Books for the desert
May 18, 2007 6:11 PM Subscribe
Looking for a few good books.... I am going on deployment to the "desert" for 6-7 months and will have an abundance of time on my hands. What books would y'all recommend?
posted by aggienfo to sports, hobbies, & recreation (50 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
I am about to be deployed and I will have a lot of extra free time to spend inside (130F isn't pleasant ;). I generally enjoy non-fiction/history/political/science reading. The last few books I ordered were I Am a Strange Loop (Douglas Hofstadter), Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (Ishmael Beah), Chief of Station, Congo: Fighting the Cold War in a Hot Zone (Larry Devlin), Freakanomics (Steven D. Levitt), Collapse (Jared Diamon), and the like. Though I must confess I love anything by Tokien
I am open to reading anything truly interesting/informative and hopefully I will pick up a few extra favorite authors (to add to Bill Bryson, Jared Diamond, P.J. O'Rouke) along the way.
One quick caveat, I have to be able to order from Amazon.com, Barnes and Nobel, or another company that can deliver to military PO Boxes.