Sunday, October 7th, 2012

My Bookshelf 2012 v11.0

Here's an updated list:

15. 1921: The Yankees, the Giants, and the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York (2010)
When the Giants owned New York and the Yankees were their little sisters.

14. Comiskey Park (2004)
A photographic look at the history of the Chicago White Sox before their World Series title in 2005.

13. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1974)
Just a fun look back at quirky book.

12. Good to Great (2001)
It's time for something work related.

11. The Boys of Summer (1972)
A look back at the Brooklyn Dodgers and Ebbets Field.

10. Mockingjay (2010)
Time to finish The Hunger Games series.

9. The Greatest Game Ever Pitched (2011)
Juan Marichal vs. Warren Spahn: July 2, 1963

8. Catching Fire (2009)
I enjoyed the first Hunger Games book (and movie) so it's on to the second.

7. Steve Jobs (2011)
I've been curious to find out the real story behind the Apple leader.

6. The Hunger Games (2008)
Going a little more contemporary with this one.

5. Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s (2010)
Exactly what the title say. A look at the evolution of the the game from where 1969 left off and 1980 began.

4. Innovate the Pixar Way (2009)
Business lessons that can be learned from the company that brought us Toy Story.

3. Stan Musial: An American Life (2011)
George Vecsey's look at the St. Louis Cardinals legend.

2. Psycho: Behind the Scenes of the Classic Thriller (1995)
Janet Leigh's experiences working on the 1960 Hitchcock classic.

1. The West End Horror: A Posthumous Memoir of John H. Watson, MD (1976)
A non-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle original story by Nicholas Meyer.

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I've read the Steve Jobs bio and found it interesting but not riveting. I use to read outloud from Where the Sidewalks End, to my children.
Dannie   Monday, October 8, 2012
Another suggestion, Bill. The World Without Us by Alan Weisman who has to be one of the smartest men who ever lived! This book is not an easy read but a fascinating one about what would happen to the world and everything in it if humans were to disappear today.
!   Monday, October 8, 2012
I have to admit that Where the Sidewalk Ends is farther out there than I remembered as a kid. Perhaps my teachers didn't read us every story.

Thanks for the suggestion, !.
Bill Pearch   Monday, October 8, 2012
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