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The Divide by Matt Taibbi
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I read "The Divide" seesawing between outrage and despair. Our country punishes the oligarchy for its massive corruption, fraud and theft with a wink and a slap on the wrist, while the poor, people of color, immigrants,and the working and middle clas...more
The Beast by Óscar Martínez
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Riding "The Beast"--the freight train that Central American migrants travel on from the Guatemalan border to the U.S. Border--is like passing through the Nine Circles of Hell. Forced to leave El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala by crushing poverty an...more
Cambodia's Curse by Joel Brinkley
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"Cambodia's Curse is a horror story. I started this book on my first day in Cambodia. As I traveled across the country I was quickly charmed by the smiling, gentle people I encountered and by the lush green landscapes, and I even imagined myself retu...more
A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan
" What a magnificent book! It won a Pulitzer; it probably should have won ten. It is both the story of the war in Vietnam as well as the story of one very flawed man who fought it, ending up as the second highest commander, after Creighton Abrams, w... " Read more of this review »
A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan
" Perhaps the most comprehensive book I have read about the largest cluster-feck I am aware of - The Vietnam War. What resonates most with me, is that the general tenor of this book, comports with the memories that my oldest brother, who served two... " Read more of this review »
A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan
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A Bright Shining Lie is a brilliant book that chronicles the brutal, senseless and tragic U.S. war against Vietnam by following the career of John Paul Vann. Vann was a repugnant megalomaniac in both his professional and personal life and he epitomiz...more
When Heaven and Earth Changed Places by Le Ly Hayslip
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There are no winners or losers in war, just victims and survivors. Le Ly Hayslip brings the agony and hardship of the Vietnam War to life. I read this book in and around Da Nang, where much of the book takes place. Her book brought those streets and...more
Cambodia's Curse by Joel Brinkley
" Harrowing and disturbing account. Not without its flaws. But as an observer of Cambodia visiting monthly for the past 8 years, and having seen every corner of the country many times, there were a huge list of points in this book which I can person... " Read more of this review »
First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung
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Just finished reading this book while sitting in a cafe in Battambong, Cambodia. I look up and see the gentle, sweet, smiling Cambodian people around me and I wonder how such horrors could have been perpetrated by and against them. When the refugees...more
Amexica by Ed Vulliamy
Amexica
by Ed Vulliamy
read in January, 2014
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