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We read to find ourselves, more fully and more strangely than otherwise we could hope to find.Harold Bloom
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We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost's familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road — the one less traveled by — offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth.Rachel Carson
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The first man, who, after enclosing a piece of ground, took it into his head to say, "This is mine," and found people simple enough to believe him, was the true founder of civil society. How many crimes, how many wars, how many murders, how many misfortunes and horrors, would that man have saved the human species, who pulling up the stakes or filling up the ditches should have cried to his fellows: Be sure not to listen to this imposter; you are lost, if you forget that the fruits of the earth belong equally to us all, and the earth itself to nobody!Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
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"Gangster: (1) A member of an organized group of criminals; (2) A member of a gang of delinquents. This book includes a lot of obvious gangster movies-...more "
101 Gangster Movies You Must See Before You Die by Steven Jay Schneider
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Roanoke by Lee Miller
" Lee Miller's Roanoke seeks to offer a solution to America's oldest mystery: the fate of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island, North Carolina. In 1590, a belated attempt to send relief to 115 English colonists on Roanoke Island found only a deserted s... " Read more of this review »
Roanoke by Lee Miller
" Lee Miller's "Roanoke" is subtitled "Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony," and she approaches the history in just that way: As a mystery to be solved.

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Rachel Carson
“We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost's familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road — the one less traveled by — offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth.”
Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

“I do not believe in God. It seems to me that theists of all kinds have very largely failed to make their concept of a deity intelligible; and to the extent that they have made it intelligible, they have given us no reason to think that anything answers to it.”
A.J. Ayer

A.J. Liebling
“Cynicism is often the shamefaced product of inexperience.”
A.J. Liebling, Mollie and Other War Pieces

Michael Pollan
“This, for many people, is what's most offensive about hunting—to some, disgusting: that it encourages, or allows, us not only to kill but to take a certain pleasure in killing”
Michael Pollan

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