Strangerover 2004 reading list

A Listmania! list by D. Ackerley (Chester, England)
 
Our Final Century?: Will the Human Race Survive the Twenty-first Century?
1.  Our Final Century?: Will the Human Race Survive the Twenty-first Century? by Martin Rees
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  "Upbeat look on mankind's contribution to the end of the world"
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The Backroom Boys: The Secret Return of the British Boffin
2.  The Backroom Boys: The Secret Return of the British Boffin by Francis Spufford
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  "British ingenuity at it's best and a sad reminder of underinvestment"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Information: The New Language of Science
3.  Information: The New Language of Science by Hans Christian von Baeyer
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  "Fascinating insight into the desire to measure and define information and it's changing format"
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A Computer Called LEO: Lyons Tea Shops and the world's first office computer
4.  A Computer Called LEO: Lyons Tea Shops and the world's first office computer by Georgina Ferry
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  "The worlds first practical business computer taken up by Lyons catering"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Stupid White Men: ...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation
5.  Stupid White Men: ...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation by Michael Moore
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  "Quirky and challenging insight into the ways of the world's largest 'democracy'"
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)

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The Claiming Of Sleeping Beauty: Number 1 in series
6.  The Claiming Of Sleeping Beauty: Number 1 in series by A.N. Roquelaure
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  "An 'adult' re-rendering of a tortuous awakening of a sleeping princess"
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3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Germany Calling: A Personal Biography of William Joyce, Lord Haw Haw
7.  Germany Calling: A Personal Biography of William Joyce, Lord Haw Haw by Mary Kenny
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  "An insight into the complicated life of William Joyce - the man behind WWII Germany's propagandist 'Lord Haw Haw'"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe (SCIENCE MASTERS)
8.  Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe (SCIENCE MASTERS) by Sir Martin Rees
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  "An overview of the complexities of six mathematical numbers that may hold the universe together"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Alan Turing: The Enigma
9.  Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
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  "Alan Turing: The Enigma  - The best book I've ever read, flows like a  novel, full of insight into the life of the father of computer science before and after the 20th century's busiest hours..."
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Goth: Identity, Style and Subculture
10.  Goth: Identity, Style and Subculture by Paul Hodkinson
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  "An insider's view from an academic framework"
16.27   Used & New from: 6.43
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The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)
11.  The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon) by Dan Brown
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  "Far fetched, fast paced but fun"
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,521 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Nuclear Paranoia (Pocket Essentials)
12.  Nuclear Paranoia (Pocket Essentials) by Chas Newkey-Burden
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  "A well written pocket book"
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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The Great Philosophers: Wittgenstein
13.  The Great Philosophers: Wittgenstein by Peter Hacker
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  "A bit heavy at times, but an insightful pocket book"
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Disasters Underground
14.  Disasters Underground by N.J. McCamley
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  "About as up-beat as a subject like this can be. Includes Fauld Mine blast"
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Prisoner's Dilemma: John Von Neumann, Game Theory and the Puzzle of the Bomb
15.  Prisoner's Dilemma: John Von Neumann, Game Theory and the Puzzle of the Bomb by William Poundstone
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  "Who says mathematicians can't have fun"
11.37   Used & New from: 0.13
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11
16.  The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11 by Michael Meacher MP
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  "Probably asks more questions than it answers, worth reading through to the end..."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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Pavane (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
17.  Pavane (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Keith Roberts
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  "Intriguing history shifting tale..."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

The Secret State: Whitehall and the Cold War
18.  The Secret State: Whitehall and the Cold War by Peter Hennessy
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  "Upbeat account from behind Whitehall's closed doors and how Britain would face the Bomb."
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The missiles of October: The story of the Cuban missile crisis, 1962
19.  The missiles of October: The story of the Cuban missile crisis, 1962 by Elie Abel
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  "Contemporary account of the White House's main players in the Cuban missile crisis"
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Angels and Demons (Robert Langdon)
20.  Angels and Demons (Robert Langdon) by Dan Brown
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  "More far fetched intervention from Dan Brown's historian"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (648 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Terror Tracker: An Odyssey Into Pure Fear
21.  Terror Tracker: An Odyssey Into Pure Fear by Neil Doyle Author
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  "Thought provoking issues with author's supporting website"
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Middlesex
22.  Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The list author says:
  "Very well written novel about gender identity anchored from the middle to end of the 20th century."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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