2009 Reading

December 2009

Approaching Eye Level by Vivian Gornick

Serendipities by Umberto Eco

Hell to Pay: Operation DOWNFALL and the Invasion of Japan, 1945-1947 by D. M. Giangreco

The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA by Thomas Powers

The Red Flag by David Priestland

Everything is Under Control by Robert Anton Wilson

November 2009

What Are Intellectuals Good For? by George Scialabba

Eagles and Empire by David A. Clary

The Vertigo Years: Europe, 1900-1914 by Philipp Blom

The Evasion-English Dictionary by Maggie Balistreri

The Redneck Way of Knowledge by Blanche McCrary Boyd

October 2009

How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton

Dark Continent by Mark Mazower

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

The Hardball Handbook by Chris Matthews

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

Looking at Philosophy (2nd edition) by Donald Palmer

Don't Make Me Think! (2nd edition) by Steve Krug

The Inheritance of Rome by Chris Wickham

August 2009

False Economy by Alan Beattie

For the Love of Vinyl by Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell

How the States Got Their Shapes by Mark Stein

July 2009

Is There Life After High School? by Ralph Keyes

June 2009

The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton

Aging Well by George E. Vaillant

May 2009

Europe Between the Oceans, 9000 BC - AD 1000 by Barry Cunliffe

The Great Influenza by John M. Barry

The Next 100 Years by George Friedman

A Guide to the Good Life by William B. Irvine

April 2009

Flu by Gina Kolata

Every Book Its Reader by Nicholas A. Basbanes

ESPN25 by Charles Hirshberg

Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi

RFID by Steven Shepard

Information: The New Language of Science by Hans Christian von Baeyer

The Popes of Avignon by Edwin Mullins

7 Deadly Scenarios by Andrew F. Krepinevich

Postwar by Tony Judt

March 2009

The Philosophy of Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol

[Led Zeppelin IV] by Erik Davis

Spacecraft 2000 to 2100 AD by Stewart Cowley

A World of Letters by Nicholas A. Basbanes

The Ruin of Kasch by Roberto Calasso

February 2009

Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander

Hitman by David Foster

NHL: The Official Illustrated History by Arthur Pincus

A Privileged Life by Susanna Salk

A Great Idea at the Time by Alex Beam

POPism by Andy Warhol and Pat Hackett

Andy Warhol by Isabel Kuhn

A Gentle Madness by Nicholas A. Basbanes

I Hate New Music by Dave Thompson

"I Gave Them a Sword" by David Frost

January 2009

When the New Deal Was Young and Gay by Charles Hurd

The Final Solution by Michael Chabon

Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong by Pierre Bayard

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

The Conviction of Richard Nixon by James Reston, Jr.

The Ayatollah Begs to Differ by Hooman Majd