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Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
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In Nixon's Web by L. Patrick Gray
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Ed Gray, L. Patrick Gray III's son, assembled the material after his father's death. It is an extremely well documented account of 361 days from the time of J. Edgar Hoover's death and the appointment of L. Patrick Gray as Acting Director of the FBI ...more
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Confessions of a Country Architect by Don Metz
Confessions of a Country Architect
by Don Metz
read in November, 2006
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Don's stories are just wonderful, including his journey from Eastern Pennsylvania to and through Yale's School of Architecture. What is unique and special is how Don remains true to his philosophy and values, shedding the spoils that have entraped so ...more
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Fiasco by Thomas E. Ricks
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Again, wanting to learn more about how and why or government is spending $10 million dollars AN HOUR to fight in Iraq.
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The Founding Fish by John McPhee
The Founding Fish
by John McPhee
read in November, 2006
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The history of Chad fishing and how it shaped our country. McPhee does not pass on opportunities to relate his present day encounters with chad fisherman, including himself. Well written as always.
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Never Have Your Dog Stuffed by Alan Alda
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funny, fluff
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Bury the Chains by Adam Hochschild
Bury the Chains
by Adam Hochschild
read in December, 2006
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This is the story of how a few men in England stopped slavery by passing laws forbidding the transportation of slaves. The history of slavery is well documented and some surprising facts unfold; e.g. the largest slave owner in the Carribean was the A ...more
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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
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Bryson is SOOO funny.
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The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed by John McPhee
The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed
by John McPhee
read in January, 2007
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the story of a completely new aircraft that flies aerodynamically. The facts unfold in the 1970's. McPhee gets into the characters and the project with wry wit and perspective.
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An Unfinished Season by Ward Just
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