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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Malcolm Gladwell
The Speed of Dark
Elizabeth Moon
Battle Royale
Koushun Takami, Yuji Oniki
Marianne Dreams
Catherine Storr
Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness
Jon Kabat-Zinn
Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual - Philip Matyszak Read the first half on the flight to Disneyland; the second half on the way back. First off, this is a good book - well bound, thick pages, a joy to hold! Second, the contents are really well done. A nice overview of life as a Roman Soldier circa 100 AD, with a few "hints" about the future. An excellent description of camp life, training, discipline, and how battle was run and won. Color photos and wonderful illustrations just add to the beauty; kudos to the Ermine Street Guard for some great photos of Legionnaires in (re-en)action.
I was thrilled to see another book of the same format in a Downtown Disney bookstore; adding it to my reading list now.