Best Books I read from 2010 Through 2011

By Dom Nozzi

The following books are the best books I read from 2010 through 2011. They are books that influenced how I see the world, and many are the books I most refer back to in conversations with others.

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 Inmates are Running the Asylum: Why Hi-Tech Products Drive Us Crazy & How to Restore the Sanity, by Cooper, Alan

The Price of Civilization, by Sachs, Jeffrey

The Religion Virus, by James, Craig A.

The Morality Wars, by Derber, Charles & Yale Magrass

The Deserter’s Tale , by Key, Joshua and Lawrence Hill

The Limits of Power, by Bacevich, Andrew

Aftershock, by Weidemer, David & Robert

The American Way of War, by Engelhardt, Tom

Sex at Dawn, by Ryan, Christopher & Cacilda Jetha

Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War, by Bacevich, Andrew

Hopes and Prospects, by Chomsky, Noam

The Trouble With Christmas, by Tom Flynn

Bomb Power, by Wills, Garry

Where Good Ideas Come From, by Johnson, Steven

The War of the Flea: Guerrilla Warfare, by Taber, Robert41QHUh3REfL

Secrets, by Ellsberg, Daniel

Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed, by Gray, James

Food Rules, by Pollan, Michael

Cool It, by Lomborg, Bjorn

The Big Sort, by Bishop, Bill

God: The Failed Hypothesis, by Stenger, Victor

A People’s History of the United States, by Zinn, Howard

Whole Earth Discipline, by Brand, Stewart

Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, by Rubin, Jeff

The Transparent Cabal, by Sniegnoski, Stephen                      ________________________________________________________

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Best Books I read from 2008 Through 2009

By Dom Nozzi

The following books are the best books I read from 2008 through 2009. 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.

Beyond Chutzpah, by Finkelstein, Norman G.

America’s War on Sex, by Klein, Marty

Green Metropolis, by Owen, David

The Israel Lobby & US Foreign Policy, by Mearsheimer, J & Walt, S

In Defense of Food, by Pollan, Michael

The Kite Runner, by Hosseini, Khaled

Running on Empty, by Peterson, Peter

Trick or Treatment, by Singh, S. & Edzard Ernst

Nudge, by Thaler, Richard & Sunstein, Cass

Predictably Irrational, by Ariely, Dan

Outliers, by Gladwell, Malcolm

Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do, by Vanderbilt, Tom

Fighting Traffic, by Norton, Peter51C6WFKw8EL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

Reinventing Collapse, by Orlov, Dmitry

Community and the Politics of Place, by Kemmis, Daniel

Legacy of Ashes, by Weiner, Tim

The Option of Urbanism, by Leinberger, Christopher

Big Box Swindle, by Mitchell, Stacy

In Harm’s Way, by Stanton, Doug

Nemesis, by Johnson, Chalmers

The Coming Economic Collapse, by Leeb, Stephen

Don’t Believe Everything You Think, by Kida, Thomas

Infidel, by Ali, Ayaan Hirsi

Breakthrough, by Nordhaus, Ted & Michael Shellenberger                 ________________________________________________________

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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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Best Books I read from 2000 Through 2004

By Dom Nozzi

The following books are the best books I read from 2000 through 2004. 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.

Suburban Warriors, by McGirr, Lisa

If the Gods Had Meant us to Vote, He Would Have Given Us Candidates, byHightower, Jim

Downtown, by Fogelson, Robert

Cities: Back from the Edge, by Gratz, Roberta Brandes

Road to Ruin, by Nozzi, DomRoad to Ruin book 2003

The Rise of the Creative Class, by Florida, Richard

No Sense of Place, by Meyrowitz, Joshua

The Malling of America, by Kowinski, William Severini

Antioxidant Revolution, by Cooper, Kenneth

Synthetic Panics, by Jenkins, Philip

Bowling Alone, by Putnam, Robert

The Power Broker, by Caro, Robert

The Skeptical Environmentalist, by Lomborg, Bjorn

Cities in Full, by Belmont, Steve

The Perfect Storm, by Junger, Sebastian

Crabgrass Frontier, by Jackson, Kenneth

Licit & Illicit Drugs, by Brecher, Edward

Higher Superstition, by Gross, P. Levitt, N., Lewis, M., eds.

