December 07, 2004

Christmas Vacation Reading

I have just selected some books to bring with me for Christmas vacation. We will be spending about two weeks with my in-laws and I anticipate some time to catch up on my reading. Here are my choices (I'm not sure that I'll be bringing them all, mind you):

*The Man Who Would Be King: The First American in Afghanistan
by Ben Macintyre

*Basic Economics: A Citizens Guide to the Economy, Revised and Expanded
by Thomas Sowell

*Applied Economics: Thinking Beyond Stage One
by Thomas Sowell

*Gentleman Revolutionary : Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution
by Richard Brookhiser


*To Rule the Waves : How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World
by Arthur Herman

My father in law also has an excellent library. But I do like to have a couple of my own books, too.

Posted by Random Penseur at December 7, 2004 12:50 PM

Does this mean you're going to Norway?

Posted by: John Bruce at December 7, 2004 02:10 PM

All non-fiction for you RP?
Funny, when I travel I tend to focus on lighter fiction.
Have a nice trip and enjoy the books!!!

Posted by: ivan at December 7, 2004 02:41 PM

You should check out the biography on Freya Stark, too. Interesting lady, she was an adventurer who travelled by herself in the ealry 20th century, and is pretty much responsible for te way the Middle East looks on paper. I haven't got my grubby mitts on it yet, so I can't speak for the book beyond what I know of Freya Stark's life. Seems up your alley, though!

Posted by: Mandalei at December 7, 2004 03:01 PM

I was going to recommend "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", but it seems a little lowbrow compared to what you're reading.

Posted by: Howard at December 7, 2004 04:38 PM

That is some heavy reading, Random! I'm partial to fiction myself, but that might just explain why I have such a poor understanding of world economics!
Interesting list. Good reading to ya!

Posted by: Mick at December 8, 2004 12:44 PM

RP - I just started reading "The Lunar Men", by Jenny Uglow. I think you might like it.

Posted by: Mark at December 16, 2004 08:24 PM
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