I recieved about $50 in Barnes and Noble gift cards for Christmas, but the closest one is about a 45 minute trek for me. While online I saw a lot of books but couldnt decide if they would be worth my time to order.
I particularly enjoy biographies, and was wondering if anybody had any suggestions as to what might be a decent one to order.
BTW, I have all the (good) WWE ones, and most of my sports/music heros, so I am looking for something off the normal path.
I'll also plug "Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman" by James Gleick. For a lighter read on the same topic (i.e. Feynman), try "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman" and "What Do You Care What Other People Think".
Also of note, although not quite "biography" are the two collections of the letters of Hunter S. Thompson: "The Proud Highway" and "Fear and Loathing in America". Utterly fascinating, and for more than just the obvious reasons.
Some days it just ain't worth chewing through the straps...
WEll, thanks for the input, I ended up getting the Eddie Geurerro book, the Vince Russo book, a book on the Yom Kippur War, LIVE FROM BAGDAD, and that book 'the cost of friendship' about the Bush administration.
ALmost done with the Eddie book, suprising how honest he is about his drug problems in the book. And, the story of Art Barr dying is so ssad and ironic with some of the stuff he says.
The Face of Battle is one of the most riveting (and sobering) works of history I've ever read. NYT obit: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/03/books/sir-john-keegan-historian-who-put-a-face-on-war-dies-at-78.html?pagewanted=all