WELL, I FEEL like I'm on the downward slope when it comes to my recuperation. That is a clumsy way to put things, but I mean it in the best possible way, and I am hopeful that I'll be right as rain at the end of the week. The incisions are healing, and that's good. The only trouble is that I'm still worn out by mid-afternoon.
Anyway. I have read (or have been working on) some fine books over the past week or so. In the event you might find them interesting as well, here's those I especially liked:
* Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August, which thus far is a downright fascinating account of the first month of the Great War. Ms Tuchman is a great historian anyway, but the subject matter makes the book all the more interesting.
* Edward J. Renehan's Dark Genius of Wall Street: The Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould, King of the Robber Barons. The title pretty much says it all, doesn't it? Anyway, this was an enjoyable biography, if only because Mr Renehan rehabilitates Mr Gould pretty convincingly.
* Martin Mayer's The Fed, which is an in-depth examination of the Federal Reserve System. Since our central bank is pretty damned powerful, it's a good thing to know a lot about it. Mr Mayer's book helps with that. From soup to nuts the thing is 350 pages, but there's so much information in it that one ought read it two or three times just to make sure one got it all.
Well, that's it for now, but I do hope I can post more often as the week goes on. I'll keep in touch.Posted by Benjamin Kepple at June 13, 2005 11:26 AM | TrackBack