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Nearly and 3 other people liked Brandon Gryder's review of The Shanghai Factor:
The Shanghai Factor by Charles McCarry
"A new Charles Mccarry book is a major event in my opinion. My favorite author. Period. Runs circles around Lecarre and Littell, better than Furst. America's greatest writer of espionage. His books are as literary as any books out there. Yes, he is..." Read more of this review »
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Secrets Of Executive Success by Mark Golin
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It All Turns on Affection by Wendell Berry
"Gem of a book, rearticulating many of the points he's made before, but one essay, on civil disobedience, breaks new ground, but with complete fidelity to the principles he has long espoused (civility, nonviolence, respect for the opinions of other..." Read more of this review »
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The Big Questions by Steven E. Landsburg
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The Big Questions by Steven E. Landsburg
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The International Brand Valuation Manual by Gabriela Salinas
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The Secret Soldier by Alex Berenson
"I won this book from the publisher's Facebook page and hadn't heard of the author before. I also wasn't aware of the fact that it is one of a series about the lead character John Wells.

It's not my usual type of read, though I love the TV series Sp..." Read more of this review »
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A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming
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Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
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“People who think God is on their side are capable of the most inhumane acts. (Petrov)”
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Mark Twain
“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
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Richard Bach
“You're never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true.”
Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Margaret Weis
“A man with nothing to die for has even less for which to live.”
Margaret Weis

Steve Martin
“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”
Steve Martin