Some books we’ve read recently and found interesting. Sort of our “leisure reading” list..
The order in the list is totally arbitrary.
1997 The Innovator’s Dilemma. Clayton M Christensen
Harvard:Harvard Business Press
(Interesting read on how technology can be ‘disruptive’ and foster rapid change.)
1996 On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
Lt. Col. Davie Grossman Boston:Little Brown & Co.
(Interesting read on violence and how we are trained to commit and live with it.)
1999 The Elegant Universe. Brian Greene. New York: Vintage Books
(Great read on Superstring Theory - actually made it understandable! )
2002 Why Terrorism Works. Alan Dershowitz New Haven:Yale Univ. Press
(Sobering book on terrorism and what should be done about it)
2001 Body of Secrets:Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency
James Bamford New York:Doubleday (a reasonably accurate
account of NSA and its activities).
2002 Chemical and Biological Warfare:A Common Sense Guide For The
Informed Citizen. E. Croddy. New York:Copernicus Books.
(a clear, non-technical read that is informative...as the back jacket
says...”Be informed, not afraid”). Highly recommended
2001 Mim’s Pathogensis of Infectious Disease (5th ed.). C. Mims, A. Nash,
and J. Stephen. San Diego:Academic Press
(a medical book which tells you everything you wanted to know about
germs and how they operate in the human body).
2000 The Plague Makers (revised ed.). Wendy Barnaby.
New York:Continuum. (an easily read book on biological warfare).
1999 The Elegant Universe. Brian Greene
New York:Vintage Books
(A clear and concise book on superstring theory and unified relativity theory.)
1999 Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents. D. Ellison
New York: CRC Press. (The “bible” on biological warfare agents).
1999 Plague Wars. Tom Mangold and Jeff Goldberg.
New York:St. Martin’s (a detailed history of biological warefare).