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Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism
3.68
If you want to know why the economy works the way it does - this is the book for you. You are not the "rational man" that economists think you are, no ...more
Nov 18, 2009
Jan 25, 2012
 
Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan
3.89
Jake Adelstein shares his career working for the Yomiuri Shinbun, Japan's largest newspaper, on the crime beat. In a fast-paced memoir he delves into ...more
Jan 30, 2010
Jan 25, 2012
 
Thinking, Fast and Slow
4.02
Kahneman is one of the founding fathers of behavioral economics and this book is his opus on the subject combining material from his earlier books and ...more
Apr 04, 2014
Jun 29, 2012
 
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
3.98
Amazing non-fiction telling on the lives of Mumbai slum inhabitants. Boo follows several families and experience the unpredictable existence of these ...more
Sep 26, 2012
Feb 09, 2012
 
The House of Rothschild: Volume 2: The World's Banker: 1849-1999
3.91
I loved this, though it is a dense read and really only for history buffs.

We see the recent history of Europe through Ferguson's lens of the Rothschil
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Mar 02, 2014
Feb 26, 2012
 
The Twilight War: The Secret History of America's Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran
4.13
Timing is everything - since the Islamic Revolution of 1979 every time one side has leaned forward to create a new relationship the other has not resp ...more
May 07, 2014
Jul 25, 2012
 
The Millennium Trilogy
4.45
Wow! You have got to read it.
This was so good I stated up late and then went and got the sequel the next day to read that. This is a modern sexy thril
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Jun 12, 2010
Jan 25, 2012
 
Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
3.85
A great history book. Entertainingly written with many humorous stories, Okrent illustrates the biggest legislative failure in U.S. history and the ch ...more
Jul 28, 2011
Jan 25, 2012
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.23
This is just one of the most lovely books you can read. I picked it up because 2010 was the 50th anniversary of this amazing novel, and thoroughly enj ...more
Jan 30, 2011
Jan 25, 2012
 
The Spartacus War
3.75
An entertaining history of the greatest slave rebellion in human history, as we follow Spartacus as he escapes from his gladiator camp and then builds ...more
Feb 14, 2011
Jan 25, 2012
 
The Prince
3.73
A true classic of political thought. Written in the 16th Century, Machiavelli used his experience as a bureaucrat, and his extensive reading of histor ...more
Jul 18, 2010
Jan 25, 2012
 
Gettysburg: A Testing of Courage
4.11
A great history book outlining the battle and the thoughts and emotions of the men who led it. It made me consider the "fog of war" and how little com ...more
Feb 27, 2011
Jan 25, 2012
 
We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals
3.95
A great historical exploration of the fascinating relationship between Queen Victoria and her Prince Consort Albert. A must-read for historical reader ...more
Jul 17, 2011
Jan 25, 2012
 
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
3.95
This book focuses on how to get organized from the ground level up. While it mentions working out your life goals and the bigger parts of being happy, ...more
Jan 30, 2010
Jan 25, 2012
 
Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System from Crisis — and Themselves
4.02
This is a fast-paced expose on the behind-the-scenes negotiations during the financial meltdown in late 2008. Very entertaining as it highlights the i ...more
Feb 09, 2011
Jan 25, 2012
 
The Tale of Genji
3.68
This is a truly magnificent work, a great gift to fans of classics, romance and Japanese literature. The quotes on the inside cover say it all.: "Both ...more
Mar 21, 2010
Jan 25, 2012
 
For God, Country and Coca-Cola: The Definitive History of the Great American Soft Drink and the Company That Makes It
3.83
Entertaining unofficial corporate history of Coke. We follow one of the most influential companies in U.S. history throughout it's ups and downs. It i ...more
Feb 10, 2011
Jan 25, 2012
 
The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West
3.99
Brilliant! This is a very serious and dense book when Ferguson explores the deep themes of war. His main premise is that in the 50 years between the s ...more
Feb 12, 2011
Jan 25, 2012
 
Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic: Inside One of the World's Most Admired Service Organizations
3.79
A great book with lessons for us all. It describes in an easy to read and inspiring tone the way Mayo delivers a truly outstanding client experience i ...more
Nov 28, 2009
Jan 25, 2012
 
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
4.06
A very funny and frank retelling of the clash of personalities behind the most open Presidential election in 50 years. If you love politics, this is a ...more
Jul 11, 2010
Jan 25, 2012
 
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Extraordinary Voyages, #6)
3.81
Summary:
A great rip-roaring read that flows easily with action from start to finish. A must for true fans of science fiction with the way it combines
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Oct 22, 2009
Jan 25, 2012
 
Southern Storm
3.95
Trudeau brings us a modern, researched account of Sherman's march through Georgia. Sherman was tough, mean and brilliant, but the story of this campai ...more
Jan 30, 2010
Jan 25, 2012
 
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
4.20
Michael Lewis, the author of Moneyball (and The Blind Side) delivers another non-fiction gem. This time he follows the fascinating story of three shor ...more
Jun 27, 2010
Jan 25, 2012
 
The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age
3.68
Loved this book, how it combined the science and the investigations of the diseases. While there is definitely a scary part of this story, there is al ...more
Dec 31, 2013
Oct 15, 2012
 
The Hunger Games, including: Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire (2009 Novel), The Hunger Games Trilogy, Mockingjay, Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, List Of Characters In The Hunger Games Trilogy, The Hunger Games Universe, Haymitch Abernathy
4.22
A remarkable story. The best fiction I have read in a very long time and that includes The Millennium Trilogy, which I also loved. Written for the tee ...more
Mar 12, 2011
Jan 25, 2012
 
Einstein: His Life and Universe
4.04
A phenomenal exploration of the life of an amazing man. Isaacson explored the science and did a great job explaining relativity to me, though parts re ...more
Aug 27, 2014
Oct 09, 2012
 
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
4.41
A sensitive exploration of how North Koreans struggle to survive in spite of their evil government.

Details: Demick follows several stories of North Ko
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Aug 02, 2011
Jan 25, 2012
 
All the Laws but One: Civil Liberties in Wartime
3.51
Fascinating story of the history of habeas corpus the law forbidding detention without charges. Focusing on the use of the law during wartime, written ...more
Mar 20, 2011
Jan 25, 2012
 
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
3.95
I really liked how strong Malala's story was in this book. I felt as if she was speaking to me, and though this was co-written it was gentle and let t ...more
Jan 08, 2014
Dec 28, 2013
 
April 1865: The Month That Saved America
4.15
A great history book that helps us remember that what made the Civil War amazing was the way it ended. At several critical junctures leaders in the No ...more
Mar 10, 2011
Jan 25, 2012
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