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Beowulf on the Beach by Jack Murnighan
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One of the all time best nonfiction books I have ever read! It was like reading 50 books, multiple times each, and then absorbing all that experience into my gut. Plus, being entertained by the descriptions with dollops of extra amusement. Wow! I wis ...more
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Six weeks ago I visited Vicksburg, knowing surprisingly little about the battle there. I had tried to read a different book about the battle, but I found myself in a long siege against the chapters and really getting nowhere. I obviously needed bette ...more
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I read this book in 1995 (ish) and remember being struck by the depth of thought regarding religious behavior. I decided to reread it this year and see what it was like now that I have changed. I nearly never reread books.

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