Whether you find Richard Dawkins a suitable leader in your personal mythology or prefer him roasted on the spit of MRA fueled internecine warfare among skeptics and science supporters, you still have to read The God Delusion by him. Cheap now on Kindle.
Setting Free the Bears: A Novel (Ballantine Reader’s Circle) by John Irving was published in 1968, not long after I learned to read. I think it was about the fifth or sixth adult level book I read (the first was this collection, the second and third were this one and this one, and I imagine all this added up to a certain amount of psychological … something). I never read juvenile fiction because the genre simply did not exist at that time. So, Setting Free the Bears: A Novel was in that set of books that I read because I need to read something other than Dr. Seuss, but that I probably read to early to really appreciate it. I bring it up today simply because it is cheap on Kindle. I look forward to reading it soon to see what I missed the first time around.
So Terrible a Storm by Curt Brown is cheap now. It is about the Thanksgiving Storm of 1905. We learned all about this storm this last summer when we visited the Split Rock lighthouse up north of Duluth on Lake Superior. This storm was a key event in the history of shipping and safety, much like the Titanic’s encounter with the iceberg changed shipping in the North Atlantic (no boat has been sunk by an ice berg since the US, Canada, and Norway deployed their iceberg response to that event).
I’ve never read The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis, but I’ll bet a lot of you either have and would like the two buck version of it for your growing but ever tiny library of eBooks, or would simply like to read it for the first time.
I myself am not big on corporate or industry leader biographies, though I suspect I would enjoy them. I just have too much other stuff to read right now. But if you enjoy such books, you will want to know that Intel Trinity,The: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World’s Most Important Company by Michael S. Malone is now 3 bucks.
Happy book collecting and reading!