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Evolution, Games,...
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Paul Paul said: " You could remove all the words that aren't italicized and still read the book. Like nematodes. "

 
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Paul Paul said: " It's the cat-in-a-box thing: if you write a philosophical tome for scholars few will understand or buy it; if you write it for the masses it's so watered down it doesn't connect all the dots. This book falls into the second category.

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Paul Paul said: " History-as-literature. Maybe a bit too broad a thesis. The war was long. So is this book. "

 
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Being Nixon by Evan Thomas
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JFK and LBJ by Godfrey Hodgson
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Nothing new here. The thesis, "What would JFK have done if he had lived", is, of course, unanswerable. Speculation, not history.

That said, not a bad place to start if you haven't read too much on either president.
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One Nation Under God by Kevin M. Kruse
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Paul is reading One Nation Under God: I just finished One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America and gave it 3 stars.
One Nation Under God by Kevin M. Kruse
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Potsdam by Michael S. Neiberg
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The Ransom of the Soul by Peter R.L. Brown
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The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
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American Reckoning by Christian G. Appy
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One Nation, Under Gods by Peter Manseau
One Nation, Under Gods: A New American History
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Clapton by Eric Clapton
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decent read of a decent guy who was pretty messed up for a long time. a chummy style like the two of you were having coffee. gets a bit repetitious.
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