So Reading, You Are. What? v. 2022

Discussion in 'Books' started by Ismitje, Jan 1, 2022.

  1. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    A little over 200. If you cut out quotations and summaries of Schumacher, it would be lucky to be pushing 120.
     
  2. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    DC United
    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bag Man by Rachel Maddow and Michael Yarvitz. It's a tale of the crimes of former US Vice President Spiro T. Agnew. Based on a podcast. Looks interesting.
     
  3. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
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    The Search for the Genuine: Nonfiction 1970-2015, a collection of essays and reviews about a variety of topics by Jim Harrison. The articles on hunting, many of which were published in Field and Stream and Sports Afield, were surprisingly compelling, given that I don't hunt. The collection was put together and introduced by longtime Harrison fan, and oft-mentioned in this thread, Luis Alberto Urrea.
     
  4. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
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    Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire at the Gates of Tassajara, the story of a 2008 fire in the wilderness south of San Francisco and East (for awhile, until the winds shifted) of Big Sur that threatened the Tassajara Zen monastary. Spoiler alert: the monks win. Turns out, they were pretty well prepared to do the work, to the extent the professional firefighters supported their non-evacuation plans in the face of a state bureaucracy that wanted them out (understandably). Colleen Morton Busch avoids melodrama and keeps the story moving pretty well.
     
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  5. TheJoeGreene

    TheJoeGreene Member+

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Lubbock Texas
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
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    Essentialism - Greg McKeown


    A pretty good look at prioritizing in all aspects of life that isn't groundbreaking but doesn't drift into the self-help mumbo jumbo world. A few of the chapters are really good, and the rest are good enough.
     
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  6. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is a remarkable attempt at an even-handed accounting of Qatar as World Cup 2022 host. It claims to be - and is - the first full academic analysis of the whole shebang.

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    It's Qatar and the 2022 World Cup: Politics, Controversy, Change from Palgrave MacMillan. I knew of co-author Danyel Reiche before this; he has some pieces about the best ways countries that want to win Olympic medals can do so. Brannagan is good at contextualizing hosting things, even beyond sports, as small states look for influence.

    Overall it's as dry as one would expect from the first full academic look at Qatar 2022, but it fills an important contextual hole in the narrative. Pity most people pontificating about Qatar won't read it.
     

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