“Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World” by David Epstein Review

Range:  Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World Author:  David Epstein Released: 2019 I picked up David Epstein's Range after hearing him on the Bill Simmons Podcast discussing a very interesting concept. Essentially, there were two sport narratives compared featuring tons of anecdotal and scientific studies and then expanded to apply to all walks of life. The... Continue Reading →

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“Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War” by Mark Harris Review

Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War Author:  Mark Harris Released:  2014 Mark Harris was one of my favorite contributors to Grantland, and his previous book Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood was one of my favorite film history books I’ve read. Based on the... Continue Reading →

“Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President” by Candice Millard

Destiny of the Republic:  A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President Author:  Candice Millard  Released:  2011 Destiny of the Republic is a fascinating book about the assassination of James Garfield. In addition to the assassination, it gives biographical information about James Garfield, as well as Charles Guiteau the man who killed him.... Continue Reading →

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