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Tales of Two Citi...
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Michael Michael said: " This book is not terrible but it is annoying and frustrating for an urban junkie like me.

Conlin offers more of a literary analysis of the two cities, and, I'm sorry, I'm not going to go back to read Emile Zola to get the context of what he's saying.
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How Music Works
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Michael Michael said: " I am not enjoying this as much as Byrne's surprising first book, "The Bicycle Diaries." In a series of non-chronological essays, Byrne flops between somewhat narcissistic recaps of what made Talking Heads work and term-paper-y inquiries (complete wit ...more "

 
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Testimony by Robbie Robertson
Testimony: A Memoir
by Robbie Robertson
read in January, 2017
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The Band was of outsized influence given its relatively small recording output and only one certifiably classic album "The Band"). And it's hard to call them influential as they bucked the psychedelic/heavy metal trends of the day with their rootsy, ...more
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Ten Principles for Developing Affordable Housing by Urban Land Institute
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Over the Edge of the World by Laurence Bergreen
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When I was about eight I became obsessed with Magellan. I have no idea why as I was an uncurious kid other than my interest in WWII (all the Dads in town were vets including mine) and late-model cars, of which I had an idiot savant's ability to ident ...more
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Days of Rage by Bryan Burrough
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Days of Rage reads like a thriller full of shoot-em-up scenes, jailbreaks, and hair-raising escapes. Unfortunately it's all true and people really died in a 10-year scourge of bombings and shootings by the radical underground--Weatherman, Panthers, S ...more
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Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1 by Mark Twain
" You have a good point. Also in retrospect "midget" is probably not a PC term. "
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Duke by Terry Teachout
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City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg
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Ok it only feels like I've been reading this book for 40 years.

This pastiche novel, which includes 'zines, drafts pumped out on manual Olympias, and handwritten letters in addition to conventional narrative, is set in New York City in 1976 and covers
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Once In A Great City by David Maraniss
Once In A Great City: A Detroit Story
by David Maraniss (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2016
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Rather than another "urban autopsy" book on crumbling Detroit, David Maraniss takes us back the city at its apogee in the early 1960s--but only a few years before the riots of 1967, the invasion of Japanese cars, labor issues, and white flight sent t ...more
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