- H.P. Willmott, The Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Last Fleet Action, 8 January 2006.
- Alexandra Robbins, Pledged, 9 January 2006.
- Christian Wolmar, On the Wrong Line: How Ideology and Incompetence Wrecked Britain's Railways, 14 January 2006.
- Tim Harford, The Undercover Economist, 15 January 2006.
- Gavin Menzies, 1421: The Year China Discovered America, 27 January 2006.
- David Riesman, Academic Values and Mass Education, 28 March 2006.
- Charles R. Morris, The Tycoons, 29 March 2006.
- Tom Chaffin, Sea of Gray, 30 March 2006.
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.