Boom Town – Sam Anderson

This is somewhat of a random book both to write and to select to read.  It’s a sort-of history of Oklahoma City written from the standpoint of it being a unique place with a unique history and civic makeup.  The book is not exhaustive by any means, and the author builds much of the story […]

Natural Causes – Barbara Ehrenreich

The author begins this book with a fairly provocative statement: In the last few years I have given up on the many medical measures – cancer screenings, annual exams, Pap smears, for example – expected of a responsible person with health insurance.  The reason she’s done this – she says later in the chapter – […]

Three Days in Moscow – Bret Baier

Three things I didn’t like about this book: Baier tells about an event that happened less than a year after the assassination attempt on Reagan when he threw out the first pitch on opening day of the 1982 MLB season at a Baltimore Orioles game. He says that Reagan showed how well he’d recovered from […]

Your Money or Your Life – Vicki Robin

I read this book because I read an article on the FIRE movement (Financial Independence Retire Early) that referred to it as the Bible of the lifestyle.  It was originally written in the early nineties and spawned a whole movement of people who decided they didn’t want to work 9-5 jobs their whole life but […]

Paul Revere’s Ride – David Hackett Fischer

I don’t think I’ve ever read a (an?) historical book that was more well-researched than this one.  The amount of information in the story and its breadth of scope (he tells the story from both the American and British perspectives) are enormously impressive.  The author obviously spent a ton of time researching before he wrote.  […]