Stephen Karlson (shkarlson) wrote in 50bookchallenge,
Stephen Karlson

The First Quarter Report

THE FIRST QUARTER REPORT. Annual faculty evaluations and quarterly economic education productivity reports were due March 31. As long as I'm in a quantifying spirit, herewith a summary of the first quarter's book reviews for the 50 Book Challenge.
  1. H.P. Willmott, The Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Last Fleet Action, 8 January 2006.
  2. Alexandra Robbins, Pledged, 9 January 2006.
  3. Christian Wolmar, On the Wrong Line: How Ideology and Incompetence Wrecked Britain's Railways, 14 January 2006.
  4. Tim Harford, The Undercover Economist, 15 January 2006.
  5. Gavin Menzies, 1421: The Year China Discovered America, 27 January 2006.
  6. David Riesman, Academic Values and Mass Education, 28 March 2006.
  7. Charles R. Morris, The Tycoons, 29 March 2006.
  8. Tom Chaffin, Sea of Gray, 30 March 2006.
The disclaimer from last December's 2005 summary, where I made the 50 with a day to spare, still holds.
The spring semester is also a slog, but the spring break, like the westbound flat spot on Seventeen Mile Grade, offers an opportunity to catch one's breath.

I have a couple more reviews close to done, despite not having much of a spring break this year. (Cross-posted at Cold Spring Shops and the European Tribune.)

Here's the bookworm as of today.


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