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Reading: random reading
01/16/2000 random reading

The quick list of the last few months:
Edmund Morris's Roosevelt book: No invented characters here, maybe because there's such a compelling character at the core.
Philip K. Dick: The Man in the High Castle First printing hardback, too.
DT Suzuki's essays on Zen
Jon Lee Anderson's biography of Che (thanks, Joe!)
Our Dumb Century
Vacuum Tube Circuits for the Electronic Experimenter, Julian M. Sienkiewicz (1961)