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Reading List
  • Smith - Russia In Revolution: An Empire In Crisis 1890-1928
  • Wrong - In The Footsteps of Mr Kurtz: Living On The Brink of Disaster in Mobutu’s Congo
  • Holiday - Trust Me I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator
  • Edgerton - Shock of the Old: Technology and Global History Since 1900
  • Gleick - Chaos
  • Principe - Secrets of Alchemy
  • Beard - SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
  • Lee - Insecure Majorities: Congress and the Perpetual Campaign
  • Glantz - When Titans Clashed
  • Caro - The Years of Lyndon Johnson
    • The Path To Power
    • Means of Ascent
    • Master of the Senate
    • The Passage of Power
  • Marra - A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
  • Naval History and Heritage Command - War in the Shallows: US Navy Coastal and Riverine Warfare in Vietnam: 1965-1986
  • Nagl - Learning To Eat Soup With A Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons From Malaysia and Vietnam
  • Afzal - Pakistan Under Seige: Extremism, Society and the State
  • Biddle - Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle
  • Anderson - Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don’t Talk About It)
  • Burroughs - Days of Rage
  • Slobodian - Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism
  • Deming - The New Economics for Industry, Government, Education
  • Achen Bartels - Democracy of Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government
  • Varble - The Suez Crisis 1956 (Essential Histories)
  • Vaishnav - When Crime Pays
  • Vaughan - Challenger Launch Decision: Risky Technology, Culture and Deviance at NASA (reread)
  • Arendt - The Origins of Totalitarianism
  • Tuchman - The Guns of August
  • Bostrom - Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
  • Mahan - The Influence of Sea Power Upon History
  • Robb - The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography
  • van Buren - We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People
  • Scott - Seeing Like A State: How Certain Schemes To Improve The Human Condition Have Failed
  • Jacobs - The Death and Life of Great American Cities
  • Graeber - Debt: The First 5000 Years
  • Hofstadter - Goedel Escher Bach: The Eternal Golden Braid (reread)
  • Rawls - A Theory of Justice
  • Keegan - The Face of Battle (reread)
  • George - Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes On Your Back, Gas In Your Car and Food On Your Plate
  • Hamid - How To Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel (reread)
  • Shambaugh - China’s Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation
  • Dekker - The Field Guide To Understanding Human Error
  • Robins - The Corporation That Changed The World
  • Cohen - Rescuing Justice and Equality
  • Stiglitz - Globalization and Its Discontents
  • Whyte - The Organization Man
  • Maine - Ancient Law and its Connection To The History of Early Society
  • Maine - Popular Government
  • Ferguson - When Money Dies: The Nightmare of Devaluation, Deficit Spending and Hyperinflation In Weimar Germany
  • Chopra, White - A Legal Theory for Autonomous Artificial Agents
  • Ellickson - Order Without Law
  • Posner - Law and Social Norms
  • Posner - How Judges Think
  • Luttwak - Coup d’Etat: A Practical Handbook
  • Pinker - The Better Angels of our Nature
  • Friedman, Kraus - Engineering The Financial Crisis
  • Porter - The Competitive Advantage of Nations
  • Hartcher - The Ministry: The Inside Story of Japan’s Ministry of Finance
  • Ferguson - The Pity of War
  • Israel - Democratic Enlightenment: Philosophy, Revolution and Human Rights 1750 - 1790
  • Steiner - Triumph of the Dark: European International History: 1933-1939
  • Weinberger - Too Big To Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That The Facts Aren’t The Facts, Experts Are Everywhere and the Smartest Person In The Room Is The Room
  • Bhide - A Call For Judgement
  • Dodge - Schelling’s Game Theory: How To Make Decisions
  • Self - American Babylon: Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oakland
  • Nozick - Anarchy, State and Utopia
  • Acemoglu, Robinson - Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, Poverty
  • Spufford - Red Plenty
  • Johnson - Thirteen Bankers
  • Desrochers, Shimizu - The Locavore’s Dilemma - In Praise of the 10,000 Mile Diet
  • Blum - Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet
