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Reading List

All of the books I’ve read, dating back to 1999:

  • Korean Dynasty: Hyundai and Chung Ju-yung by Donald Kirk
  • Shrub: The Short but Happy Political Life of George W. Bush by Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose
  • The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History by Don Oberdorfer
  • A History of Knowledge: The Pivotal Events, People, and Achievements of World History by Charles Van Doren
  • Hidden Horrors: Japanese War Crimes in World War 2 by Yuki Tanaka
  • Economic Literacy: What Everyone Needs to Know about Money and Markets by Jacob De Rooy
  • HTML for the World Wibe Web by Elizabeth Castro
  • NTC’s Dictionary of Literary Terms
  • The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War 2 by Iris Chang
  • Warriors of the Rising Sun: A History of the Japanese Military by Robert B. Edgerton
  • The End of History and the Last Man by Francis Fukuyama
  • Breaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy by James B. Fallows
  • Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity by Francis Fukuyama
  • The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order by Samuel P. Huntington
  • Unit 731 Testimony: Japan’s Wartime Human Experimentation Program by Hal Gold
  • Buddhism by Clive Erricker
  • The Rise of Christianity: How the Obscure, Marginal Jesus Movement Became the Dominant Religious Force in the Western World in a Few Centuries by Rodney Stark
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
  • The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order by Francis Fukuyama
  • Corporate Predators: The Hunt for Mega-Profits and The Attack on Democracy by Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman
  • Reason, Tolerance, and Christianity: The Ingersoll Debates by Robert G. Ingersoll
  • The Trouble with Dilbert: How Corporate Culture Gets the Last Laugh by Norman Solomon
  • Korea: Division, Reunification, and U.S. Foreign Policy by Martin Hart-Landsberg
  • The End of North Korea by Nicholas Eberstadt
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Caro’s Fundamental Secrets of Winning Poker by Mike Caro
  • A People’s History of the United States: 1492-Present by Howard Zinn
  • Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency by Jake Tapper
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • New Ideas from Dead Economists: An Introduction to Modern Economic Thought by Todd G. Buchholz
  • Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
  • Declarations of Independence: Cross-Examining American Ideology by Howard Zinn
  • Nickel and Dimed: On (not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • The Lurking Fear and Other Stories: Bone-chilling Tales of Horror and the Macabre by H.P. Lovecraft
  • Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
  • Edit Yourself: A Manual for Everyone who Works with Words by Bruce Ross-Larson
  • The Men in the Jungle by Norman Spinrad
  • Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress, Edited by Lawrence E. Harrison and Samuel P. Huntington
  • Top Heavy: The Increasing Inequality of Wealth in America and What Can be Done About It by Edward N. Wolff
  • Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right by Al Franken
  • The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Truth About Corporate Cons, Globalization, and High-Finance Fraudsters by Greg Palast
  • The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag by Kang Chol-hwan
  • Big Lies: The Right-wing Propaganda Machine and How it Distorts the Truth by Joe Conason
  • It’s Still the Economy, Stupid: George W. Bush, the GOP’s CEO by Paul Begala
  • Korea Unmasked by Rhie Won-bok
  • Frontier Justice: Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Bushwhacking of America by Scott Ritter
  • What Liberal Media?: The Truth about Bias and the News by Eric Alterman
  • The Lies of George W. Bush by David Corn
  • Too Close to Call: The Thirty-Six-Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election by Jeffrey Toobin
  • Off Center: The Republican Revolution and the Erosion of American Democracy by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson
  • Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920’s by Frederick Lewis Allen
  • The Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • The Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • What’s the Matter with Kansas: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America by Thomas Frank
  • G-8 and his Battle Aces #14: The Mad Dog Squadron by Robert J. Hogan
  • Separated at Birth: How North Korea Became the Evil Twin by Gordon Cucullu
  • The Best of Weird Tales: 1923 by Marvin Kaye and John Gregory Betancourt (Editors)
