Tim O’Reilly
Book Recommendations

  • Islandia

    Islandia

    Islandia

    Austin Tappan Wright
    Consuls
    4.29 (572)

    Austin tappan wright left the world a wholly unsuspected legacy. after he died in a tragic accident, among this distinguished legal scholar's papers were found thousands of pages devoted to a staggering feat of literary creation—a detailed history of an imagined country complete with geography, genealogy, literature, language and culture. as detailed as j.r.r. tolkien's middle-earth novels, islandia has similarly become a classic touchstone for those concerned with the creation of imaginary world.

    Tim O’Reilly

    A wonderful guide of the values of living a slower life.

    Nov 8, 2017 — Source

  • Unrig

    Unrig

    Unrig

    Daniel G. Newman
    Comics & Graphic Novels
    4.41 (225)

    Despite our immense political divisions, americans are nearly united in our belief that something is wrong with our government: it works for the wealthy and powerful, but not for anyone else. unrig exposes the twisted roots of our broken democracy and highlights the heroic efforts of those unrigging the system to return power to we the people.this stirring nonfiction graphic novel by democracy reform leader daniel g. newman and artist george o’connor takes readers behind the scenes—from the sweaty cubicles where senators dial corporate ceos for dollars, to lavish retreats

    Tim O’Reilly

    I love Daniel G Newmans new book.

    Jul 9, 2020 — Source

  • The Collected Poems

    The Collected Poems

    The Collected Poems

    Sylvia Plath,Ted Hughes
    4.19 (41,273)

    The aim of the present complete edition, which contains a numbered sequence of the 224 poems written after 1956 together with a further 50 poems chosen from her pre-1956 work, is to bring sylvia plath's poetry together in one volume, including the various uncollected and unpublished pieces, and to set everything in as true a chronological order as is possible, so that the whole progress and achievement of this unusual poet will become accessible to readers.

    Tim O’Reilly

    Highly recommended.

    Nov 8, 2017 — Source

  • Night Train to Lisbon

    Night Train to Lisbon

    Night Train to Lisbon

    Pascal Mercier
    Fiction
    3.77 (22,235)

    A huge international best seller, this ambitious novel plumbs the depths of our shared humanity to offer up a breathtaking insight into life, love, and literature itself. a major hit in germany that went on to become one of europe’s biggest literary blockbusters in the last five years, night train to lisbon is an astonishing novel, a compelling exploration of consciousness, the possibility of truly understanding another person, and the ability of language to define our very selves. raimund gregorius is a latin teacher at a swiss college who one

    Tim O’Reilly

    ...sometimes there was just a line in a book that changed my life in some way

    Nov 8, 2017 — Source

  • The Kabir Book

    The Kabir Book

    The Kabir Book

    Robert Bly
    4.25 (857)

    Forty-four of the ecstatic poems of kabir "kabir's poems give off a marvelous radiant intensity. . . . bly's versions . . . have exactly the luminous depth that permits and invites many rereadings, many studyings-even then they remain as fresh as ever."-the new york times book review

    Tim O’Reilly

    He loved the books.

    Nov 8, 2017 — Source

  • Loving Every Child

    Loving Every Child

    Loving Every Child

    Janusz Korczak,Sandra Joseph
    Family & Relationships
    4.2 (156)

    Born in poland in 1878, educator, physician, and legendary child advocate janusz korczak believed that simply understanding children is the key to being able to take care of them. it’s a basic premise too often overlooked. this collection of one hundred quotations and passages from korczak’s writings provides valuable advice on how to take care of, respect, and love every child. in an inviting gift-book format, this is a heartfelt and helpful reminder of who we were as children and who we might become as parents.

    Tim O’Reilly

    A wonderful book. the point of the book is to love your children, look at them, understand them, and listen to them. Treat them as people.

    Nov 8, 2017 — Source

  • Makers and Takers

    Makers and Takers

    Makers and Takers

    Rana Foroohar
    Business enterprises
    3.96 (1,219)

    Eight years on from the biggest market meltdown since the great depression, the key lessons of the crisis of 2008 still remain unlearned—and our financial system is just as vulnerable as ever. many of us know that our government failed to fix the banking system after the subprime mortgage crisis. but what few of us realize is how the misguided financial practices and philosophies that nearly toppled the global financial system have come to infiltrate all american businesses, putting us on a collision course for another cataclysmic meltdown. drawing on

    Tim O’Reilly

    Wonderful book.

    Nov 8, 2017 — Source

  • Riders of the Purple Sage

    Riders of the Purple Sage

    Riders of the Purple Sage

    Zane Grey
    Fiction
    3.72 (11,257)

    Told by a master storyteller who, according to critic russell nye, “combined adventure, action, violence, crisis, conflict, sentimentalism, and sex in an extremely shrewd mixture,” riders of the purple sage is a classic of the western genre. it is the story of lassiter, a gunslinging avenger in black, who shows up in a remote utah town just in time to save the young and beautiful rancher jane withersteen from having to marry a mormon elder against her will. lassiter is on his own quest, one that ends when he discovers

    Tim O’Reilly

    He loved the book.

