These are (hopefully) the last two new books I’ll acquire for a while. On my wife’s last full day in town, we hit a new/used bookstore in town and I couldn’t help but pick these up.

  • War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History 1500 to Today by Max Boot [good popular military historian]
  • King’s Gambit: A Son, a Father, and the World’s Most Dangerous Game by Paul Hoffman [mix of autobiography and history of the international chess scene; hopefully a lot more on the latter than the former]