  • A Teacher’s Grammar: The Central Problems of English by R.A. Close
  • Great Weird Tales: 14 Stories by Lovecraft, Blackwood, Machen and Others by S.T. Joshi (Editor)
  • Sold to the Highest Bidder: The Presidency from Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush by Daniel M. Friedenberg
  • Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language by Steven Pinker
  • The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler
  • Words Myths: Debunking Linguistic Urban Legends by David Wilton
  • Sleeping Dogs Don’t Lay: Practical Advice for the Grammatically Challenged by Richard Lederer and Richard Dowis
  • Painfully Shy: How to Overcome Social Anxiety and Reclaim Your Life by Barbara and Gregory Markaway
  • What in the Word?: Wordplay, Word Lore, and Answer to Your Peskiest Questions about Language by Charles Harrington Elster
  • After the Empire: The Breakdown of the American Order by Emmanuel Todd
  • America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy by Francis Fukuyama
  • The Word Detective by Evan Morris
  • Beginning Syntax by Linda Thomas
  • The English Verb: An Exploration of Structure and Meaning by Michael Lewis
  • Hell in a Handbasket: Dispcatches from the Country formerly known as America by Tom Tomorrow
  • English Grammar and Syntax: Grammatical Functions and Syntactic Values by T. Avants and A. Benahnia
  • Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose by Constance Hale
  • A Practical Handbook of Language Teaching by David Cross
  • What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula
  • Korea: A Walk through the Land of Miracles by Simon Winchester
  • Communicative Ideas: An Approach with Classroom Activities by David Norman
  • English Syntax: From Word to Discourse by Lynn M. Berk
  • The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: A Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed by Karen Elizabeth Gordon
  • Bryson’s Dictionary of Troublesome Words: A Writer’s Guide to Getting it Right by Bill Bryson
  • The Ins and Outs of Prepositions by Jean Yates
  • The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason by Sam Harris
  • The Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban Legends and their Meanings by Jan Harold Brunvand
  • Language Myths by Laurie Bower and Peter Trudgill (Editors)
  • Common Errors in English Usage by Paul Brians
  • The Pessimist’s Guide to History: An Irresistable Compendium of Catastrophes, Barbarities, Massacres, and Mayhem from the Big Bang to the New Millenium by Stuart Flexner and Doris Flexner
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • The Story of English by Robert McCrum, Robert MacNeil, and William Cran
  • The Damage Done: Twelve Years of hell in a Bangkok Prison by Warren Fellows
  • Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism by Michelle Goldberg
  • The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World’s Most Powerful Company Really Works–And How It’s Transforming the American Economy by Charles Fishman
  • The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge
  • How Would a Patriot Act: Defending American Values from a President Run Amok by Glenn Greenwald
  • Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
  • Word Play: What Happens when People Talk by Peter Farb
  • Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled over for Bush by Eric Boehlert
  • Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion by David Hume
  • The Fantasy Roleplaying Gamer’s Bible by by Sean Patrick Fannon
  • How to Steal an Election: The Inside Story of how George Bush’s Brother and Fox Network Miscalled the 2000 Election and Changed the Course of History by David W. Moore
  • Watch My Back by Geoff Thompson
  • Talking Right: How Conservatives turned Liberalism into a Tax-Raising, Latte-drinking, Sushi-Eating, Volvo-Driving, New York Times-Reading, Body-Piercing, Hollywood-Loving, Left-Wing Freak Show by Geoffrey Nunberg
  • Why the Christian Right is Wrong: A Minster’s Manifesto for Taking Back Your Faith, Your Flag, Your Future by Robin Meyers
  • Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq by Thomas E. Ricks
  • Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War by Michael Isikoff and David Corn
  • Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone by Rajiv Chandrasekaran
  • Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America by Chris Hedges
  • The Bully at Work: What You Can Do to Stop the Hurt and Reclaim your Dignity by Gary and Ruth Namie
  • Cobra II
  • G-8 and His Battle Aces #15: The Blizzard Staffel by Robert Hogan
  • Living with a Learning Disability by Barbara Cordoni
  • American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush by Kevin Phillips
