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Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman

Hubert, December 16, 2009

Krakauer is a researcher, thorough, deep and wide, and every next book shows more hard work to get a full and complete story of the chosen topic. This book is about the tragic death of Pat Tillman, but that is just the human part. And the most important part, where we learn how and why a successful football player chooses to go to war, what war brings to him and his family, and how that war ends his life. And then there are the deep analysis of the war, the reasons to go to war, the political landscape, the actors in the war game. The dirty games of all the actors, this is not a pretty story. It is neither a book about war, more a book against it, with some clear political views. This is a good read if you're looking for a well rounded view on the tragic events leading to Tillman's death, it is not a suspense thriller about a war hero.
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The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones
The Last Chinese Chef

Hubert, December 16, 2009

A nicely woven story of the love developing between a chef and a writer, and love between the writer (a culinary journalist) and traditional Chinese food. The love story is light, if you're in love with a chef you'll recognize things. The food story is eye opening, about both the recipes as well as eating traditions in China. The descriptions of the food are very good - tastes, flavors, smells, form and shape are well caught, and links to books, calligraphy and history are well chosen. Recommended for food lovers.
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Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum (Addison-Wesley Signature) by Mike Cohn
Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum (Addison-Wesley Signature)

Hubert, December 5, 2009

Mike Cohn has been taking notes during his Scrum classes, notes from all the questions and answers from his students. As a Scrum trainer I recognize many of the questions, and I admire Mike's answers. Mike has seen a lot of project situations, a lot of Scrum implementations, in very different organizations, and he shares his insights, tips and practices freely in this book. I admire how he brings his personal experiences, and references to materials from others together, 'elegant' is probably a good word for his approach. The book is so packed with information and experience that you will want to go back to it time after time, like an Agile-Coach-in-a-Book. If you're serious about implementing Scrum then keep the book handy, and refer to it often, it will kick-start your search for the answers to your implementation obstacles.
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Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking

Hubert, December 2, 2009

It just works - great bread, with minimal effort, and the results are great. I live a mile high, and the recipes work without the altitude adjustments. Besides the simplicity also the variations in the book are a recommendation, they inspire to try your own (focaccia with the herbs and onions in the dough for example).
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Chemistry for Beginners by Anthony Strong
Chemistry for Beginners

hubert, December 2, 2009

Can books about the combination of science and sex be funny - absolutely, and Strong shows a good example of how to do this trick. From the first chapter onwards he builds a hilarious scenario around a very real scientific situation, the discovery of a female . The two main characters are never short of clever remarks, and the description of the various sex-acts is funny and detailed, yet never obscene. The plot is strong, the story remains interesting and isn't just there to pin the different erotic situations to.
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