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1177 B.C. by Eric H. Cline
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Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
by Susannah Cahalan (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2014
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Detailed recounting of the author's illness. She had anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, which causes paranoia, seizures, and eventually coma and sometimes death. The disease appears at first as more of a mental illness than a brain infection, and is pr...more
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Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne
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A great history of the Comanches, from the 16th century through Quanah Parker who lived until 1911.
The Comanches probably were the "most powerful Indian tribe in American History," and, geographically speaking, controlled the greatest parts of Texas,...more
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The Triple Package by Amy Chua
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Saturday by Ian McEwan
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David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
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More a series of long magazine articles than a book. Points out the advantages, not very persuasively, of being dyslexic, losing a parent as a child, being impoverished. A little over earnest.
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Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink
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A book detailing five days at New Orleans' Memorial Hospital during and after Katrina. Euthanasia was possibly performed there on some patients.
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Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
Twelve Years a Slave
by Solomon Northup
read in January, 2014
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Very good.
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True Grit by Charles Portis
True Grit
by Charles Portis
read in January, 2013
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Traveling Sprinkler by Nicholson Baker
Traveling Sprinkler
by Nicholson Baker
read in December, 2013
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