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The Parliament of Man by Paul Kennedy
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Okay. I learned more about the UN. The first chapter on how the UN came about and the lessons learned from the League of Nations fiasco was strong. The other chapters on potential reform and current workings were less strong.
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The Wealth and Poverty of Nations by David S. Landes
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One of the great economic history book. It makes you think. Is geography destiny? Are trade barriers a necessary precondition to industrialization? Important questions that are given good, thoughtful empirical analyses flavored with an acerbic writin ...more
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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
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The perfect escapist novel when I was 12. What fun it would be to lead hordes of preteens into battle in a zero gravity chamber!
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1776 by David McCullough
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Good, not great. Clearly the author had done enough research for John Adams that he suddenly realized that he had enough for a whole other book--and one that entitled "1776" was sure to sell. Nevertheless, this book is worth reading for anyone who li ...more
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Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
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This is a fantastic biography of arguably the most-important, least romanticized figure among the founding fathers. Everyone knows that Aaron Burr gunned him down and, maybe, most people realize his involvement with the Federalist Papers and the Trea ...more
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The Strange Death of Liberal England 1910-1914 by George Dangerfield
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My favorite book...ever.
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Administrative Law by Peter L. Strauss
Administrative Law: Cases and Comments (University Casebook)
by Peter L. Strauss
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Tells an exciting story in a gripping manner. Like a top-notch crime novel, it is gripping and compulsive. Strauss grabs you at the start with Vermont Yankee and never lets go until he finishes you with Chevron.
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His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
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These were the perfect books to read after finishing my Note. I would reccomend it to any law student starved of imagination by the dessicating drivel of case after case.

The Golden Compass is surely the best of the three, if only because it introduc
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Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
" A novel handicaps itself when its protagonist is among the least likable heroines of all time. Lee Fiora seems surprised when her more talented peers ...more "
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