A pragmatic approach to computer security with a focus principles and processes rather than specific technologies.
If you feel inundated by bad news, this book may provide a nice counterbalance. Easterbrook points out the many ways that the human condition has been steadily improving for some time. The thesis is more subtle than ‘everything is just fine’, though. He also explores why human happiness doesn’t seem to have increased at all and how that might be changed.
A light ramble over the history and geography of three presidential assassinations. Great fun. This book has a strange tie-in with ‘The Biggest Game in Town’: they both refer to Ken Smith, the chess and poker player who was Bobby Fisher’s second when he played Boris Spassky in Reykjavik.
Wow, what a book! An account of the 1981 World Series of poker, focusing on the personalities and strange sub-culture of the high-stakes professional gambling circuit.
Wright presents an excellent overview of evolutionary psychology and delves a little into some of the moral issues it raises.
The former President enumerates many ways in which the present administration is deviating from or actively destroying what have been long-standing American values (even if Americans have not always lived up to them). Carter has a light but meandering style that makes for a quick read.
A 3-novel collection. Looks like Wodehouse will be my replacement for Rex Stout for a while.