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David Mytton
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This is my journey in books for 2018!

I read 17,457 pages across 57 books Img bookstack 72

Lying by Sam Harris
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47 pages
624 pages
Victorious Century: The United K...
Victorious Century by David Cannadine
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Reflections by Peter Hennessy
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Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey
David’s first review of the year
it was amazing
There are 2 parts to Poverty Safari. The first is a series of auto-biographical stories which provide the sad backstory for Darren McGarvey’s upbringing and experiences growing up and living in poverty in Glasgow.

It is a brave thing to do to recount such personal tales. Whilst it certainly helps to share these experiences so others can try and understand how many people live, I feel their real purpose is to provide legitimacy and authenticity to
Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey
it was amazing
Principles by Ray Dalio
Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff
Should We Eat Meat Evolution and Consequences of Modern Carni... by Vaclav Smil
The Lessons of History by Will Durant
Victorious Century by David Cannadine
The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich A. Hayek
Story of Philosophy by Will Durant
Big History by Cynthia Stokes Brown
Free Will by Sam Harris
Numbers by Peter M. Higgins
The Theoretical Minimum by Leonard Susskind
Confessions of A Recovering MP by Nick DeBois
Living the Cold War by Christopher Mallaby
Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman
it was amazing
Reflections by Peter Hennessy
Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart by Gordon Livingston
Imperium by Robert   Harris
Lustrum by Robert   Harris
it was amazing
Dictator by Robert   Harris
When They Go Low, We Go High by Philip Collins
The Art of Rhetoric by Aristotle
Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
Utopia by Thomas More
The Hedgehog And The Fox by Isaiah Berlin
Finite and Infinite Games by James P. Carse
Universal Healthcare without the NHS by Kristian Niemietz
it was amazing
High Growth Handbook by Elad Gil
How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton
Essays In Love by Alain de Botton
Pompeii by Robert   Harris
The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton
The Great Degeneration by Niall Ferguson
Lying by Sam Harris
Becoming a Technical Leader by Gerald M. Weinberg
Product Leadership by Richard  Banfield
The Longevity Diet by Valter Longo
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
The Lean Product Playbook by Dan  Olsen
On China by Henry Kissinger
Breaking the Code by Gyles Brandreth
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
it was amazing
The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
Munich by Robert   Harris
it was amazing
Enigma by Robert   Harris
The Idea of History by R.G. Collingwood
Zero to One by Blake  Masters
The Wealth of Nations, Books 1-3 by Adam Smith
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
Mystery in White by J. Jefferson Farjeon
Who Owns The Future? by Jaron Lanier
The Square and the Tower by Niall Ferguson
really liked it
Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier
Orwell on Truth by George Orwell
Orwell on Truth by George Orwell
David’s last review of the year
really liked it
A good reminder that Orwell was significantly more than 1984 and Animal Farm. His other writing from over 50 years ago could easily have been written about politics and society today. Either that shows that nothing changes or that we're always in some kind of crisis. Maybe both!

Probably the most relevant passage for me was:

The chief danger to freedom of thought and speech at this moment is not the direct interference of the [Ministry of Informati
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