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.