Books Read in 2010

Here are the books I read in 2010, in chronological order. As always, I followed my interests wherever they led me. They reflect some of the things I did this year: got a Mac, went to Walt Disney World. In the winter and early spring, I got back into the history of broadcasting, one of my recurrent interests. I read two novels this year; everything else was non-fiction. Oddly, there were a few books that I read for a second time this year. Here we go:

The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate, Robert Caro

The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of Ascent, Robert Caro

Tube of Plenty: The Evolution of American Television, Erik Barnouw (half)

Stay Tuned: A History of American Broadcasting, Christopher H. Sterling & John Michael Kittross (first few chapters)

Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software, Charles Petzold (2nd time)

Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, Douglas R. Hofstadter (3rd time started, 1st time finished!)

Network Nation: Inventing American Telecommunications, Richard H. John

Think Python: An Introduction to Software Design: How To Think Like A Computer Scientist, Allen Downey

Upgrading and Repairing PCs (19th Edition), Scott Mueller (first few chapters)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Snow Leopard Edition, David Pogue

Insanely Great: The Life and Times of Macintosh, the Computer That Changed Everything, Steven Levy (2nd time)

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2011, Bob Sehlinger, Menasha Ridge, and Len Testa

Right Star Rising: A New Politics, 1974-1980, Laura Kalman

Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, Rick Perlstein

Watching TV: Six Decades of American Television, Harry Castleman and Walter J. Podrazik (first few chapters; would love to get back to this)

Walt Disney: An American Original, Bob Thomas

Realityland: True-Life Adventures at Walt Disney World, David Koenig

What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848, Daniel Walker Howe

The Imperfectionists: A Novel, Tom Rachman

Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace (started for the second time)