulitzer Prize Winner 1997
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Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
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Cloudstreet by Tim Winton. "Struggling to rebuild their lives after being touched by disaster, the Pickle family, who've inherited a big house called Cloudstreet in a suburb of Perth, take in the God-fearing Lambs as tenants. The Lambs have suffered their own catastrophes, and determined to survive, they open up a grocery on the ground floor."
Cloudstreet: A Novel, Tim Winton. Pinner writes: "Chronicles the lives of 2 working-class Australian families who come to live together at 1 Cloud Street, in a suburb of Perth, from 1943 - 1963. They roister and rankle, laugh and curse until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts. Winton's funny, sprawling saga is an epic novel of love and acceptance."
Cloudstreet by Tim Winton. My dearest friend in all the world (seriously, she lives in Perth, Australia where the book takes place) sent this to me. Picked it up to read a page or two when it came and couldn't put it down. It's very complex. Went right on my "Favorites" shelf.
From separate catastrophes, two rural Australian families flee to the city and find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet, where they begin their lives again.
Cloudstreet- This book took a teeny bit of getting into at first but once in there I was riveted!!! Tim Winton can certainly tell a story. Fell in love with the characters and was sad when they departed with the last page!!! ***** (5 STARS!!!)
Livvy in July 2014 -- I have yet to come across a story with a cast of characters so lovably flawed. Cloudstreet is gorgeously poetic and is a challenge, but well worth the read. Tim Winton beautifully incorporates the power of nature into this story. At once magical and completely relatable, Cloudstreet is a book to be enjoyed over and over again.
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God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens
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God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens - One of my ALL TIME FAVORITE books!!
I'm not a big fan of Hitchens (may he rest in...well, surely not heaven), but he's rarely boring, and this is no exception. He can be overly vehement (see the subtitle. Everything? Religion poisons ice cream and sunshine?) but he makes compelling arguments and supports them with a great deal of research. His writing is, as ever, witty, verbose and just this side of pretentious. I liked it, but then I was already an atheist, so perhaps I would have reacted differently if I were religious.
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Astonishing tale that's as mysterious as it is intriguing -- what the heck happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett and his quest for the Lost City of Z? It was "the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century," attempting to conquer the Amazon, the longest river in the world. Loved this exciting book.
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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon. After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve "the greatest exploration mystery of the 20th century": What happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett & his quest for the Lost City of Z?
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann. "An embedded reporter describes the human cost paid by an Army battalion on the streets of Iraq in language that is searing, visceral and immediate."
An incredible look at Percy Fawcett and his search for El Dorado in the Amazon. I cannot put this book down. - The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann. Finished August 19, 2012
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David Grann - The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (2009) ---- Journalist explores what happened to British explorer Percy Fawcett, who disappeared in the Amazon while searching for "Lost City of Z"
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (2009) is a non-fiction book by American author David Grann. It tells the story of the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett who, in 1925, disappeared with his son in the Amazon while looking for an ancient lost city. For decades, explorers and scientists have tried to find evidence of his party and the Lost City of Z. Perhaps as many as 100 people perished or disappeared searching for Fawcett over the years.
The guy was a macho man, and this book shows you why. It'll also give you insights into the Civil War as it began to brew decades earlier. Long book, but a riveting read.
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Andrew Jackson, our 7th U.S. President, said of the Bible, "That book, Sir, is the Rock upon which our republic rests."
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, by Jon Meacham. (Random House, 2008). Chronicles the life and career of Andrew Jackson, a self-made man who went on to become a military hero and seventh president of the United States, analyzing Jackson's seminal role during a turbulent era in history.
Great read about America's first lion in the Whitehouse. Learned a lot about this man that is not taught in schools.
NONFICTION. HISTORY. American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham. Details the life of the seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson, and focuses on his political actions and choices that shaped the White House and inspired the later presidents--including Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and others. (Follett). ADMINISTRATION
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American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham - this is probably the best biography I've ever read.
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham : 4 stars
For crying out loud, read the book first, people, then see the Swedish version of the film, subtitles and all. Only then have you earned the right to wallow in the Americanized remake.
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"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson... haven't read it yet, i'm told it's better than the movie so it is beyond worth reading!
