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One Child by Mei Fong
One Child: The Story of China's Most Radical Experiment
by Mei Fong (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2016
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I've read a bit about China's one child policy and expected some of the same conclusions I've seen in the past, in articles about "Bare Branches" or information about "Little Kings." Instead, this book explored the topic in a moving and eye-opening w ...more
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Everest by Broughton Coburn
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Recently re-published, likely to take advantage of renewed interest after the movie Everest came out last year, this story about the IMAX crew and their interactions with the others on the mountain on the tragic days in 1996 was interesting and beaut ...more
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Temple Themes in Christian Worship by Margaret Barker
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Excellent, deep, and thought-provoking work on temple worship in the early Christian Church. A bit dry and sometimes over-my-head in that it assumed I knew all the background of symbols and rituals and Old Testament scholarship, but so fascinating. I ...more
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Galileo's Middle Finger by Alice Dreger
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This book was simultaneously fascinating and grating. The fascination was in seeing examples of how the liberal orthodoxy in "science" skewers its heretics for even the slightest infraction. I've seen so many different examples of that in various cor ...more
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The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
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Like everyone else, I enjoyed this book, which was more a story about how one man overcome a rough childhood and developed unity with his teammates. Some of Joe Rantz's biographical details are in the "you could not make this up" category -- his olde ...more
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Wealth, Poverty and Politics by Thomas Sowell
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When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
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Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
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My Father's House by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel
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The Serengeti Rules by Sean B. Carroll
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