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Richard Ober Hammer
Books I am Reading

Title and Author Start Date End Date
On Desperate Ground: The Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War's Greatest Battle
by Hampton Sides (2018)
Dimensions of Empathic Therapy, (2002)
edited by Peter Breggin, Ginger Breggin, and Fred Bemark
There is No Good Card for This: What to say and do when life is scary, awful, and unfair to people you love
by Kelsey Crowe and Emily McDowell (2017)
2/29/2020 3/3/2020
Short Stories by Jesus: the enigmatic parables of a controversial rabbi
by Amy-Jill Levine (2014)
Wow, I'm an American! How to Live Like Our Nation's Heroic Founders
by Peter R. Breggin (2009)
2/12/2020 finished 2/24/2020
The Call of the Wild, by Jack London (1903) 2/9/2020 finished 2/10/2020
The Heart of Being Helpful: Empathy and the Creation of a Healing Presence
by Peter R. Breggin (1997)
1/17/2020 finished 2/7/2020
No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
1/16/2020 finished 1/30/2020
Sawmilling with Paw, by Jack E. Norwood (2010) 12/28/2019 finished 1/12/2020
Guilt, Shame, and Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming Negative Emotions
by Peter R. Breggin (2014)
12/26/2019 finished 1/17/2020
The Last Honest Woman
by Nora Roberts (2006)
12/22/2019 finished 12/27/2019
Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover (2018) 12/6/2019 finished 12/23/2019
Reinforcement Learning: An Introduction, 2nd edition
by Richard Sutton and Andrew Barto (2018)
11/24/2019 12/25/2019
Permanent Record
by Edward Snowden (2019)
10/31/2019 finished 12/8/2019
Varina, a novel by Charles Frasier (2018) 10/13/2017 finished 10/29/2019
A Woman Is No Man, a novel by Etaf Rum (2019) 10/12/2019 finished 10/23/2019
Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt
by Arthur Brooks (2019)
10/1/2019 finished 10/16/2019
From Bacteria to Bach and Back
by Daniel Dennett (2017)
9/15/2019 finished 10/12/2019
His Excellency: George Washington
by Joseph J. Ellis (2004)
9/6/2019 finished 9/15/2019
Wetware: A Computer in Every Living Cell
by Dennis Bray (2009)
9/5/2019 finished 10/10/2019
Manache Shlok: Verses to the Mind
by Samarth Ramdas, compiled by Grace Meadow (2019)
8/24/2019 finished 10/23/2019
Introducing the Old Testament
by Clyde T. Francisco (1950)
8/16/2019 finished 11/16/2019
Wittgenstein's Beetle and Other Classic Thought Experiments
by Martin Cohen (2005)
7/26/2019 finished 9/6/2019
Virtual Worlds as Philosophical Tools: How to Philosophize with a Digital Hammer
by Stefano Gualeni
7/21/2019 7/24/2019
Origin, by Dan Brown (2017) 7/17/2019 finished 7/23/2019
Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us
by Seth Godin (2008)
7/12/2019 finished 7/19/2019
You Haven't Taught Until They Have Learned: John Wooden's Teaching Principles and Practices
by Swen Nater and Ronald Gallimore (2006)
7/11/2019 finished 9/3/2019
The Charlemagne Pursuit, by Steve Berry (2008) 6/14/2019 finished 7/3/2019
Maps of Meaning: the Architecture of Belief
by Jordan B. Peterson (1999)
Why We Run: A Natural History
by Bernd Heinrich (2001)
6/11/2019 finished 7/11/2019
The Tiber and the Potomac: Rome, America, and Empires of Trust, (audio book by The Modern Scholar)
by Thomas F. Madden (2008)
5/31/2019 finished 6/13/2019
Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony, by Lewis Thomas (1980) 5/23/2019 6/7/2019
How to become a rainmaker: The rules for getting and keeping customers and clients
by Jeffrey J. Fox (2000)
5/24/2019 finished 5/27/2019
