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Seriously, Read a Book!

Thoughts on books, often interpreted through the high-brow prism of cartoon (read: Archer) references. Wait! I had something for this...

Currently reading

The Sketchnote Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Visual Notetaking
Mike Rohde
The Antidote
Oliver Burkeman
The Kind Worth Killing
Peter Swanson
Data Points: Visualization That Means Something
Nathan Yau
James Buchanan
Jean H. Baker, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation Into War

Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation Into War - Steven M. Gillon Definitely well-worth the $3 on audible (which, I'm assuming, was a D-Day special).

Once again, my mind is blown by my own ignorance. I really knew very little about what was going on stateside- actually, I'm realizing my knowledge of German internal politics during this era has far exceeded that of its US counterpart. This was a great, brief and fascinating crash course for me.

There were so many little tidbits that I discovered (e.g. Orson Welles' whole War of the Worlds radio stunt was quite the "boy who cried wolf" so far as the American public pretty much thinking the Pearl Harbor announcements were poppycock!)

The more I learn the more ignorant I realize I am, so I guess insomnia has its perks...