Bedside notes



  • The Diary of a Young Lady of Fashion in the Year 1764-1765
  • Fernand Braudel
  • Oxford Companion to English Literature, Oxford Classical Dictionary, Oxford Companion to the Year, Oxford Companion to the English Language
  • ThinkMap Visual Thesaurus
  • Herbert Marcuse: One-Dimensional Man
  • Karl Jaspers, Axial Age
  • Prosopographies of technology: Hackers, Troublemakers, Soul of a New Machine
  • Walt Whitman biography
  • End of an era 1880-1882
  • 1960s as a time of middle class intellectual self-improvement
  • Bansho
  • Tip O’Neill: All Politics is Local
  • Neusner: The Theology of the Halakhah
  • Capellanus: Art of Courtly Love
  • Bismarck biography
  • Lord Castlereagh
  • Plutarch’s Lives
  • InnoCentive
  • Arrowsmith System
  • Walter Benjamin: Berlin Childhood around 1900
  • “Charles Darwin’s greatest works represent interpretive compilations of facts first gathered by others.”
  • John Hopkins courses: “How Do We Know What is True?”, “Anatomy of Scientific Error”
  • Pierre Bayle: Dictionnaire
  • Hobson-Jobson
  • Ataktoi
  • Neue Pauly (Pauly-Wissowa)
  • Brewer’s Fables
  • Borges stories
  • Karl Jaspers: Psychology of Worldviews
  • Peter Gay: The Enlightenment
  • Luminism / Fitz Henry Lane
  • Moral Sayings of Publius Syrus
  • Xenophon: Apology of Socrates to the Jury
  • Napier: Hands
  • Papert: Mindstorms
  • Technical books to re-acquire: TCP/IP Illustrated, Lion’s commentary, McKusick FreeBSD