  • Ho - Liquidated
  • Christensen - The Innovator’s Dilemma
  • Henwood - Wall Street
  • Bobbitt - The Shield of Achilles - War, Peace and the Course of History
  • Matias - Bartleby & Co
  • Arnold - Everyday Technology - Machines and the Making of India’s Modernity
  • Drescher - Good and Real: Demystifying Paradoxes from Physics to Ethics
  • Studwell - How Asia Works
  • Leibovich - This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral Plus Plenty of Valet Parking In America’s Gilded Capital
  • Shapiro - The Terrorists’ Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations
  • Turse - Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam
  • Simpson - War From the Ground Up: Twenty-First Century Combat As Politics
  • Mishra - From The Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia
  • Perkins - East Asian Development: Foundations And Strategies
  • Posner - Reflections On Judging
  • Feldman - The Great Disorder: Politics, Economics and Society in the Great German Inflation: 1914-1924
  • Lewis - The Big Short
  • Lewis - Liar’s Poker
  • Sorkin - Too Big To Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought To Save The Financial System and Themselves
  • Harrison - Light
  • Bass - The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide
  • Roberts - Shantaram
  • Sanderson - The Way of Kings
  • Sanderson - Words of Radiance
  • Hayek - The Market and Other Orders
  • Weil - The Fissured Workplace: Why Work Became So Bad For So Many And What Can Be Done To Improve It
  • Lieven - Ukraine and Russia: A Fraternal Rivalry
  • Figes - The Crimean War
  • Akysyonov - The Island of Crimea
  • Freedman - Strategy: A History
  • Kahneman - Thinking Fast and Slow
  • Armstrong - Paying For the Party: How Colleges Maintain Inequality
  • Lynch - The Lies of Locke Lamora
  • Piketty - Capital in the Twenty-First Century
  • Roy - Capitalism: A Ghost Story
  • Doniger - The Hindus: An Alternative History
  • Gall - The Wrong Enemy: American in Afghanistan: 2001-2014
  • Taylor - The People’s Platform
  • Brook - The Quelling of the People: The Military Suppression of the Beijing Democracy Movement
  • Lim - The People’s Republic of Amnesia
  • Diamond - Guns, Germs and Steel (reread)
  • Kay - The Lions of Al-Rassan
  • Zweig - Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion
  • Davies - Europe: A History
  • Mak - In Europe: Travels Through The Twentieth Century
  • Schlosser - Command And Control
  • Mitchell - Cloud Atlas
  • Meek - Private Island: Why Britain Now Belongs To Someone Else
  • al-Ali - The Struggle for Iraq’s Future
  • Reynolds - The Long Shadow: The Great War and the Twentieth Century
  • Dawisha - Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia
  • Remnick - Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire
  • Johennsen - The Tigers and the Taliban: Risking Everything for Afghanistan
  • Armstrong - A History of God
  • Rajaniemi - The Quantum Thief
  • Rotman - Advanced Modern Algebra
  • Xenophon - Anabasis
  • Arian - Anabasis Alexander
  • Karnad - Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War
  • Sky - The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq
  • Stern, Berger - ISIS: The State of Terror
  • Hayton - The South China Sea: The Struggle for Power in Asia
  • O’Malley - The Two State Delusion: Israel And Palestine: A Tale of Two Narratives
  • Kilcullen - The Accidental Guerilla: Fighting Small Wars In The Midst of a Big One
  • Hoffman - Why Did Europe Conquer The World
  • Walzer - The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolution and Religious Counterrevolutions
  • Cherry-Garrard - The Worst Journey in the World
  • Sumner - The Midas Paradox
  • Taleb - Fooled By Randomness
  • Allison, Blackwill, Wyne - Lee Kyuan Yew
  • Polyani - The Great Transformation
  • Berlin - Troublemakers: Silicon Valley’s Coming of Age
  • Wilson - The Heart of Europe: A History of the Holy Roman Empire
  • Macaes - The Dawn of Eurasia
  • Preston - The World’s Worst Warships: The Failures and Repercussions of Naval Design and Construction
  • Hastings - The Battle for the Falklands
  • Michishita - North Korea’s Military-Diplomatic Campaigns, 1966-2008
  • Girard - Things Hidden Since The Foundation of the World
  • Williams - Significant Zero: Heroes, Villains, and the Fight for Art And Soul in Video Games
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