Sunday, April 02, 2006

55 bucks baby!

first off, the last few books have been:

The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empire

The Measure of All Things (about the 7-year scientific venture of finding the exact length of the meter in the French Revolution)

The Great Bridge (about the Brooklyn Bridge)

and being delivered in a few days to California, I'll pick them up when I go home for Easter, 55bucks for these 10 books:

The Fire of His Genius: Robert Fulton and the American Dream

The Harem: Inside the Grand Seraglio of the Turkish Sultans

Love for Sale: A World History of Prostitution

Telegram!: Modern History as Told Through More Than 400 Witty, Poignant, and Revealing Telegrams

Rosetta Stone

The Power of Gold: The History of an Obsession

New World Coming: The 1920s and the Making of Modern America

Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

The Bureau and the Mole: The Unmasking of Robert Philip Hanssen, the Most Dangerous Double Agent in FBI History

Jefferson's Demons: Portrait of a Restless Mind

I've been so into nonfiction the past couple of years, I could probably never find these books in germany or they're unbelievably expensive and I got all 10 of those for 55bucks. Thanks barnes and noble. I love consuming.What about you guys? Latest book purchase or the last few books you've read, what's the most books you've bought at one time, and so forth...?


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