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The Path Between the Seas by David McCullough
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Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
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Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson
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What a great history of WWI and Lawrence of Arabia and his ventures in Arabia. The background to our current middle east problems, Israel and many others affecting Turkey and the post Ottoman Empire is carefully told in this very long but worth it bo ...more
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Griftopia by Matt Taibbi
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This is another great Taibbi book.
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
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I don't think I am a good person to review this book. I don't like the kind of people these habits produce. Why do I read this stuff.
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How We Die by Sherwin B. Nuland
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Recommended by a friend. Obvious stuff.
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The Divide by Matt Taibbi
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I have read several books by Matt Taibbi. I like his investigative o journalism and writing style and facts. I started reading him in Rolling Stones and have been a follower since. Great analysis of the Wealth Gap but it could use more history.
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The Caver by Carol Burnham
The Caver: A Novel
by Carol Burnham
read in May, 2015
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I thought the book too short. I wanted my trip to this Greek Island to last longer. Carol Burnham's descriptions are transportive - I wanted more. I wanted more drift and less editing. I felt the story moved too fast. I enjoyed the book very much and ...more
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The Conformist by Alberto Moravia
The Conformist
by Alberto Moravia
read in August, 2015
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My son Mark recommended this book to me. I is a haunting book. Sometimes the characters seem dreamlike. It is a psychological study with a bit of history and feel of the Fascist period in Italy which is essential to the story and the psychological ca ...more
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