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The Rise and Fall of the Second Largest Empire in History by Thomas J. Craughwell
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A good overview. A fractious Europe was one Khan's death away from a different fate.
The Birth of the West by Paul   Collins
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Shirley Boyce is on page 135 of 484 of The Birth of the West
The Birth of the West by Paul   Collins
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Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
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Baaaaadly written bundle of cliches, misused big words and phrases. The book has a Seattle backdrop but British speech patterns. I couldn't get past the first chapter.
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
"Frankl was a psychotherapist who was imprisoned in Auschwitz and Dachau during the Holocaust. The tenuous nature of life in the camps convinced him that fate is not unlike a game of Plinko on the Price Is Right. A man’s life hits too many pegs, se..." Read more of this review »
Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton
"Things I thought while reading Hark! A Vagrant:

"The historical cartoons are the best."

"No, wait, the literary cartoons are the best."

"Who are all these Canadians?"

"Lester Pearson kicked mucho ass."

"I'm not sure I get sexy Batman."

"This is how the..." Read more of this review »
The Kings of Cool by Don Winslow
The Kings of Cool
by Don Winslow
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A beat poet meets Scarface. Why oh why did I have to grow up a goody two shoes Lutheran girl from Indiana instead of a California free love hedonist!
Consider the Lobster and Other Essays by David Foster Wallace
"I'm one of those people who likes David Foster Wallace's essays better than his fiction. His expansive, often meandering explorations are at top form in this collection and the only reason I only gave it four stars instead of five is that his long..." Read more of this review »
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
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Victor Frankl goes way beyond the usual Holocaust memoir with a soaring narrative that doesn't get maudlin or dip into the cliche bin. He speaks to the strivings of the human soul and the depths of depravity to which we can and do sink. It's easy to ...more
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