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The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
really liked it
I'll first say: this book is LONG. Having it on my Kindle meant that I did not really understand how long this book would be. It is definitely a commi ...more
Oct 19, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
Project Azorian: The CIA and the Raising of the K-129
liked it
**spoiler alert** First question: Why was all the text in my Kindle edition centered instead of left justified?

I would rate this book as "okay". There
Aug 02, 2012
Jul 31, 2012
Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives
liked it
I had previously read The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda by Ali Soufan, so I was curious to read this book, as I ...more
Jul 23, 2012
Jul 22, 2012
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
really liked it
**spoiler alert** While it is a book about a baseball team, it is not just about baseball or something for baseball aficionados. It is partly an under ...more
Oct 12, 2011
Sep 22, 2011
Speak of the Devil
really liked it
Fantastic insight in to a notable and truly bizarre criminal. The author did a fantastic job characterizing the criminal's behavior and his actions. P ...more
Jul 22, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
Soldier Dogs
liked it
I rated this book 3 out of 5 stars. Don't take this the wrong way, I did enjoy this book, and found it to be a good story of military working dogs, th ...more
Jun 06, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
Farewell: The Greatest Spy Story of the Twentieth Century
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I overall enjoyed this book, but had one principle frustration with it: the continuous foreshadowing.

Almost from the first chapter
Feb 09, 2012
Feb 02, 2012
Beating Back the Devil: On the Front Lines with the Disease Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service
liked it
I was torn between three or four stars when rating this review. While I overall liked the book, it did drag in the middle (More on this below), which ...more
Jan 03, 2012
Oct 12, 2011
Whack-A-Mole: The Price We Pay for Expecting Perfection
liked it
I've recently been reading a lot about high reliability organizations, safety cultures and specifically, Just Culture. While this book is a good prime ...more
Nov 20, 2012
Nov 08, 2012
The Lost Bank: The Story of Washington Mutual-The Biggest Bank Failure in American History
really liked it
This book is fantastic, in a Greek tragedy kind of way. Grind does a superb job mapping the rise and fall of WaMu through unchecked subprime lending. ...more
Aug 22, 2012
Aug 02, 2012
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