Tag Archive for Books

Book Review: Tigers in the Mud by Otto Carius

Picked this one (Tigers in the Mud: The Combat Career of German Panzer Commander Otto Carius) up on a whim a couple months ago. Otto Carius is one of the most famous/decorated tank commanders in history. In WWII he led…

Quick Book Review: The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley

I just finished reading The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley. It certainly seems like Matt Ridley is the intellectual heir to Julian Simon. Ridley makes a strong case that not only aren’t things that bad, there’s historically quite good, and the prospects…

Harvey Pekar and Steve McQueen

What do Harvey Pekar and Steve McQueen have in common? Absolutely nothing, except that I enjoyed books about both last week. Plus a DVD. A few recommendations you might enjoy. Amazon.com: McQueen’s Machines: The Cars and Bikes of a Hollywood…

Book Review: iWoz by Steve Wozniak

In the last 6+ months the great Steve Jobs has gotten a lot of play in the media. Books, interviews, articles, retrospectives, even Steve Jobs dolls! With all of that attention it’s easy to forget the brains behind the Apple…