My Annual Booklists

Since 1994 I have tracked the books I read. Any book can qualify, long or short, fiction or non-fiction, technical or fun, as long as I read it completely.

1999 Booklist
  1. Lee’s Last Campaign
    Clifford Dowdey
  2. Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius
    Ray Monk
  3. In Suspect Terrain
    John McPhee
  4. Eminent Victorians
    Lytton Strachey
  5. The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and its Geostrategic Imperatives
    Zbigniew Brzezinski
  6. The Chomsky Trilogy:
    - The Prosperous Few and The Restless Many
    - What Uncle Sam Really Wants
    - Secrets, Lies and Democracy

    Noam Chomsky
  7. The New Renaissance: Computers and the Next Level of Civilization
    Douglas Robertson
  8. Dark Continent: Europe’s Twentieth Century
    Mark Mazower
  9. Bayonet Forward: My Civil War Reminiscences
    Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
  10. The Walking Drum
    (reread from the early ’80s)
    Louis L’Amour
  11. Natural Obsessions: Striving to Unlock the Deepest Secrets of the Cancer Cell
    Natalie Angier
  12. For the Relief of Unbearable Urges
    Nathan Englander
  13. Locked in the Cabinet
    Robert Reich
  14. Foundations’ Triumph
    David Brin
  15. Street Lawyer
    John Grisham
  16. Foundations’ Friends
    Martin Greenberg, ed.
  17. Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate
    Bob Woodward
  18. Headlong
    Michael Frayn
  19. Russell, Idealism and the Emergence of Analytic Philosophy
    Peter Hylton
  20. Fields of Battle
    John Keegan
  21. Formula One Through the Eyes of Damon Hill
    Damon Hill
  22. Jem and Sam
    Ferdinand Mount
  23. Spies of the Confederacy
    John Bakeless
  24. The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914
    Barbara Tuchman
  25. The Magician’s Nephew
    (Book 1 of the Chronicles of Narnia)
    C. S. Lewis
  26. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
    (Book 2 of the Chronicles of Narnia)
    C. S. Lewis