Now that I have completed my summer session teaching duties, I will be free to focus on my research and writing for the rest of the summer. Among other things, I am writing up a new paper tentatively titled “The Leibniz Conspiracy” (about which I will be blogging about in the next day or two), and I am reading the following works:
- Jim Garrison, On the Trail of Assassins: One Man’s Quest to Solve the Murder of President Kennedy, available here. Since my wife and I visited the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in May (a museum devoted to the events of Nov. 22, 1963 in Dallas), I have immersed myself in the Zapruder film and JFK conspiracy theories. Along with the movies “Parkland” and “JFK”, this is the third book I have read on the subject since the month of May!
- Richard Jeffries, Subjective Probability (The Real Thing), available here. Given my “conversion” to Bayesian methods and subjective probability about a decade ago, I am now turning my attention to Jeffries’ work in this area.
- Cynthia Saltzman, Plunder: Napoleon’s Theft of Veronese’s Feast, available here. The author and book cover are pictured below. I ordered this book on the strength of Tyler Cowen’s recommendation (see here); my copy of this book arrived yesterday, and I am already on Chapter 2.
- Gregory Stock, The Book of Questions, available here.
- Nic Van Til, The Commercialization of Outer Space, available here.