30 March 2009

"Ex Libris ... 2009" (2 books per week is all we ask)

Please note: I am updating the links to Amazon.com for convenience, and am getting to them as I am able. And, fyi, I am not making any money off of these links; just sharing some good books that I've read this year!

10 Natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Mgt., Hyrum Smith
Time management from the co-guru over at Franklin-Covey. Worth a quick read for a refresher or first-time exposure.

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands

An amazing convergence of politicians, policy wonks, and future politicians. Outstanding read.

Long concerned about race relations since I was a kid, Shelby Steele earned my unending respect with his Content of their Character. A Dream Deferred solidifies his position as leader of the movement which cares more about equal opportunity of equal outcome.

I've read several Lincoln biographies over the years, this is the best. But, don't take my word for it; the reviews of this tome are off the charts. It's a page turner and you'll enjoy it immensely.

Wow, demography and population studies show a Europe (with its birthrate below sustainable levels in ALL countries) within 20-50 years becoming a majority Muslim continent. This portends troubling developments if there is no reformation in Islam for a non-Muslim population.

GREAT read for the entrepreneurial-minded amongst us.

Real fun read by Sir Richard. His work ethic is infectious and provides us with a nice glimpse into his successes.

Need I say more? When it comes to chess, I'm a dummy ... but learning, and will soon beat my brother Gilbert on a regular basis!

Really interesting book on folks like Disney to Michelangelo, Tiffany to Emily Dickinson. Johnson looks into how these creative geniuses worked their magic.

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