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Einstein by Walter Isaacson
" Wow! Now this book is a surprise!

Let me know when you're ready to talk about Schroedinger's Cat, non-local entanglement and quantum states.
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Magister Ludi by Hermann Hesse
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While Hesse's masterpiece has the same theme as Siddhartha, it's not the same short, simple work as that classic. Magister Ludi's inventive setting and method takes the basically unchanged storyline (gifted young man progressing, achieving, and final ...more
Joe read and liked The Inner Circle by Sydney
"What do the following peope have in common? A black Republican country music-loving female, a brilliantly awkward millionaire writer, a Berkeley-born but then re-born "hard charging" NY investment banker, a Harvard-educated Bulgarian playboy archi..." Read more of this chapter »
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
"How many of us can say that in our ambitious pursuits or accomplishments of self aggrandizement that we have found our life's purpose? I submit few. However, such is the case with the protagonist of this book, Greg Mortensen. He went to Pakistan t..." Read more of this review »
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
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Body of Secrets by James Bamford
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An illuminating look behind the curtain at an agency that was unknown for so long. Bamford's history of the NSA reveals so many AMAZING secrets that were classified until shortly before his book was published:
- Eisenhower frequently sent fighter/bom
Benjamin Franklin and His Gods by Kerry S. Walters
" But aren't "the icons that man creates for himself to understand and manage his surrounding world" the very thing that man calls "God"? Using the auth ...more "
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Benjamin Franklin and His Gods by Kerry S. Walters
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A very academic look at Franklin's diverse views on religion. Author Kerry Walters' thesis is Franklin's conflicting perspectives on God and religion should be taken as just that: conflicting. Past biographers have tried to merge his ideas into a sin ...more
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