Finished reading: Tactics and the Experience of Battle in the Age of Napoleon by Rory Muir 📚👍👍

Finished reading: The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Carlos Eire 📚👍👍👍

Finished reading: Slow Productivity by Cal Newport 📚⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Finished reading: Natural Reason and Natural Law by James Carey 📚👍👍

Finished reading: The Enduring Importance of Leo Strauss by Laurence Lampert 📚

Finished reading: The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors by James D. Hornfischer 📚Classic.

Finished reading: The First Total War by David A. Bell 📚👍👍Two thumbs up.

Finished reading: The Fabric of Civilization by Virginia Postrel 📚Could have been longer, very engaging.

Finished reading: Shakespeare’s Book by Chris Laoutaris 📚Fantastic level of detail.👍

YEAR IN BOOKS FOR 2023

📚Here are the books I finished reading in 2023. Not a bad year, although I should do more philosophy/theology next year.

Finished reading: Emperor of Rome by Mary Beard 📚Workmanlike, interesting perspective.

Finished reading: The Blazing World by Jonathan Healey 📚

Finished reading: The Septuagint by Greg Lanier 📚Basic but good.

Finished reading: Christendom by Peter Heather 📚A bit dyspeptic.

Finished reading: The Cult of the Saints by Peter Brown 📚Classic though slightly dated.

Finished reading: Spinoza, Life and Legacy by Jonathan I. Israel 📚Exhaustive and thorough!

Finished reading: The World Behind the World by Erik Hoel 📚Neuroscience and free will; very valuable.

Finished reading: All the Kingdoms of the World by 📚Integralist writers need to respond to this book or abandon their views.

Finished reading: The Exodus by Richard Elliott Friedman 📚 Good for non-specialists!

Finished reading: The Secular Enlightenment by Margaret Jacob 📚Good, but no rival to Peter Gay.

Finished reading: The Crisis of the European Mind by Paul Hazard 📚A but dated but excellent

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Finished reading: Road to Surrender by Evan Thomas 📚Many things I hadn’t known before, particularly on the Japanese side.

Finished reading: There’s No Such Thing as “Business” Ethics by John C. Maxwell 📚Basic but good.

Finished reading: The Gutenberg Parenthesis by Jeff Jarvis 📚A little too white hat vs black hat, but good.