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Summa Theologica, 5 Vols
A few weeks ago, after nearly three and a half years of on and off reading, I finally finished St. Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica. It is a monumenta ...more
Dec 19, 2012
Jun 04, 2011
The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career
The basic premise of thesis book is the following: the entrepreneurial mindset and attitude are essential for anyone's career in today's economy. Thin ...more
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Feb 10, 2012
In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives
Ever since its inception, and in many cases even before it became incorporated, Google has been referred to mainly in the superlatives. The briskness ...more
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Apr 13, 2011
Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives
“Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives” is the concluding volume in Pope Benedict’s trilogy on Jesus of Nazareth. It is the slimmest of the three ...more
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Nov 21, 2012
Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind
In a different universe, a book like this one would never have been written. Not because it’s in any way false (it’s as far from it as it is intellect ...more
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Jul 10, 2012
Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything
I first came across Robert R. Reilly and his writings when I read his marvelous book “The Closing of the Muslim Mind.” I was greatly impressed with th ...more
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Sep 17, 2014
Indian Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
I am a big fan of the entire "Very Short Introduction' series, and have read several dozens of them. However, even in that field of mostly outstanding ...more
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Apr 06, 2011
The Sociopath Next Door: The Ruthless Versus the Rest of Us
For many years we’ve been friends with this guy whom I’ll call Steve. Steve is an upstanding member of the community, has a picture-perfect All-Americ ...more
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Apr 21, 2014
Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America
Many people, and not just liberal, see red when the name of Ann Coulter is brought up. This has very little to do with the design of her book covers, ...more
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May 18, 2011
What Is Marriage?: Man and Woman: A Defense
A few years ago a good friend of mine sent me a link to an article in a prestigious sounding, albeit to me quite obscure, academic journal. At the bes ...more
Dec 10, 2013
Sep 19, 2013
Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America's Schools Back to Reality
Charles Murray is one of the best known researchers and writers on various public policy topics. He is oftentimes maligned due to the fact that many o ...more
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May 21, 2011
Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction
I've read some 30+ Very Short Introductions series books so far, and by and large they are very good and informative readings. Most of them I would gi ...more
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Apr 05, 2011
Astrobiology: A Very Short Introduction
The most remarkable thing about this book is that it has actually been written and published. Just a decade ago a book with a title of “Astrobiology” ...more
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Dec 23, 2013
The Runaway Mommy
As any parent will tell you, kids are a great source of fulfillment and joy. They also make almost constant demands on your time and attention, especi ...more
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Apr 23, 2014
The Man Who Lied to His Laptop: What Machines Teach Us About Human Relationships
It’s been said so many times that it’s by now become a staid cliché: humans are social animals. We are adapted to social interaction, and to a large e ...more
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Sep 13, 2012
Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction
One of the most appealing things about the Bible is its detailed, sometimes even over scrupulous, concern with the details of locations, buildings, an ...more
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Aug 01, 2011
The Best Writing on Mathematics
I’ve always been fond of Mathematics, and as a theoretical Physicist have taken a fair number of Math courses in college and grad school. However, sin ...more
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Feb 24, 2014
Russian History: A Very Short Introduction
Russia is a vast and complex country with a long and interesting history. For several centuries it has been an inescapable and important factor in the ...more
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Sep 23, 2012
What Do You Care What Other People Think?
Richard Feynman is one of the most famous twentieth century Physicists. He is one of those rare scientists who have managed to go beyond the success i ...more
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Jun 10, 2011
The First World War: A Very Short Introduction
The First World War is by far the lesser known of the two major 20th century military conflicts that bear the name of a World War. This is partly due ...more
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May 13, 2013
The Atlantis Gene (The Origin Mystery, #1)
A World War II U-Boat is discovered in Antarctica. This in itself would have been a remarkable discovery and a basis of a very intriguing plotline, bu ...more
Jan 14, 2014
Jan 15, 2014
Descartes: A Very Short Introduction
Descartes is one of the most influential Western philosophers, and this book is a useful first introduction to his life and ideas. The strength of the ...more
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Apr 06, 2011
Fascism and Communism are the two major evil political systems that dominated the twentieth century politics. They both have their roots in the ninete ...more
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Oct 17, 2014
Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction
The predominantly Islamic lands and cultures have gained a lot of prominence in public consciousness in the West over the last ten years. Consequently ...more
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Oct 14, 2011
Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction
International Relations is one of the topics that I am particularly interested in. So far I have been a citizen of two different countries and a resid ...more
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Nov 27, 2011
Catholicism and Fundamentalism: The Attack on Romanism by Bible Christians
If you are a Catholic who seriously takes your faith, or have been around religious discussion forums (online or offline) soon enough you will come ac ...more
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May 18, 2011
The Fortress
Ahmet Shabo is a young man from 18th century Ottoman Bosnia, who returns to his native Sarajevo after experiencing all the horrors of war during battl ...more
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Jul 11, 2011
The Brain: A Very Short Introduction
This is one of the best books in the VSI series, and I've read well over thirty by now. It gives a very good introduction to the basic neuroanatomy of ...more
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Apr 05, 2011
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014
Science is a wonderful thing, and it has contributed so much to our modern lives. Even more importantly, to those of us who have dedicated our lives t ...more
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Jan 27, 2015
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
I am not really someone who gets excited about books on poverty, poverty alleviation, and “social” work in general. Not out of callousness or unconcer ...more
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Dec 09, 2014
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