Book Note

One of the pleasures of  Christmas is that a majority of my friends and relatives with whom I exchange gifts save themselves trouble and get me something I can actually use, i.e. – gift cards for new books.  That, coupled with accumulated Amazon gift certificates from the past year, means I will be on a book-buying bonanza next week. Huzzah!

Helpfully, Dr. Barnett has been on a reading marathon lately in preparation for writing the body of Book III and has published an extensive bilbiography of his effort with micro-reviews of most of the books. Worth checking out if you are a bibliophile like me:

More and more books

Four more books

More books

Blowing through books

Taking August to read …

ADDENDUM:

Ha! Could not wait, so I just ordered the following from Amazon:

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah  by Olivier Roy

2 comments on this post.
  1. historyguy99:

    Tom just added Edward Luce’s "In Spite of The Gods" as you were posting. ;o) 
    http://www.thomaspmbarnett.com/weblog/2007/12/luces_in_spite_of_the_gods.html

  2. Adrian:

    The Black Swan is a great book.  Taleb’s writing style might make you want to strangle him but it’s very entertaining and thought-provoking.