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"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 "
Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw
" I found this to be an enlightening biography of a fascinating man. I want to meet this guy and share a Dewars at Skibo. His happiness, humor, intellect and pursuit of peace defied my prejudice of the robber-baron type. The book triggered more read... " Read more of this review »
Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw
" I've long been fascinated with the Gilded Age and this book has been a great treasure trove of information. It was surprisingly readable for a biography, though I do have to complain about the way that the timeline seemed to jump a bit. It didn't... " Read more of this review »
Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw
" Very long, very interesting, sometimes highly entertaining, and occasionally a bit tedious. I liked this book, but there were times in the middle when I wondered if it would ever get done.

Mr. Carnegie was an overly confident man that had his alrea... " Read more of this review »
Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw
" When I started this time, I had a vague who Andrew Carnegie was, and knew little about his legacy. Seven hundred and eighty-some pages later, I am now intimately familiar with the man, and legend, behind Carnegie Steel and one of the largest phila... " Read more of this review »
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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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War of the Whales by Joshua    Horwitz
War of the Whales: A True Story
by Joshua Horwitz (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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This excellent book hit a nerve with me. So put on your seatbelts, here we go...

In law there is a term - "prima facie" - which means "based on the first impression". The prima facie situation of the sole superpower on Earth insisting that it must be...more
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"Arwa - your comment is much appreciated. Last week I participated in a huge rally for Palestinians in downtown Chicago. When I go to such events, I we...more "
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