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Bobbo Bobbo said: "This is a good book, but its definitly not an easy read. Its really jargon laden, but I find it interesting. Also instead of stars i'm creating a new rating system based on sandwhiches. I give it a pastrami on rye, nothing great, but good in a pinch. "

 

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The Persian Letters by Montesquieu
The Persian Letters
by Montesquieu
read in March, 2008
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Bobbo rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Hellenistic and Early Modern Philosophy by Jon Miller
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This is a good book, but its definitly not an easy read. Its really jargon laden, but I find it interesting. Also instead of stars i'm creating a new rating system based on sandwhiches. I give it a pastrami on rye, nothing great, but good in a pinch.
Bobbo rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of P... by Fernand Braudel
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Agonizing to read because it was 1200 pages of mountain formations (thats an exaggeration, only 400 pages were). Nonetheless a very interesting way to look at history!
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The Political Lives of Dead Bodies by Katherine Verdery
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I found this one really interesting. It was about the political battles over where to have someones remains buried. It mostly concerns the states that formed after the fall of communism and their attempts to demonstrate their history of the period be...more
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Imagined Communities by Benedict Anderson
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Amazing. I really liked this book!
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Ladies of the Leisure Class by Bonnie G. Smith
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At first I really didn't like this book, but the more I thought about it, the more it grew on me.
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Mothers in the Fatherland by Claudia Koonz
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Controversial, I'll give it that, even though i disagree! Basically she argues that most of the women living in germany during WWII are guilty of the holocaust too because they kept up the trappings of a civilized society, despite the fact that they...more
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The Organic Machine by Richard White
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I really liked this book, its a good book to read when you feel like we really aren't that connected to nature.
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The Affair of the Poisons by Anne Somerset
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A good read concerning the the possibility of an attempt on the life of Louis XIV. The french names get a bit jumbled at times, but I really enjoyed this book.
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