I went a bit nuts and ordered a bunch of books. Now there is a pile eliciting groans from my desk. It includes:

Blue Thunder: The truth about Conservatives from Macdonald to Harper, by Bob Plamondon

Lords of Finance, by Liaquat Ahamed

Nixonland, by Rick Perlstein

The House of Wittgenstein, by Alexander Waugh

Whatever it Takes, by Paul Tough

Wired for War: The robotics revolution and conflict in the 21st century, by PW Singer

Minder Over Ship, by David Marusek

They are all non-fiction except the last one. I have heard great things about LoF. Nixonland is probably the one I’ll like the most. The Waugh is the one I probably will learn the least from. Wired for War probably sounds cooler than it is. Whatever it Takes is probably very good for me. Blue Thunder is probably most professionally responsible. Any advice?