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Anabasis by Xenophon
Anabasis
by Xenophon
read in May, 2016
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Xenophon may have embellished a bit to cast himself in a better light and the situations more dire, but if so I thank him.

The backstory is around ten thousand Greek soldiers joined with Cyrus the Younger's mercenary army in a bid to take the Persian
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Nikki Magee by Peter Wendt
Nikki Magee
by Peter Wendt (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2016
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While this book isn't my usual fare, I enjoyed it. This book is more than the sum of its parts. It's about beauty arising from horrible conditions, it's about power judiciously used, it's a story of growth after loss, and about finding a tribe and su ...more
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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina
by Leo Tolstoy
read in April, 2016
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The problem with writing a review for classics like Anna is so many people have said nearly everything that there is to say about it, the good, the bad, and the ugly, to the point it's hard not to sound trite and cliched. Nonetheless, I press on.

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The Programmed Mind by Vox Day
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If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love by Rachel Swirsky
"I read this story just after the 2014 Hugo awards because I'd read the accusations being thrown around on both sides and wanted to make my own mind up about what was going on. The SPs held it up as an example of a story that was only nominated for..." Read more of this review »
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If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love by Rachel Swirsky
"This is a remarkably disturbing work, seemingly patterned using the structure of the Preschooler's story "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie." Disturbing for it furthering a bigoted stereotype of the working class ("five blustering men soaked in gin and..." Read more of this review »
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Grow or Die by David The Good
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David does it again. If you liked his "Compost Everything" you'll like this one. If you didn't like it, what's wrong with you?

Although he's written this for the prepper looking to survive The End Of The World As We Know It, TEOTWAWKI, his advice appl
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Russell wants to read 20 books in the 2016 Reading Challenge
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A History of Strategy by Martin van Creveld
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It's surprisingly short for as much as it covers. The writing is tight and to the point. I've dabbled a little in this field, van Creveld's outstanding skill and deep knowledge is readily apparent to even a layman such as myself. This book acts more ...more
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