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Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson This was a thoroughly entertaining bio of a brilliant yet awful person. My feeling is that 85-90 % of the book is unbiased. However there does seems to be a deep connection between Isaacson and Jobs that hints at justifying Jobs' moral and social shortcomings. That said both Isaacson and Jobs are to be commended for what was allowed to go into the book. I wonder what was off limits but I am probably glad that it was not included.

Programming in CoffeeScript (Developer's Library)

Programming in CoffeeScript (Developer's Library) - Mark Bates It gets only three stars because there is not a whole lot to say on the subject so it is hard to say this is an awesome book. Coffeescript is pretty straight forward.

That said this book covers the language details really well and the flow of the book works nicely. I like how it displayed the generated javascript with walk throughs of what was going on.

The book also contains sections on NodeJS and Backbone. I only skimmed over this though. It would have been more valuable to me if the author spent more time on how you could combine some of the cool operators together to make things more readable and more succinct.

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption - Laura Hillenbrand An amazing story of endurance, you could not make this stuff up.