Scaling Mount Doom: October 2020

So hey, it turns out having COVID is really good for working on one’s literary goals. I realized when trying to reconcile my list with goodread’s that I never reported reading The Demon’s Brood: A History of the Plantagenet Dynasty here, which was technically a TBR since I bought in March for Read of England, and then never got to it. That was a September read!

TBR Books Read in October (Previous Month: 11)

The Persian Puzzle, Kenneth Pollack. Purchased in St. Augustine in…2017, I think.
The German War: A Nation Under Arms, Nicholas Stargardt. Purchased Sept 2018.
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Incident, and the Illusion of Safety, Eric Schlosser. Purchased on sale in 2019.
Any Approaching Enemy: A Novel of the Napoleonic Wars, Jay Worrall. Purchased in early 2020 for Read of England.
Navajo Weapon: The Navajo Code Talkers, Sally McClain. Lent to me in March 2020, right before the bottom fell out. I’ve been meaning to read it so I could give it back…
Star Trek Vanguard: Storming Heaven, David Mack. Purchased on sale in…2018.
Star Trek Vanguard: In Tempest’s Wake, Dayton Ward, Ditto.
Who Killed the Constitution?, Tom Woods & Kevin Gutzman. Purchased June 2017.
A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change, Joshua Goldstein & Staffan Qvist . Purchased in late ’18 I think.
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West, David McCullough (picked up at library bookstore in early 2020)

TBR Scheduled for November
Atomic Awakening: A New Look at the History and Future of Nuclear Power, James Mahaffey
Forgotten Continent: A New History of the New Latin America, Michael Reid

Reward Books Purchased:
The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways, Earl Swift
Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Approach, Stewart Brand

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2 Responses to Scaling Mount Doom: October 2020

  1. Mudpuddle says:

    thanks for the DS9 recommends; i hope to get to them sometime soon… a lot of varied topics on that list… the history of Latin America sounds interesting: i lived in Chihuahua for a year when i was young, and the one on climate change…

    • I have another one on climate change coming up, but it’s had multiple editions and may not have all the content I wanted. The author promotes nuclear energy, cities, GMOs, and wilderness preservation as part of a comprehensive plan. Should prove interesting!

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