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Introducion to Human Prehistory by Anna Belfer-Cohen
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Following Alice - A Journey to the World of Lewis Carroll by Haim Shapira
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A lovely book, it's both philosophical and analitic of Carrol's personality, writing and Alice books. You won't read anything anyone else didn't write about Carroll, but you'll get plenty of fun examples of what Carroll enjoyed. Also, you get a few m...more
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The Dark Half by Stephen King
The Dark Half
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: King fans, writers
read in July, 2008
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In her teens, my sister read this and was so excited she wrote "the sparrows are flying again" on the waistline of on of her jeans. This book is definitely something to make you nod and smile in enjoyment when you read it, so I suppose to a teenager'...more
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The Grand Alliance by Winston Churchill
The Grand Alliance (The Second World War, #3)
by Winston Churchill
recommended for: history buffs, WW2 buffs, anglophiles, Churchill lovers
read in July, 2008
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In this volume, as evens take a faster pace so does the writing. Churchil was never a bad writer, but in the previous volume he didn't quite find the right balance between putting in every memo he ever wrote and every small background history detail....more
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Complete Illustrated Lewis Carroll by Lewis Carroll
Complete Illustrated Lewis Carroll
by Lewis Carroll
recommended for: Pedophiles...
read in July, 2008
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I gave up in the middle of the Bruno and Sylvie saga. The Alice in Wonderland stories were fun and interesting to read but by the saga the nonsense and the bizzare attraction to young girls who are a symbol of prefection was getting on my nerves. Cal...more
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Karl Marx by Francis Wheen
Karl Marx
by Francis Wheen
recommended for: history lovers, anyone who claims to be a Marxist, socialist, communist or even an anarchist,
read in June, 2008
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Wheen's wonderfully written book illustraits, with colors as vivis as possible, the life and works of Karl Marx, warts and all; from blood-thirsty arguments with opponents, to medical details of the various many ailments Marx suffered from to the hor...more
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The Brand New Monty Python Papperbok by Graham Chapman
The Brand New Monty Python Papperbok
by Graham Chapman
recommended for: Pythoners
read in June, 2008
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Very silly.
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: history lovers, good plot lovers, good writing lovers
read in June, 2008
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When I started reading this book I thought there was too much kitsch in it but then I told myself I've been reading too much documentry history books that human emotions seem like kitsch to me. Also, Zusak's writing swept me like a tidal wave.

This bo...more
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Soldiers of Evil by Tom Segev
Soldiers of Evil: The Commandants of the Nazi Concentration Camps
by Tom Segev
recommended for: holocaust readers, holocaust researchers
read in January, 2005
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This book is only for anyone interested in the personal details of the various concentration camp commanders, that's it. There are no debates on the nature of their behavior, their personalities, their actions or anything - its simply details about t...more
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