Recent Reading

June 2023

The Legendary Detective : The Private Eye in Fact and Fiction by John Walton

May 2023

The Book of Travels by Nāser-e Khosraw

The Color Revolution by Regina Lee Blaszczyk

Managing Oneself by Peter F. Drucker

April 2023

House Numbers : Pictures of a Forgotten History by Anton Tantner

ROY G. BIV : An Exceedingly Surprising Book About Color by Jude Stewart

The Nicene Creed : An Introduction by Phillip Cary

March 2023

Kenya : A History Since Independence by Charles Hornsby

January 2023

Before the Rain by Anne Pomel

November 2022

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho

Thoughts on Design by Paul Rand

Everything's Coming Up Profits : The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals by Steve Young and Sport Murphy

October 2022

A Walk Through Paris : A Radical Exploration by Eric Hazan

August 2022

The Origins of American Critical Thought, 1810-1835 by William Charvat

A Mathematician's Apology by G. H. Hardy

July 2022

Midlife : A Philosophical Guide by Kieran Setiya

Adam Smith : An Enlightened Life by Nicholas Phillipson

June 2022

The Origins of Freemasonry : Facts & Fictions by Margaret C. Jacob

April 2022

Mystery in the Channel by Freeman Wills Crofts

March 2022

Night at the Crossroads by Georges Simenon

The Yellow Dog by Georges Simenon

January 2022

The Big Book of Irony by Jon Winokur

December 2021

Extinct : A Compendium of Obsolete Objects edited by Barbara Penner, Adrian Forty, Olivia Horsfall Turner, and Miranda Critchley

How to Be a Friend : An Ancient Guide to True Friendship by Marcus Tullius Cicero

Type Is Beautiful : The Story of Fifty Remarkable Fonts by Simon Loxley

Africa's World War : Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe by Gérard Prunier

What We Think About When We Think About Soccer by Simon Critchley

November 2021

A&R Pioneers : Architects of American Roots Music on Record by Brian Ward and Patrick Huber

You Could Look It Up : The Reference Shelf from Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia by Jack Lynch

A History of Ancient Egypt, Volume 2 by John Romer

October 2021

The Drama of Celebrity by Sharon Marcus

Historiography : Ancient, Medieval, and Modern by Ernst Breisach

September 2021

The Mechanic Muse by Hugh Kenner

August 2021

Designing English : Early Literature on the Page by Daniel Wakelin

A History of Ukraine : The Land and Its Peoples by Paul Robert Magocsi

Typographic Firsts : Adventures in Early Printing by John Boardley

The Book in the Renaissance by Andrew Pettegree

July 2021

A History of Histories : Epics, Chronicles, Romances and Inquiries [...] by John Burrow

June 2021

Superforecasting : The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner

May 2021

30 April 1945: The Day Hitler Shot Himself and Germany's Integration with the West Began by Alexander Kluge

April 2021

French Theory : How Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, & Co. Transformed the Intellectual Life of the United States by François Cusset

February 2021

By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean : The Birth of Eurasia by Barry Cunliffe

December 2020

The Sea Ranch : Architecture, Environment, and Idealism edited by Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher and Joseph Becker

August 2020

Prince of Aesthetes : Count Robert de Montesquiou, 1855-1921 by Philippe Julian

January 2020

Letters of Max Beerbohm, 1892-1956 edited by Rupert Hart-Davis

December 2019

The History of Rock & Roll : Volume One, 1920-1963 by Ed Ward

October 2019

Odessa by Charles King

September 2019

Jack Smith's L.A. by Jack Smith

Republic of Words : The Atlantic Monthly and Its Writers, 1857-1925 by Susan Goodman

August 2019

Reviewery by Christopher Ricks

The Great War of 189- : A Forecast by P.H. Colomb and others

July 2019

The Panda Is Fat by Nolen Lee

The Golden Ticket : P, NP, and the Search for the Impossible by Lance Fortnow

June 2019

The Language of the Game : How to Understand Soccer by Laurent Dubois

Designed for Hi-Fi Living : The Vinyl LP in Midcentury America by Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder

The Inner City Mother Goose by Eve Merriam

The Shock of the Old : Technology and Global History Since 1900 by David Edgerton

The Copy Book : How some of the best advertising writers [...] published by Taschen

Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown

May 2019

George I : Elector and King by Ragnhild Hatton

April 2019

Terrifying Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

The Odd Woman and the City by Vivian Gornick

March 2019

How to Build a Universe, Part I by Brian Cox, Robin Ince, and Alexandra Feachem

The Best Software Writing I selected by Joel Spolsky

Shock and Awe : Glam Rock and Its Legacy by Simon Reynolds

Motel of the Mysteries by David Macaulay

February 2019

Lock 14 by Georges Simenon

January 2019

The Laws of Simplicity by John Maeda

Galateo : or, the Rules of Polite Behavior by Giovanni Della Casa

The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History by Robert Darnton

The Glory of Their Times by Lawrence S. Ritter


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2002 (Aug-Dec)