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John Adams by David McCullough.  An excellent book about a fascinating man.  The more I read about this era, the more I am impressed by the fathers, but the less I understand the Jefferson cult.  I like Adams more.

Classification and Regression Trees by Leo Breiman et al.  The seminal work on a fascinating statistical methodology.

Making Money by Terry Pratchett  - a new Discworld novel!  Enough said!  And, if it isn't enough, then you need to start reading Pratchett!

The Indian Clerk - by David Leavitt.  Absolutely wonderful.  A novel, a history, a math book.  A primer on sexual mores in the era of WWI in Britain.  A love story (several).  And a dual biography of two fascinating people: GH Hardy and Ramanujan.  
I can't recommend it highly enough.

How Mathematicians Think by William Byers.  Fascinating ideas about ambiguity, paradox, and math.

Causality by Judea Pearl.  Fascinating but deep.

Intro to Probability Theory by Hoel, Port, and Stone.  A good text.

The Elements of Statistical Learning by Trevor Hastie and Robert Tibshirani.  An in-depth look at a wide range of statistical techniques.  Beautifully produced.

Originally posted to plf515 on Fri Sep 28, 2007 at 02:03 AM PDT.

Also republished by Readers and Book Lovers.

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