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Huey Long by T. Harry Williams
" This was one of the best biographies I've ever read--and I've read lots of biographies. Such praise is especially noteworthy in that its author was an academic historian. Few biographies I've seen combine the virtues of great writing with high sta... " Read more of this review »
The Life and Times of Joe McCarthy by Thomas C. Reeves
" This is an excellent biography of the late junior senator from Wisconsin. Unlike some other portrayals of the man, this one, avoiding much mention of his personal life, attempts a dispassionately balanced account, accounting not only for McCarthy'... " Read more of this review »
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Murky Depths by Terry  Martin
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The Mind's I by Daniel C. Dennett
" I was given this book as a gift from one of the most interesting persons I've ever known.

During the period before entering Loyola University Chicago and one semester into attending there I worked at a cafe/bookstore across the street from its Lake... " Read more of this review »
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The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam
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DH wrote this complaining that the Korean War is the "forgotten war", that few books have been written about it. This book contains lengthy biographies of the principals in the conflict (Truman, MacArther, Stalin, Mao etc.) and some history of Korea...more
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Eifelheim by Michael Flynn
Eifelheim
by Michael Flynn
read in November, 2009
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Diverting tale which switches between a modern historian researching a 14th century German town that ceased to exist, and the dramatic unfolding of the events in the town itself. The historian comes to discover that the town disappeared after space a...more
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Talk Talk by T.C. Boyle
Talk Talk
by T.C. Boyle
read in October, 2009
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Amusing read about a deaf woman who has her identity stolen. The interaction between her and her hearing enabled boyfriend is informative. Kind of a potboiler but well written and fun.
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Children of the Sun by Gordon Kennedy
Children of the Sun
by Gordon Kennedy
read in January, 2007
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Absolute must read for everybody. It is a compilation of articles about the "back to nature" movement tracing it back to the middle-ages.
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