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Reading Roundup: November 2010

Here’s a selection of the books that I found interesting this month:

  • The War For Late Night:  When Leno Went Early and Television Went Crazy by Bill Carter-  Probably the best book I read this month.  Carter goes behind the scenes of the late night tv fiasco between Leno and Conan.  Fascinating to read.
  • Last Man Standing by Duff McDonald-  A bio of Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan Chase.  This goes into his early rise to prominence with Sandy Weill, how he helped build Citigroup and shortly thereafter got ousted at Citigroup, and then his return as a CEO.  Insightful and well done.
  • The Draining Lake by Arnaldur Indridason-  Crime fiction set in Iceland.  Good read
  • Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indridason- Crime fiction sent in Iceland.  Good read.
  • The Yankee Years by Tom Verducci and Joe Torre-  About Torre’s years as manager of the Yankees.
  • The Machine:  A Hot Team, A Legendary Season, and A Heart-Stopping World Series:  The Story of the 1975 Cincinnati Reds by Joe Posnaski.  Short book about the 1975 Reds.
  • The Catch:  One Play, Two Dynasties, and The Game That Changed the NFL by Gary Myers.  A brief book on “The Catch,” the play that catapulted the 49ers into the Super Bowl and sent the Cowboys home.  Interesting book on the ascension of one franchise and the demise of another.
  • What Good is God?  In Search of a Faith That Matters by Philip Yancey-  A new book from Yancey.  Follow Yancey around the world after his near death accident as he meets Christians all over the world and shares in their experience.
  • Simply Christian by NT Wright-  A primer on Christianity.
  • 27 Powers of Persuasion by Lynette Padwa and Chris St. Hilaire
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  1. Jeff
    December 2, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Thanks for mentioning my book. Glad you enjoyed it.

    Chris St. Hilaire

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