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Complications by Atul Gawande
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1st book from someone now a major force in medical reform and policy.
Trying to understand what my son the aspiring surgeon might go through in residency.
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The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
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Very important book within medical community and out. Briskly written.
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Complications by Atul Gawande
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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
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Newer abridgement (still 1000+) This is of course one of the 5 or so greatest works of history ever written. My problem: it is simply so good that I want to stop and read the unabridged.
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Wolsey by Hilarie Belloc
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Off to the Side by Jim Harrison
Off to the Side: A Memoir
by Jim Harrison
read in August, 2010
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Really superb writing, honest (too a fault), lots of namedropping in a good sense. I had only read he very early novels. My wife then read two recent ones and found them very good
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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville
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Every summer I try to read some classic that I am ashamed I never read or didn't finish. I had a colleague at Borders some 20+ years ago, Fred Carr, who used to read Moby Dick every 2 years. What I love about the Modern Library edition is the Rockwel ...more
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Billy Bathgate by E.L. Doctorow
Billy Bathgate
by E.L. Doctorow
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The Hindus by Wendy Doniger
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Still in the huge intro. She is a renowned scholar and the style is refreshingly free of academic speek.
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