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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
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Very well done. I don't typically read fiction, and I'm never able to figure out detective stories until the author beats me over the head with the answer to the puzzle (that was the case here, too), but I enjoyed this one, so will add the other two ...more
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
" I missed the movie of this one, but saw the film of the 2nd in the series, so now I'll want to read the 2nd book and rent the film of the first one. T ...more "
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The Death and Life of the Great American School System by Diane Ravitch
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An excellent counterpoint – by a former advocate of both standardized testing and "charter" schools – to the current hysteria surrounding the country's abysmal education record. Having spent a good many years promoting "charter" schools and standardi ...more
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
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Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
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Like everything by Jared Diamond that I've read, I thought this was excellent. A slightly off-the-beaten-path view of how Western society has evolved.
How the States Got Their Shapes by Mark Stein
" Among the most entertaining works of history I've come across in the past several years. A light, easy read, with just enough of the political and eco ...more "
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SuperFreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
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More episodic than narrative, nonetheless has many an interesting, odd, counterintuitive bit of economic practice and history on display.
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How the States Got Their Shapes by Mark Stein
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Among the more informative - and definitely one of the most entertaining – historical works I've read in several years. Explains in relatively brief terms the sometimes-tangled history behind the prosaic matter of establishing the borders of each of ...more
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Creating Minnesota by Annette Atkins
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More popular history than academic, which I often like, this is a somewhat episodic treatment of state history, rather than the more usual/conventional chronological.
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