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Minus 148 Degrees by Art Davidson
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Account of first winter ascent of Mt. McKinley. Took place in 1967. Author, Art Davidson, was one of the climbers and he did summit (only 3 in group of 8 summitted). One of the members of the team died the second day of the expedition when he fell in ...more
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Sweetness by Jeff Pearlman
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I learned a lot about Walter Payton I did not know. The author, Jeff Pearlman, did a fine job of researching this book. He writes in a style that is captivating and thorough. I thought the editing was quite weak with several spelling errors, redundan ...more
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Who's Your Caddy? by Rick Reilly
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Rick Reilly is a very witty writer. He caddied for an eclectic group of golfers including Jack Nicklaus, Bob Newhart and Donald Trump and wonderfully captured the experiences. He was particularly strong in capturing the personalities of those he cadd ...more
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Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
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Wonderful book that analyzes contemporary issues from a behavioristic viewpoint. Especially liked the discussion of education in America.
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A. Lincoln by Ronald C. White Jr.
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Really long, 676 pages, but really good. White does a fine job of chronologically following Lincoln's life and especially of explaining what influenced him and how he changed. What I found most interesting is the variety of opinions on how to deal wi ...more
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Microtrends by Mark J. Penn
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Written in 2007 this book details 75 trends in society that may impact our future. Each microtrend was well supported and thoughtful. Each was covered in between 3-5 pages. Some were obvious but most were not. The author believes that if even 1% of s ...more
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Bounce by Matthew Syed
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A good book about how people achieve success in sports, business, music, etc.. The author stands traditional thinking on its head and argues that excellence comes from practice with innate ability playing almost no role in success. His chapter on the ...more
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The River of Doubt by Candice Millard
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Details Teddy Roosevelt's expedition down the River of Doubt in South America in 1914. Very well written and researched. The expedition was significant as they traveled hundreds of miles along a river that ultimately fed into the Amazon but had never ...more
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Endurance by Alfred Lansing
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Account of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition led by Ernest Schackleton from 1914-1916. 28 men attempted the first crossing of Antarctica on foot. Serious trouble ensued when their ship, the Endurance, on its way to the beginning of the crossing ...more
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The Last Season by Eric Blehm
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The Last Season is about the life and death (in 1996) of Randy Morgenson, a backcountry ranger in the Sierra Nevada's for 25+ years. The author, Eric Blehm, did an outstanding job researching, and writing, this book. The descriptions of the mountains ...more
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