Re: What book(s) are you reading right now?
I have two books I've been trying to read for a while, both H.W. Brands - "The Reckless Decade" and "Lone Star Nation".
I dusted off a little while ago "Smashmouth", Dana Milbank's account of the 2000 election, just for a little amusement.
On Memorial Day weekend I read from cover to cover the John Paul Jones Bio by Evan Thomas.
And I have a copy of Sun Tzu's Art of War next to my bed I've been perusing for inspiration from time to time.
Glad to see that a few people like Guns, Germs and Steel, was thinking about getting that one after I finished my Brands double.
Usually I just stick to history, mostly American and Russian History, but I've actually read a few sporting type books in the last few months.
"Horse of a Different Color" - Funny tale of the trials and tribulations of a Chicago Tribune editor who quit his day job to start a Horse Farm in Kentucky, and ended up birthing the 2001 Kentucky Derby winner. Squires, the author, pokes fun at himself while describing the inner nuances of the Racing world. If you are an animal/horse fan or need an inspirational story, this is one.
"The Meaning of Ichiro" - Probably one of the more intriguing books I've bought in a while. Talking about the history of Baseball in Japan, Ichiro, Nomo and other major Japanese stars migration over. Especially the tales of how Nomo used to sleep with a baseball taped to his hand to get used to his forkball grip and how much Ichiro and his father played into his success both here and how his image conscious wife helped make him what he is now.