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Black Rain
3.98
really liked it
I read this long ago before I read Hiroshima. I recall experiencing, with the survivors, the aftermath of the bomb as I read: the heartbreak, the leth ...more
not set
Apr 14, 2015
 
The Three Languages of Politics
3.91
really liked it
Arnold Kling is a Cato Institute Adjunct Scholar, a Mercatus Center affiliate, and regularly posts to his askblog site. His book: The Three Languages ...more
Apr 18, 2014
Dec 01, 2014
 
The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers
4.00
it was amazing

The book: The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers by John Gardner is not prescriptive in the same way as is Jon Franklin’s book: Writing

...more
Aug 18, 2016
Aug 12, 2016
 
Tianmìng - Mandate of Heaven
5.00
it was amazing
First children are always a surprise to their parents. The major themes of the book are in the news: economic calamity, geopolitical power shifts, and ...more
Jun 08, 2013
Jun 12, 2013
 
Politics: A Very Short Introduction
3.45
really liked it
Insightful. Broad in his discussion of what politics is and is not. Made it clear that politics, however distasteful, is preferable to the alternative ...more
Aug 07, 2013
Jul 23, 2013
 
Life Is a Story We Tell Ourselves: Poems, 1992-2012
4.00
really liked it
A poignant collection of cosmopolitan poetry. A quick read sure to elicit feelings of longing, loss, disappointment, and irony. Each poem paints a viv ...more
Apr 21, 2016
Apr 23, 2016
 
A Digital Carol - A Tale for Our Generation
4.33
it was amazing
I must admit, I identify with the main character, Eli Benjamin Ezer. I identify not with all his Trillions in assets, but with his desire to live fore ...more
Nov 20, 2014
Nov 20, 2014
 
Writing for Story: Craft Secrets of Dramatic Nonfiction
4.02
it was amazing

Jon Franklin, two-time Pulitzer prize winner, wrote Writing for Story – Craft Secrets of Dramatic Nonfiction to teach authors his methods. Franklin il

...more
Aug 12, 2016
Apr 27, 2016
 
American Exceptionalism: An Experiment in History
3.85
really liked it
Always controversial, Murray posits, in an off hand remark, that US illegal aliens are now our best examples of American Exceptionalism: the struggle ...more
Aug 18, 2013
Aug 23, 2013
 
Tragic Wonders - Stories, Poems, and Essays to Ponder
4.50
really liked it
A diverse collection of stories, poems, and essays of tragedy and wonder that delve into our souls’ deepest fears and needs. Each author approaches th ...more
Dec 24, 2013
Dec 26, 2013
 
Man of Sin
3.96
really liked it
This was an even handed review of all major, current understandings of the millennium. The author also covers views throughout Church history. It's in ...more
Apr 10, 2015
Apr 02, 2015
 
Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World
4.14
Michael Horton’s Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World is summarized by the two section headings that divide the book: ‘radical and ...more
Jul 24, 2015
Apr 19, 2015
 
Gotham Writers' Workshop Writing Fiction: The Practical Guide From New York's Acclaimed Creative Writing School
4.15
really liked it
GWW covers the fiction writing craft–character, plot, point of view, etc.–suitable for all formats: short stories, essays, novels, etc. If I had to gu ...more
Jul 31, 2015
Apr 02, 2015
 
Hiroshima
3.97
really liked it
A poignant personal recounting of past horrors that seems to have staved off atomic war for seventy years. I'm afraid it won't stave it off much longe ...more
Jan 2014
Apr 02, 2015
 
Exit, Voice, and Loyalty: Responses to Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States
4.12
really liked it
Clear commentary on social processes. Leaves out some options (revolution, corruption, etc.), but, that's appropriate. These left out options are, unf ...more
Jun 15, 2014
Aug 23, 2013
 
Solaris
3.98
really liked it
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Jun 11, 2013
 
Alien Powers: The Pure Theory of Ideology
4.67
it was amazing
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Jan 30, 2015
Dec 01, 2014
 
1984
4.17
it was amazing
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Jun 11, 2013
 
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
3.77
liked it
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Jun 11, 2013
 
2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey, #1)
4.14
liked it
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Jun 11, 2013
 
Childhood's End
4.11
liked it
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Jun 11, 2013
 
The Cat in the Hat
4.16
really liked it
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Sep 09, 2013
 
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character
4.27
really liked it
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Jun 11, 2013
 
What Has Government Done to Our Money? and The Case for the 100 Percent Gold Dollar
4.25
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Jun 21, 2013
 
The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe
4.08
really liked it
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Jun 11, 2013
 
2010: Odyssey Two (Space Odyssey, #2)
3.91
really liked it
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Jun 11, 2013
 
The Federalist Papers
4.07
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Jun 11, 2013
 
Topology
3.74
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Apr 02, 2015
 
Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English
3.93
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Jun 11, 2013
 
The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next
3.99
it was amazing
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Jun 11, 2013
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