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Diaries of Field Marshal Mohammad Ayub Khan, 1966-1972
4.16
Autobiographies are usually written with 20/20 hindsight. This this a diary, you experience history as it develops into an unknown future. What made t ...more
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Nov 10, 2012
 
Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding
3.88
Good history and insight into the unstable relationship between the US and Pakistan. My disappointment was that the details thin out when you get to t ...more
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Dec 21, 2013
 
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
3.94
Why Nations Fail has a simple thesis – failure is due to extractive political and economic structures. Conversely, success is linked to inclusive poli ...more
Jan 10, 2013
Dec 31, 2012
 
Contact
4.05
Looks like Carl Segan wanted to create some scientific interest in the general public with this book. So you have math, engineering, astrophysics comi ...more
Jan 1987
Sep 25, 2011
 
A Journey to Disillusionment
4.23
An insightful look at Pakistani politics. With all its ups and downs the era described by Mazari helps to explain the trajectory of political developm ...more
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Nov 10, 2012
 
The Goldilocks Enigma: Why Is the Universe Just Right for Life?
4.01
I was disappointed by the book. A lot of material in the book was too technical for the average reader; I found the going tough despite having taken c ...more
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Dec 10, 2010
 
Aftershock: Protect Yourself and Profit in the Next Global Financial Meltdown
3.48
This book is low on research and high on opinions. The common sense ideas are appealing but suffer from the very problem that the book set out to addr ...more
Sep 04, 2011
Sep 04, 2011
 
Sher Shah Suri: A Fresh Perspective
4.25
ambition meets action. He nearly ended the Mughal Empire and planned to distroy Lahore.
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Dec 10, 2010
 
The Life of Saladin
4.00
Well written and inspiring.
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Dec 10, 2010
 
Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan
3.90
This war is about changing a world that is several thousand miles and few centuries removed from America. A decade long war, thousands of lives and cl ...more
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Dec 31, 2012
 
The Why Axis: Hidden Motives and the Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life
3.51
I liked the book in general and it's Central idea of putting interventions to experimental testing. The down side was the a bulk of the content is cen ...more
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Mar 07, 2014
 
Idea Man
3.68
I was very disappointed with the book. The greatest achievement Paul had was his initial day with Bill Gates at Microsoft. There is nothing too intere ...more
May 24, 2011
May 24, 2011
 
A Mind of Its Own: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives
3.81
Surprising look at our mind, Fine shows that we have a lot less control on our minds than we think. Why bother finding out the limitations? She convin ...more
Nov 18, 2012
Nov 10, 2012
 
The Diary of A U-Boat Commander
3.88
I downloaded this book thinking I'd be reading on what life was like in the U-boat. Turns out this is a great piece of fiction told from the viewpoint ...more
Sep 19, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
 
The Tipping Point How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. Malcolm Gladwell
3.85
Really enjoyed this book. There's been a lot written for and against the core idea of getting 10,000 hours of practice to master anything. The sample ...more
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Apr 25, 2015
 
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
3.84
I discovered Nassim's work from one of Gladwell's book. The two are worlds apart - Nassim is empirical. This book is serious reading. Some background ...more
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Apr 25, 2015
 
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
3.96
I liked the intro and the first half of the book. But, the then was disappointed by case studies that we're poorly connected to the main topic. At the ...more
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Dec 21, 2013
 
The End of Poverty
3.65
Good look at causes of poverty and what can be done about it. Sachs does a good job of looking at myths in our understanding of causes of poverty his ...more
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Dec 10, 2010
 
Fooled By Randomness
4.01
Argues that we know a lot less than what we think. At points get a little philosophical and demands concentration. Convinced me enough to wonder if I ...more
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Nov 10, 2012
 
Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War
3.81
Too long. Too much back and forth movement in time. Would have been great if it was kept to 200 pages
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Feb 20, 2014
 
Obama's Wars
3.66
It is almost unreal. Decision making styles, conflicts, mission creep and confusion that goes along in a major war.
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Nov 10, 2012
 
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
3.63
I thought I was reading a great non-fiction. on hindside it is not baf as a semi fiction
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Jan 01, 2013
 
Empress Orchid (Empress Orchid, #1)
3.86
An interesting look at the of the personal side of the dying Chinese monarch.
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Dec 21, 2013
 
At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA
3.44
Why would you want to read about George Tenet? Because he was running CIA when 9/11 happened and when Bush decided to go looking for WMD's in Iraq. Th ...more
Jan 2010
Sep 25, 2011
 
Project Management: A Systems Approach To Planning, Scheduling, And Controlling
3.72
The definitive book on Project Management!
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Sep 13, 2011
 
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guides)
3.56
The reference for Project Management
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Sep 13, 2011
 
Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs
3.86
Would be nice if people actually changed their minds after reading this book.
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Nov 10, 2012
 
Freakonomics - A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side Of Everything
3.89
Interesting and useful
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Nov 10, 2012
 
Travels Of Ibn Jubayr
3.89
Sadly there aren't that may old classic travel books from the Middle East - or at least ones that have been translated in to english. Ibn Batuta's wor ...more
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Nov 10, 2012
 
Discovering Statistics Using SPSS (Introducing Statistical Method)
4.23
dont start SPSS without this book
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Nov 10, 2012
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