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Future Imperfect: Technology and Freedom in an Uncertain World
4.00
This is a daring and provocative book which speculates about a wide range of topics from an elevator into space to colonizing and mining asteroids to...more
Jan 18, 2010
Jan 17, 2010
 
On China
4.02
There are brilliant sections of this book. There is an interpretative history of modern China. There is insight into some of the key personalities. Th...more
Jun 2011
Jun 04, 2011
 
The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression
3.43
This book argues that US policy and business involvement in China has been predicated on a fantasy - that China over time will become more democratic...more
Jan 21, 2010
Jan 22, 2010
 
The Theft of History
3.68
It is difficult to evaluate this book. The narrative is broad, covering history in all regions of the world and on topics ranging from love to politic...more
Jan 16, 2010
Jan 16, 2010
 
The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789
3.85
Robert Middlekauff's, the Glorius Cause, is a volume of the Oxford History of America dealing with the revolutionary war area (1763-1787 or so) (it is...more
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Jan 10, 2010
 
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
4.41
This is a fascinating book which relies extensively on oral history of defectors to describe life in North Korea. It focuses on the lives/experiences...more
Jul 11, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
 
Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It
4.01
The book is entertaining and easy to read. It is a good exposition of the shortcomings of epidemological evidence on weight loss and as such is intere...more
Jan 2011
Jan 03, 2011
 
Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It
3.65
This is a well-written discussion about the issues with cyber security and in particular the vulnerability of the United States. It is difficult to kn...more
Jul 20, 2010
Jul 25, 2010
 
The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers
3.98
This is a reasonably credible and balanced discussion of the controlling role of the Chinese communist party in all major aspects of the Chinese econo...more
Jul 21, 2010
Jul 25, 2010
 
The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power
3.86
This is a nicely written synopsis of the problems the incoming Obama administration faced in 2009 when it entered office. I think it underestimated ec...more
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Jan 15, 2010
 
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
4.00
This book is about leading change by example. It's largely focused on individual projects and therefore is better aimed at how individuals can contrib...more
Jul 10, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
 
Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific
3.96
I loved this book

I would have liked more on Borneo and the issues in the epilogue. but I otherwise exellent as a treatment of a critical topic
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Mar 26, 2014
 
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1)
3.87
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Dec 05, 2009
 
Skywalker--Close Encounters on the Appalachian trail
3.87
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Aug 05, 2014
Aug 05, 2014
 
The Odyssey
3.68
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Dec 05, 2009
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.23
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Dec 05, 2009
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.77
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Dec 05, 2009
 
Total Engagement: How Games and Virtual Worlds Are Changing the Way People Work and Businesses Compete
3.14
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Jul 11, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
 
Animal Farm
3.79
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Dec 05, 2009
 
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
3.83
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Dec 05, 2009
 
The Great Gatsby
3.84
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Dec 05, 2009
 
1984
4.09
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Dec 05, 2009
 
Nagaland: A Journey to India's Forgotten Frontier
3.54
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Dec 30, 2013
 
Of Mice and Men
3.79
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Dec 05, 2009
 
China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World
5.00
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Dec 25, 2013
 
Stumbling Giant
3.67
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Nov 29, 2013
 
The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow's Employees Today
3.25
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Nov 29, 2013
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