Non-Fiction

Reviews of books in this genre:

Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall by

When I tell you that Milligan, legendarily, had the words “I told you I was ill” inscribed on his tombstone, you understand the sort of person you’re dealing with. Most war movies, histories and biographies deal with the act of fighting, either to indicate how events unfolded or show acts of bravery. Less well covered – Read the rest of this review

Apollo 8 by

Who doesn’t like a bit of space travel? The number of people who follow every SpaceX launch tells you it’s still something that can hold the public’s attention. The majesty seems to have been lost a little though, as if going to space has become routine, which is definitely is not. Apollo 8 was the – Read the rest of this review

Sleep by

Sleep. We all do it, but no one teaches us how. We’re all expected to know. I’ve picked up various tips and tricks, both based on my own trial and error, and the occasional article I’ve skimmed, but I’ve never set about breaking it down. I know what I prefer and assume that’s right, for – Read the rest of this review

Where Good Ideas Come From by

The title isn’t entirely accurate. This doesn’t cover where good ideas comes from, but rather what things prove conducive to generating ideas. These are summarised in seven patterns: The adjacent possible Essentially, that adjacent thoughts and technologies can spur ideas. Liquid networks That well-connected groups generate more ideas, by sharing and spurring each other on. – Read the rest of this review