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King of the World: Muhammed Ali and the Rise of an American Hero
"Clay's only obstacle as an Olympian was his fear of airplanes. He had made his way through the amateur ranks on trains and in the Martin's station wa...more
Dec 28, 2009
Dec 29, 2009
Das Kapital
"Moreover, all progress in capitalistic agriculture is a progress in the art, not only of robbing the labourer, but of robbing the soil; all progress...more
Mar 2009
Mar 01, 2009
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
"I tried to imagine the Indonesian workers who were now making their way to the sorts of factories that had once sat along the banks of the Calumet Ri...more
Nov 15, 2008
Nov 23, 2008
"I felt shame--I see this clearly now--at the instinctive recognition in myself of an awful enfeebling fatalism, a sense that the great outcomes were...more
Oct 02, 2009
Oct 04, 2009
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
"At some point in between 1986 and 2006 a memo had gone out to Wall Street, saying that if you wanted to keep on getting rich shuffling bits of paper...more
May 31, 2010
Jun 06, 2010
Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization
"Captain Philip S. Mumford, a former British officer in Iraq, joined the Peace Pledge Union. He gave a speech about why. 'What is the difference betwe...more
Dec 27, 2010
Dec 29, 2010
Death with Interruptions
"Dear sir, she wrote, I am not Death, but death, Death is something of which you could never even conceive, and please note, mister grammarian, that I...more
Jan 10, 2009
Jan 19, 2009
Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste
"American sociologists Richard Petersen and Roger Kern in the mid-1990s suggested that the upper-class taste model had changed from a "snob" to an "om...more
Aug 31, 2009
Sep 12, 2009
Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
"Jacques Cartier arrived, was credited with 'discovering' the mouth of the St. Lawrence, planted a cross on the Gaspe Peninsula, and claimed it all fo...more
Nov 07, 2009
Nov 07, 2009
As I Lay Dying
"When He aims for something to be always a-moving, He makes it long ways, like a road or a horse or a wagon, but when He aims for something to stay pu...more
Feb 16, 2008
Feb 05, 2008
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1)
"Feldman also reached some of his own conclusions about honesty, based more on his experience than the data. He has come to believe that morale is a b...more
Mar 05, 2008
Mar 05, 2008
"Am I impatient? Can that be? Today there has been no hint of a thorn in my flesh, of a thorn in my heart, more particularly. The thump in my chest go...more
Feb 24, 2008
Feb 18, 2008
Into the Wild
"Astoundingly, the eighty-one-year-old man took the brash twenty-four-year-old vagabond’s advice to heart. Franz placed his furniture and most of his...more
Feb 04, 2008
Feb 01, 2008
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
""Would to God these blessed calms of life would last. But the mingled, mingling threads of life are woven by warp and woof: calms crossed by storms,...more
Sep 12, 2009
Jul 19, 2009
The Emigrants
"There, at Frankfurt am Main airport, my opened suitcase sat on an ink-stained table while a customs official, without touching a thing, stared into i...more
Apr 29, 2010
Apr 29, 2010
Nothing to Be Frightened Of
"The differences my mother observed in her two sons pleased me more. 'When they were boys, if I was ill, Julian climbed into bed and snuggled up to me...more
Sep 30, 2008
Oct 22, 2008
The Challenge: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight Over Presidential Power
"At this, Souter's face reddened in anger. Normally the least confrontational of the justices, a man with the placid demeanor of a small-town libraria...more
Oct 24, 2008
Oct 24, 2008
Of Human Bondage
"The old man was fighting with the fear of death. And Philip thought that all must go through that. Oh, how monstrous it was, and they could believe i...more
Jan 21, 2008
Feb 01, 2008
"More and more he is convinced that English is an unfit medium for the truth of South Africa. Stretches of English code whole sentences long have thic...more
Mar 06, 2008
Feb 28, 2008
Dear American Airlines
"The year was 1963. I was nine years old and mere days away from being ten, and was preoccupied that week, as I had been for months, with two issues:...more
Oct 30, 2008
Nov 02, 2008
A House for Mr. Biswas
Nov 20, 2010
Nov 20, 2010
The Moviegoer
Nov 22, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Sep 20, 2011
Sep 30, 2011
The Longest Day: June 6th, 1944 (Wordsworth Military Library)
Jan 02, 2011
Jan 02, 2011
The End of Food
Sep 2008
Sep 01, 2008
Born in the U.S.A.
Dec 19, 2008
Dec 27, 2008
Feeding the Monster: How Money, Smarts, and Nerve Took a Team to the Top
Mar 29, 2010
Mar 29, 2010
Train Dreams
Oct 15, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
No Great Mischief
Jan 17, 2010
Jan 18, 2010
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Mar 16, 2010
Mar 17, 2010
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