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"The advice isn't bad I just take issue with the flattering tone. I feel like I am being buttered up for a pitch. Still it makes sense if you can get beyond the tone." 5 hours, 33 min ago

 
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Peter Mcloughlin is on page 67 of 320 of Bright Adults: The advice isn't bad I just take issue with the flattering tone. I feel like I am being buttered up for a pitch. Still it makes sense if you can get beyond the tone.
Bright Adults by Ellen D. Fiedler
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Peter Mcloughlin is on page 41 of 320 of Bright Adults: does spend a lot of time pumping the reader who is supposedly gifted. Poor little smart boy or girl so alienated such special snowflakes. You feel you are being pulled into the barnum effect of a book.
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Energy in Nature and Society by Vaclav Smil
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Vaclav Smil has been writing on energy for some time. A subject like energy is a systems topic with lots of stats and charts about energy use, production and growth and change. For people who are interested in the physical patterns of earth and human ...more
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Germany by Neil MacGregor
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WWII being such a momentous event it can often suck out the intellectual oxygen when it comes to countries like Germany. The horror of the twelve year reign of Nazis is indeed large and not to be forgotten however Germany has over a thousand years of ...more
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The Bitter Taste of Victory by Lara Feigel
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This book looks at intellectual commentators witness to the collapse of the Reich and the postwar reconstruction up to 1949. Characters include George Orwell, Marlene Dietrich, Rebecca West, Lillian Hellman, Ernest Hemingway and Billy Wilder. These a ...more
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The Rationalizing Voter by Milton Lodge
The Rationalizing Voter
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voters generally go with their gut and rationalize their decision later this book goes in depth to tell us that voters are irrational going on subconscious heuristics and explaining their decision by rationalizing afterwards. It gets worse. Someone w ...more
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