What I Read in 2007

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The list author says: "I joined a financial book club at work, so many of the books were read in that connection. I really liked Midnight's Children, but it took me FOREVER to read it!"
Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories
1.  Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories by Truman Capote
The list author says:
  "January 2007.  Very short, but very good.  Well-written and interesting character development."
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
2.  Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by Ralph Steadman
The list author says:
  "February.  Trippy, dude.  Good book, fun read."
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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (Incerto)
3.  The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The list author says:
  "May.  The book uses hyperbole to make it's point, which I don't like.  I also don't get why an event has to be outside the realm of prediction in order to be labled a black swan.  Seems like any unlikely event can be one so long as it's not expected."
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Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk
4.  Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk by Peter L. Bernstein
The list author says:
  "June-July.  Great hisotry of modern risk management."
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A Short History of Financial Euphoria (Penguin business)
5.  A Short History of Financial Euphoria (Penguin business) by John Kenneth Galbraith
The list author says:
  "July.  Short read.  Great look into the nature of bubbles."
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The Wisdom of Crowds
6.  The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki
The list author says:
  "August.  Good book, interesting topic.  I'm not sold on the wisdom of crowds with respect the the prediction of future events, but the ability of crowds to make accurate estimates of existing facts (the number of jelly beans in a jar, the location of a lost submarine, etc.) is well documented here."
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The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance
7.  The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance by Ron Chernow
The list author says:
  "September-October.  Very good historical biography.  Pretty much a history of investment banking told through the eyes of Morgan.  Very well researched.  Starts to fall apart some at the end though."
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Midnight's Children
8.  Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
The list author says:
  "March-November.  Rushdie's a great writer, but his writing stye is unorthodox.  This is a pretty tough read due to the complex sentence structure and failure to adhere to gramatical rules.  Great story.  To understand the full depth of the story you need a background in Indian history from the partion forward.  I don't have that, so I enjoyed the book more on a surface level."
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The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead
9.  The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead by David Callahan
The list author says:
  "December.  Ugh, this book is dreadful.  The author did no research and just pulled stuff out of his nethers."
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Rabbit Redux
10.  Rabbit Redux by John Updike
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  "December"
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