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Keith Schnell

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3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
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Full disclosure: I only read this book because my boss made me. With that being said, I don't think it was necessarily a waste of time, and would endorse it as a leadership development tool under certain circumstances, depending on the leadership pro ...more
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Virus tropical by Power Paola
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I read this in English translation, and enjoyed it greatly, even though it is not the most dramatic of narratives. In the United States, at least, one rarely reads a novel, much less a graphic novel, that deals with growing up in Latin America in rec ...more
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Modern Warfare In Spain by James W. Cortada
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With the caveat that it's ultimately an edited collection of primary sources, and so not necessarily for the casual reader, this book is fascinating on many different levels: historical, professional and political.

As an historical work, this is outs
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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
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One Hundred Years of Solitude reminded me very much of William Faulkner's best work, with the fictional village of Macondo as a Latin American Yoknapatawpha County. Like Faulkner, Garcia Marquez uses a sort of episodic, timeless odyssey to tell a lar ...more
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Derelict Paradise by Daniel R. Kerr
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This is an outstanding book, albeit a dry and academic one. Although it's not, despite its short 250-page length, a book that you can just skim through, if you have even a little background or interest in municipal politics or urban planning it has i ...more
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James Herriot's Cat Stories by James Herriot
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If you've read a lot of James Herriot's other work, this will have some material that's been published elsewhere. If you're fond of cats, as he was, and would like some heartwarming and sometimes tragic stories about them, told in his inimitable styl ...more
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The Ukrainian and Russian Notebooks by Igort
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And Then Things Got Worse - that popular summary of Russian history over the past century would be a good summary of this excellent work of graphic reporting. Really, this is two complete works: one about the impact of the Soviet Union, and the Holod ...more
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The Ukrainian and Russian Notebooks by Igort
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And Then Things Got Worse - that popular summary of Russian history over the past century would be a good summary of this excellent work of graphic reporting. Really, this is two complete works: one about the impact of the Soviet Union, and the Holod ...more
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Cleveland in 50 Maps by Dan Crissman
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This is a delightful little book full of insightful maps - some of which state the obvious, but including a number that taught me quite a bit. For instance, while I was well aware of redlining as a concept, I hadn't realized just how extensive the pr ...more
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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
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A Confederacy of Dunces is funny in an absurd, over-the-top sense, but the key to enjoying it is to get past the idea that the protagonist has to be sympathetic in any way - because he is not. I feel as if many of the negative reviews of this book ar ...more
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“The Irish 'n Polacks always get along- didn't ya ever notice? Irish 'n Polacks live on p'tatoes 'n got it in for Hitler, that's why they get along so good; all over the world. Never heard of no war between Poland 'n Ireland, did you? No sir, that's cause we're all Cath'lics.”
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