Thomas L. Friedman

Books by Thomas L. Friedman

Thomas L. Friedman has written 7 books that appear on various military reading lists. Here are those books along with the lists that included them, past and present.

Book cover for The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization

The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization

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  • On Mar 24 2010 Fred Kiesche (USA) read this book and commented:

    While some of the people depicted have moved on, a good read to help understand the clash between the have's and have-nots (or the First World vs. the Third World).

  • On Feb 16 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read this book
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Book cover for The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

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  • On May 15 2010 Wes Bringham read this book
  • On Mar 24 2010 Fred Kiesche (USA) read this book and commented:

    Read Versions 1.0 and 2.0. O.K., but somewhat instant history/analysis. Whether 3.0 is as "dated" as the earlier versions are, I cannot say.

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Book cover for Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

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Book cover for From Beirut to Jerusalem

From Beirut to Jerusalem

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  • On May 25 2017 David (USA) read this book
  • On May 09 2017 dugnforthunt (USN) read this book and commented:

    2000

  • On Apr 27 2017 Bryan Gardner read this book and commented:

    Friedman's book was timely when it came out, if a bit dated today.

  • On Oct 19 2012 docshea (USN) read this book and commented:

    Helping me understand my Israelli wife.

  • On Mar 24 2010 Fred Kiesche (USA) read this book and commented:

    Some of the personalities described have died or moved on, but a very good view of the Middle East (and what a strange place it is).

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Book cover for Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11

Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11

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  • On Mar 24 2010 Fred Kiesche (USA) read this book and commented:

    Definitely a instant history. Derived from Friedman's columns and personal notes. Skip this one and go with "Lexus and the Olive Tree", "The World is Flat" or one of his longer and more "timeless" books.

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Book cover for That Used to be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back

That Used to be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back

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Book cover for Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America

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  • On Mar 02 2010 Tom Copeland (USCG) read this book and commented:

    Thomas Friedman is a lively writer and is enthusiastic about green jobs and energy efficiency and all that. One of his primary source in this book, however, is the IPCC, who is now in the process of admitting that their data was not as rock-solid as they had claimed. Friedman also offers solutions like a huge gas tax to make solar/wind more cost-effective - which is easy for him to say, but not so great for the E4 struggling along on $2K per month. There's also Friedman's "China for a Day (but not two)" where he bemoans the democratic process which prevents the technocrats from imposing their will on the ignorant masses. So despite his engaging style and the many interesting anecdotes, I don't think this was a good selection.

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