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Clif and 8 other people liked Max's review of The Rape of Nanking:
The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang
"Iris Chang’s passionate account of the 1937 Nanking Massacre of 300,000 innocent people sends shivers up the spine. As someone who has read far too many histories of murder, rape and torture, I was still deeply affected by Chang’s descriptions of..." Read more of this review »
A Career Girl's Guide to Becoming a Stepmom by Jacquelyn B. Fletcher
"This book is probably the most comprehensive book on becoming a step-mom that I have found so far. The author wrote it because she felt there was a lack of literature about the topic yet there are so many women who marry men with children.

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The Party Is Over by Mike Lofgren
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Mike Lofgren was deep inside the machinery of Capitol Hill for decades working for Republicans and ending up on the staff of the Senate Budget Committee before he retired in 2011 in disgust.

The Party is Over is perfectly titled. The book describes in
The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
"To turn the compilation of the Oxford English Dictionary into an interesting story takes a gifted writer and clearly Winchester is one. Interposing profiles of the project’s proper academic leader, James Murray, with the much more intriguing deran..." Read more of this review »
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Ethics by Baruch Spinoza
" I have Ender's Game on the shelf to read and have heard Godel, Escher, Bach mentioned favorably many times.

For memorization, I would be forced to choo
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Hubris by Michael Isikoff
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I felt on the Biggest lies was when Bush said that Saddam was actively aiding (or supporting) Al Qaeda - as if a dictator like Saddam
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The Radicalism of the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood
" a powerful recommendation. It sounds like a must read. "
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Hubris by Michael Isikoff
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It's not over yet. The disastrous American invasion of Iraq lingers 13 years later.

Enough time has passed for a thorough analysis of the events that led up to the war and here it is. Michael Isikoff dispassionately lays out the entire sorry sequence
The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin by Gordon S. Wood
" Thanks for the research, Max! "
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