Empire Wilderness: Travels into Americas Future
by Robert D. Kaplan
is a very thought provoking, challenging, very modern history:
today versus tomorrow. I dont agree with many or even much
of the authors conclusions, but the journalists reporting
eye appears very accurate, the contrasts eye opening, and I felt
I was back in college when I was reading this. If he had left
out some of his opinions, this would have been excellent, but
the facts he brings up woke me up.
new Rules for Individuals, Companies and Nations.
Lester C. Thurow
is a fascinating book from a very stimulating economist and historian.
Sections of this book appeared in the June, 1999
Robert C. Chope, Ph.D
This book is aimed at employees who are interested in changing
their career or their job, depending on age and circumstance.
As an employer, I purchased this book to learn how "new" employees
were thinking. I learned a lot from the employee's viewpoint,
but found many of the chapters extremely thought provoking and
useful for employers.
The last part of the book is primarily great advice, but the first
part of the book I could not put down as it taught me quite a
bit. In fact, I have passed it on to some business owners I know
as I found the information very useful. The book is also very
well written and easy to read.
Reflections on Wine
by frank J. Prial
I Love Paul Revere, Whether He Rode or Not
is both a very entertaining and informative short book about
in American history. The chapters are by subject, ratherthan
dates, and you do not have to read in sequence.The
book is extremely well footnoted for accuracy, with
page notes, too.
internet today is creating new myths because when
hear it enough, we begin to believe it. Shenkman, author
other such books, one a past New Times Best seller, “Legends,
Lies & Cherished Myths of American History,” perhaps sums
up his latest in
the last paragraph:
mistake is not creating myths but in pretending the myths are
true, which breeds suspicion when it is discovered they are
not. Actually, we can have our myths and truth, too. Myths serve
as symbols of cultural unity even when their fictitiousness
is well established. Just because Santa Claus is a fantasy
doesn’t mean we have to take him out and shoot him.”
pages plus notes
Maddens Ulitimate Tailgating
by Viking Press
are collections of recipe's John Madden's staff collected all
over the country. He tried them during his bus trip plus a special
"cook off" and picked the best of the lot. They range
"for four" or "12 to 18" and are both for
novice and expert. The book also lists the football stadiums and
their policies, that I think is worth the price of the book for
this entertainment and knowledge.
by James Burke
Simon & Schuster
is almost like a technological "Ulysses" by James Joyce. The author
almost does a stream of consciousness, and does repeat himself
at least three or four times through the 262 page book ( available
at Amazon in paperback ). It is a journey that reminds me of Andy
Grove's book on change, as you see how inventions, and technology
greatly influenced history and the advance of our knowledge. Most
importantly, it shows how new things can make people a lot of
money, those that don't change, lose a lot of money, and is fascinating---although
the connections of events wanders from century to century and
subject to subject. I thought this was not only fascinating, but
there are many levels in the writing just as there are in James
Joyce's fiction. This book is pure fact, however.
Rudolph W. Giuliani
Mayor Giuliani's new book "Leadership" is available on line at
Amazon for $16.35 plus shipping.
(There is talk he may be George W. Bushs vice-presidential
candidate to replace Dick Cheney---you read it here first. ).
While Giuliani is making the book promotion circuit, you might
want to read another viewpoint.
by Bill Bryson
informal history of the English Language in the United States)
Morrow is the Publisher. Very humorous, thought provoking, educational
as history tells us how words and expressions were formed with
the Paranoid Survive
by Andrew S. Grove
president and CEO of Intel Corporation, located here in Santa
I cold not put this book down. The 10X power concept and Strategic
Inflection Points apply to all of us in business.
Well-written, fascinating, easy to understand; a reflection of
the company he once served as "where the buck stops."
All About Roses (Ortho's All About)
by Tommy Cairns, Ortho (Editor), Thomas Cairns
is a best buy book on roses, $9.56 from Amazon.com. 1999 edition.
Thorough, up-to-date, well organized, best and accurate pictures,
highly recommended for beginners and rosarians.
Imperfect: History According to the Movies
of many of history's events as viewed by film makers compared
to reality. Entertaining and educational. Thought provoking on
how history can be changed by others, and somehow, what we remember
is fantasy and not fact. Well written; easy to read. Will make
you laugh and some of it will make you sad and provoke you. A
book you will re-read again and again.
by Daniel S. Janal
has written several books on the internet. His latest is serious,
especially for those who market on the internet, attract business,
and make "commitments.
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