- The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
Fascinating look at why bell curves are crap in the Real World, and how we're all doomed from the Attack of the Black Swans.
- Aristotle's Children: How Christians, Muslims, and Jews Rediscovered Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated the Dark Ages
I got it because I thought it would be Aristotly, but it turned out to be a good look at the history of the entanglement and interdependence of the Church and the Enlightenment.
- Mutiny, Terrorism, Riots and Murder: A History of Sedition in Australia and New Zealand
Hee hee. Good overview of the real history of Australia
- Self-Made Man
Excellent gender studies book