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The More Than Complete Hitchhiker's Guide by Douglas Adams
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Possibly the funniest, most ingenious collection of books I've ever read. Every sentence is like a good inside joke.
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Blackwater by Jeremy Scahill
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Fascinating, behind the scenes look of a company that was even more deeply involved in America's Iraq and Afghanistan wars then we ever knew from news reports. Author though seems little too biased against company and its founder and is very intent o ...more
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Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
Pope Joan
by Donna Woolfolk Cross (Goodreads Author)
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Action packed, historical adventure that is one of few books I really could not put down. Every chapter ended with an improbable catastrophe that could not possibly get resolved and yet miraculously does only to be followed by an even more amazing ev ...more
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The Quants by Scott Patterson
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Interesting look behind the scenes of how software and fast computers are now controlling the stock market. Most of the stock trades are now processed in fraction of seconds and decisions are made by algorithms and programs - not humans. Scott Patter ...more
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The Long Tail by Chris Anderson
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Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
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A revealing look into our psyche and how we make buying decisions which are usually highly irrational. Recounts countless fascinating studies. Highly entertaining. This is a must read. Period.
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Manhunt by James L. Swanson
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Very good historical account of what happens after Lincoln is assassinated from the perspective of John Wilkes Booth and his accomplices. Very well researched and described. So well captures Booth's and his accomplices' point of view that you catch y ...more
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The Search by John Battelle
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Very solid introduction of Google and its founders. Details how the company began, its philosophy and what makes it different. Explains how Google in a short time changed not just search results but how we obtain information and transformed advertisi ...more
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The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
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Truly epic book that spans several generations. Action is non-stop.
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The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson
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