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Mark Hanson rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Prodigy by Marie Lu
Prodigy (Legend, #2)
by Marie Lu (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2015
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Series is interesting but not stellar. Listened to audio book and enjoyed the back and forth between the make and female readers as the chapters alternated between he two main characters.
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Talk Like TED by Carmine Gallo
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Best book I've read on presentations. Great examples. Definitely a recommended next step from your basic speech class in college.
Mark Hanson rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Fairest by Marissa Meyer
Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)
by Marissa Meyer (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2015
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Great background story to the series. Speaks to the need we all have to be loved. Challenges one to think about how loving or the lack of loving might impact those around us in ways that might not be previewed or known. Some intimate relational scene ...more
Mark Hanson rated a book 5 of 5 stars
John Adams by David McCullough
John Adams
by David McCullough
read in April, 2015
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Solid work. Lengthy, but I found it worth the effort. Felt his story resonated with my own feelings of wanting to make a difference wherever possible. Learning of the political wrangling that happened so early in the history of our country was an int ...more
Mark Hanson rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
Twelve Years a Slave
by Solomon Northup
read in May, 2015
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We have no ability to speak to slavery, not having lived it, but Solomon's voice of his own personal experience can speak to it directly. Moving account. A must read to understand that slavery begins at the same place where everyone starts as a free ...more
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Reconstruction and the Rise of Jim Crow, 1864-1896 by Christopher Collier
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Great starting point that briefly talks about the the broader political strokes that came after the Civil War which affected the integration of black slaves and still has ramifications to perceptions today.
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Citizen Soldiers by Stephen E. Ambrose
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Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose
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