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Mao's Great Famine: The History Of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62
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Vision of the Future by Timothy Zahn
" It has it's share of good and really good moments, but all of those moments happen on no more than a 100 pages. That leaves 500 pages that were not that entertaining. It has all the guys from the Thrawn-trilogy (and more), but the main story-arc d... " Read more of this review »
Vision of the Future by Timothy Zahn
" Disappointing. I loved Zahn's original Star Wars trilogy and had high hopes for this book. It's an okay story, but it has too many threads, drags on, and the ending feels very much like "happily ever after." i think part of the problem comes from... " Read more of this review »
Vision of the Future by Timothy Zahn
" There are some books that you know are a bad idea. I got this around a third of the way through, but kept going hoping it'll get better. Past the halfway mark it was beyond redemption, and I just wanted to get it done. When I got it done, it was e... " Read more of this review »
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Vision of the Future by Timothy Zahn
Vision of the Future (Star Wars: The Hand of Thrawn, #2)
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Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess, Part One by Garry Kasparov
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“Or why should one refrain from burning hatred, whatever its basis--race, class, or ideology? Such hatred is in fact corroding many hearts today. Atheist teachers in the West are bringing up a younger generation in a spirit of hatred of their own society. Amid all the vituperation we forget that the defects of capitalism represent the basic flaws of human nature, allowed unlimited freedom together with the various human rights; we forget that under Communism (and Communism is breathing down the neck of all moderate forms of socialism, which are unstable) the identical flaws run riot in any person with the least degree of authority; while everyone else under that system does indeed attain 'equality'--the equality of destitute slaves. This eager fanning of the flames of hatred is becoming the mark of today's free world. Indeed, the broader the personal freedoms are, the higher the level of prosperity or even of abundance--the more vehement, paradoxically, does this blind hatred become. The contemporary developed West thus demonstrates by its own example that human salvation can be found neither in the profusion of material goods nor in merely making money.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Isaac Asimov
“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
Isaac Asimov

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“They were careless people, Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Arthur C. Clarke
“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”
Arthur C. Clarke

Thomas Sowell
“When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.”
Thomas Sowell

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