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The Half Has Never Been Told by Edward  E. Baptist
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The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbø
The Devil's Star (Harry Hole, #5)
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I did not realize when I started this book that it was fifth in a series of ten, so far. While it does stand alone, I think I would recommend reading them in order.

Detective Inspector Harry Hole has been on a drunken bender for several weeks. Having...more
The Alexandria Project by Andrew Updegrove
" Maybe, technically, due to sporadic typos, a 4.55. But it tilts, in my view too much to five stars not to be graded that way.

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“Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.”
Paul Terry

Bertrand Russell
“The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
Bertrand Russell

Richard Dawkins
“I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.”
Richard Dawkins

Thomas Jefferson
“I have observed, indeed, generally, that while in protestant countries the defections from the Platonic Christianity of the priests is to Deism, in catholic countries they are to Atheism. Diderot, D'Alembert, D’Holbach, Condorcet, are known to have been among the most virtuous of men. Their virtue, then, must have had some other foundation than the love of God.

[Letter to Thomas Law, 13 June 1814]”
Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

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“Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book...”
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Disappointed (Nonfiction)
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Letter to the Editor of Bookmarks Magazine (Nonfiction)
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