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This book is anti-erotica. Its about a girl who is forced into prostitution by a totally heartless world (London in the eighteeth century) and who pro ...more
Jan 2004
Jan 29, 2008
A History of the American People
it was amazing
This book is an excellent general history of the US, one which accents the cultural development of this nation. It is an antidote to the puerile trash ...more
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Jan 22, 2008
America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It
it was amazing
Is the Welfare State leading us down the road to extinction? You bet, says Mark Stein and then he proceeds to make such a good case for that and the r ...more
not set
Jan 21, 2008
Maps for Lost Lovers
it was amazing
I've got to find some crappy books that I hated or even OK books that I struggled through. I'm giving everything five stars, but believe me, this beau ...more
Aug 2007
Jan 18, 2008
Cat's Cradle
it was amazing
This book used to be my religion. When I lived as a wandering, hitchiking hippie I was just acting on the Bokononist tenet, "Always take weird travel ...more
Jan 1969
Jan 29, 2008
The Gates of Rome (Emperor, #1)
it was ok
The first of the 'Emperor' series. This one is Ceasar and Brutus, one the honored son the other the adopted bastard, growing up on a farm outside of R ...more
Aug 2007
Jan 29, 2008
Tropic of Cancer
it was amazing
This book defines what it means to live a totally free existence, a life wallowing in art and free of the constraints of time and money. Miller's amaz ...more
Jan 1972
Jan 21, 2008
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Books I-II
it was amazing
This might be the best book written in the twentieth century. It is, of course, an important historical document. Its six books one by one deal with t ...more
Jan 1975
Feb 28, 2008
The Beacon at Alexandria
it was amazing
This is a novel about an aristocratic girl, Charis, in Ephesus around 380 AD. Her father wants to marry her to a crony of the Emperor Valens, who has ...more
Jan 1992
Jan 21, 2008
Old Calabria
it was amazing
This is a narrative of a Presbyterian Scotsman's journey, on foot, from the heel to the tip of the toe of Italy around the turn of the last century. D ...more
Jan 1985
Feb 26, 2008
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