The Burden of Office: Agamemnon and Other Losers
by Joseph Tussman
Readable look at classic dilemmas (Creon, Lear) from a political standpoint. The present will shrink to littleness if you but assign its boundaries.
Book not unlike the topic.
Very nice synopsis of trade and economic growth through history. Admirably concise, but I learned quite a bit.
Gift from Worldwide. Somewhat anecdotal, but generally entertaining look at the psychology of athletic performance. Perception of effort is a key ingredient of performance, and the brain is a poor, and somewhat corrupt, judge.
Entertaining look at the development of artificial intelligence and the interaction between humans and computers.