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Vinny Vinny said: "I love Covey. Even though this is a compilation of other people's stories, his principle-centered focus comes through. Good especially if you like to read in bits and pieces time-wise. "

 
What If? 2: Emine...
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Vinny Vinny said: "so far, so good. I now bought the first book, which apparently focuses more on war and battles. This one is about general historical events and directions. Interesting alternate history book. Since it's a compilation, some of the chapters are better...more "

 

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"True. With hindsight, or with a big-picture view of things, it's hard to understand. Although even without those, you have to wonder. "
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Outrageous Fortunes by Daniel Altman
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I am always interested in big-picture trends. I figure people that write these books will have some insight into trends; maybe they are good or maybe not; nobody will be perfect. I don't read/listen uncritically. This book was "ok." I didn't finish l...more
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Dirty Wars by Jeremy Scahill
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It sounded interesting, but I couldn't finish the second or third cd of the book. Way too much irrelevant and uninteresting detail, e.g. "Tom was the kind of guy that liked his beer cold and smoked Lucky's by the dozen..." ad nauseum. Who cares? If i...more
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In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
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good solid book, interesting to read it in the historical context. Sorry, but I read it a while ago, so don't remember as much as if I were writing the review right away.
Vinny rated a book 1 of 5 stars
Upheaval by Lou Dobbs
Upheaval
by Lou Dobbs
read in April, 2014
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What a cranky old man Mr. Dobbs is. Infrastructure funding, bitch moan; education funding, bitch moan; presidents and other leaders, bitch moan; China, bitch moan; ad nauseum. The only reason I listened to six out of the seven cd's is because the sub...more
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Double Down by Mark Halperin
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Despite being 17? cd's long, I was happy to keep listening to this book. Very amazing detail on the R and D sides of the 2012 Presidential election--strategies, how things were planned and carried out, rationalizations of the main actors (candidates...more
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The Great Big Book of Horrible Things by Matthew White
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Fantastic book; the series of small chapters are very interesting and break it up so it's easy to read bit by bit over a long period of time (but worth reading in large chunks as well). The writer's great sense of humor makes it even more interesting...more
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"Bridgitte: you did not like this book, then? "
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"I have started watching the tv series, and I recall more criticism: too many plot lines going on at once. Three at a time? sure. But 10 or 12? I compl...more "
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The Evolution of God by Robert Wright
The Evolution of God
by Robert Wright
read in March, 2014
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The first 3/4 was very enjoyable and educational. Sort of the rational explanation of why people/societies turn to religion and how religions have changed over the last few millennia. Especially how the concept of god has changed as peoples' understa...more
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