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The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam
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Why do we never learn much about the Korean War? In 3 years, over 54,000 Americans died - more than the ten year long Vietnam war. Much of the loss was due to the bungling of General McArthur - who relied on his colossal ego rather than military inte ...more
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Nothing Daunted by Dorothy Wickenden
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I loved reading this non-fiction book about two Smith college girls who embarked upon a 'great adventure' in 1916 - as schoolteachers to Colorado pioneers - becoming pioneers themselves in the process. Such a great American story.
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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Cloud Atlas
by David Mitchell
read in July, 2013
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This book has a unique style, in the same way the Ford Maddox Ford's 'The Good Soldier' was unique in 1915. Mitchell tells six stories, each in a different time, different narrative style - but all are woven with connecting threads. I thought the ret ...more
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A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
A Hologram for the King
by Dave Eggers
read in June, 2013
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There are important books that people talk about forever, but no one really likes to read - Dave Eggers' book is one of these, in the same vein as 'Death of a Salesman' or 'Waiting for Godot.' Our Everyman hero, Alan Clay plods through life, finding ...more
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Americans in Paris by Charles Glass
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This was a great companion book to Wine & War - both center on Nazi occupation in France. This book focuses on Americans who chose to stay in Paris as WWII began - and once America entered the war - were unable to leave. I thought this book was w ...more
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Midnight At the Dragon Cafe by Judy Fong Bates
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Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
"You know, I probably shouldn't have read this directly after finishing In Cold Blood. I'm not saying the combination brought out the homicidal psychotic in me, but I did have to pay for stabbing the hell out of a turkey in the Albertson's meat sec..." Read more of this review »
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