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Throw Them All Out by Peter Schweizer
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What a delightful book. This is a fairly detailed exposé of legal graft, insider trading, “crony capitalism,” and so forth by one particular governmental branch. Now I understand why State Senators have to rely on petty bribery, drug dealing, and sho...more
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Between Spaces by John Hejduk
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This is one of those architectural monographs with an angle. That is, in order to beef up the otherwise typical portfolio of works accompanied by non-critical project descriptions, the more clever approach here is to package this as a collaboration b...more
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1776 by David McCullough
1776
by David McCullough
read in July, 2011
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In my preteen years I used to have something of a, I guess, youthful fascination with the Revolutionary War. Then rogue adolescence took over and, despite now residing in the heartland of all this stuff (specifically in the place a British Lieutenant...more
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Death to the BCS by Dan Wetzel
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To say that this is an impassioned call for a playoff system is a bit of an understatement. Tackling, so to speak, the current BCS structure and often absurd bowl setup, Wetzel, Peter, and Passim present a convincing case for a full playoff system su...more
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Reefer Madness by Eric Schlosser
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This is a book about Marijuana policy embedded into the context of the history and mainstream emergence/tolerance of Pornography and immigrant labor issues, specifically within the realm of Cali strawberry farms. Or, perhaps, it’s an equal and parall...more
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The Civil War by Charles River Editors
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Yes, I’m categorizing this as only half-way read despite the fact that this is the shortest book ever produced. Maybe some others in this “mini” series are shorter? Maybe it doesn’t qualify as a “book” as a digital-only format? It cost like five buck...more
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Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
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Millard presents a quite arresting story that seemingly captures the atmosphere of that post-Civil War/Reconstruction, pre-Henry Ford/Progressive Era in the US that I’m just now gaining an interest in. As a disclosure, Doubleday sent me this as a “bo...more
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The City Shaped by Spiro Kostof
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A Classic, I suppose, textbook for the history of Urban Design, I finally got around to dusting my 14 year old copy off to actually read (and now haltingly going through its sister edition, The City Assembled). This was definitely worth the effort. I...more
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