Category Archives: Technology

Chasing The Demon by Dan Hampton

Chasing The Demon: A Secret History Of The Quest For The Sound Barrier, And The Band Of American Aces Who Conquered It This book should have been titled: Chasing the Swallow, and subtitled: The history of western civilization during the … Continue reading

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Brilliant by Jane Brox

We take lighting for granted. By the time you finish Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light you won’t. The book starts in a cave where we meet our ancestors, huddled over a flame. We learn what it took to keep … Continue reading

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Lost Moon by Jim Lovell

Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13; co-written by Jeffrey Kruger. This book was re-released as “Apollo 13” in 1995 as a tie-in to the movie. By the time Jim Lovell retired from NASA he had more time in … Continue reading

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Endurance by Scott Kelly

Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery has alternating chapters on Kelly’s path to NASA and Kelly’s time on the International Space Station. The writing was good and I found the book very interesting. Kelly grew up distracted … Continue reading

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The Second World Wars by Victor Davis Hanson

I almost expected the last sentence to read, “Solve for X.” This after reading The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won, which at times read like an insanely long word problem in a Math … Continue reading

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Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli

Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution Of A Reckless Upstart Into A Visionary Leader I waited a long time to read this book. Having read “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson – I didn’t want to read the same story twice. I … Continue reading

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Life In Code by Ellen Ullman

Life In Code: A Personal History of Technology Ullman was a computer programmer during the golden age of programing. This is a collection of her stories. Most are interesting. I enjoyed reading how she approached her job(s) and her history. … Continue reading

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