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.
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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. Click on the book cover to request this title at the Bill or Gales Ferry Libraries. 12/13
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Command And Control: Nuclear Weapons, The Damascus Accident, And The Illusion Of Safety by Eric Schlosser Oct 2013
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 - Presents a minute-by-minute account of an H-bomb accident that nearly caused a nuclear disaster, examining other near misses and America's growing susceptibility to a catastrophic event.
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Command and Control by Eric Schlosser. The author of Fast Food Nation blends a riveting minute-by-minute account of an H-bomb accident with a chilling assessment of the grave threat we face from nuclear weapons.
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.
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion ofSafety by Eric Schlosser ($9.67) http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00C5R7F8G/hpb2-20/ASIN/B00C5R7F8G This book is very well written and researched. - Even with the best command and control, weapon safety systems, and inventory procedures accidents with nuclear weapons were legion in the U.S. military for decades. - I hope their families will have an even greater appreciation for what they did to try and save a resource as well as each other's lives.
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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Michael Pollan never ceases to inspire me and Cooked was no exception. I loved learning more about the science behind cooking, as well as his process of incorporating water, earth, fire, and air into his cooking methods. It made me want to braise all the meat and bake all the bread posthaste. It might have convinced me to start fermenting foods other than pickles, too.
In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink.
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Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan. Basically want to read anything and everything by Michael Pollan!
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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 by Jess Walter - a sweep your off your feet tale of a Hollywood love affair set amongst a beautiful Italian coast in 1962. #messadventures #momreads #bookclub
Read it - LOVED it!! A must read! Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter | Community Post: 17 Books That Should Be On Your Summer Reading List
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter: Read this for book club and it was one of my favorite books of the year. Well-written, beautiful story and keeps your attention.
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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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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A new novel by Stephen King about the Kennedy assassination, “11/22/63,” has an intricate book jacket and, unusual for fiction, photographs inside ---- Add to the list Perhaps ???
Stephen King writes great time travel fiction (inspired by "Time and Again") Awesome book...not your "normal" Stephen King book....
Stephen King ~ 11/22/63 This may be my third most favorite book of all time!! Amazing story, absolutely perfect ending!!
11/22/63 - our book clubs next book - nervous about reading a Stephen King book - but i have heard great things about this one!
My first and only Stephen King book. Long but a fascinating premise and alternative reality. A good Audible.com listen too. 11/22/63 - Stephen King
"With 11/22/63, Stephen King has once again affirmed his place at the pinnacle of American storytellers, and he does it with a story that’s as much about America as it is about the intrigues of time travel. This is a towering, masterful book told by a towering American master, and it is not to be missed."
11/22/63 - This was the first of my recent series of Stephen King novels. I don't want to call it my favorite - my son would yell at me. But it is way up there, and is easily one of the best treatments of time travel out there. I still think Asimov's "End of Eternity" is still the best, but he's in good company with this volume!
11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King My first Stephen King book because I'm not into horror. This one isn't thought. It's part history and part time travel. It's also very long, but I never considered not finishing. You'll want to keep reading.
11/22/63.... A different kind of Stephen King book. I love time travel!
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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Dan Rather -- one of the most pre-eminent journalists of our time -- is told in a straightforward and conversational manner so that you hear his distinctive voice on every page. Rather, -- who has won every prestigious journalism award in his distinguished career -- discusses all the big stories from his decades of reporting.
A personal accounting Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News, includes his dismissal from CBS, the Abu Ghraib story, the George W. Bush Air National Guard controversy, his coverage of the JFK assassination, the origin of “Hurricane Dan” as well as inside stories about all the top personalities Dan has either interviewed or worked with over his remarkable career.
Dismissal from CBS, coverage of JFK assassination, origin of "Hurricane Dan" as well as inside stories about all the top personalities he has either interviewed or worked with over his remarkable career.
Annotation: Never-before-revealed personal observations and commentary by Rather are told in a conversational manner. He addresses topics like his dismissal from CBS, the Abu Ghraib story, and his coverage of the JFK assassination and others from his decorated career.
This straightforward and conversational memoir allows you hear his distinctive voice on every page. He discusses all the big stories from his decades of reporting. This very personal accounting includes his dismissal from CBS, the Abu Ghraib story, the George W. Bush Air National Guard controversy, his coverage of the JFK assassination, the origin of "Hurricane Dan" as well as inside stories about all the top personalities Dan has either interviewed or worked with over his career.
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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 Swerve: How the World Became Modern," Stephen Greenblatt, nonfiction. NYTImes review: The author "wears his enormous erudition lightly, so lightly that most readers will forgive him for talking, at times, a bit down to them. This book is well-brewed coffee with plenty of milk and sugar stirred in; it’s a latte, not an espresso."
This is one of those rare books that changed the way I 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.
‘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.
