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My Best Stories
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Hugh Egener Hugh Egener said: " I thought I should read Alice Munro's My Best Stories and see what all the excitement was about since she is rated as one of Canada's premier writers. I am half way through and it is getting better. I will keep my final review until I have read the l ...more "

 

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The Art Thief by Noah Charney
The Art Thief
by Noah Charney (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2012
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My first audio book and very informative about art theft.
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Tools for Teaching by Barbara Gross Davis
Tools for Teaching
by Barbara Gross Davis
read in February, 2012
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I like the style which makes it easy to breeze through and catch the highlights. A little dated but is an excellent book for teachers wanting to learn the small things they need to do to become effective teachers. Good reference book for new and stal ...more
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Stories about Storytellers by Douglas Gibson
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This is going to be an interesting read of the who's-who of Canadian literature.
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The Man Without a Face by Masha Gessen
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You have to wonder if Masha Gessen is risking her life after reading the first three chapters about the brutality of the KGB and Putin's youthful reputation for violence. Being interested in all things Russian, I am especially enjoying the inside inf ...more
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At Risk by Stella Rimington
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Enjoyable but weak ending, again.
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Secret Asset by Stella Rimington
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I enjoy Rimington's writing more because she has excellent inside knowledge although the endings leave much to desire. Her real life story against the old boy establishment is interesting.
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Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
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I found this to be the best description of a climb, so much so that I felt I was having trouble breathing and could feel the stress of the climb. Now that is impressive. I have met Maj Megan McGrath at work who has climbed Mount Everest, ran across t ...more
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A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
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Surprisingly, this a very interesting book about a guy's supposedly easy walk along the Appalachian Trial that turns into an adventure when his companion struggles with the climb and lack of creature comforts. Great for all those middle aged guys who ...more
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Leadership by Rick Hillier
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I knew Rick Hillier as a young Major in the RCD in W. Germany. This book is more interesting (supporting) stories on the principles of leadership. Some parts are not that well written and have small errors (editor faults). I actually took exception w ...more
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The Pentagon's New Map by Thomas P.M. Barnett
The Pentagon's New Map
by Thomas P.M. Barnett
read in February, 2009
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A must read for those that want to get a feel for the workings of the inner Pentagon workings. Barnett has an interesting theory on what is driving the new world. Sidebar is the fact that one good, well thought-out powerpoint slide can be more inform ...more
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