Friday, October 21, 2011

October / November Reading List

Breaking Free: My Life With Dissociative Identity Disorder, by Herschel Walker. Though filled with DID details surely written by Walker’s professional co-authors, the book does a good job of weaving this dry analysis with previously untold details of Herschel’s life, starting with his early childhood in rural Wrightsville. Library book.

Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, by John E Ferling. Book on CD from the library.

Executive Orders, by Vince Flynn. Features CIA counterterrorism veteran Mitch Rapp. Book on CD from the library.

The Appeal, by John Grisham. Book on CD from the library.

Teeth of the Tiger, by Tom Clancy. Features Jack Ryan Jr. Book on CD from the library.

The Fourth Shot, by Christian L Balling. Was more about a post-WWII Nazi plot to conquer the US and Russia than the Kennedy assassination. After picking it up at a thrift store several months ago, I finally read it.

One More July, by George Plimpton and Bill Curry. Conversations between the writer and center on their cross-country drive to Packer training camp. Bought from Amazon.

The Joy of Keeping Score: How Scoring the Game Has Influenced and Enhanced the History of Baseball, by Paul Dickson. I should’ve started reading scorekeeping books long ago. Bought from Amazon.

I’m getting more purposeful in the books I get at the library. Instead of showing up and checking out whatever looks good, Now I’m reserving the books I want to read in advance.

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