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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
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The Landmark Arrian by Arrian
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This book is a very good resource for anyone interested in Alexander the Great. For a time when sources are so limited and accounting for the fact that Arrian is writing half a millennium after his subject died the work feels almost like a primary so ...more
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The Fine Print by David Cay Johnston
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This book makes me mad. I hope that there are some solutions offered at the end...
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Worldly Philosopher by Jeremy Adelman
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Adelman does a good job with what at times can be quite a dry topic. Unfortunately it was not quite good enough to get me to finish the last quarter of Albert Hirschman's life.

I found Hirschman's early life in Weimar Germany and then in the 2nd World
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A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
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Howard Zinn's rethinking of American history is a must read for anyone who considers themselves well versed in the topic. It is even more important that it be read by anyone who thinks that the United States is some shining example for the rest of th ...more
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The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
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"The Leopard" relates the demise of a noble family in Sicily at the end of the 19th century. Di Lampedusa is well translated by Archibald Colquhoun if a non Italian can give such praise. Colquhoun is able to bring across such rich and beautiful prose ...more
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It Was the War of the Trenches by Jacques Tardi
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This collection of tales from WWI provides a gritty view of the horrors of front line combat in the Great War. Like the book "Company K", it relates the trials of the lowest ranks as they struggle to survive in a manmade hellscape.

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Like a Sniper Lining Up His Shot by Jacques Tardi
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Gritty, well drawn, very French. A fun tale in the noir genre.
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The Sanctuary by Nate Neal
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This is a wonderful and haunting tale of the stoneage. Well worth checking out if you like non-traditional comics or Stone Age tales or both. It rewards careful study.
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