+1 on the Lafayette book. I enjoyed a couple of Sarah Vowell’s non-fiction books, but I ended up listening to this particular one a couple of years ago because it combines my interest in the American Revolution with the fact that I was commuting through the town of Lafayette, NJ and was curious about its history.
@andrea.longobardi85: My experience is that the Bogatin book is by far the best when it comes to practical guidance. IIRC, the 3rd edition is only different from the 2nd because of some added chapter-end questions but the 2nd is much improved on the first. The Hall/Heck book is also very good, but more theoretical and a bit harder to reference for a rough answer very quickly. You also may want to check out Right the First Time for some good, practical design information. There are many, many other good books, articles, DesignCon papers, etc., depending on what you’re looking into. Feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any specific SI/PI questions you feel like discussing.