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The Pilot by James Fenimore Cooper
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Fairly gripping read, based on a true story. The language is nearly two centuries old and that makes for some challenges but there are some great characters. Could have been a bit shorter.
Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
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The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
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The Quantum World Unveiled by Electron Waves by Akira Tonomura
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Proofiness by Charles Seife
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More political than I expected, for example he really lashes into Scalia a number of times. Goes way beyond "how to lie with statistics". But it is not mathematical. More about psychology, our tendency to believe numbers more than we should, precise...more
Adventures of a Bystander by Peter F. Drucker
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Disturbing the Peace by Václav Havel
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Beginning to think is beginning to be undermined. Society has but little connection with such beginnings. The worm is in man's heart. That is where it must be sought. One must follow and understand this fatal game that leads from lucidity in the face of existence to flight from light.Albert Camus
The Greater Journey by David McCullough
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Histories of Americans in Paris naturally make one think of the 1920's and 1930's -- Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Miller, and all the rest. This one covers a different era, starting in 1830 and finishing around the turn of the century. It's a really nice v...more
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Albert Camus
“Beginning to think is beginning to be undermined. Society has but little connection with such beginnings. The worm is in man's heart. That is where it must be sought. One must follow and understand this fatal game that leads from lucidity in the face of existence to flight from light.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

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