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The Civil War by Shelby Foote
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I wanted a book that would take a year of my life to read, so 3,000 pages in three volumes, I thought this should fill the bill. Well into the second volume, I’ll be lucky if it lasts me the summer. Can’t put it down.
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Sideswipe by Charles Willeford
Sideswipe
by Charles Willeford
read in April, 2015
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I like a story that goes 65 mph in a 55, and this one is pushing 40 in a 55. It’s the minutiae that killed me though. A lot a lot of detail, even in the dialogue, and there was a point to it and a payoff, but I wasn’t in the mood to settle in and pas ...more
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In Love by Alfred Hayes
"Happiness, anger, pain and pleasure are succinct feelings. They are felt at times appropriate to the event that prompts them. And while we may feel these emotions in various degrees, each of us understands them in a singular way.

Love, however, ta..." Read more of this review »
Daniel Villines
Daniel Villines is 14% done with A History Of The World In 100 Objects: If you look at how many numbers we’re likely to store in our mobile phone, or how many names we’re likely to list on a social networking site, it’s rare even for city dwellers to exceed a couple of hundred. Social anthropologists delightedly point out that this is the size of the social group we would have had to handle in a large Stone Age village.
The Civil War by Shelby Foote
" I agree— and it’s certainly one of the most memorable. The elements you mention, absolutely, and then also the details that bring it to life and direc ...more "
Jamie is on page 704 of 866 of The Civil War: I can “know” the outcome of a battle like Antietam and still it’s nothing like knowing it. I might as well be learning this history for the first time.
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