Friday, January 1, 2016

An epic book post to start 2016

Even as the market goes nowhere, bumping around and wearing down its upward momentum, we're still always buying ... books.  You must buy and hold.

As I look around, I notice all kinds of newcomers on my shelves from the last few months.  Here are a few of them.

Herbert Asbury, Gem of the Prairie: An Informal History
of the Chicago Underworld
, Knopf, 1940, 1st ed.
James H. Billington, The Icon and the Axe: An Interpretive
History of Russian Culture
,  Knopf, 1966, 1st ed.
Robert D. Kaplan, Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and
the End of a Stable Pacific
, Random House, 2014
Joseph M. Kitagawa, ed, Understanding Modern China,
Quadrangle Books (Chicago), 1969, signed
H.G. Creel, Chinese Thought: From Confucius to Mao Tse-Tung,
Chicago, 1965
Harold Lamb, The March of the Barbarians,
Literary Guild of America, 1940
Thor Heyerdahl, Kon-Tiki, Rand McNally, 1950
Nicolas Thomas, Cook: The Extraordinary Voyages of
Captain James Cook
,  Walker & Co, 2003
Alan Moorehead, No Room in the Ark,
Reprint Society of London, 1960
Brendan Simms, Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy,
Basic Books, 2013 
Garrett Mattingly, The Defeat of the Spanish Armada,
Reprint Society of London, 1961
Homer E. Dowdy, Out of the Jaws of the Lion,
Harper & Row, 1965
Edmund S. Morgan, Benjamin Franklin, Yale, 2002
Kaufmann & Raeburn, eds, Frank Lloyd Wright:
Writings and Buildings
, Horizon Press, 1960
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment, Knopf, 1992
John McPhee, Silk Parachute, FSG, 2010
Tom Wolfe, The Painted Word, FSG, 1975, 1st printing.
Montaigne, Essays, ed by E.J. Trechmann, Oxford, c. 1960
Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist, Grosset & Dunlap, c. 1930
Poul Anderson, There Will Be Time, Nelson Doubleday, 1962
Charles Alexander Eastman, From the Deep Woods to Civilization,
Lakeside Press, 2001
Pedro de CastaƱeda of Najera, Narrative of the Coronado Expedition,
Lakeside Press, 2002
Norman B. Green, Earthquake Resistant Building Design &
, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1981
Minnich & Hunt, The Rodale Guide to Composting,
Rodale Press, 1979


Permabear Doomster said...

Books are always good. Real paper, more reliable than any of the e-crap.

CG, you have annoyed me across 2015... with some truly outrageous and rather bizarre comments and index outlooks.

I have probably annoyed you at times.

Regardless, I do wish you a good 2016.

*The Dec' close for most world markets is a real problem for the bull maniacs, and maybe we're about to see something real interesting play out across the spring/early summer.

IF so... hopefully we can both get something out of it.

Christian Gustafson said...

I won't let you down, Doomie. And then I'll just show up one day in Trafalgar Square and demand that you take me to all the good book shops. I'll bring food.

Bicycle said...

You have yourself some very nice bookstores, fella. That is quite the haul.

My kids wanted to go to B&N this evening, which appears to now be converting itself over to a toys and trinket warehouse. It wasn't all for naught, tho, as I came across this interesting paperback, "Midwest Foraging".

Christian Gustafson said...

Four are from abebooks.

scott said...

o NOOOO mr bill

2000 is toast tomorrow.