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Legacy of Ashes by Tim Weiner
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This explosive, Pulitzer Prize winning expose of the CIA is one of the most stunning books I have ever read. If there has been a botched coup, failed revoultion, political assasination, criminal enterprise, or inadequate intelligence anywhere in the ...more
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1967 by Tom Segev
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David Margolick's review is so much better than mine:

Peace for Land
By DAVID MARGOLICK
Published: July 15, 2007

During the 40th anniversary of the Six-Day War last month, an Israeli friend invited me to hear Tom Segev, the Israeli commentator and histo
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Longitudes and Attitudes by Thomas L. Friedman
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One only has to look at the current crop of thugs occupying the White House to know that being the brightest and the best is not a criteria for holding office in the Bush administration. Nor, in this election year, does it appear to be a criteria for ...more
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A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
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I became addicted to Science Fiction when I was young after reading The Lensman Series by e.e. "doc" smith, probably the greatest science fiction series ever written. Over the years I read all of the 'greats' of that genre" Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury ...more
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Mind in Comfort and Ease by Dalai Lama XIV
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John Kabat-Zinn says, "One of the absolute best and richest books on meditation practice that I have ever read, offered by His Holiness with remarkable precision and clarity, and with astonishing humility and candor, This book has it all."

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Blaze by Richard Bachman
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'Blaze' was one of Stephen King's Richard Bachman books written between late 1972 and early 1973. King calls it a 'trunk novel.' He wrote it, didn't like it, and stuck it in a trunk. Years later he dug it out, looked at it and still didn't like it so ...more
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Duma Key by Stephen King
Duma Key
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Yesssssssss. When 'Duma Key' was released I bought a copy immediately but when I got home I found I was reluctant to start reading it. I had been so disappointed with 'Lisey's Story.' What if this was just as bad? What if Stephen King had lost his to ...more
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Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
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"Social Intelligence" by Daniel Goleman was the most exciting and amazing book on the advances in in psychology and neurobiology I have ever read.

I read "Blink" as a result of reading a review elsewhere on Multiply. While written before "Social Inte
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Shambhala by Chögyam Trungpa
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"There is a basic human wisdom that can help solve the world's problems. It doesn't belong to any one culture or region or religious tradition - though it can be found in many of them throughout history. It's what Chogyam Trungpa called the sacred pa ...more
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The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam
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To this day most Americans have no idea how close Gen. Douglas MacArthur's defiance of President Truman brought us to WWIII or how many lives MacArthur's incompetence and arrogance cost. While MacArthur preened for a selected audience American troops ...more
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