Fantastic book on the winding history of Lucretius's "De Rerum Natura," and how an ancient work brought about the modern world.
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.
Pulitzer Prize winning book, plus it's about obsessing and book collection and research ... right up my alley
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‘The Swerve - How the World Became Modern,’ by Stephen Greenblatt. Read January 2014
‘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: Including a Tree of Night and Other Stories by Truman Capote
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Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer, by Steven Millhauser
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Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
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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!
not afraid to say that this is one of my favorite books
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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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I loved this book, it's a biography of the man who explored and mapped the Amazon jungle, and it is a crazy story :)
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon: David Grann. "I picked up this book in an airport bookstore while traveling and I could barely put it down afterward. " Recommended by Jared C. Wilson of the Gospel Coalition.
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"In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery..."
Erik? (Amanda H. says one of favorite books)
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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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American Lion: Andrew Jackson In The White House by Jon Meacham, 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner in Biography or Autobiography #Pulitzer #PulitzerPrize #GoodReads #Books
President Andrew Jackson: “As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.” Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/andrewjack158566.html#QJEPEVwVtKFH5GT1.99
President Andrew Jackson, 7th President, 1829-1837. Whigs and moralists denounced his aggressive enforcement of the Indian Removal Act, which resulted in the forced relocation of thousands of Native Americans to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). Historians acknowledge his protection of popular democracy and individual liberty for United States citizens, but criticize him for his support for slavery and for his role in Indian removal.
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American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham. Pulitzer Prize Winner.
Andrew Jackson, 7th U.S. president (1828-1836), was born Mar. 15, 1767.
American Lion-Papa Joe wants me to read this! Summer reading list 2012
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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 was our favorite book from 2008 – What's your favorite book from the past ten years? #ThriftBooksTop10
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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!
2010 Reading List Favorite Books - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series - this book started my love for Scandinavian crime thrillers...One must delve through half the book in order for the author to set the foundation, but from there it is wonderful...first in a series...two more books follow. :)
2011 Reading List Favorite Books - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. - I recommend you read the entire series! Especially before the movie comes out.
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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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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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All The Books You NEED To Read In 2015 #refinery29 http://www.refinery29.com/2015-reading-list#slide27 JuneA Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan New York summers are filled with music, and so is Jennifer Egan's Pulitzer Prize-winning stunner. Read it for a while, and then wander over to get a better view of that concert that's been drifting in your window.
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JuneA Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan New York summers are filled with music, and so is Jennifer Egan's Pulitzer Prize-winning stunner. Read it for a while, and then wander over to get a better view of that concert that's been drifting in your window.
One to read. A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD, by Jennifer Egan. Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
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: Jennifer Egan was fabulous in person. Love this book -- read it twice.
This book gives To Kill a Mockingbird a run for its money as my favorite book. Love it.
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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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Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President, by Candice Millard. Just fantastic...great story, great writing....tempted to call it my favorite book of the year.
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excellent reading;Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired ...
A narrative account of the twentieth president's political career offers insight into his background as a scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment, and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet.
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President. Candice Millard’s account of President James Garfield’s assassination and the medical bungling that led to his death at the age of 49. It is a fascinating look into a period of neglected American history. 352 pages.
Destiny of the Republic by Candace Millard - A narrative account of the twentieth president's political career offers insight into his background as a scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment, and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet. Recommended by: Sonia Grgas, Health Reference Librarian
The destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine & the murder of a president by Candice Millard: A narrative account of the twentieth president's political career offers insight into his background as a scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment, and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet. (from book summary) More info: http://www.kcfb.info/projects/kansas-notable-books.html
You'll be riveted from the start. James Garfield was a great man, on the path towards being a good president, when he was shot by a madman. But his inept, arrogant doctors ultimately killed him. Alexander Graham Bell and Joseph Lister play big parts in the story as well. Millard easily turns this tale into a pageturner. If you enjoy strange episodes in American history, you'll find few stranger and more essential than this. -Joe Gallagher, Digital Marketing
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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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#3. Steve Jobs is one of the famous people I admire. With his modern ideas and vision he built his company "Apple" from the ground up. He started out in his parents garage with almost nothing and worked his way up to one of the most successful tech companies today!
I would read my favorite book. The Steve Jobs biography, by Walter Isaacson. A wonderful story about a boy who fought his way to the top, and became a modern pioneer.
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I read the Steve Jobs biography the week it came out. I deeply admired his commitment to design but was so disappointed by the stories of how he mistreated people.
Of course I had to listen to Steve Jobs Biography. I found it fascinating. So many angles of his story. Looked at my MacBook Air, and Pixar, with new eyes. I also liked the reader.
Steve Jobs' biography...hands dowm a book to read..almost done with it!
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E. L. Doctorow nails a Civil-War slog through the south with Sherman and a cast of exquisitely real characters