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Holiday Reading List 2014

As has become a bit of a tradition for me, I'm posting my holiday reading list for my December holidays this year.

I used to lug a bag full of dead tree books around with me - but international air travel and hand luggage being what it is, I travel with just my iPad these days.

So with out further ado:


  • Making of the Atomic Bomb - Richard Rhodes
  • Dark Sun - The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb - Richard Rhodes
  • Wings in Orbit - Scientific and Engineering Legacies of the Space Shuttle - Richard N. Spires, et al
  • Wings in Orbit - Supplement - Richard N. Spires, et al
  • A Small Matter of Programming - Prerspectives on End User Computing - Bonnie A. Nardi


  • Starfire - Dale Brown
  • Tom Clancy's Support and Defend - Mark Greaney
  • Tom Clancy's Full Force and Effect Mark Greaney

Honourable Mention: Command and Control by Eric Schlosser, which I read a few weeks ago, lead me to the two books by Richard Rhodes above. Its very much worth a read as well.