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Edwardian Requiem by Michael Waterhouse
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Duty by Robert M. Gates
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I generally do not like reading the memoirs of highly visible public servants. While they can provide some new information and perspective on current events and crises, they mostly lack sufficient detachment and perspective and thus come across as mo...more
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The Corrupting Sea by Peregrine Horden
The Corrupting Sea
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I resolved to read this book after I read David Abulafia's book "The Great Sea". I really liked that book but I lacked a baseline for how to evaluate a history of the Mediterranean Sea. Abulafia mentioned this as a good book, so I wanted to see what...more
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The Economy of Renaissance Florence by Richard A. Goldthwaite
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Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
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Redefining Health Care by Michael E. Porter
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This book represents the effort of Michael Porter, the strategy guru at the HBS to apply his ideas on economics based strategy to health care. To do this, he has teamed up with a health economist, Elizabeth Teisberg, with whom he coauthored the paper...more
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Flyover Lives by Diane Johnson
Flyover Lives: A Memoir
by Diane Johnson
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This book is an engaging and enjoyable mixture of biography, memoir, travel, and historical investigation. The author is a writer who grew up in Moline, Illinois. In a nutshell, the motivation for the book comes from an offhand comment made to her by...more
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