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"Sensitively written account of her geriatrics career and a critique of geriatrics, US medicine generally and of how our society deals with aging. Written in a way that laypeople can understand, and empathize." 14 hours, 56 min ago

 
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Bob H is on page 243 of 400 of Elderhood: Sensitively written account of her geriatrics career and a critique of geriatrics, US medicine generally and of how our society deals with aging. Written in a way that laypeople can understand, and empathize.
Elderhood by Louise Aronson
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Ghosts of Gold Mountain by Gordon H. Chang
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Ghosts of Gold Mountain by Gordon H. Chang
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May 2019 is the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike ceremony, so it's fitting for this groundbreaking new book, one which tells the story of the Railroad Chinese, as the author calls them, in detail for the first time. To build the transcontinental ...more
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Always Coming Home by Ursula K. Le Guin
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This is the definitive edition of Ursula Le Guin's book, first published in 1985 as a novel and, now, reassembled as a collection of this and related material by the magisterial publisher Library of America. She had, in her final years, worked with L ...more
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Kingdoms of Faith by Brian Catlos
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A vivid and recently-published history of a fascinating civilization, Islamic Spain as it existed and flourished, from the arrival of the Moors under Tarik ibn-Zaid in AD 711 through its downfall to Catholic Spain in 1492 and subsequent expulsion of ...more
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Kingdoms of Faith by Brian Catlos
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A vivid and recently-published history of a fascinating civilization, Islamic Spain as it existed and flourished, from the arrival of the Moors under Tarik ibn-Zaid in AD 711 through its downfall to Catholic Spain in 1492 and subsequent expulsion of ...more
Ghosts of Gold Mountain by Gordon H. Chang
"The western portion of the Transcontinental Railroad was built almost entirely by immigrant Chinese, 20,000 or so of them.  I expect most of us are vaguely aware of that, and I expect most of us are aware this was hard, dangerous work.  Begun in 1..." Read more of this review »
Ghosts of Gold Mountain by Gordon H. Chang
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Throughout this work, author Gordon Chang rightfully laments the current lack of firsthand accounts from any of the Chinese migrants who helped construct the Transcontinental Railroad. Ho..." Read more of this review »
Bob H is on page 143 of 320 of Ghosts of Gold Mountain: They've done considerable research from archaeological digs of work camps along the RR route, as well as from ship manifests and business records regarding the Chinese community, the immigrants, and their provisioning the railroad workers. The story of the harsh conditions working at Donner Summit is gripping.
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“There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands' necks. Anything can happen. You can even get a full glass of beer at a cocktail lounge.”
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