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All the Shah's Men by Stephen Kinzer
" The Dulles brothers. Those two could probably have taught young Dick Cheney a thing or two...maybe they did! "
All the Shah's Men by Stephen Kinzer
""All the Shah's Men" serves as the second book I have read by Stephen Kinzer, and it was full of intrigue, micro-histories, and biographies that left me with the desire to research and read more about the Middle East as well as additional books by..." Read more of this review »
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Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
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This story of a man obsessed with love for a woman, centering on the turn of the 20th century in Colombia, easily meets the test of a good novel - the reader gets lost in the narrative out of empathy for the characters.

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Marx by Peter Singer
" The book sounds like something Goldilocks would call "just right". I looked for it on Amazon and discovered that there is an entire series of "Very Sh ...more "
Marx by Peter Singer
"A book about Marx and Marxism, more about Marx than Marxism. OK, OK, you got that from the title, I just wanted to underscore the point that the book is a cross between a short biography and an introduction to Marxism, which I think is the winning..." Read more of this review »
All the Presidents' Bankers by Nomi Prins
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Our Last Best Chance by Abdullah II of Jordan
" Libby, I always enjoy your excellent reviews. The subject of this book, however, revolts me. Just like his father, Abdullah is a creature of the West, ...more "
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All the Presidents' Bankers by Nomi Prins
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I was going to give this book only four stars because the first part is slow going. Then I realized that is only because that part relates to the early years of the 20th century before I was born. It cannot have the same impact as the later pages tha ...more
The Trial by Franz Kafka
" I enjoyed your review but what really made my day was the knowledge that this terrifying experience happened to "a successful banker". Though I haven' ...more "
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The Trial by Franz Kafka
"This book went straight to my ‘Weirdly wonderful things I only half understood’ list and now sits with other prominent members such as ‘The Seventh Seal’ by Bergman, ‘The Post Office’ by Tagore, and ‘Instant Crush’ by Daft Punk.

I believe the reade..." Read more of this review »
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