Revolution

April 19, 2014

1878Revolution4

Published in 1878, many of the issues here still hold today and animated the spirit of Occupy Wall Street.

Read the rest of this entry »


The Go-Getter

April 19, 2014

GoGetter19218

This is a very short book from Google Books.

Anyone who’s read A Message to Garcia will immediately see this as its companion piece.

It’s a bit bombastic, the text is dated, but the writer strives for sentences with some style. It’s a very quick read.


The Making Of A Man

January 15, 2013

Man19052

The Making of a Man by Orison Swett Marden

The best parts of this book are the anecdotes about the lives of others.

The saddest part of this book is the expression of ideals that have been cast aside by our present society and culture. It’s depressing to see how far we have fallen and how the hopes of the author for the future have been replaced by rot.

It is impossible to read these old books without running off to a search engine every few pages to look up people who are mentioned. Which then leads to a new round of downloads from Google Books.


Comments Now On

October 31, 2011

Or should be. They were off and I forgot to put them back on when I started posting about books.


Steve Jobs

October 31, 2011

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (2011)

Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs is written for idiots.

Read the rest of this entry »


Success: A Novel

October 31, 2011

Success: A Novel by Samuel Hopkins Adams (1921)

This is a book I’m certain Ayn Rand must have read and been influenced by.

Read the rest of this entry »


Banner One More Time…

October 8, 2011

I couldn’t stand the type this time.

From this:

To this:

That will probably bother me later on. But for now it’ll do.


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.