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Mort[e] by Robert Repino
Mort[e]
by Robert Repino
read in February, 2015
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Witch Wraith by Terry Brooks
Witch Wraith (The Dark Legacy of Shannara, #3)
by Terry Brooks (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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Wards of Faerie by Terry Brooks
Wards of Faerie (The Dark Legacy of Shannara, #1)
by Terry Brooks (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman
The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3)
by Lev Grossman (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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James Buchanan by Jean H. Baker
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William Henry Harrison by Gail Collins
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Short, adequate biography of possibly America's most obscure president: apart from the well-known "Tippecanoe & Tyler Too" slogan, and the fact that he was grandfather to another president, I knew basically nothing about him. But what there is to ...more
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The Odd Clauses by Jay Wexler
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This book is a fair amount of fun. I heard about it a few years ago, I think on the Volokh Conspiracy, where Wexler acted as guest-blogger for a week. It examines a number of the lesser known parts of the constitution, the "bat eared foxes" of the co ...more
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THE UNPOPULAR MR. LINCOLN by Larry Tagg
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This is a superb short little book on the relationships of the press (and assorted writers and diarists) to Lincoln. Though the references at the end reveal most of the quotations come from secondary sources and not archival research, it is still qui ...more
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Marx by Peter Singer
Marx: A Very Short Introduction
by Peter Singer (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2014
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It's been a long time since I studied 19c European history in college, and I'm reading Sperber's biography to Marx. In preparation for that, I wanted a quick refresher course, and this slim volume was very rewarding for that purpose. It gives an exce ...more
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William Shakespeare
“Is it not strange that sheep's guts could hail souls out of men's bodies?”
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“And for adults, the world of fantasy books returns to us the great words of power which, in order to be tamed, we have excised from our adult vocabularies. These words are the pornography of innocence, words which adults no longer use with other adults, and so we laugh at them and consign them to the nursery, fear masking as cynicism. These are the words that were forged in the earth, air, fire, and water of human existence, and the words are:

Love. Hate. Good. Evil. Courage. Honor. Truth.”
Jane Yolen, Touch Magic: Fantasy, Faerie & Folklore in the Literature of Childhood

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