Best Books I read from 2005 Through 2007

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 High Cost of Free Parking, by Shoup, Donald     DSC0690

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.                           ________________________________________________________

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About Dom Nozzi

Urban designer, Complete Streets instructor, smart growth specialist, town planner, walkable & bikeable streets & trails specialist, writer, editor, speaker, world adventurer, skier, kayaker, SCUBA diver, bicyclist, hiker, dancer, book reader, urbanist. Make my own beer, wine, pasta, bread. Live by the motto that it is the things we do NOT do that we later regret. Life is too short to not live it to the fullest.
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