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Africa's World War by Gérard Prunier
"Africa's World War: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe, is a fascinating book on the chaos of Africa's "First World War", written by Gerard Prunier. This book is no walk in the park, and for various reasons. T..." Read more of this review »
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Notes on William T. Vollmann's Rising Up and Rising Down (Nonfiction)
6 chapters   —   updated Nov 27, 2014 09:17AM
Description: This is a compilation of the status updates I made in July 2012 while reading Rising Up and Rising Down for the first time. There's been a group effort to read through this massive work now, so I think these most unpolished summaries and notes might be helpful for anyone else reading.
2014 Reading List (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Apr 18, 2014 01:33PM
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2013 Reading Wish List (Nonfiction)
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Description: A woefully incomplete and inadequate list of the books and topics which I'd like to pay special attention to sometime over the next year.
The Moral Calculus of William T. Vollmann (Nonfiction)
23 chapters   —   updated Sep 17, 2012 05:09PM
Description: See title. This was originally published by McSweeney's Press in 2003, as part of the companion volume to Rising Up and Rising Down.
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