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Quake Books

This page is an archive for my "quake books" that have had the most profound impact on me.

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Author: James Traub

Published: 2016

Read: 2019

Summary Review:

I’ve had the chance to read a lot of biographies over the last few years of founding fathers, but none have I found so much perspective on myself as I did with John Quincy Adams. There are many things that he was (or wasn’t) that don’t apply to me; genius, terrible dad, etc. But his attitudes about life felt very close to home.

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Author: Peter Kaufman (Editor)

Published: 2005

Read: 2020

Summary Review:

Living life intentionally is not an easy or common thing. I used to believe I was fairly thoughtful about the way I live my life, but Charlie Munger is an aggregator of some of the finest ideas other people have come up with. This is a distillation of that goodness.

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Author: Ian F. McNeely and Lisa Wolverton

Published: 2008

Read: 2021

Summary Review:

I came away captivated by The Republic of Letters. β€œThe Republic of Letters can be defined as an international community of learning stitched together by handwritten letters in the mail.” What does that look like in a world powered by the internet and the creator economy? Are DMs the new letters? Are the ideas shared by intellectuals as much about culture as they are technology?

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