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Open and Shut: Why America Has Barack Obama, and Canada Has Stephen Harper
3.45
An interesting perspective could be that the election of Obama was, in some respects, the consequence of Americas horribly difficult, but ultimately s ...more
Jul 09, 2010
Jul 08, 2010
 
The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington
3.28
Henry Luce of Time and Life magazine fame called on America to assume ‘leadership of the world’, in the post war era, which was considered by some Bri ...more
Aug 07, 2010
Jul 30, 2010
 
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
3.62
Ironically as India played a central role in proving the ‘world was round’, acting as motivation by Spain in pushing Columbus to search for a global t ...more
Jul 11, 2010
Jul 09, 2010
 
The Legacy: An Elder's Vision for Our Sustainable Future
4.14
The new book by David Suzuki, ‘The Legacy’ is a short book and worth getting.

He opens with an interesting observation when he defines elders as wisdo
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Sep 11, 2010
Sep 17, 2010
 
Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History
3.96
Much to like in this book, a quote I picked up on was one by the author, a friend and advisor to JFK when he says that a lesson he learned and held to ...more
Aug 23, 2010
Aug 23, 2010
 
A Fierce Radiance
3.56

It’s a about the production of penicillin after the outbreak of the WWII. The story deals the clinical awakening to the effect of this new drug, and t
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Jul 27, 2010
Jul 19, 2010
 
Ideas That Matter: The Concepts That Shape the 21st Century
3.94
As I start this book, two thoughts occur. The first is addressed in the introduction, how does an idea make the list. The second thought is, although ...more
Nov 2010
Oct 11, 2010
 
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
4.07
Great start to understanding the Obama Clinton dynamic. Almost half through and my wife has absconded with it...good sign. More of my opinion later... ...more
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Jul 07, 2010
 
The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future
3.74
Smith writes ‘More hydro carbon development risks not just local damages to northern eco systems but global damages through still more green house gas ...more
Jun 25, 2010
Apr 15, 2011
 
The Leveling Wind: Politics, the Culture, and Other News
3.84
Will writes of the struggle that faced in some degree both Bush I and Bush II and the Republican Party he says ‘If international law is properly calle ...more
Sep 09, 2010
Aug 29, 2010
 
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
4.06
This book is not an easy read, intriguing, browse able, enlightening yes. The type of book you can keep by your chair and from time to time flip it op ...more
Dec 2012
Dec 15, 2012
 
The Old Man and the Sea
3.66
"The old man was dreaming about the lions." Resilience and adventure. Will be getting this for a second read. Improves with age...my age primarily. Th ...more
Oct 03, 2010
Sep 26, 2010
 
Exporting Democracy: The Risks and Rewards of Pursuing a Good Idea
3.32
Democracy by itself can be a dangerous panacea. It must be conjoined with an indepndent rule of law, a committment to social equity and a free market ...more
Nov 27, 2010
Oct 14, 2010
 
Carbon Shift
3.77
It has been a long while since I read this book, but for me it was one of the earliest academic examinations of this issue that is so important to us. ...more
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Oct 12, 2010
 
Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War
4.03
See the article in the Feb edition of Atlantic The Tyranny of Defense Inc
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/p...
Feb 02, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
 
Up from Slavery
4.04
Just finished the world in 2050 (which I found somewhat depressing) now to go back two hundred years and see how hard it was then....
Mar 28, 2012
Jul 15, 2011
 
The Sun Also Rises
3.82
Just getting started a Christmas present....great present.
Jan 09, 2011
Oct 06, 2010
 
Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy
3.99
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Jul 22, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
 
After America
3.30
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Aug 17, 2010
 
The Wealth and Poverty of Regions: Why Cities Matter
3.50
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Aug 28, 2012
Sep 10, 2010
 
Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation
4.09
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Dec 14, 2010
 
The Grapes of Wrath
3.88
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Jul 28, 2011
Sep 25, 2010
 
Without Fear or Favor: An Uncompromising Look at the New York Times
4.33
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May 26, 2011
 
Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities: Design Strategies for the Post Carbon World
4.10
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Feb 12, 2011
 
Egotists And Autocrats
3.75
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Aug 19, 2010
Aug 08, 2010
 
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
3.66
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Jul 30, 2010
 
City Baseball Magic--Plain Talk and Uncommon Sense about Cities and Baseball Parks
4.29
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Aug 14, 2013
 
Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World
4.09
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Nov 03, 2013
Aug 14, 2013
 
The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
3.63
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Aug 14, 2013
Jan 12, 2013
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