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""The Sherpa Tukten still strikes me as one of the more remarkable characters in your work, fiction or nonfiction." "I think of him often—that disreputable little catlike man the others were so afraid of. Even George distrusted him. But when I left, he led me down out of those mountains, and I saw how he was treated in every village we passed through—the wary reverence—as if he were some sort of shaman."" Apr 15, 2016 05:26PM

 
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This Kind of War by T.R. Fehrenbach
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One Minute to Midnight by Michael  Dobbs
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“Art is vice. You don't wed it, you rape it.”
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