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Crashed by Adam Tooze
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A brilliant account of the last decade by probably our greatest living economic historian. This is thorough, non ideological and deep. It really throws extraordinary light on our times and indirectly on the rise of populism and inequality.
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Vietnam by Max Hastings
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Probably the best military account of the Vietnam War from my favorite military historian. Especially good on the failure to learn anything from the French defeat or understand anything about Vietnamese history or the situation on the ground. A catal ...more
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A deeply worrying account of the importance of specific government departments and their undermining by Trump and his party.
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A deeply worrying account of the importance of specific government departments and their undermining by Trump and his party.
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Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne
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Certainly changed my understanding of Western American history. The Commanche were extraordinary violent, military skilled, murderous of fellow tribes and of white settlers. An unflinching account of atrocities on both sides and of just how hard the ...more
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Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne
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Certainly changed my understanding of Western American history. The Commanche were extraordinary violent, military skilled, murderous of fellow tribes and of white settlers. An unflinching account of atrocities on both sides and of just how hard the ...more
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Thomas Cromwell by Diarmaid MacCulloch
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A brilliant in depth biography of one of history's most interesting and consequential figures. The writer is steeped in this period and his account of Cromwell is sympathetic but also critical. Changed my view of much of Tudor history.
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Thomas Cromwell by Diarmaid MacCulloch
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A brilliant in depth biography of one of history's most interesting and consequential figures. The writer is steeped in this period and his account of Cromwell is sympathetic but also critical. Changed my view of much of Tudor history.
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The Dawn Watch by Maya Jasanoff
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I stumbled on this book in a favorite bookstore by accident. I really enjoyed its weaving of Conrad, an author I love, with the history of his times. It was also marvelous on the specifics of Conrad's sea journeys that inspired his novels and of the ...more
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John Keats
“Then felt I like like some watcher of the skies
When a new planet swims into his ken;
Like stout Cortes when with eagle eyes
He star'd at the Pacific-and all his men
Look'd at each other with a wild surmise
Silent upon a peak in Darien”
John Keats

“Remember me when I am dead
and simplify me when I'm dead.”
Keith Douglas

John Maynard Keynes
“Practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back”
John Maynard Keynes

“Don't waste time mourning. Organize”
Joe Hill

Wilfred Owen
“Courage was mine, and I had mystery,
Wisdom was mine, and I had mastery:
To miss the march of this retreating world
Into vain citadels that are not walled.”
Wilfred Owen

83261 The Transition Movement — 108 members — last activity Sep 29, 2017 10:39AM
This group is dedicated to readings and discussion related to the Transition Movement started by Rob Hopkins. The movement started in Ireland and Engl ...more
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