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Patrick Chovanec

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Patrick Robert Chovanec is an American chief strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management, and an adjunct professor at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.
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The Ghosts of Berlin
Confronting German History in the Urban Landscape
Brian Ladd - May 01, 2018 (first published in 1997)
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In the twenty years since its original publication, The Ghosts of Berlin has become a classic, an unparalleled guide to understanding the presence of history in our built environment, especially in a space as historically contested—and emotionally fraught—as Berlin. Brian Ladd examines the ongoing conflicts radiating from the remarkable fusion of a...
Patrick Chovanec
Apr 08, 2021
@1NRSmith @CathyYoung63 @JoePaperboy @BeezyManzell This is a good book:      source
The Shipping Man
Matthew McCleery - Jun 08, 2011
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When restless New York City hedge fund manager Robert Fairchild watches the Baltic Dry Cargo Index plunge 97%, registering an all-time high and a 25-year low within the span of just six months, he decides to buy a ship.Immediately fantasizing about naming a vessel after his wife, carrying a string of worry beads and being able to introduce himself ...
Patrick Chovanec
Mar 27, 2021
If you want to read a completely fascinating book on the business and finance of owning ships, check this out:      source
Dark Genius of Wall Street
The Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould, King of the Robber Barons
Edward J. Renehan Jr. - Apr 18, 2006 (first published in 2005)
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Though reviled for more than a century as Wall Street's greatest villain, Jay Gould was in fact its most original creative genius. Gould was the robber baron's robber baron, the most astute financial and business strategist of his time and also the most widely hated. In Dark Genius of Wall Street, acclaimed biographer Edward J. Renehan, Jr., combin...
Patrick Chovanec
Jan 29, 2021
@SoonerSaiyan That is a good book.      source
Three Tigers, One Mountain
A Journey Through the Bitter History and Current Conflicts of China, Korea, and Japan
Michael Booth - Apr 14, 2020
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From the author of The Almost Nearly Perfect People, a lively tour through Japan, Korea, and China, exploring the intertwined cultures and often fraught history of these neighboring countries.There is an ancient Chinese proverb that states, “Two tigers cannot share the same mountain.” However, in East Asia, there are three tigers on that mountain: ...
Patrick Chovanec
Dec 01, 2020
@PeterLoftus44 Here are a couple of books worth checking out:      source
The New Koreans
The Business, History and People of South Korea
Michael Breen - Apr 06, 2017
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In the course of a couple of generations, South Koreans took themselves out of the paddy fields and into Silicon Valley, establishing themselves as a democracy alongside the advanced countries of the world. Yet for all their ambition and achievement, the new Koreans are a curiously self-deprecating people. Theirs is a land with a rich and complex p...
Patrick Chovanec
Dec 01, 2020
@PeterLoftus44 Here are a couple of books worth checking out:      source
The Birth of Korean Cool
How One Nation Is Conquering the World Through Pop Culture
Euny Hong - Aug 05, 2014
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A FRESH, FUNNY, UP-CLOSE LOOK AT HOW SOUTH KOREA REMADE ITSELF AS THE WORLD'S POP CULTURE POWERHOUSE OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURYBy now, everyone in the world knows the song "Gangnam Style" and Psy, an instantly recognizable star. But the song's international popularity is no passing fad. "Gangnam Style" is only one tool in South Korea's extraordina...
Patrick Chovanec
Dec 01, 2020
@PeterLoftus44 Here are a couple of books worth checking out:      source
Jacksonland
President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab
Steve Inskeep - May 19, 2015
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Jacksonland is the thrilling narrative history of two men—President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee chief John Ross—who led their respective nations at a crossroads of American history. Five decades after the Revolutionary War, the United States approached a constitutional crisis. At its center stood two former military comrades locked in a struggle th...
Patrick Chovanec
Jul 14, 2020
@tjb61 His other book, about Andrew Jackson and the Cherokees, is really good as well.      source
Imperfect Union
How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War
Steve Inskeep - Jan 14, 2020
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Steve Inskeep tells the riveting story of John and Jessie Frémont, the husband and wife team who in the 1800s were instrumental in the westward expansion of the United States, and thus became America's first great political coupleIn 1813, John Frémont was born a nobody. His mother conceived him out of wedlock, and at age 13, in Charleston, South Ca...
Patrick Chovanec
Jul 14, 2020
@tjb61 You might enjoy this book, about someone who was once incredibly famous and might have become President, but who now even history books barely mention.      source
Forgotten Land
Max Egremont - Nov 13, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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Until the end of World War II, East Prussia was the German empire's farthest eastern redoubt, a thriving and beautiful land on the southeastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Now it lives only in history and in myth. Since 1945, the territory has been divided between Poland and Russia, stretching from the border between Russia and Lithuania in the east a...
Patrick Chovanec
Jul 11, 2020
@jalvxv It's a good book, and I read it before my driving tour through northern Poland. The line I remember most was "where the trees whisper in German".      source
The Scientist and the Spy
A True Story of China, the FBI, and Industrial Espionage
Mara Hvistendahl - Feb 04, 2020
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A riveting true story of industrial espionage in which a Chinese-born scientist is pursued by the U.S. government for trying to steal trade secrets, by a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction.In September 2011, sheriff's deputies in Iowa encountered three ethnic Chinese men near a field where a farmer was growing corn seed under contract wi...
Patrick Chovanec
Jul 07, 2020
A very good book which I recently finished and highly recommend.      source
Neptune's Inferno
The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal
James D. Hornfischer - Mar 06, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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The Battle of Guadalcanal has long been heralded as a Marine victory. Now, with his powerful portrait of the Navy’s sacrifice, James D. Hornfischer tells for the first time the full story of the men who fought in destroyers, cruisers, and battleships in the narrow, deadly waters of “Ironbottom Sound.” Here, in stunning cinematic detail, are the sev...
Patrick Chovanec
Jun 12, 2020
@wolfpac_five The best book I've read on the overall campaign is "Neptune's Inferno", even if it only gets a so-so rating on Amazon. I found it a great strategic overview that put the land battle in context.      source
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