  • Invasion of the Party Snatchers: How the Holy-Rollers and the Neo-Cons Hijacked the GOP by Victor Gold
  • Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy by Bruce Bartlett
  • The Thrill Book: September 1st, 1919 by Various Writers
  • Flim-Flam!: Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions by James Randi
  • Forgotten English: A Merry Guide to Antiquated Words, Packed with History, Fun Facts, Literary Excerpts, and Charming Drawings by Jeffrey Kacirk
  • The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms by Mary Beth Williams and Soili Poijula
  • Bloom and Grow with your Learning Disability by Dina Taylor West
  • The Disheveled Dictionary: A Curious Caper Through Our Sumptuous Lexicon by Karen Elizabeth Gordon
  • Encyclopedia of Urban Legends by Jan Harold Brunvand
  • Horrors Beyond: Tales of Terrifying Realities by William Jones (Editor)
  • Dare to Forgive by Edward Hallowell
  • Busting Vegas: The MIT Whiz Kid Who Brought the Casinos to Their Knees by Ben Mezrich
  • Take the Bully by the Horns: Stop Unethical, Uncooperative, or Unpleasant People from Running and Ruining Your Life by Sam Horn
  • The Morningstar Strain: Plague of the Dead by Z.A. Recht
  • Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day by Anne Katherine
  • The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
  • Trader Horn: A Young Man’s Astounding Adventures in 19th Century Equatorial Africa by Alfred Aloysius Horn
  • The Man Who Folded Himself
  • The Confidence Plan: How to Build a Stronger You by Tim Ursiny
  • Bush League Diplomacy: How the Neoconservatives Are Putting the World at Risk by Craig R. Eisendrath and Melvin A. Goodman
  • Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris
  • The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies by Bryan Caplan
  • The Rivers Ran East by Leonard Clark
  • God is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens
  • A Tragic Legacy: How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency by Glenn Greenwald
  • Cell by Stephen King
  • Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths go to Work by Paul Babiak and Robert D. Hare
  • The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation by Drew Westen
  • Caro’s Book of Poker Tells by Mike Caro
  • Winning 7-Card Stud: Transforming Home Game Chumps into Casino Killers by Ashley Adams
  • Community College Student Affairs: What Really Matters by Steven Helfgot and Marguerite Culp (Editors)
  • 7-Card Stud: How to Win at Medium and Lower Limits by Roy West
  • Serving the Millennial Generation by Michael D. Coomes and Robert DeBard (Editors)
  • Who are we?: The Challenges to America’s National Identity by Samuel Huntington
  • A Student Affairs Guide to the ADA & Disability Issues by Dan Ryan and Maureen McCarthy (Editors)
  • Speak no Evil: The Triumph of Hate Speech Regulation by Jon B. Gould
  • Hate Speech on Campus: Cases, Case Studies, and Commentary by MIlton Heumann and Thomas W. Church (Editors)
  • Succeeding in College with Asperger’s Syndrome: A Student’s Guide by John Harpur, Maria Lawlor, and Michael Fitzgerald
  • Theory R Management: How to Utilize Value of the Person, Leadership Principles of Love, Dignity, and Respect by Wayne Alderson and Nancy Alderson McDonnell
  • Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership by Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal
  • How to Rig an Elections: Confessions of a Republican Operative by Allen Raymond 
  • The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre by H.P. Lovecraft
  • The Disciples of Cthulhu: A Classic Collection of Cthulhu Mythos Stories by Edward P. BErglund (Editor)
  • Conspiracy Encyclopedia: The Encyclopedia of Conspiracy Theories by Thom Burnett
  • Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Tony Attwood
  • Job One: Experiences of New Professionals in Student Affairs by Peter Magolda and Jill Ellen Carnaghi (editors)
  • Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Decoding Social Mysteries Through the Unique Perspectives of Autism by Temple Grandin and Sean Barron.
  • Robin’s Laws of Good Gamemastering by Robin D. Laws
  • The Leadership Challenge by  James Kouzes and Barry Posner
  • G-8 and His Battle Aces: Claws of the SKy Monster by Robert J. Hogan
  • More Hold ’em Excellence: A Winner for Life by Lou Krieger
  • Quick and Easy Texas Hold ’em: LEarn to Play Poker’s Most Popular Game by Neil D. Myers
  • 52 Tips for Texas Hold ’em Poker by Barry Shulman
  • We Are Not Alone: The Continuing Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence by Walter Sullivan
  • Getting to Yes
  • The Theory of Poker: A Professional Poker Player Teaches you hot to Think like One by David Sklansky
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