The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Friday, January 16, 2004  

Selections from The Rittenhouse Review

A combination of jobless-induced free time, light blogging, truly crappy weather, and a desire to quell my anxiety over what appears now to be an inevitable move to a lovely little village in the middle of nowhere, I’ve been able to catch up on some reading.

And so I recommend to you, “without any reservation whatsoever” (a line from my stock letter of recommendation, one that has enabled many underqualified -- and some more than qualified -- applicants to enter the nation’s top business, law, and graduate schools), the following worthy books, all of which I wish I had still more free time about which to expound at length:

Had Enough? by James Carville

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes in the new translation by Edith Grossman [I’m just getting into this one, but so far so great. The translation is terrific.]

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow

Big Lies by Joe Conason

The Lies of George W. Bush by David Corn

The Two Americas by Stanley B. Greenberg

The Middle Mind by Curtis White

And, what the heck, a few repeat plugs:

The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon

The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisenberger

The Meaning of Everything by Simon Winchester

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