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The Inquisition by Michael Baigent
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The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
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Klein's book offers a very plausible explanation for how global economics and geo-politics result in exploitation often in environments of ruthlessness and cruelty. She argues that catastrophies of any sort, natural, political, economic or otherwise...more
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The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
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Lots of current studies quoted to try to prove that a few key types of individuals can have a huge influence. Unfortunately, I didn't think the afterword observations on teen violence were terribly novel or helpful. Others are.
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One With Nineveh by Paul R. Ehrlich
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Divorcing Jack by Colin Bateman
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Lots of local colour for Belfast in this entertaining murder mystery. Dan Starkey stumbles through his mariage, an affair, the Belfast underworld, and Northern Ireland politics. A very good read.
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Red China Blues by Jan Wong
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A well written portrait of Communist China and its transition to a more free enterprise economy as well as a chronicle of Jan Wong's personal changes as she encounters China as a teenager and as an mature woman.
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A Brief History of 1917 by Roy Bainton
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Super Crunchers by Ian Ayres
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A fascinating book which examines how manipulation of large datasets informs ever increasing faciets of our daily life. Lots of examples however few details until the author discusses impact on teaching and medicine. The book is a very positive and o...more
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Right Side Up by Paul Wells
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An interesting account of the fall of Paul Martin and the rise of Stephen Harper and the Conservative party in Canada. One can't escape the notion that Paul Wells is especially critical of Martin because of a rejection by the Martin camp which Wells...more
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Old Newfoundland by Patrich O'Flaherty
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