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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
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Strong Motion by Jonathan Franzen
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Purity by Jonathan Franzen
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The Lost City of Z by David Grann
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Do you like true adventure? Then this is a book for you! A non-fiction book that reads like a novel. It follows the career of British explorer Percy Fawcett who led seven exhibitions into the Amazon in the early 20th Century. His reports to the Royal ...more
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The Global War on Morris by Steve Israel
The Global War on Morris
by Steve Israel
read in April, 2015
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Loved this book! It takes place in the month of August 2004. Dick Cheney is at the height of his power. From his lair, he stretches his tentacles out to manipulate everything from terror alerts to traffic jams. His henchman, Scooter Libby, is willing ...more
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Hope by Richard Zoglin
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Entertainer of the century? I tend to agree with that subtitle. (Although my wife probably thinks Prince is.) When you think of how long a career Bob Hope had and how important he was to several generations, it’s hard to think of anyone else who fits ...more
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See No Evil by Robert B. Baer
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The author of this book was the model for George Clooney’s character in Syriana. It was written in 2002 and details the author’s career in the CIA from 1976 to 1997. The author seems, at first glance, an unlikely person to become a spy. He barely gra ...more
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The Deserters by Charles Glass
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The Greatest Generation? Well, not exactly. Before reading this book, I was not aware that 150,000 American and British soldiers deserted in the European Theater. Or that 38,000 American officers and men were court-martialed for seeking to avoid haza ...more
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