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The Pale King
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Traitor to His Class by H.W. Brands
"I started off reading this book then switched to the listening to the CD version on a trip to Idaho. My husband and I really got hooked on it. Mark Deakins is a skilled reader who did an excellent job of holding our interest on a book that lasts f..." Read more of this review »
No Simple Highway by Peter  Richardson
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This book is worthy of its evocative title. Grateful Dead Scholarship - good work if you can get it! This thoughtful well-sourced contribution to the cultural studies genre will, if true to the Dead, receive mixed reviews - plenty there for both deli ...more
Hiroshima Diary by Michihiko Hachiya
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This book is grim, and it's a classic.

My mom read this one aloud to her 4 sons when I was 11 or 12 at the height of the Fallout Shelter craze - 1961 or 1962 or thereabouts. We couldn't finish the book, but we got the point, more or less. When I was
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Tree Spiker by Mike Roselle
"I consider myself an environmentalist and know people who know Mike Roselle. I enjoyed this book and found it a fast paced interesting read. I'd hoped for a bit more detail on what happened in some campaigns but, considering that Mike is writing a..." Read more of this review »
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The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
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I'll never finish this one. So I'm not rating it. Sure, DFW is a genius and his prose is something to behold - wonderful stuff that I bookmark & read aloud to my wife or would if I hadn't returned it to the library. Somewhere along the way more r ...more
Life by Keith Richards
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Life - Keith Richards. This is an excellent book. It had better be; there’s plenty of grist for the mill. Took them years to write it, won't you take a look – and the key was co-author, James Fox, who is a good enough friend and writer to make this w ...more
Sportsman's Bet by Judy Nichols
Sportsman's Bet
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This book sailed right along, a fine quality in this mystery genre. The characterizations were plausible and amusing; at some points I was chuckling, tempted to bother my wife with a "listen to this one". I enjoyed the lead character and the supporti ...more
Tom Steinberg is now a fan of Peter Laufer
Iron Curtain Rising by Peter Laufer
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When the Berlin Wall fell Peter Laufer grabbed a plane to Germany and then spent several months traveling the East/West political divide from Poland to the Adriatic Sea.

This book is a sort of journalistic travelogue. It combines personal description
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Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber
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I was introduced to this book in 1978 by Laura D. I bought into it, as did a lot of people, but I've learned a lot since then and I've come to realize that this book is a load of tripe. The basis of my attitude shift has been my exposure to the work ...more
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