Holman QuickSource Guide: Atlas of Bible Lands,
Introduction and Text by Paul H. Wright (2002)
5/5/2019 5/22/2019
Enlightenment Now, by Steven Pinker (2018) 4/28/2019 5/9/2019
Descartes: Discourse on Method and the Meditations
translated by F.E. Sutcliffe (1968)
4/22/2019 finished 7/19/2019
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak (2005) 4/19/2019 finished 5/7/2019
Mind of the Raven, by Bernd Heinrich (2016) 4/5/2019 finished 4/27/2019
The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What you See, What You Think, and How You Vote
by Sharyl Attkisson (2017)
3/19/2019 finished 4/5/2019
The Robe, by Lloyd C. Douglas (1942) 3/17/2019 finished 4/15/2019
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended Upon It
by Christopher Voss (2016)
3/8/2019 finished 3/18/2019
Out of the Fog: A Story of the Sea
by C.K. Ober (1911)
3/4/2019 finished 3/11/2019
The Last Week: The Day-by-Day Account of Jesus's Final Week in Jerusalem
by Marcus Borg and J.D. Crossan (2006)
3/3/2019 finished 5/2/2019
Characterizing Jesus: A Rhetorical Analysis on the Fourth Gospel’s Use of Scripture in its Presentation of Jesus
by Alicia D. Myers (2012)
2/15/2019 4/17/2019
The Pigeon Needs a Bath!, by Mo Willems (2014) 2/13/2019 2/13/2019
Inside Jokes: Using Humor to Reverse Engineer the Mind
by Matthew Hurley, D. Dennett, and R. Adams (2011)
2/11/2019 finished 3/4/2019
Green Eggs amd Ham, by Dr. Seuss (1960) 1/18/2019 1/18/2019
The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age (a Great Courses audio book)
by Eamonn Gearon
1/13/2019 finished 1/27/2019
Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure
by Steve S. Ryan
1/12/2019 1/25/2019
Driving Like Crazy by P.J. O'Rourke (2009) 12/28/2018 finished 1/11/2019
Style: Toward Clarity and Grace
by Joseph M. Williams (1995)
12/25/2018 5/29/2019
Cosmopolis: The Hidden Agenda of Modernity
by Stephen Toulmin (1990)
12/13/2018 finished 2/28/2019
The Existentialist Posture: A Christian look at its meaning, impact, values, dangers
by Roger L. Shinn (1959)
12/2/2018 finished 12/13/2018
Coolidge, by Amity Shlaes (2012) 11/25/2018 finished 12/28/2018
The Ninth Hour, by Alice McDermott (2017) 11/16/2018 finished 11/25/2018
The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus's Birth
by Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan (2009)
11/15/2018 finished 2/2/2019
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
by Lynne Truss (2003)
11/12/2018 11/27/2018
The Cast by Danielle Steel (2018) 11/6/2018 finished 11/16/2018
Clear and Simple as the Truth: Writing Classic Prose
by Francis-Noël Thomas & Mark Turner (1994)
10/28/2018 11/27/2018
A Different Sun: A Novel of Africa
by Elaine Neil Orr (2013)
10/26/2018 finished 12/25/2018
The Black and White of Racism: A commentary from a different perspective about Race Relations, and reason for concern
by Waylon Allen (2017)
10/22/2018 finished 10/28/2018
The Collapse of Materialism: Visions of Science, Dreams of God
by Philip Comella (2014)
10/21/2018 finished Parts 1&2 11/16/2018
A Faith Journey: No Boundaries, No Conclusions
by Robert L. Maddox (2018)
10/7/2018 finished 11/8/2018
About the List Above
I will include only those books that I start with belief that I may read them completely. I will fill in the End Date when I either finish a complete reading or abandon the reading. I will not include books which I only scan for particular information.

This list was started in November 2018 for the purpose of social networking. I hope it may interest my friends or help me make new friends.