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Towards the Flame by Dominic Lieven
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The Abacus and the Cross by Nancy Marie Brown
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I found the first half of the book, focusing on Gerbert's scholarship, much more interesting than the second half, and given how rushed the section dealing with Gerbert's political career felt, I suspect the author did as well.
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Antony And Cleopatra by Adrian Goldsworthy
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The title may be Antony and Cleopatra, but after beginning with the incestuous backstabbing Ptolemies, the bulk of the book is Antony and Roman politics. Cleopatra is not quite an afterthought, but as so often with women in history, she's relegated t ...more
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Antony And Cleopatra by Adrian Goldsworthy
"This is Goldsworthy’s most recent, most populist – note that the chapter about Lepidus being dropped from the Triumvirate is dubbed “and then there were two” – and (perhaps consequently) least interesting book to date. I’ve read all his works, asi..." Read more of this review »
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The Dashwood Sisters Tell All by Beth Pattillo
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Carl Sagan
“The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what's true.”
Carl Sagan

Vandana Shiva
“You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to
remember that the planet is carrying you.”
Vandana Shiva

Richard P. Feynman
“Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.”
Richard P. Feynman

Carl Sagan
“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”
Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Carl Sagan
“We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”
Carl Sagan, Cosmos

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