Books On My Night Table August 14, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech Leave a Comment As a Torah Jew I look to the wisdom of the written and oral Torah, knowledge and wisdom that goes back over 3,000 years. Thus, it’s natural for me (and a majority of Orthodox Jews) to be drawn to the philosophy of American Conservatism which traces its fountain of wisdom from Hobbes and Locke to the political thought of the founding fathers. Pulitzer Prize winning writer and Conservative icon George F. Will has written an astonishing volume that seeks to explore and explain what it means to be an American who believes in liberty and the principals of limited government. This is not an easy, breezy read but an in-depth analysis that demands the reader’s full attention. K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches is a perfect companion to George Will for the leading conservative is also famously mad about baseball. The pitcher controls the game because batters react to each pitch, thus setting the plays in motion. Author Tyler Kepner has written an enchanting and informative work that goes into the craft, mechanics and legends of pitching.Who threw the first curve ball? What’s the difference between a splitter and a slider? How does a pitcher grip the seams in order to throw a 96 mph fastball? This is a fascinating volume that makes you—meaning me—want to try hurling a knuckleball. Oh, regarding the title; In baseball scorekeeping, a swinging strikeout is usually recorded as a K.