admin Fri, 06/13/2008 - 04:00
The name of the book is Imperial Life in the Emerald City : Inside Iraq’s Greenzone, by Rajiv Chandrasekaran. The book was published in 2006, and was a New York Times Book Review, Best Book of the year. The main focus of the book is the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) and the reconstruction of Iraq. As the Baghdad bureau chief for the Washington Post, Chandrasekaran has probably spent more time in U.S.-occupied Iraq than any other American journalist. The book is narrated from Chandrasekaran’s point of view, and it is an interesting one because Chandrasekaran has been in Iraq for such a long period of time, he is able to interact with the local Iraqis and gain their insight about the reconstruction.
admin Sun, 02/24/2008 - 03:00
Book Review (#2)
All The Money in the World, How the Forbes 400 Make And Spend Their Fortunes.
Written by Peter W. Bernstein and Annalyn Swan, this book examines members of the Forbes 400 list. The Forbes 400 list has been compiled every year since 1982 as a list of the 400 richest Americans. The list is published by the Forbes Magazine, and was the idea of Malcom Forbes, who was a firm believer in Wealth building. The list is based on the personal fortune of its members. The list has attracted attention since its inception, and some of those who have been named in the list have even sued Forbes, wanting to keep the extent of their wealth private. In 1982 you needed around 75 million dollars to make the list, in 2007 you will need to be a billionaire. The book is pretty well written and flows nicely. At times it can be a little dry, but all in all it was a pleasant read.
admin Sat, 02/02/2008 - 03:00
The Wild Trees : A story of Passion and Daring By Richard Preston.
I have been a pretty big fan of Richard Preston’s work. Perhaps his best know work is The Hot Zone. He has also written The Demon in the Freezer, and The Cobra Event. I have read each of those titles and I really enjoyed all of them. So when I saw a new Preston book out, I figured that I should go ahead and read it.