March 21st, 2007 by alephnaught

American Commercial Banking: A History

Title: American Commercial Banking: A History Author: Benjamin J.Klebaner Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company. (September 1990) ISBN-10: 0805798153 ISBN-13: 978-0805798159 This was a good introduction to American commercial banking; as a history it connects well with other books I’ve read about the history of American currency (which had a major impact on banking […]

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December 9th, 2006 by alephnaught

Thermopylae: The Battle That Changed the World

Title: Thermopylae: The Battle That Changed the World Author: Paul Cartledge Hardcover: 376 pages Publisher: Overlook Hardcover (November 2, 2006) ISBN: 1585675660 Having studied ancient Spartan history in college, I just had to read this book when I found out it was available. The book is divided into three main sections: the lead-up to the […]

November 26th, 2006 by alephnaught

The Story of Writing

Title: The Story of Writing Author: Andrew Robinson Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: Thames & Hudson; New Ed edition (September 1, 1999) ISBN: 0500281564 I bought this book a year or so ago at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. I’ve always been interested in language, especially since I don’t seem able to learn much […]

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