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Cutting for Stone
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Aftershock by Robert B. Reich
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One basic point, made repeatedly. In short, income inequality is a key source of economic crisis. the ultra wealthy do not spend enough of their money to adequately stimulate the economy. Middle and lower class folks do the most important spending in ...more
The Hidden Oasis by Paul Sussman
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The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zacks
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Not many histories, with this level of research, or so easy to read. Altough a bit tricky to follow at times, and perhaps a bit overdramatized to keep the reader engaged, I emjoyed the book. Certainly, the thesis that Captain Kidd was no pirate at al ...more
The Coffee Trader by David Liss
The Coffee Trader
by David Liss (Goodreads Author)
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An excellent historical novel with a fun plot twist. It's more about emmigrant jews living in Amsterdam, chased from Portugal by the Inquisition, than it is about coffee. In fact, while it addresses the period in time before coffee became a drink in ...more
Empire Of Silver by Conn Iggulden
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The 4th in the series and as good as the first three. Imagine if the Mongols had continued west past Hungary to conquer the rest of Europe. There was no army capable of stopping them.
Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende
Island Beneath the Sea
by Isabel Allende (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2011
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Fantastic, but then I think all her books are great.
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Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
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Everything Bad is Good for You by Steven Johnson
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You can learn a lot from playing video games, and here's the argument that will make you feel better if your kids spend a lot of time playing.
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Reality Is Broken by Jane McGonigal
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The book presents an interesting thesis. It argues that video games are engrossing because the activity is so absorbing and challenging they produce a highly desired state of "flow." Because of this, people readily opt out of "reality" in favor of vi ...more
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