    Nov 8, 2017 — Source

  • Dune

    Dune

    Dune

    Frank Herbert
    Fiction
    4.24 (1,014,265)

    Set on the desert planet arrakis, dune is the story of the boy paul atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the “spice” melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for...when house atreides is betrayed, the destruction of paul’s family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. and as he evolves into the mysterious

    Tim O’Reilly

    He loved the book.

    Nov 8, 2017 — Source

  • Babel-17/Empire Star

    Babel-17/Empire Star

    Babel-17/Empire Star

    Samuel R. Delany
    3.94 (1,961)

    Alternate cover edition can be found .author of the bestselling and winner of four nebulas and one hugo, samuel r. delany is one of the most acclaimed writers of speculative fiction. , winner of the nebula award for best novel of the year, is a fascinating tale of a famous poet bent on deciphering a secret language that is the key to the enemy’s deadly force, a task that requires she travel with a splendidly improbable crew to the site of the next attack. for the first time, is published

    Tim O’Reilly

    He loved the book.

    Nov 8, 2017 — Source

  • The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats

    The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats

    The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats

    Richard J. Finneran,William Butler Yeats
    4.21 (37,733)

    The collected poems of w. b. yeats includes all of the poems authorized by yeats for inclusion in his standard canon. breathtaking in range, it encompasses the entire arc of his career, from luminous reworking of ancient irish myths and legends, to passionate meditations on the demands and rewards of youth and old age, from exquisite, occasionally whimsical songs of love, nature, and art to somber and angry poems of life in a nation torn by war and uprising. in observing the development of rich and recurring images and themes

    Tim O’Reilly

    I read the entire book.

    Nov 8, 2017 — Source

  • Liar's Poker

    Liar's Poker

    Liar's Poker

    Michael Lewis
    Bonds
    4.14 (90,615)

    The time was the 1980s. the place was wall street. the game was called liar’s poker. michael lewis was fresh out of princeton and the london school of economics when he landed a job at salomon brothers, one of wall street’s premier investment firms. during the next three years, lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. liar’s poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in

    Tim O’Reilly

    He mention the book for reference.

    Nov 8, 2017 — Source

  • The Essential Rumi - New Expanded Edition 2020

    The Essential Rumi - New Expanded Edition 2020

    The Essential Rumi - New Expanded Edition 2020

    A.J. Arberry,Coleman Barks,Jalal Al-Din Rumi,John Moyne,Reynold Alleyne Nicholson
    4 (2)

    Tim O’Reilly

    One of his recommended books.

    Nov 8, 2017 — Source

  • The Warden

    The Warden

    The Warden

    Anthony Trollope
    Fiction
    3.74 (14,497)

    The warden centers on mr. harding, a clergyman of great personal integrity who is nevertheless in possession of an income from a charity far in excess of the sum devoted to the purposes of the foundation. on discovering this, young john bold turns his reforming zeal to exposing what he regards as an abuse of privilege, despite the fact that he is in love with mr. harding's daughter eleanor. it was a highly topical novel (a case regarding the misapplication of church funds was the scandalous subject of contemporary debate),

    Tim O’Reilly

    He read the book.

    Nov 8, 2017 — Source

  • Charlie Chan
    Tim O’Reilly

    He read the book.

    Nov 8, 2017 — Source

  • The Discovery of the Mind

    The Discovery of the Mind

    The Discovery of the Mind

    Bruno Snell
    Philosophy
    4.27 (176)

    The present translation is based on the second edition of die entdeckung des geistes (claassen und goverts, hamburg, 1948), with the addition of the essay which here appears as ch. 7: human knowledge and divine knowledge. in this immensely erudite book, german classicist bruno snell traces the establishment of a rational view of the nature of man as evidenced in the literature of the greeks - in the creations of epic and lyric poetry, and in the drama. here are the crucial stages in the intellectual evolution of the greek

    Tim O’Reilly

    He mention the book for reference.

    Nov 8, 2017 — Source

  • Intermediate Microeconomics

    Intermediate Microeconomics

    Intermediate Microeconomics

    Hal R. Varian
    Business & Economics
    3.91 (772)

    Professor varian's lucid prose guides students through the fundamentals of microeconomic analysis while emphasizing real-world economic problems and incorporating coverage of the most innovative subjects in the discipline. the seventh edition has been carefully updated and revised, adding a wealth of new applications and examples that analyze the important lessons offered by ebay, google, verizon, ibm, microsoft, bank of america, drug companies, the yellow pages, and more.

    Tim O’Reilly

    He read the book.

    Nov 8, 2017 — Source

  • The Second Machine Age

    The Second Machine Age

    The Second Machine Age

    Andrew McAfee,Erik Brynjolfsson
    3.91 (11,852)

    In recent years, google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on american highways and ibm’s watson trounced the best human jeopardy! players. digital technologies—with hardware, software, and networks at their core—will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks once considered uniquely human.in the second machine age mit’s erik brynjolfsson and andrew mcafee—two thinkers at the forefront of their field—reveal the forces driving the reinvention of our lives and our economy. as the full impact

    Tim O’Reilly

    He mention the book for reference.

