The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions by Ben Mezrich. The amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. students who beat the system in Vegas- and lived to tell how.
Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything by James Gleick. "Fascinating and disturbing, amusing and informative, Faster is an eclectic stew combining history, academic research, and anecdotes drawn from the popular media."- The Boston Globe