Mitla Pass, by Leon Uris (1988, Doubleday Books) This great novel starts out with the unscripted plans of the Israelis for the 1956 Sinai Peninsula conflict with the Egyptian armies as supported by an air corps of volunteer pilots, etc., from places like Poland and Czechoslovakia that were supposed to be good proving grounds for […]Read more "The Israel of Moshe Dayan."
STALIN AND THE BOMB: The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy, 1939 – 1956, by David Holloway (Yale University Press, 1994) To compare texts, though narrator here is not regularly in that business, the only text I have read that is in parallel with this one in the quality of review of the soviet nuclear science […]Read more "Symmetry in Nature — Soviet Nuclear Weapons and the 20th Century."
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THE SECOND MACHINE AGE, by Erik Brynjolffson and Andrew Mcafee (W.W. Norton, 2014.) See also : http://www.secondmachineage.com It is interesting that books about technology are always around for a while and then typically are relegated to shelves in libraries, though I got a recent recommendation, source un – remembered but it might be written […]Read more "Innovation, Creativity, AI, … ."
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THE ATTENTION MERCHANTS, by Tim Wu (2016, Knopf Publishers) This book is an answer to many questions, including a naming of “who’s who” in technology over the past twenty years, and at the same time brings to the proverbial table a variety of perceptions about technology and the media and its propensity to invite […]Read more "Modern Media Computing : Music and the Like to Eyes and Ears (Empire of the Senses, … )"
NO ROOM FOR SMALL DREAMS, BY SHIMON PERES (2017, HARPER COLLINS.) Perhaps additionally as the greatly longitudinal legacy of David Ben – Gurion, we have this fantastic though too short in content memoire by his disciplined pupil Shimon Peres. An informal autobiography having to do with one of the original founders of the state […]Read more "Peace of the Prophets — of Love and Necessity, and the World Safe for Democracy."