2019 Reading

A listing of the 81 books I read in 2019. Clicking on the image will take you to the Amazon page for the book; clicking on the title will take you to my blog entry for the book.

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Stubborn AttachmentsA Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals
by Tyler Cowen

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The Ashtray(Or the Man Who Denied Reality)
by Errol Morris

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The PerfectionistsHow Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
by Simon Winchester

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OverchargedWhy Americans Pay Too Much for Health Care
by Charles Silver and David A. Hyman

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The Lock Artist
by Steve Hamilton

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How Language BeganThe Story of Humanity's Greatest Invention
by Daniel L. Everett

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Secondhand Souls
by Christopher Moore

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The Green Hills of Earth
by Robert A. Heinlein

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ThemWhy We Hate Each Other--and How to Heal
by Ben Sasse

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The Scarlet Pimpernel
by Baroness Orczy

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Network PropagandaManipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics
by Yochai Benkler, Robert Faris, and Hal Roberts

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Antarctica
by Kim Stanley Robinson

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Endangered
by C. J. Box

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Fire in the Hole
by Elmore Leonard

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Mother American NightMy Life in Crazy Times
by John Perry Barlow

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A Think Tank for LibertyA Personal History of Reason Foundation
by Robert W. Poole

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IdentityThe Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment
by Francis Fukuyama

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UnjustSocial Justice and the Unmaking of America
by Noah Rothman

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Melting Pot or Civil War?A Son of Immigrants Makes the Case Against Open Borders
by Reihan Salam

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Lonesome Dove
by Larry McMurtry

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Knight of Shadows
by Roger Zelazny

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Past Tense
by Lee Child

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Governing LeastA New England Libertarianism
by Dan Moller

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Only to Sleep
by Lawrence Osborne

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Nothing Stays Buried
by P. J. Tracy

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Love Your EnemiesHow Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt
by Arthur C. Brooks

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Badlands
by C. J. Box

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Misery Bay
by Steve Hamilton

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The Social Media Upheaval
by Glenn Harlan Reynolds

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An Economist Walks into a BrothelAnd Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk
by Allison Schrager

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The Door Into Summer
by Robert A. Heinlein

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ComplexityA Guided Tour
by Melanie Mitchell

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When All Else FailsThe Ethics of Resistance to State Injustice
by Jason Brennan

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Fallor, Dodge in Hell
by Neal Stephenson

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Between Two Scorpions
by Jim Geraghty

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The Second World WarsHow the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won
by Victor Davis Hanson

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The Likeness
by Tana French

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BlueprintThe Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society
by Nicholas A. Christakis

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The Day After Tomorrow
by Robert A. Heinlein

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The Coddling of the American MindHow Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
by Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff

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Why Free Will Is Real
by Christian List

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The Mark of the Assassin
by Daniel Silva

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The Smallest MinorityIndependent Thinking in the Age of Mob Politics
by Kevin D. Williamson

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A Dangerous Man
by Robert Crais

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The Inclusive EconomyHow to Bring Wealth to America's Poor
by Michael D. Tanner

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Alienated AmericaWhy Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse
by Timothy P. Carney

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The New Iberia Blues
by James Lee Burke

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Big BusinessA Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero
by Tyler Cowen

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Die A Stranger
by Steve Hamilton

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Simple DreamsA Musical Memoir
by Linda Ronstadt

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The Rule of NobodySaving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government
by Philip K. Howard

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Openness to Creative DestructionSustaining Innovative Dynamism
by Arthur M. Diamond, Jr.

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Raylan
by Elmore Leonard

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The Doomsday CalculationHow an Equation that Predicts the Future Is Transforming Everything We Know About Life and the Universe
by William Poundstone

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The Great DebateEdmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left
by Yuval Levin

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SemicolonThe Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark
by Cecelia Watson

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Cracks in the Ivory TowerThe Moral Mess of Higher Education
by Jason Brennan and Phillip Magness

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Bad BloodSecrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
by John Carreyrou

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The IdealistJeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty
by Nina Munk

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The Conservative Sensibility
by George F. Will

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Cryptonomicon
by Neal Stephenson

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Panic AttackYoung Radicals in the Age of Trump
by Robby Soave

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Socialism SucksTwo Economists Drink Their Way Through the Unfree World
by Robert Lawson and Benjamin Powell

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Thanks a Lot Mr KibblewhiteMy Story
by Roger Daltrey

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Case Histories
by Kate Atkinson

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Faithful Place
by Tana French

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Both Flesh and Not
by David Foster Wallace

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A Slight Trick of the Mind
by Mitch Cullin

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The Political SpectrumThe Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology, from Herbert Hoover to the Smartphone
by Thomas Winslow Hazlett

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Shall We Wake the President?Two Centuries of Disaster Management from the Oval Office
by Tevi Troy

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Off the Grid
by C. J. Box

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Two Kinds of Truth
by Michael Connelly

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1920The Year of the Six Presidents
by David Pietrusza

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Lost in MathHow Beauty Leads Physics Astray
by Sabine Hossenfelder

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How Charts LieGetting Smarter about Visual Information
by Alberto Cairo

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Since We Fell
by Dennis Lehane

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Waldo and Magic Inc.
by Robert A. Heinlein

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Prince of Chaos
by Roger Zelazny

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The Birth of LoudLeo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll
by Ian S. Port

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The End Is Always NearApocalyptic Moments, from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses
by Dan Carlin

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Lessons From LucyThe Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog
by Dave Barry


Paul A. Sand, sand.paul@gmail.com

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