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The War of the World by Niall Ferguson
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The author has a talent for writing, rare these days, so it was a pleasure to read this book, even at 600+ pages

A couple of annoying thing, in at least 3 of his books he misquotes Hobbs,
Hobbs said WHEN MAN GOES TO WAR WITH MAN, EVER
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The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson
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generally good reading, the author on p104, german hyperinflation, doesn't tell the role private business had, they could take IOU's to the central bank and get 95% of the money deposited that day into their checking account. when the german gov deci ...more
Snakes in Suits by Paul Babiak
"I had a hard time reading it, as it borders on scaremongering. It should be noted that one of the authors has a vested interest in the field and the dangers of psychopaths - he is also the creator of the controversial test for spotting psychopaths..." Read more of this review »
Snakes in Suits by Paul Babiak
"This book was horrible. The author has clearly not researched the topic much. For one thing, he generalizes all psychopaths to be lucky to have made it to the positions they did by fraudulent means. He doesn't take into account that many of them i..." Read more of this review »
Snakes in Suits by Paul Babiak
"I stopped reading at about 30% of the full content. It became harder and harder to take this book seriously until finally it seemed a waste, and The Psychopath Test later proved to me why this was so.

The book starts with a disclaimer about..." Read more of this review »
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Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks
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Like his other books, a very interesting subject, but boring to read.
He really doesn't have a talent for writing.
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Mindware by Richard E. Nisbett
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The first chapter is pretty much taken from thinking fast & slow
the second starts with the not true story of bill gates, I thought copied from a Gladwell book
but the author doesn't give credit to Gladwell, so I guess Gladwell is like
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Galen Rowell's Inner Game of Outdoor Photography by Galen A. Rowell
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This book needs a split review, the text is often great.
For people who are really serious about photography, he talks about a lot of interesting things.

As for the photos, many aren't that great, and the best ones like the polar bear play
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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
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This was a fairly interesting book, I'm really glad that people are finally pointing out the flaws in almost all economic theory.
The book is a bit long, peoples choice of small chance of winning/losing large, or bigger chance of winning/losing
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Ravensbrück by Sarah Helm
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This was a really long book, but it had one thing that cleared a misconception all other writers have written since 1945.

When US troops invaded Germany in 1945 and came to the various camps,
they saw many dead and very hungry people.
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