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"Pinkerton’s Detective Agency, a sinister body which got its start during the Civil War and subsequently became the industrialists’ secret police, furnishing spies, gunmen and strike-breakers on demand. (The Pinkerton tradition was to prove all too durable, and was influential in the founding conception of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, set up in 1908.)" Sep 27, 2015 05:32AM

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Fionnuala is on page 183 of 248 of Pale Fire: Limpidly do I remember one perfect evening when my friend sparkled with quips and marrowskies, and anecdotes which I gallantly countered with tales of Zembla and hairbreadth escapes! As we were skirting Dulwich Forest, he interrupted me...

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“Rage — whether in reaction to social injustice, or to our leaders’ insanity, or to those who threaten or harm us — is a powerful energy that, with diligent practice, can be transformed into fierce compassion.”
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NOTES: Infinite Jest (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: I think it's going to be easier to put my notes where there is space for them.
FLIGHTS OF FANCY (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Freeflow prose & poetry
Commentary on (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: An attempt to argue towards an alternative interpretation to a work that is often interpreted as a Gothic ghost tale.
NOTES: ETHICS (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 14, 2013 03:45AM
Description: General notes on three areas of the practical applications of ethic: bioethics, environmental ethics, and business ethics.
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