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I Am America (And So Can You!)
3.91
My loving life partner & soul mate gave me this for Christmas. Perhaps she's hoping that it might rub off a bit and I might attain the same kind o ...more
Dec 2007
Jan 24, 2008
 
Freedom at Midnight
4.28
This is the first book I always recommend to anyone wanting to understand India better. It covers the six months prior to and six months after 8/15/47 ...more
Jan 1976
Jan 14, 2008
 
QuickBooks 2007 for Dummies
3.56
Possibly the most exciting book I've ever come across
Jan 14, 2008
Jan 05, 2008
 
Annapurna
4.04
I'm not a climber -- I'm a tea shop trekker. I've trekked - walked - in approx 50 of Nepal's 75 districts. I love any trek where I know there's a tea ...more
Jan 1979
Jan 11, 2008
 
Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq
4.12
Even for those of us who have incorporated the fact that the US played a major hand in the overthrow of Allende in Chile, Thieu in Vietnam, and was ti ...more
Aug 2007
Jan 07, 2008
 
The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro
4.01
If you live in DC, use public transit, and follow politics you should thoroughly enjoy this book. Seriously. It's a thoroughly interesting history of ...more
not set
Oct 29, 2008
 
The Conscience of a Liberal
4.00
Krugman really makes the case (and he's well qualified to do so) -- a case he says he wasn't willing to make when he started to write the book even -- ...more
Oct 2007
Jan 05, 2008
 
Trespassers on the Roof of the World: The Secret Exploration of Tibet
4.05
If you've read and love Kim by Rudyard Kipling you've got to read this book -- this is the factual tales upon which Kim was built. Each chapter tells ...more
Jan 1995
Jan 14, 2008
 
Decaffeinated Corpse (Coffeehouse Mystery, #5)
3.95
UPDATE: I gave it a 4 just cuz I love mysteries and love coffee. This suffers from the certain sameness that a lot of mysteries to -- like there's a t ...more
Feb 2008
Jan 27, 2008
 
Reclaiming Capital
3.33
I read this back in grad school but have been wanting to revisit it. Basically it's an analytical case study of a McDonald's in a poor urban community ...more
Jan 1994
Jan 23, 2008
 
So Help Me God: The Founding Fathers and the First Great Battle Over Church and State
3.85
Been wanting to read one of these good 'founding father' histories. This looks like a good one. Just from reading the introduction I'm struck with how ...more
Mar 10, 2008
Jan 16, 2008
 
Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations: A Story of Economic Discovery
3.80
Hard to believe, but Warsh, a journalist, really makes the stories of economists and their theories -- and arguments -- come alive. Truly a good story ...more
Oct 2007
Jan 14, 2008
 
Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World
3.60
Needed to read this years ago... I almost get a buzz just from reading it... Gives me all kinds of ideas for teaching an economics unit based on coffe ...more
Dec 2007
Jan 05, 2008
 
Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools
4.23
This book changed the course of my dissertation -- and my life. Turned me from an international focus to a domestic one. God knows there's more than e ...more
Jan 1993
Jan 14, 2008
 
Midnight's Children
4.00
I guess I read a lot more when living in Nepal. I've always hesitated to recommend this Rushdie novel to anyone who hasn't at least traveled in South ...more
Jan 1980
Jan 14, 2008
 
Kim
3.70
My only true "desert island book." It's all in here, everything you need to know. The only book I've actually read a dozen times. Also the only book ( ...more
Jan 1965
Jan 14, 2008
 
The Last Kashmiri Rose (Joe Sandilands, #1)
3.72
Superb mystery. A good "India book," but one that -- unlike perhaps most books set in India, easily, I think, readable by anyone -- no India experienc ...more
Apr 2008
May 08, 2008
 
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
4.22
Prepare to be really, spittin' angry at the alliance of corporate and "free market" ideological interests that have worked together so successfully ov ...more
Feb 2008
Jan 11, 2008
 
The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories
3.53
My 2nd favorite book after Kim. Absolute must-read if you've traveled to or wanted to have traveled to India. Includes "The Man Who Would Be King," an ...more
Jan 1978
Jan 14, 2008
 
Saigon, Volume 2: 1945-75
4.17
Incredible historical fiction that sucks you in. Didn't get much sleep while working through these 800 or so pages... Vietnam from around 1920 til the ...more
Jan 1982
Jan 14, 2008
 
Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich--and Cheat Everybody Else
4.14
NY Times tax writer lays it all out: How the rich get the laws written to their benefit, and our loss. Big time. Prepare to get pissed. Big time.
Jan 2006
Jan 14, 2008
 
Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone
4.00
if somehow you forget that the Bushies were not only incompetent, but incompetent by design, pick this up and read a chapter or two.
Jan 2007
Jan 14, 2008
 
Malgudi Days
4.18
Helps you slow down to the pace of village life in India. You can almost taste the chai.
Jan 1978
Jan 14, 2008
 
Peking
4.29
Absolutely riveting, elaborate historical fiction set in the time of China's Maoist revolution.
Jan 1983
Jan 14, 2008
 
Management Accounting Demystified
4.14
Didn't get any sleep last night cuz I couldn't put this book down
Jan 14, 2008
Jan 05, 2008
 
The Deadhead's Taping Compendium, Volume 1: An In-Depth Guide to the Music of the Grateful Dead on Tape, 1959-1974
4.89
hey fooled you -- i helped write it! (me and a bunch o' my friends!)
Jan 1997
Jan 14, 2008
 
The Squandering of America: How the Failure of Our Politics Undermines Our Prosperity
3.78
a good companion to Krugman's "Conscience of a Liberal"
Jan 14, 2008
Jan 11, 2008
 
Espresso Shot (Coffeehouse Mystery, #7)
3.97
best one of the series thus far. thoroughly enjoyed it.
Oct 2009
May 08, 2008
 
Murder Most Frothy (Coffeehouse Mystery, #4)
3.89
None
Mar 2008
May 08, 2008
 
The Looting of America: How Wall Street's Game of Fantasy Finance Destroyed Our Jobs, Pensions, and Prosperity—and What We Can Do about It
4.13
None
Sep 02, 2009
Sep 02, 2009
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