My Christmas Break Reading

5 01 2010

Here is a list of the books I read over the Christmas break, in no particular order.

Neal Stephenson, Anathem

Andrew Lambert, The Gates of Hell: Sir John Franklin’s Tragic Quest for the North West Passage

Daniel Headrick, Power over Peoples: Technology, Environments, and Western Imperialism, 1400 to the Present

Robert E. Wright, One Nation Under Debt: Hamilton, Jefferson, and the History of What We Owe.

Peter F. Hamilton, Judas Unchained

Gordon S. Wood, Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815. Part of the Oxford History of the United States series. Fantastic book. Scholarly yet accessible to ordinary people– the type of historical book I admire the most.

Robert E. Wright, The First Wall Street: Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance



2 responses

6 01 2010

By my count, that’s about 2000 pages of history and 2000 pages of fiction. Impressive. I’d be interested to know about your reading style.

7 01 2010

It helps when your winter break includes long, boring trans-pacific flights.

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