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Payback by Mark Andrew Brumby
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War of Attrition by William Philpott
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"I read the book for a discussion group and enjoyed it. As to it being a "literary miracle", I feel under no obligation to support NPR's efforts to pro...more "
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HRC by Jonathan Allen
HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton
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I had been at the point of swearing off political bios and memoirs completely until I read the one recently written by Robert Gates, which was a terrific book. In it, he surprised me by giving a positive and even supportive account of the tenure of H...more
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The Corrosion of Character by Richard Sennett
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This book presents a series of related essays on the negative influences of the "new capitalism" - by which is meant a range of changed behaviors by originally British and American firms but now increasingly European and Asian firms that focus on rat...more
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"Peter Ackroyd has a new book out that covers the history of the Tudors and is very readable (Tudors). He also had an earlier volume (Foundation) that...more "
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California by Edan Lepucki
California
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read in July, 2014
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This is a story about a couple seeking safety and security in a post-apocalyptic California of the somewhat near future. The story concerns a young couple - Cal and Frida - who initially try to make it on their own and then try to join a nearby self-...more
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