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The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order by Samuel P. Huntington
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Blackout by Connie Willis
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Wonderfully written and obviously well researched, as always with Connie Willis. Oxford historians travel back in time to the retreat at Dunkirk and the London Blitz. How does the time machine work? Who cares, as Willis focuses instead on plot and ch ...more
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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
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The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers by Paul Kennedy
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I read this a long time ago, about the time of publication, prior to the fall of the Soviet Union. Yes, the book is dated, but its analysis of the ebb and flow of great states, and in particular of the period before the fall was/is well constructed a ...more
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Hell in a Handbasket by Tom Tomorrow
Hell in a Handbasket
by Tom Tomorrow
read in June, 2015
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Love Tom Tomorrow.

Although written over a decade ago, this is a great, unorthodox look at Bush II's disastrous administration.

Most Republicans will hate this book.
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13 Bankers by Simon Johnson
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Great grand-scope history of the recent financial meltdown. Although a background in economics is suggested, it is not necessary in order to understand the majority of the concepts outlined in this book.

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
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2nd time around and is a classic. It is amazing how non-dated this book is considering its age. Funny, silly and well worth reading.
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