Saturday, February 4, 2017

Books: Killing time until the next cycle turn

Even while the market bumps along waiting for the next cycle turn window, I'm still busy buying books.  I'm the guy in the pulp disaster novel Lucifer's Hammer who preserves a precious cache of books in his septic tank before Hammerfall, only I'd prefer to skip the tank if I can.

So what's new on the shelves these days?

R.W. Tabor & D.F. Crowder, Routes and Rocks in the
Mt. Challenger Quadrangle
(with map), The Mountaineers, 1968
American Alpine Club (Fred Beckey), Climber's Guide to the Cascade
and Olympic Mountains of Washington
, AAC, 1961

Bob and Ira Spring, Camera Adventuring on
Mr. Rainier
(boxed), Superior Publishing, 1955

Karl M. Herrligkoffer, Nanga Parbat: The Killer Mountain, Knopf, 1954

Colin Fletcher, River: One Man's Journey Down the
Colorado, Source to Sea
, Knopf, 1997

Hiram Bingham, Lost City of the Incas, Folio Society, 2004

James Dickey, Deliverance, Houghton Mifflin, 1970

F. A. Hayek, eds Bartley & Kresge, The Collected Works:
The Trend of Economic Thinking: Essays on Political Economists

 and Economic History, Chicago, 1991

Thorstein Veblen, ed. Max Lerner, The Portable Veblen, Viking, 1950

Michael Lewis, The Money Culture, W.W. Norton, 1991

Alexander Solzhenitsyn et al,  From Under the Rubble,
Little, Brown, 1975

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Rebuilding Russia: Reflections
and Tentative Proposals
, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1991
Oswald Spengler, The Hour of Decision, Part One: Germany
and World-Historical Evolution
, Knopf, 1934 1st ed
Donald R. Dudley, The Romans: 850 B.C.-A.D. 337, Knopf, 1970

Edith Hamilton, The Echo of Greece, W.W. Norton, 1957

Epictetus, Discourses, Fragments, The Encheiridion, Harvard, 1998

Francis Gies, The Knight in History, Harper & Row, 1987

George Ivan Smith, Ghosts of Kampala: The Rise
and Fall of Idi Amin
, St. Martins, NY, 1980

L.H. Whittemore, COP! A Closeup of Violence and Tragedy,
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969

Arnold R. Hirsch, Making the Second Ghetto: Race and Housing
in Chicago 1940-1960
, Cambridge UP, 1983

Charles Moore, Daniel H. Burnham: Architect Planner of Cities,
2 vols 1st ed in slipcase, Houghton, Mifflin, 1921

some sci-fi pulp mags

C.A. Marchaj, Sailing Theory and Practice,
revised ed, Dodd, Mead, 1982


Christian Gustafson said...

So it looks like I'm headed toward Stoicism in the mountains. I'll take it.

Anonymous said...

Into anthropology at all?

TSE said...

A great score indeed!

In regards to Idi AMin:

"It has often been claimed that President Idi Amin “Dada” was a cannibal, who enjoyed chowing down on the faces of his enemies. When asked by a reporter if this was true, Amin replied:

‘I don’t like human flesh –- it’s too salty for me.’

Now you know. In fact, Amin’s favorite food was apparently oranges—probably quenching all that human saltiness—and was said to eat up to 40 oranges a day, claiming the fruit kept him healthy and gave him the horn."

Gotta luv it.

And out in Colorado, they still celebrate Alferd Packer days...

Alfred Griner "Alferd" Packer (January 21, 1842 – April 23, 1907) was an American prospector who confessed to cannibalism during the winter of 1874. He and five other men attempted to travel through the high mountains of Colorado during the peak of a harsh winter. When only Alfred reached civilization, he claimed that the others had killed each other for food, and confessed to having lived off the flesh of his companions during his snowbound state and to having used it to survive his trek out of the mountains two months later. After his story was called into question, he hid from justice for nine years before being tried, convicted of murder, and sentenced to death. Packer won a retrial and was eventually sentenced to 40 years in prison for manslaughter

I note that SFV is whining about the cowardly Nero, blah, blah, blah...

Instead, he will discover Trump is more like Patton - if only Generation Snowflake will listen.

Anonymous said...

Put your tinfoil hats on.

TSE said...

SFV is still betraying his delusional liberal status when he declares:

"Note: the temples of ancient Rome were not houses of prayerful worship and propaganda like churches today; the priests acted as notaries, mediators, fiduciaries, keepers of vital records and contracts; temples functioned as banks, law offices and trading rooms as these things did not exist as such during that time."

Organized religion in the FUSA is a fully functioning governmental reporting agency acting under the authority of the IRS - as 501c(3) Corporations.

Shilling for feminism needs to end -

You can BLAH BLAH BLAH all you want - but this is what we all want:

TRUMP rules! And the Pope can go to H-E-double toothpicks. (LOL)

Christian Gustafson said...

I swear I was triggered by about half the Superbowl commercials tonight. Anyone else notice the shared theme this year?

TSE said...

Manly Men - recognize and interact with Manly Men.

From President Trump!: “I’ve always felt fine about Putin. He’s a strong leader. He’s a powerful leader,” Trump added.

CG, I must admit, I did not watch the Superbowl, but I did see a lot of Spuds McKenzie ads on You Tube.

Generation Bud Light Strange?

Gotta keep a running'!

TSE said...

And some Gary Moore:

Anonymous said...

I don't watch football. I can imagine the theme was anti-white, hetero male.

Anonymous said...


Christian Gustafson said...

Looks pretty credible, Hugh. ;)

Anonymous said...

As long as it's politically correct, it's fine with youtube. Trigger warning.

Anonymous said...

Travel ban a precursor to war?

Christian Gustafson said...

Peak QQQ incoming!

Bryan Franco said...

Retail is all in now. 'Safely' parked in F.A.N.G.

Christian Gustafson said...

Amazon's footprint here in the Seattle is really quite remarkable.

Pace Bastiat, this is what is seen.

Christian Gustafson said...

There is so little interest in shorting now, that there are HUGE gaps in the strikes of March week 2 SPY options.

Look at what has traded between 200 and 220 strikes. Crickets ...

frank said...

I picked up a copy of "Now you're Logging" at a Rotary club book sale a few years back, for the princely sum of two dollars. A handy guide to logging in a post industrial world.

Anonymous said...

Another call nailed CG. You were just a little early. Is this it for now, or do we clear 2305 and keep going?

Christian Gustafson said...

I want to lay on a short next week, Hugh. Let's see what happens today, and I'll post a chart tonight. We're still within this bottled-up wedge. SPY volume a trickle this morning.

So last night in Value Village I found a 1st edition of none other than Niven and Pournelle's doomer-classic Lucifer's Hammer, in hardcover with DJ, worth $70 to $100!

I'll post that tonight, too. It must be a sign from the gods.

Anonymous said...

Caldero says if we clear 2336 we're headed MUCH higher.

Christian Gustafson said...

Bicycle, with all respect, you are flat wrong.

T.Berry said...

time to dust off "DOW 36,000". it's coming finally :)