What I read in 2014

In recent years my mom and I have engaged in a competition to see who can read the most over the course of the year. This past year we opened it up to a few other people and set weird rules. Regardless, I thought I would throw up what I read last year. It is obvious in this list where my research and interest lie. Happily, not all were dense non-fiction works. I was able to squeeze in a few weeks of fiction; however, I have to admit, some were read due to the rules and the points I would get for each. Thus, some strategic logic was used in book selection. Also, it should definitely be noted that this does not include journal articles. If it did, I would have won. Yes, I lost, my mom read almost 1/4 more than I did over the course of the year.

We are looking at a different form of competition for the reading, so I’ll keep everyone posted.

*These were also completed books. About double the number of books that only sections were read.

Book List

East Asia at the Center
Social Network Analysis: Methods and Application
Achieving Nuclear Ambitions
Across the Pond
Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
The Quest
American Government in Comparative Perspective
Keeping the Republic
Why Geography Matters
Travelling Light: Poetry
Moveable Feast
The Influence of Sea Power Upon History
The Battle of Camden: A Documentary History
Duel Between the First Ironclads
Dynamics of Nuclear Proliferation
Edge of Eternity
Physics of the Future
Asia’s Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific

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