Beautiful weather here in DC today! I apologize for the typos in yesterday’s blog entry ‘â€œ my spell checker must not have been running properly and I have become a lazy writer as I have become more and more busy. From this point forward for anyone who points out blatant misspellings or typos I will highlight a website of your choice and hopefully drive a little traffic that way. This does not apply to past entries however.
I just got back from lunch with a friend and figured I’d pop into Kramer Books, a famous DC bookstore. I ran into a few titles I had not seen before but thought I would highlight with links to Amazon.com.
The Foundation: How Private Wealth is Changing the World ‘â€œ The book traces the history of this distinctly American phenomenon by considering the philanthropy of such financial titans as Andrew Carnegie, George Soros and Warren Buffett. The book serves as a guide to the origins, initiatives, successes and failures among the largely unsung 68,000 private foundations in America. Review (see March 21)
Ugly Americans – A recent Princeton graduate in the mid-1990s, John Malcolm accepts an undefined job offer from an American expatriate in Japan to work in the investments field. Though he has no prior experience, John facilitates $25M worth of trades on his first day on the job; from there things spiral out of control quickly. Review
The Kings of New York – The story of a year spent with Brooklyn’s Edward R. Murrow High School chess team as it strives for a national championship. The author describes what it takes to be a successful high-level chess player, the difficulties women have in this world, the very nature of the game and the phenomenon of young chess prodigy. Website
**Note: I definitely read books by women authors as well. It just so happens those books highlighted are all by males.