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Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
China Miéville
Operation Greylord: The True Story of an Untrained Undercover Agent and America's Biggest Corruption Bust
Terrence Hake, Wayne Klatt
Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto
Aaron Franklin, Jordan Mackay
My System: 21st Century Edition
Aron Nimzowitsch
The Wheeling Year: A Poet's Field Book
Ted Kooser
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
Francis Fukuyama
My Struggle: Book 2: A Man in Love
Karl Ove Knausgård, Don Bartlett
James Madison
Ralph Louis Ketcham
The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805
Richard Zacks

Living With Books

Living With Books - Roland Beaufre, Dominique Dupuich This book is terrible. I would not live with this book. I'd make it sleep in a box in the yard. Why do I feel this strongly? Well, the book is mostly a collection of other people's bookshelves, organized more or less by occupation, such as designers, authors, artists, fashion, etc. This should be excellent! Instead you're left with the idea that all of these people largely just make giant messy stacks of books on the floor, dining table, stairs, and any available surface. Sure, I'm sure lots of them do, but are these the individuals you want to focus on? There are virtually zero interesting ideas, and I kid you not, you'll be overwhelmed by the sheer number of piles of books just stacked on the floor, or placed on the nastiest, cheapest shelving, such as you'd find in your grandfathers basement. These citizens of the world, paragons of taste (if not virtue) enclose themselves in a pile of dirty books that makes you think you're reading the coffee table book for the cable show "Hoarders" (hello, A&E? Are you listening? People would buy that too)