Summer Reading

Wanted to start this summer by reading some classics on the U.S. military, from WWII to the hunt for bin Laden.

January Reads

Reading for the month. Highlights: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami (halfway done and amazing, just like 1Q84), Life of Pi and All the President’s Men.

Book review: Jack 1939, a WWII spy tale

The book gives the genesis for John F Kennedy’s passion for solving international politics and upholding democracy Jack 1939 follows a young John F. Kennedy, a senior at Harvard researching his thesis about Europe’s political chaos with the impending world war. Only the novel, by Francine Mathews (Riverhead Books, expected publication Thursday, July 5), takes…

Happy Book Day! (And other thoughts on World Book and Copyright Day)

Today is World Book and Copyright Day, as celebrated by UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization). You can check out its history here, but the day “seeks to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright,” according to UNESCO. Tonight is also World Book Night (unrelated to UNESCO), where volunteers…