For the vast majority of books that I mention here, there is apparently very little interest. But each year a few titles rise above the rest. Here are the recommended titles that drew the most interest in 2008, based on click-throughs:
I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to be Destroyed by Me: Emblems from the Pentagon's Black World
... strangely hinting at a world about which little is known ...
The New School of Information Security
Why is information security so dysfunctional?
I had the idea that there would be people who voluntarily stay inside those walls, as a way of getting away from the distractions of everyday life, of doing something in a serious way that took a long time.
Security Data Visualization: Graphical Techniques for Network Analysis
Time is of the essence.
The Culture of the New Capitalism
It takes 10,000 hours of practice to become a skilled carpenter or musician - but what makes a true master?
Visualizing Data: Exploring and Explaining Data with the Processing Environment
Teaches you how.
Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent
Threats lurk unseen.
Outliers: The Story of Success
An amazingly hopeful and uplifting idea.
Who's Your City?: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life
Atlanta is just as hosed as Munich, but Richard Florida has a new book.
The Subprime Solution: How Today's Global Financial Crisis Happened, and What to Do about It
Bailouts must be targeted at low-income victims.
The large and small truths of modern life.
Spend 'Til the End: The Revolutionary Guide to Raising Your Living Standard--Today and When You Retire
Most people are scrimping and saving during the years when they could be spending and enjoying their money.