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Jesse Cozean is an author, researcher, and photographer. At 25, My Grandfather's War was his first book. He currently heads the R&D program for several small drug companies. His photographs, primarily of African wildlife and Californian landscapes, have been featured in several publications. Jesse is heavily involved with the East Africa Partnership, an organization that helps the people of Kenya. Tanzania and Uganda. Over the last few years, he has made eight trips to Kenya, leading medical teams, and also writes the quarterly newsletter. When he's not wandering around Africa, Jesse makes his home in San Clemente, CA.

Take a look at newspaper articles in the Orange County Register, Beach Reporter, or my review at ForeWord Reviews, or fo...more


Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones WayThrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way by Dan Buettner

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Studies on happiness always fascinate me, primarily because of how wrong we typically are about what makes us happy. Dan Buettner's idea, to find and study some of the happiest places on earth, is a unique look at what factors affect our moods and, ultimately, our lives.

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The Magician King by Lev Grossman
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This is a book that inspires a strong reaction - most people seem to love or hate it, without much ambivalence. I enjoyed the first book in the series very much, and was looking forward to this one.

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Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Zeitoun
by Dave Eggers
read in December, 2012
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This is a fantastic book, and I can't recommend it highly enough. It's the story of a man who stayed behind in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. The first half of the book is a fascinating personal account of the devastation and flooding of the c...more
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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
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Paris Trout by Pete Dexter
Paris Trout
by Pete Dexter
read in December, 2012
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This book was set during Prohibition and written in 1987 - the year after I was born - but it felt to me like it was written specifically for today. The book is an account of a man's slide into madness after the murder of an innocent girl, and the re...more
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Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton
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As I knew it would be, the combination of Michael Crichton and 17th century pirates made for a fun summertime read. A great adventure story - nothing more, and nothing less. Explosions, cliff-climbing, cannon fire, disguises, storms, sails, oaths, an...more
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The Broker by John Grisham
The Broker
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read in January, 2012
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So "The Broker" was the worst John Grisham book I've read - though that's a bit like choosing my least favorite chocolate bar. Unlike most Grisham books, the plot unfolds predictably and very slowly. The vast majority of the book consists of an exten...more
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The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley
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Having enjoyed Bradley's first Flavia de Luce mystery, I was excited to continue the series. I was slightly disappointed with the second installment, though still quickly tore through it's pages. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie drew me in and...more
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“We had our family patterns and were quite comfortable in them, which made it even more shocking when, just after his eightieth birthday, Papa began bringing up his time as a prisoner of war in Germany.

Of course, I had always known that he had served in World War II and been captured, just like I had always know the stories about my grandmother and the build of their house. It's that peculiar type of family memory, where someone has obviously told you but you were too young to remember actually hearing it, so it seems like knowledge that was instilled at birth. Papa never brought it up, and my parents said they hadn't heard him mention it once in the previous fifty years. But suddenly, he was talking.”
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“We had our family patterns and were quite comfortable in them, which made it even more shocking when, just after his eightieth birthday, Papa began bringing up his time as a prisoner of war in Germany.

Of course, I had always known that he had served in World War II and been captured, just like I had always know the stories about my grandmother and the build of their house. It's that peculiar type of family memory, where someone has obviously told you but you were too young to remember actually hearing it, so it seems like knowledge that was instilled at birth. Papa never brought it up, and my parents said they hadn't heard him mention it once in the previous fifty years. But suddenly, he was talking.”
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