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The Reporter Who Knew Too Much by Mark  Shaw
"I remember listening to “What’s My Line” on radio in the early 1950s and then watching it on T.V. This book is primarily about Dorothy Kilgallen’s (1913-1965) death but Shaw does give a brief summary of her life. While I was reading this book, I s..." Read more of this review »
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Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff
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Don't Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the De... by George Lakoff
"I read the original version of this when it first came out. I was working as an industrial officer in a trade union at the time and the idea we needed to start finding a way to reframe the debate to make social justice more relevant seemed pretty..." Read more of this review »
No Time to Spare by Ursula K. Le Guin
" "Things that matter" -- precisely! When I started reading LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS, I found it perplexing and tough going. Happy Rob kept encouraging me. ...more "
No Time to Spare by Ursula K. Le Guin
"My memories of LeGuin's books are from years ago, and all-too fuzzy. The recent resurgence in interest in her works made me pick up this book of personal musings. She had a sharp, incisive mind, and I like some of her essays. Things that matter- y..." Read more of this review »
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Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
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Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
" Thanks for contrasting the book to the movie. Even though I enjoyed the movie, it sounds like the book offers the kind of depth I enjoy reading. "
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
"This isn’t a novelization of the movie, nor as story-driven or woven together as the dramatized movie. Still, it read well, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This is as much history, technology, geography, and social perspective as it is biography, but..." Read more of this review »
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11/22/63 by Stephen King
" This is one of the very best time travel books I've ever read. He really captures the vibe of the past in detail as well as tackling the dilemma of co ...more "
Aztec by Gary Jennings
" Always great to encounter someone who appreciates this author, whom we hear so little about these days. Like you, I loved the imagination he poured in ...more "
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William Styron
“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
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Abraham Lincoln
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”
Abraham Lincoln

Rita Mae Brown
“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”
Rita Mae Brown

Martin Luther King Jr.
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Bertrand Russell
“The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
Bertrand Russell

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