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Miracle at Philad...
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Gunnar Gunnar said: " Good so far. Reading the book is a little weird. Every time a name pops up I think of Madison, WI. Its streets are named after the attendees of the convention. More specifically, those who actually signed on their support. Five didn't! "

 
An Urchin in the ...
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Gunnar Gunnar said: " Solid collection of various Gould essays, mostly published by the New York Review of Books. Lots of details and context is sometimes lacking, so be patient. But vigilance will pay off in better understanding of evolution. And not the pseudo-understan ...more "

 
Bless Me, Ultima
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Gunnar Gunnar said: " Solid Western USA novel. Kind of felt wrong to be reading it while I was taking a train back east. So it goes. "

 

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Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos
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This is the second time I've tried to read a Dos Passos novel. This is the second time I've failed to finish. Parts were definitely nice. He certainly captures New York at that point in time. But for me, it was too fragmented. I'll give him another t ...more
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The book is a solid introduction to the founding generation. Ellis is darn good writer too, especially for an historian.
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I think a 3.5 is more like it. If this book is typical of Bryson, he's not the best writer. But he is funny.
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Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen
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Good so far. Reading the book is a little weird. Every time a name pops up I think of Madison, WI. Its streets are named after the attendees of the convention. More specifically, those who actually signed on their support. Five didn't!
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This is the classic, right? (I'm confused by the numbers.)
It really is a great book. I love the detail of the politics. The spice!
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