Ain’t Nobody’s Business If You Do, by McWilliams, Peter

Once There Were Greenfields, by Benfield, F.K.; Raimi, M.D., Chen, D.D.T.

The Elephant in the Bedroom, by Hart, Stanley & Spivak, Alvin

Kindly Inquisitors, by Rauch, Jonathan

Getting There, by Goddard, Stephen

Rubbish!, by Rathje, William & Murphy, Cullen

The Overworked American, by Schor, Juliet

The Bell Curve, by Herrnstein & Murray                     ________________________________________________________

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Best Books I read from 1993 Through 1999

By Dom Nozzi

The following books are the best books I read from 1993 through 1999. 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.

Stalking the Wild Taboo, by Hardin, Garrett

Anthology of Atheism & Rationalism, by Stein, Gordon (ed)

Sustainability and Cities, by Newman, Paul & Jeffrey Kenworthy

The Wealth of Cities, by Norquist, John

Asphalt Nation, by Kay, Jane Holtz51L3ez7TN1L

A Better Place to Live, by Langdon, Philip

The Great Good Place, by Oldenburg, Ray

Letting Go, by Wanderer, Zev & T. Cabot

Home from Nowhere, by Kunstler, James Howard

The Car and the City, by Durning, Alan

Superstition in All Ages, by Meslier, Jean

The Spirit of Community, by Etzioni, Amitai

Amusing Ourselves to Death, by Postman, Neil

Satanic Panic, by Victor, Jeffrey

Sex, Art, & American Culture, by Paglia, Camille

Reclaiming Our Cities and Towns, by Engwicht, David

The New Urbanism, by Katz, Peter (ed.)51RohfjzCbL

Atlas Shrugged, by Rand, Ayn

The Hazards of Being Male, by Goldberg, Herb

Stuck in Traffic, by Downs, Anthony

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Best Books I read in 1992

By Dom Nozzi

The following books are the best books I read in 1992. 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.

Readings in Human Sexuality, by Gordon, Chad (ed)

Declarations of Independence, by Zinn, Howard

The Erotic Minorities, by Ullerstam, Lars

The Fountainhead, by Rand, Aynthe-fountainhead

Rationalism in Europe, by Lecky, William E. H.

The Erotic Revolution, by Lipton, Lawrence

The Pleasures of Sociology, by Coser, Lewis (ed)

The Car Culture, by Flink, James J.

A World of Ideas, by Moyers, Bill

The Mountain People, by Turnbull, Colin

Suburban Gridlock, by Cervero, Robert

The Tyranny of God, by Lewis, Joseph

Transport Energy Conservation, by Newman, Paul & Jeffrey Kenworthy

History of Warfare: Sci & Theology, Vol. I & II, by White, A.D.

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Best Books I read in 1991

By Dom Nozzi

The following books are the best books I read in 1991. 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 Necessity of Atheism, by Brooks, David M.

Letters on Reasoning, by Robertson John M.

Soft Energy Paths, by Lovins, Amory B.

Julian, by Vidal, Gore

Col. R.G. Ingersoll’s 44 Lectures (two-volume set), by Ingersoll, Robert

Holy Terror, by Conway, Flo & Jim Siegelman615SXE5ET2L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

Sanctions for Evil, by Sanford & Comstock

Technology & the Human Condition, by Gendron, Bernard

Sense and Nonsense About Crime, by Walker, Samuel

America’s Suburban Centers, by Cervero, Robert

For Reasons of State, by Chomsky, Noam

The Rise of Anthropological Theory, by Harris, Marvin

Cities and Automobile Dependence, by Newman, Paul & Jeffrey Kenworthy (one of the most important books I’ve ever read)

Television and Society, by Skornia, Harry J.

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