By Dom Nozzi
The following books are the best books I read from 2005 through 2007. They are books that influenced how I see the world, and many are the books I most refer back to in conversations with others.
For some of these books, I now realize that I have matured or otherwise moved to a place in conflict with the propositions put forth in the book. However, even these books undoubtedly shaped my thinking in certain, durable ways. And they certainly inspired me, through the sheer intellectual enjoyment of reading them at the time, to read voraciously in a never-ending search for further epiphanies.
The Tipping Point, by Gladwell, Malcolm
Natural Causes: Death, Lies, Politics with Supplements, by Hurley, Dan
The End of Faith, by Harris, Sam
Letter to a Christian Nation, by Harris, Sam
Where Have All the Leaders Gone?, by Iacocca, Lee
State of Fear, by Crichton, Michael
Tomorrow’s Cities, Tomorrow’s Suburbs, by Lucy, William & David Phillips
How to Live Well Without Owning a Car, by Balish, Chris
The Republican War on Science, by Mooney, Chris
Two for the Money, by Murray, Jonathan & David
Interstate: Express Highway Politics, 1941-56, by Rose, Mark
Twilight in the Desert, by Simmons, Matthew
Twentieth Century Sprawl, by Gutfreund Owen D.
102 Minutes, by Dwyer, Jim & Flynn, Kevin
American Theocracy, by Phillips, Kevin
The End of Oil, by Roberts, Paul
The Ethical Slut, by Easton, Dossie & Catherine Liszt
Alive, by Read, Piers Paul
Zoned Out: Regulations, Markets, Transportation, by Levine, Jonathan
Why Men Don’t Get Enough Sex & Women Don’t Get Enough Love, by Kramer, Jonathan & Diane Dunaway
Divided Highways, by Lewis, Tom
The Fair Tax, by Boortz, Neil
The New American Militarism, by Bacevich, Andrew
Urban Sprawl and Public Health, by Frumkin, H., Frank, l., Jackson, R.
The Tough-on-Crime Myth, by Elikann, Peter
New City Spaces, by Gehl, Jan
Trees in Urban Design, by Arnold, Henry F. ________________________________________________________