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Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
" This book was a super fast read. Anna Quindlen is known for her column in the New York Times when she was in her thirties. She recounted her life in her thirties as a mom and a worker (what many people including myself do in blog form now).

Now in... " Read more of this review »
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Righteous Victims by Benny Morris
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This is a must read, a reference for anyone who wants a comprehensive understanding of Zionism and its effect on the Middle East.

Benny Morris is one of the Israeli "new historians" who punctured the mythology built by Zionists of the creation of Isra...more
Purpose by Wyclef Jean
" This book sucked me in. I love memoirs because it allows people to relate to those who are in the spotlight and have gained celebrity status. Wyclef is a very well-known rapper and producer in the United States. He is most well-known for his time... " Read more of this review »
Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
" If you know Gabriel Garcia Marquez's writing then you'll know that you are getting into a very detailed and lengthy story of his first 30 years with long sentences and lovely adjectives. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and the account of the history... " Read more of this review »
Angel of Death Row by Andrea D. Lyon
" I was thoroughly impressed with this book and not only because I personally know the author. I think I may have found myself in even more awe of her than I already way. Andrea Lyon is a wonderful writer and the book flies by because each case is s... " Read more of this review »
"I agree, Lynn. BTW, the book refers to a study by the NRDC called "Sounding the Depths". I went to the NRDC website and it turns out they have an upda...more "
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Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw
Andrew Carnegie
by David Nasaw
read in August, 2014
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There is nothing more fascinating than a life story. The dice are doubly thrown when sperm meets egg, first in the combination of genes through heredity, and at the same time in the time at which a life comes into being. At birth such powerful factor...more
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The Final Days by Bob Woodward
The Final Days
by Bob Woodward
read in August, 2014
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Do sane people seek the Presidency? At least these days it appears the candidates themselves truly want the job. The American people no longer get faceless hacks like Warren Harding selected by the party behind closed doors.

Richard Nixon was sane, bu...more
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Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace by Gore Vidal
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Gore Vidal was outraged when he wrote this book, as well he should have been. Anger can be a good thing in driving a person to take (peaceful) action, particularly to speak out as is our primary right as free people.

The style of writing used by Vidal...more
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