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An Edible History of Humanity by Tom Standage
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Soldiers of God by Robert D. Kaplan
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Robert Kaplan continues to captivate my attention with his pellucid narratives of the struggles of the mujahedeen against their Soviet Invaders in this novel. Given the time frame the novel was written, I find it very interesting to see the Afghan wa...more
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The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb
The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince
by Robin Hobb (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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Another pretty decent interquel by Robin Hobb. It doesn't do too much to further the plot in the greater schemes of things, but regardless it was entertaining to read.
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'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
'Salem's Lot
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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Stephen King did a copacetic job writing this dark novel. I particularly enjoyed how all of the main characters seemed very human and prone to errors in judgment or demonstrated a lack of faith and will power to deal with the conflict they faced. Thi...more
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Warrior Politics by Robert D. Kaplan
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I have been striving to find a balance between reading novels that are purely entertainment and those that can be considered more professional in nature and Robert Kaplan has assisted me immensely in this pursuit. This book is a pretty good read, and...more
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Firstborn by Brandon Sanderson
Firstborn
by Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2014
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This was a short story by Brandon Sanderson which tells a captivating story about someone whose life was in the shadow of a hero. It reminds me of Ender's Shadow in that sense, although in the case of Firstborn the protagonist is much more despondent...more
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The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The Great Wall at Sea, 2nd Edition by Bernard D Cole
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This was a book on the CNO's recommended reading list so I decided I would balance my normal genre of choice with something that I could use to develop my professional knowledge. The book does a fantastic job discussing many facets of China's navy, r...more
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Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
Warbreaker
by Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2014
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This novel follows the trend of Brandon Sanderson's novels, namely, two opposing ideologies manifest in two neighboring countries with characters who face seemingly insurmountable personal conflict and are forced to question their own convictions as...more
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The Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test [with CD-ROM] by Educational Testing Service
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Can you "like" a book you use to study? Well, whatever. It would seem foolhardy not to take credit for reading this when I have indeed read this various times.
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