Read any good non-fiction books lately?

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    This may be asking a lot from this crowd, but has anyone read any good non-fiction books lately?

    The last book I read was "As We Speak" by Peter Meyers and Shannon Nix. The book deals with effective communication, including public presentations. A very good book. I recommend it to anyone whose job includes public presentations of any kind.

    Currently I am reading Richard Evans' "The Coming of the Third Reich" which is the first part of his trilogy on this subject. Evan's is a good historian although the book is a little dry. Shirer's "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" is a better read in my opinion, even though not as thoroughly researched.

    On deck is "The Power of Habit" By Charles Duhigg which was recommended by Fareed Zakeria and intrigued me. It takes a look at how habits are formed and how businesses use this knowledge.

    My physician is pushing me to read "The Creature from Jekyll Island" which covers the History of the Federal Reserve (when I go to the doctor's office I get book recommendations in addition to treatment).

    Also, a second question is where do you get your books?
     
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    I can't remember when I last read a book, period.
     
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    In looked this book up. It looks like an interesting read for anyone interested in military history.
     
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    I saw a history channel program on Carribean piracy. It seems fascinating.
     
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    I think people read less today with our instant society. It seems more time economical to catch news on TV and the internet. However, a good book will cover a topic in more depth than television or the newspaper.

    One thing I do is go to the local library and check out audio books. We all seem to spend a lot of time in our cars.
     
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