    Nov 8, 2017 — Source

  • Information Rules

    Information Rules

    Information Rules

    Carl Shapiro,Hal R. Varian
    4.07 (553)

    In information rules, authors shapiro and varian reveal that many classic economic concepts can provide the insight and understanding necessary to succeed in the information age. they argue that if managers seriously want to develop effective strategies for competing in the new economy, they must understand the fundamental economics of information technology. whether information takes the form of software code or recorded music, is published in a book or magazine, or even posted on a website, managers must know how to evaluate the consequences of pricing, protecting, and planning new

    Tim O’Reilly

    He mention the book for reference.

    Nov 8, 2017 — Source

  • Trilby

    Trilby

    Trilby

    Dennis Denisoff,George Du Maurier
    Artists
    3.33 (1,188)

    First published in 1894, the story of the diva trilby o'ferrall and her mentor, svengali, has entered the mythology of that period alongside dracula and sherlock holmes. immensely popular for years, the novel led to a hit play, a series of popular films, trilby products from hats to ice-cream, and streets in florida named after characters in the book. the setting reflects du maurier's bohemian years as an art student in paris before he went to london to make a career in journalism. a celebrated caricaturist for punch magazine, du

    Tim O’Reilly

    He read the book.

    Nov 8, 2017 — Source

  • The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

    The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

    The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

    Tom Wolfe
    History
    3.91 (73,044)

    Tom wolfe's much-discussed kaleidoscopic non-fiction novel chronicles the tale of novelist ken kesey and his band of merry pranksters. in the 1960s, kesey led a group of psychedelic sympathizers around the country in a painted bus, presiding over lsd-induced "acid tests" all along the way. long considered one of the greatest books about the history of the hippies, wolfe's ability to research like a reporter and simultaneously evoke the hallucinogenic indulgence of the era ensures that this book, written in 1967, will live long in the counter-culture canon of american

    Tim O’Reilly

    He read the book.

    Nov 8, 2017 — Source

  • The Civil War (American Heritage)

    The Civil War (American Heritage)

    The Civil War (American Heritage)

    Bruce Catton
    History
    4.1 (1,537)

    Introduced by the critically acclaimed civil war historian james m. mcpherson, the civil war vividly traces one of the most moving chapters in american history, from the early division between the north and the south to the final surrender of confederate troops. catton's account of battles is a must-read for anyone interested in the war that divided america, carefully weaving details about the political activities of the union and confederate armies and diplomatic efforts overseas.

    Tim O’Reilly

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    Nov 8, 2017 — Source

  • How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

    How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

    How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

    Russ Roberts
    Business & Economics
    3.93 (2,653)

    A forgotten book by one of history’s greatest thinkers reveals the surprising connections between happiness, virtue, fame, and fortune.adam smith may have become the patron saint of capitalism after he penned his most famous work, the wealth of nations. but few people know that when it came to the behavior of individuals—the way we perceive ourselves, the way we treat others, and the decisions we make in pursuit of happiness—the scottish philosopher had just as much to say. he developed his ideas on human nature in an epic, sprawling work

    Tim O’Reilly

    He mention the book for reference.

    Nov 8, 2017 — Source

  • The Way We Live Now

    The Way We Live Now

    The Way We Live Now

    Anthony Trollope
    Fiction
    4.07 (11,977)

    Trollope's 1875 tale of a great financier's fraudulent machinations in the railway business, and his daughter's ill-use at the hands of a grasping lover is a classic in the literature of money and a ripping good read as well.

    Tim O’Reilly

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    Nov 8, 2017 — Source

  • When Nietzsche Wept

    When Nietzsche Wept

    When Nietzsche Wept

    Irvin D. Yalom
    Fiction
    4.35 (56,400)

    In 19th-century vienna, a drama of love, fate, and will is played out amid the intellectual ferment that defined the era.josef breuer, one of the founding fathers of psychoanalysis, is at the height of his career. friedrich nietzsche, europe's greatest philosopher, is on the brink of suicidal despair, unable to find a cure for the headaches and other ailments that plague him. when he agrees to treat nietzsche with his experimental "talking cure", breuer never expects that he, too, will find solace in their sessions. only through facing his own

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    Nov 8, 2017 — Source

  • The Whole Internet User's Guide & Catalog

    The Whole Internet User's Guide & Catalog

    The Whole Internet User's Guide & Catalog

    Ed Krol
    4.06 (34)

    Still the best book on the internet. the whole internet user's guide & catalog, 2nd edition is a comprehensive introduction to the international network of computer systems called the internet, a resource of almost unimaginable wealth.as a complete introduction to the internet, this book covers the basic utilities you use to access the network: mail, telnet, ftp, and news readers. but it also does much more. the guide pays close attention to several important information servers (archie, wais, gopher) that are, essentially, databases of databases: they help you find what

    Tim O’Reilly

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    Nov 8, 2017 — Source