Recent Reading

May 2018

Middle Age by Christopher Hamilton

March 2018

Middle East Diary by Noel Coward

The Warriors : Reflections on Men in Battle by J. Glenn Gray

October 2017

A New History of the Humanities by Rens Bod

The Show That Never Ends : The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock (ARC) by David Weigel

September 2017

The Middle Ages by Johannes Fried

On the Map : A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks by Simon Garfield

August 2017

Charlemagne by Johannes Fried

Smart Baseball (ARC) by Keith Law

July 2017

The Utopia of Rules : On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy by David Graeber

June 2017

Technically Wrong : Why Digital Products Are Designed to Fail You (ARC) by Sara Wachter-Boettcher

May 2017

BART : The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System by Michael C. Healy

The Lonely City : Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Lang

Branding in Five and a Half Steps by Michael Johnson

Tales of Two Cities : Paris, London, and the Birth of the Modern City by Jonathan Conlin

April 2017

An Atlas of Countries That Don't Exist by Nick Middleton

A History of Ancient Egypt : From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid by John Romer

How to […] by Michael Bierut

March 2017

The Index Card : Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to be Complicated by Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack

A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age by David J. Helfand

February 2017

Things from the Flood by Simon Stålenhag

Tales from the Loop by Simon Stålenhag

The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis

December 2016

The Universe in Zero Words : The Story of Mathematics as Told Through Equations by Dana Mackenzie

November 2016

The Best American Infographics, 2016 edited by Gareth Cook

The Book : A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time by Keith Houston

September 2016

Love Goes to Buildings on Fire : Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever by Will Hermes

9 Algorithms That Changed the Future : The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers by John MacCormick

Global Crisis : War, Climate Change & Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century by Geoffrey Parker

August 2016

The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance by John Hale

July 2016

Here by Richard McGuire

A Cultural History of the Atlantic World, 1250-1820 by John K. Thornton

May 2016

BiblioTech : Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google by John Palfrey

Infographics : Designing and Visualizing Data edited by Wang Shaoqiang

March 2016

Divine Art, Infernal Machine by Elizabeth L. Eisenstein

February 2016

Portlandness : A Cultural Atlas by David Banis and Hunter Shobe

Writings from The New Yorker 1927-1976 by E. B. White

December 2015

Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere by Jan Morris

November 2015

10 Billion Days & 100 Billion Nights by Ryu Mitsuse

October 2015

Showa 1953-1989 : A History of Japan by Shigeru Mizuki

Uncommon Carriers by John McPhee

September 2015

The Make Good Art Speech by Neil Gaiman

July 2015

Pietr the Latvian by Georges Simenon

June 2015

American Cornball : A Laffopedic Guide to the Formerly Funny by Christopher Miller

St. Petersburg : Shadows of the Past by Catriona Kelly

Simple Rules : How to Thrive in a Complex World by Donald Sull and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt

April 2015

The Org : The Underlying Logic of the Office by Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan

March 2015

Information Graphics by Sandra Rendgen

Data-ism : The Revolution Transforming Decision Making […] (ARC) by Steve Lohr

Mapping It Out : An Alternative Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies by Hans-Ulrich Obrist

February 2015

The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes by Conevery Bolton Valencius

A History of the Twentieth Century in 100 Maps by Tim Bryars and Tom Harper

Before the Revolution : America's Ancient Pasts by Daniel K. Richter

The Late Monsieur Gallet by Georges Simenon

January 2015

Dangerous Games : The Uses and Abuses of History by Margaret MacMillan


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