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Uwe Hook rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Doing Business with Germans by Sylvia Schroll-Machl
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Doing Business with Germans is a "must read" for anyone who has contact with Germans, whether in business or any other sphere of life. Sylvia Schroll-Machl explains the norms and values of German society; their historical development as well as their ...more
Uwe Hook rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton
The Art of Travel
by Alain de Botton (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2015
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This is a delightful and insightful book that has obviously been written with great care. Some of the phrasing and imagery it creates is exquisite, and the ideas it conveys are quite profound.

By way of introduction, Alain de Botton points towards the
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Uwe Hook rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Ravensbrück by Sarah Helm
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This is an incredibly moving book, with a lot of historical depth and detail, delving into the stories of the women from many different backgrounds who ended up in a Nazi concentration camp that was specifically for women political and social prisone ...more
Uwe Hook rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Finders Keepers by Stephen King
Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #2)
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2015
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Those who think Stephen King only writes horror are missing out! He does a great job of developing characters in this book that we were introduced to in Mr. Mercedes and I was glad to see back in this book. He tricked me by beginning each of these bo ...more
Uwe Hook rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Whites by Richard Price
The Whites
by Richard Price
read in July, 2015
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After having seen Richard Price interviewed on the PBS News Hour, I approached The Whites with great expectations but was ultimately disappointed. There are two main story lines here, intertwined from the start, one of which (involving murderers who ...more
Uwe Hook rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Blackout by Sarah Hepola
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Poignant. Honest. Raw. Real. Add humor into the mix and you've got this book.

Hepola plumbs the depths of an America obsessed with good times and no answer to when it stops. Her memoir is touching and painful and a mirror to my own drinking and the cu
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Uwe Hook rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Buried Giant
by Kazuo Ishiguro
read in June, 2015
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The language throughout this book made reading so tedious. I felt that Ishiguro did a decent enough job of describing the towns, countryside, the people and in particular a monastery that had once served as a fortress, however the narration was so ba ...more
Uwe Hook rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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The Bully Pulpit causes one to understand why Theodore Roosevelt was included in the Mount Rushmore monument. His Presidency of 7 1/2 years simply deserves it. He brought America forcefully into a new and powerful era, and that on many fronts. He was ...more
Uwe Hook rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli
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Dobelli has not just embraced the short and punchy style of blog articles, he has bought it flowers and asked it to move in with him. The information is generally good, but each chapter reads very much like the one before it: give an example of a log ...more
Uwe Hook rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Perfect Swarm by Len Fisher
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Len Fisher's "The Perfect Swarm" is a great reference for understanding the science behind human complexity and everyday life. He describes the concept of swarm intelligence by using examples in nature and comparing them to human behavior and self-or ...more
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