Here are the books that I managed to finish reading during 2008.
SHIP OF MIRACLES
THE FORGOTTEN HEROS
SOUTH FROM CORREGIDOR
GUESTS OF THE AYATOLLAH
All of the books are maritime related except for the last two which cover the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Iran hostage crisis. They were all good reads. I flew through most of the books except DISMANTLING UTOPIA, which at least in parts was a hard slog. It was very interesting, just that I had to force my way through a couple parts that I was not very interested in. Still, the book was the inspiration for two posts here. (The Soviet Union Couldn't Handle Milk Production Either and Putin's Inconvenient Memorial)
Currently I am reading THE DEADLY EMBRACE which is about the alliance between Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Soviet Union.