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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Sorry. Don't get the fuss.

Why come this is such a big deal? I like the whole idea of a book about selling your soul to the Devil for riches in this life. Exactly what were the riches given to Dr. Faust? He lost a lover, a child, etc. And what's with
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The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Outsiders
by S.E. Hinton (Goodreads Author)
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For a summer reading project, I bought three paper backs of this classic, and me and my two teen sons read the book over the last week or so. This is a classic of teen angst. No wonder I liked it so much at 15. But at 41, "stay golden Ponyboy" seems ...more
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Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen
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The Great Upheaval by Jay Winik
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If his book April 1865 was a must-read for every high school junior in the nation, then this effort by Mr. Winik should be a must-read for every high school senior.

John Adams scared that the mob would drag him and Washington to the chopping block a l
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Isms & Ologies by Arthur Goldwag
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Excellent. Remember the non-fiction book that came out a few years ago -- Eats, Shoots, and Leaves -- that everybody raved about? This could be this year's version.

Being a Monty Python fan, I've always wondered what an anarcho-syndicalist was.

This is
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The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
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I enjoyed this collection of short stories. Very much, too. Kipling may not have been the best poet, but he nailed it with the Jungle Books. Shere Khan died in a stampede? Kaa was a good guy? Mowgli saved the life of his parents? You'd never know tha ...more
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Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
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This is the best compliment one writer can give to another:

1) This book was 700-plus pages long.

2) It was a quick read.

Maybe the best bio of a founding father since His Excellency by Joseph Ellis. Certainly beats the pants off the John Adams book of
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In Lincoln's Hand by Joshua Wolf Shenk
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This book is maybe the most interesting I've read in five years.

It's just a collection of Lincoln's writings, photo-copies of his originals, with commentary and -- this is most helpful -- a typed version of what appears on the opposite page.

Reading t
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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Sorry folks, I gave it a two. Maybe it's because I've actually had to shoot a dog before. (I'll never do it again, I swear.)

I'm humming along with the book -- 90 percent of the way through, I'm thinking it's a pretty good read -- and get to the last
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Winston S. Churchill
“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."

[On British Labour politician Stafford Cripps.]
Winston S. Churchill, Wealth, War, and Wisdom

H.L. Mencken
“I know of no American who starts from a higher level of aspiration than the journalist. . . . He plans to be both an artist and a moralist -- a master of lovely words and merchant of sound ideas. He ends, commonly, as the most depressing jackass of his community -- that is, if his career goes on to what is called a success.”
H.L. Mencken, Prejudices: First Series

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