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Title: winter reading
Post by: strandman on January 06, 2014, 06:27:41 pm
After keith Richards book, i needed a break;

Battle of Bretton Woods
It's a bit techno-economic, but not bad. The first meeting that led to World Bank in 1944..spies, etc
Title: Re: winter reading
Post by: kenreville on January 06, 2014, 08:05:44 pm
The "hey man" plan at Bretton Woods.

Sure worked economically in my favor.

Pay no attention to me John.
Title: Re: winter reading
Post by: sneoh on January 06, 2014, 08:14:52 pm
That is a good suggestion, John.  I have always wanted to know the details of the BW Accord and the politics behind it.
Title: Re: winter reading
Post by: strandman on January 07, 2014, 09:52:43 am
Must have been fascinating to see people from 42 countries in Bretton..1944  to say the least..
I thought fabyan Station was only a place to get beer
Title: Re: winter reading
Post by: darwined on January 12, 2014, 09:55:30 pm
I just dug into "Conquistadors of the Useless".  Great book so far.
Title: Re: winter reading
Post by: Admin Al on January 13, 2014, 06:45:43 am
I just dug into "Conquistadors of the Useless".  Great book so far.

I tried to get I to that book a couple of years ago...it never grabbed me so I didn't finish it.
Title: Re: winter reading
Post by: darwined on January 13, 2014, 04:24:47 pm
I had the same thing happen with "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance". Anyone else find that one tough?
Title: Re: winter reading
Post by: Admin Al on January 13, 2014, 05:24:28 pm
I had the same thing happen with "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance". Anyone else find that one tough?

that was the big one many years ago... I never finished it either!
Title: Re: winter reading
Post by: sneoh on January 13, 2014, 05:36:56 pm
Atlas Shrugged.  I struggled to finish that one.
Title: Re: winter reading
Post by: strandman on January 13, 2014, 06:25:37 pm
I started buckminster Fuller "synergetics" in '77....still have it