Book Reviews: Dead Sea Scrolls, Google, Freemasonry
Saturday, June 30, 2007
I finished reading several potentially interesting books during our recent family vacation trip to Vashon Island, WA:
- Weston W. Fields "The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Short History"
- David A. Vise & Mark Malseed "The Google Story"
- S. Brent Morris "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Freemasonry"
I really have to recommend the Fields book on the Dead Sea Scrolls. It is very well documented and historically interesting - plus it has some great pictures. Part of the Dead Sea Scrolls are on display in San Diego (through December 2007) which is the main reason I picked up the book.
The Google book is also recommended for those interested in technology, Internet history, and business & organizational ideas. I personally only had a minor understanding of the history, technologies, and personalities related to Google so I found this book very interesting.
The Freemasonry book was entertaining but nothing spectacular. I enjoyed it because my father and his father were Masons, and I learned a lot about what they probably went through. The background history was interesting and I enjoyed the humor of the author.