Chess

Was there anyone cooler than Bogart? Humphrey Bogart was a master-level chess player and U.S. Chess Federation tournament director. He played for money on Coney Island, played a grandmaster to a draw + played soldiers by mail until the FBI intervened. It feared the chess moves were secret codes. #NationalChessDay pic.twitter.com/LUS8Q9DvHB— BogartEstate (@HumphreyBogart) October 14, … Continue reading “Chess”

Biography

Isaac Newton – James Gleick
Lawrence of Arabia: The Authorized Biography of T.E. Lawrence – Jeremy Wilson
Miles: The Autobiography – Miles Davis with Quincy Troupe
The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology: A Memoir – Thomas Dolby
So, Anyway… – John Cleese
The Bassoon King: Art, Idiocy, and Other Sordid Tales from the Band Room – Rainn Wilson
The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America’s Race in Space – Eugene Cernan & Don Davis
Flight My Life in Mission Control – Christopher C. Kraft
Failure is not an Option: Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond – Gene Kranz
Deke!: U.S. Manned Space: From Mercury to the Shuttle – Donald K. Slayton, Michael Cassutt (Contributor)
Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome’s Greatest Politician – Anthony Everitt
Caesar – Christian Meier
Alexander of Macedon 356-323 B. C.: A Historical Biography – Peter Green
Henry V – Christopher Allmand
Alexander Hamilton – Ron Chernow