The Girl with the DragonTattoo by Stieg Larsson. It was not what I expected and I really liked it a lot...much more than I ever thought I would.
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson Fun whodunnit with several other plots intertwined. Watched on the plane and now I know it was a pretty much censored version. :P (or I just can't remember since I was dozzing off half the movie then) I really should watch the movie again in normal condition. The book is pretty awesome :)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. I watched the movie and now I'm dying to pick up the book.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson. I'm not sure which movie version I liked better ... the original in Swedish or US with Daniel Craig.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a crime novel by the late Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson. It is the first book of the "Millennium series" trilogy, which, published posthumously in 2004, became a best-seller in Europe and the United States. Read the books so you can follow the sporadic movies. : )
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. Loved the book, loved the American verison of the movie
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Loved this book, taking us to a world where right and wrong are all a relative thing. Hannah Tinti has the chops to make this one of those books you can't put down.
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The Good Thief: A Novel by Hannah Tinti, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0385337469/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_KVj7qb18QT0DH
The Good Thief: A Novel by Hannah Tinti. $10.95. Author: Hannah Tinti. Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback; Reprint edition (August 11, 2009)
The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti (check out suggestions on this board)
'The Good Thief' by Hannah Tinti -- Lyn Staff Pick
The good thief : a novel / by Hannah Tinti.
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The Good Thief - this was a good book
Egan takes home the Pulitzer for this groundbreaking novel, deserving the big prize for her inventive characters, powerpoint storytelling and just plain fun writing.
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Book club pick numero 4: A Visit From the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan. Reads like a an English Lit requirement, which is a good thing.
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. $10.17. Publisher: Anchor; 1 edition (March 22, 2011). Author: Jennifer Egan. Publication: March 22, 2011
a visit from the goon squad - jennifer egan. Extraordinary series of interlocking short stories. Poignant, funny, and ultimately heartbreaking.
Our "Off the Shelf" book club pick for May: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan ~ Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs.
A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan - first selection for book club
A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan On the reading list
Everything by Jennifer Egan is wonderful and worth reading twice.
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President -- medical care ain't what it used to be, and thank goodness!
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2012 Edgar Award Winner "Best Fact Crime" Millard (The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey) presents a dual biography of the 20th U.S. President James A. Garfield and his assassin Charles Guiteau.
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President -- loved this book -- on a piece of our American history. Definitely worth reading.
Extremely interesting book that not only talks about the assassination but also the lack of germ-free medical care and the inventions of Bell. Entitled Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President. Authored by Candice Millard, she is writing about James Garfield.
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President - “One of the many pleasures of Candice Millard’s new book, Destiny of the Republic, [is] that she brings poor Garfield to life—and a remarkable life it was…..Fascinating… Outstanding….Millard has written us a penetrating human tragedy.” --The New York Times Book Review
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0307939650/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_QxAzrb1VM669P
Entitled Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President. Authored by Candice Millard, she is writing about James Garfield.
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard, 2012 Edgar Award Winner for Best Fact Crime
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Things aren't as violent today as they were in the past, and Steven Pinker can prove it. This book changed the way I thought about a lot of things -- for one, what a sheltered existence we have in the 21st century.
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The Better Angels of our Nature by Steven Pinker
The better angels
Great, voyeuristic book about a troubled genius
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From bestselling author Walter Isaacson comes the landmark biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life.
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Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson ($8.46) http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B004W2UBYW/hpb2-20/ASIN/B004W2UBYW This book is a biography of Steve Jobs the founder of apple by Walter Isaacson. - I think most people who may not fully understand a product or its technology will still be able to get the idea of its importance in the scheme of the story. - I would highly recommend this book to anyone as it is detailed but well written and a great read.
I just finished reading Steve Jobs' biography by Walter Isaacson. While I've always been a fan of so many of his products, I hardly knew anything about his career and private life. This book is not only interesting for people interested in Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, iPad, and everything else, it is also a must-read for people interested in technology. It's worth reading if you want to find out, how iGod Steve Jobs really was, and I assure you, you will be surprised.
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E. L. Doctorow nails a Civil-War slog through the south with Sherman and a cast of exquisitely real characters