Monday, January 3, 2011

Great Read!

Last week i was on vacation and read three great books: "Unbroken" "The Big Short" and "The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks" All three were outstanding. 

Unbroken was written by Laura Hillenbrand who also wrote the excellent book "Seabiscuit."  Unbroken is about Louis Zamperini was was an Olympic runner, WWII bomber, shot down and spent 47 days in the open sea, and then a Japanese prisoner of war! He came home and went to a tent meeting with Billy Graham and got saved! It is an outstanding read, the best book i have read in a while - i highly recommend it

The Big Short is written by Michael Lewis who wrote "The Blind Side" and it is all about the financial crisis and the very few who saw it coming.  Much of the book is over my head but what you are left with is how messed up and corrupt Wall street can be.  The hubris of the big firms is mind boggling

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