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Salt: A World History
Feb 17, 2010
Dec 20, 2009
The Lieutenant
Aug 06, 2012
Aug 05, 2012
Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell, #2)
Sep 24, 2012
Sep 23, 2012
Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life
This is an excellent and very thorough biography of Che Guevara, very well put into the context of the world politics of the time. It is a huge book a ...more
Oct 2010
Aug 27, 2010
The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World
A well-written book about the most rational of irrational times, since it would be a mistake to think that what we call the modern science was born in ...more
Oct 24, 2012
Oct 05, 2012
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
Do you know what hemoclysm is? Or, what the difference between genocide, democide and policide is? If you don’t, it’s not necessarily a bad thing, and ...more
Aug 15, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
Open Wound: The Tragic Obsession of Dr. William Beaumont
This novel is written by a physician about another physician alive almost two centuries ago and deals with an interesting ethical and moral dilemma. I ...more
Jul 23, 2012
Dec 10, 2011
The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
A delightful, erudite and informative read, even though I happened to spend a whole term studying the history of the English language before. It discu ...more
Mar 29, 2011
Mar 30, 2011
The City of Marvels
I have a feeling that Mendoza is better known in Europe than in North America. I have already read four of his books, none of which has been published ...more
Apr 13, 2012
Oct 23, 2010
The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible
Winchester is engaging here as usual, but this is a somewhat uneven book. Unforgettable anecdotes and descriptions that effortlessly flow into one ano ...more
Jan 21, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
Cleopatra: A Life
It’s a very interesting book. I would say that Schiff's approach to Cleopatra was not only feminist, but also, and possibly foremost, critical. She di ...more
Jan 15, 2011
Jan 04, 2011
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