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Historians' Fallacies
Toward a Logic of Historical Thought by David Hackett Fischer (1971-05-13)
Jan 01, 1792 (first published in 1970)
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"If one laughs when David Hackett Fischer sits down to play, one will stay to cheer. His book must be read three times: the first in anger, the second in laughter, the third in respect....The wisdom is expressed with a certain ruthlessness. Scarcely a major historian escapes unscathed. Ten thousand members of the American Historical Association wil...
Joe Gadway
Sep 16, 2020
Historian's Fallacies A great book about thinking clearly and avoiding errors. Specifically about historical thinking but the principles apply everywhere.     source
The White House Years
Jim Newton - Oct 04, 2011
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“Newton's contribution is as cogent an inventory of Eisenhower's White House years as I've ever read. He blends masterful writing with historic detail and provides the value-added of Ike as the man and the leader.”—Chuck Hagel, Distinguished Professor, Georgetown University; U.S. Senator (1997–2009)Newly discovered and declassified documents make f...
Joe Gadway
Aug 19, 2020
Eisenhower: The White House Years Jim Newton Smart people have to know history! Here is a great book about one of our great presidents. I still like Ike!     source
A Workbook for Arguments
A Complete Course in Critical Thinking
David R. Morrow - Nov 20, 2019 (first published in 2011)
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David Morrow and Anthony Weston build on Weston's acclaimed A Rulebook for Arguments to offer a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. Features of the book include:Homework exercises adapted from a wide range of actual arguments from newspapers, philosophical texts, literature, movies, YouTube videos, and other sourc...
Joe Gadway
Aug 16, 2020
A Workbook for Arguments David R. Morrow "A complete course in critical thinking." A good book for people who want to train their brains!     source
The Art of Happiness
Epicurus - Dec 24, 2012 (first published in 270)
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New to Penguin Classics and the perfect companion volume to bestselling author Daniel Klein's new book, ...
Joe Gadway
Aug 12, 2020
Book for intermediate philosophers. "Epicurus defined happiness as the absence of pain, both physical and mental...." He warned against seeking happiness in ways that will lead to future pain, or that will inflame our desires. Sounds like wisdom to me.     source
Thinking and Reasoning
A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Jonathan St B. T. Evans - Nov 28, 2017
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Our extraordinary capacity to reason and solve problems sets us aside from other animals, but our evolved thinking processes also leave us susceptible to bias and error. The study of thinking and reasoning goes back to Aristotle, and was one of the first topics to be studied when psychology separated from philosophy. In this Very Short Introduction...
Joe Gadway
Aug 09, 2020
Thinking and Reasoning: A Very Short Introduction Anything Smart Thinker's Book Club Title #1! Simple introduction to cognitive psychology, how our brains work or DON'T work. Learning how something works is the first step to making it work better!     source
Claude Levi-Strauss
The Father of Modern Anthropology
Patrick Wilcken - Jan 31, 2012
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When Claude Lévi-Strauss passed away in 2009 at age 100, France celebrated the life and contributions of not only a preeminent anthropologist, but one of the defining intellectuals of the 20th century. Just as Freud had shaken up the antiquarian discipline of psychiatry, so had Lévi-Strauss revolutionized anthropology, transforming it from the colo...
Joe Gadway
Aug 08, 2020
Good book to make us smarter. In the early 1900s thinkers were looking in new places and looking in new ways and digging deep beneath the surface appearances for knowledge about human life and human beings. One of the giants of that age was Levi-Strauss.     source
Your Health
What Works, What Doesn't
Editors of Reader's Digest - Jun 10, 2010
Based on hundreds of the most definitive studies and conversations with leading doctors and health specialists, Your Health uncovers what works and what doesn't when it comes to improving your health. Discover which treatments help cure ailments and which common products and practices-from artificial sweeteners to acupuncture-are safe and effective...
Joe Gadway
Aug 06, 2020
Your Health: What Works, What Doesn't Reader's Digest This book came out in 2010 but still has good advice. For heart health it advises reducing our intake of saturated fats from meat and trans fats from commercial baked goods.     source
The Odyssey
Homer - Jul 15, 2020 (first published in 700)
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The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other Homeric epic. The Odyssey is a fundamental work in the modern Western canon, being the oldest extant piece of Western literature, second to the Iliad. Scholars believe the Odyssey was composed near the end of the 8th centur...
Joe Gadway
Aug 06, 2020
Good book to read this summer. The #Iliad by #Homer. Aside from the Old Testament Homer's Iliad and Odyssey are the oldest written masterpieces of Western Civilization. Exciting stories about life and death, gods and heroes and war.     source
The Iliad
A New Translation by Peter Green
Homer - May 14, 2015 (first published in 750)
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One of the oldest extant works of Western literature, the Iliad is a timeless epic poem of great warriors trapped between their own heroic pride and the arbitrary, often vicious decisions of fate and the gods. Renowned scholar and acclaimed translator Peter Green captures the Iliad in all its surging thunder for a new generation of readers.Featurin...
Joe Gadway
Aug 06, 2020
Good book to read this summer. The #Iliad by #Homer. Aside from the Old Testament Homer's Iliad and Odyssey are the oldest written masterpieces of Western Civilization. Exciting stories about life and death, gods and heroes and war.     source
Crisis in the Red Zone
The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Viruses to Come
Richard Preston - Apr 03, 2020
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NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER • An urgent wake-up call about the future of emerging viruses and a gripping account of the doctors and scientists fighting to protect us, told through the story of the deadly 2013–2014 Ebola epidemic   “ Crisis in the Red Zone  reads like a thriller. That the story it tells is all tru...
Joe Gadway
Aug 05, 2020
Crisis in the Red Zone #RichardPreston Interesting, important, timely book about the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Learn how doctors, scientists, and governments work together to stop epidemics.     source
Grand Pursuit
The Story of Economic Genius
Sylvia Nasar - Jul 31, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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An instant New York Times bestseller, in a sweeping narrative the author of the esteemed A Beautiful Mind takes us on a journey through modern history with the men and women who changed the lives of every single person on the planet. Grand Pursuit is the epic story of the making of modern economics, of how economics rescued mankind from squalor and...
Joe Gadway
Jun 22, 2020
#GrandPursuit: The Story of Economic Genius #SylviaNasar This is one of the most important books I have ever read. This book is about how to grow prosperity keep making lives better all over the world.     source
Economics For Dummies by Sean Masaki Flynn
50 Big Ideas You Really Need to Know by Ben Dupre