June 13, 2005

Recuperation Update

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

Ben, you've got a lot of gall. Oops. Nevermind.

Posted by: carolcissyandwhitson at June 13, 2005 11:38 PM

P.S. Ben, we missed you and wondered how you were, so we checked your blog. Glad to hear you're eating bacon again. John says that might be too much information, though. Hurry back.

Posted by: carolcissyandwhitson at June 13, 2005 11:40 PM

Cool! You know, the blog has actually come in really handy for me, to let folks know how I'm doing. Thanks for your support!

Also, I have good news -- barring any unforeseen circumstances, I should be back next week.

Posted by: Benjamin Kepple at June 14, 2005 06:41 PM