July 7, 2014
I'm a big fan of history and biography. I also like reading about science and some philosophy (not too much, it's pretty deep).
I really liked Guns, Germs and Steel. I also loved Edmund Morris's first volume of his Theodore Roosevelt trilogy. I've read all three, but the first book really brought TR to life. My favorite non-fiction author is probably Robert Kaplan.
Probably that first TR biography. I just read Charles Murray, Coming Apart. It's pretty controversial (he's pretty controversial), but he makes some points that probably need to be discussed.
I read a lot, but I've never been in a book club before, and I rarely discuss my reading with anyone. It would be good to hear what other people have to say about the books that I've read. It also would hopefully be a good place to get to know people in my new city.
I'm a lawyer who just moved to Milwaukee with my wife. I read all different types of non-fiction and always have a pile of library books on the table.