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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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Destiny of the Republic
A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
Candice Millard - 2012-01-01 (first published in 2011)
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A Booklist Notable Book of 2012The extraordinary New York Times bestselling account of James Garfield's rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy, from bestselling author of The River of Doubt, Candice Millard.   James Abram Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected pres...
Patrick Chovanec
@Prism_Metanews It's a very interesting story, well told in Candice Millard's popular book about Garfield's assassination:      source
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Nine Lives Over the North Atlantic
Kerry McCauley - 2020-07-27
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Patrick Chovanec
There’s a guy who wrote a whole book about doing it for a living. It was an interesting read.      source
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Blood and Daring
How Canada Fought the American Civil War and Forged a Nation
John Boyko - 2013-05-28
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Blood and Daring will change our views not just of Canada's relationship with the United States, but of the Civil War, Confederation and Canada itself. In Blood and Daring, lauded historian John Boyko makes a compelling argument that Confederation occurred when and as it did largely because of the pressures of the Civil War. Many readers will be sh...
Patrick Chovanec
I'm reading "Blood and Daring" by John Boyko, a fascinating book about Canada's role in the American Civil War, and how it shaped Canada's history.      source
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The Grid
The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future
Gretchen Bakke - 2017-07-11 (first published in 2016)
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A revelatory look at our national power grid--how it developed, its current flaws, and how it must be completely reimagined for our fast-approaching energy future. America's electrical grid, an engineering triumph of the twentieth century, is turning out to be a poor fit for the present. It's not just that the grid has grown old and is now in dire ...
Patrick Chovanec
@jorge_guajardo It’s an interesting book.      source
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An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice
Adam Makos - 2017-03-21 (first published in 2014)
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THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER - From America's "forgotten war" in Korea comes an unforgettable tale of courage by the author of A Higher Call. Devotion tells the inspirational story of the U.S. Navy's most famous aviator duo, Lieutenant Tom Hudner and Ensign Jesse Brown, and the Marines they fought to defend. A white New Englander from the country-club s...
Patrick Chovanec
@AdamMakos @DevotionMovie The teaser made me order and read the book. Just finished it last night. Very interesting and inspiring.      source
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Hunting Eichmann
How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious Nazi
Neal Bascomb - 2010-04-20 (first published in 2009)
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Hunting Eichmann is the first complete narrative of a relentless and harrowing international manhunt.When the Allies stormed Berlin in the last days of the Third Reich, Adolf Eichmann shed his SS uniform and vanished. Following his escape from two American POW camps, his retreat into the mountains and out of Europe, and his path to an anonymous lif...
Patrick Chovanec
@BRyvkin Excellent book, I highly recommend:      source
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Secret Formula
The Inside Story of How Coca-Cola Became the Best-Known Brand in the World
Frederick Allen - 2015-10-27 (first published in 1994)
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A "highly entertaining history [of] global hustling, cola wars and the marketing savvy that carved a niche for Coke in the American social psyche” (Publishers Weekly).Secret Formula follows the colorful characters who turned a relic from the patent medicine era into a company worth $80 billion. Award-winning reporter Frederick Allen’s engaging acco...
Patrick Chovanec
21. The book I originally read this story in, many years ago, was one of the first business books I ever read, and I highly recommend.      source
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We the Corporations
How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights
Adam Winkler - 2019-03-18
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We the Corporations chronicles the astonishing story of one of the most successful yet least well-known “civil rights movements” in American history. Hardly oppressed like women and minorities, business corporations, too, have fought since the nation’s earliest days to gain equal rights under the Constitution—and today have nearly all the same righ...
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The history of corporate constitutional rights in America is more complicated than is often portrayed, and has often been closely linked to landmark cases that recognized those rights for individuals as well. Here’s a good book on the subject:      source
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Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the Road to War
Tim Bouverie - 2019-06-04
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A major new history of the British appeasement of the Third Reich in the lead up to World War II On a September day in 1938, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain stepped off a plane and prepared to address the teeming crowd assembled on the airfield. Chamberlain had just returned from Munich, where he had averted the greatest crisis of the century. H...
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@peterfeddo I'm not relying solely on it, but my recent reading of this book certainly shaped my thoughts on this subject:      source
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Why the Cocks Fight
Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola
Michele Wucker - 2000-04-03 (first published in 1999)
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Like two roosters in a fighting arena, Haiti and the Dominican Republic are encircled by barriers of geography and poverty. They co-inhabit the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, but their histories are as deeply divided as their cultures: one French-speaking and black, one Spanish-speaking and mulatto. Yet, despite their antagonism, the two countries...
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@Noahpinion Good book:      source
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The Flying Tigers by Sam Kleiner
The Ghosts of Berlin by Brian Ladd
The New Koreans by Michael Breen
Let the People Rule by Geoffrey Cowan
Jacksonland by Steve Inskeep
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Birth of Korean Cool by Euny Hong
Forgotten Land by Max Egremont
Neptune's Inferno by James D. Hornfischer
The Shipping Man by Matthew McCleery
Dark Genius of Wall Street by Edward J. Renehan Jr.