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Requiem for a Nun by William Faulkner
“The past is never dead. It's not even past.”
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The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Nothing has ever been more insupportable for a man and a human society than freedom.
–The Grand Inquisitor”
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In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
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The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson
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Longitude by Dava Sobel
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The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel
"This is a beautiful and profound book. It is too bad that most people will miss it.
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Heart of a Soldier by James B. Stewart
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This will rip your heart out on more than one page. I could not put this down...which is odd for me. It is the story of Rick Rescorla, soldier, mercenary at times, and war hero -- who saved 2,700 people on 9/11 only to lose his own life.
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Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas
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Excellent work...he has done his homework. My only complaint is that he allows his evangelical biases to affect his view of Harry Emerson Fosdick and "liberal" Christianity.
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The Insurgents by Fred    Kaplan
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Eye-opening to be sure. Kaplan really shows us how Petraeus and friends worked from the inside to change the Pentagon's perspective on "insurgencies" and 21st century warfare. This is not a book about his love life or any of that lurid affair, but ab ...more
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William Shakespeare
“Out, damned spot! out, I say!—One, two; why, then ‘tis time to do’t.—Hell is murky!—Fie, my lord, fie! a soldier, and afeard? What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account?—Yet who would have thought the old man to have so much blood in him? The thane of Fife had a wife; where is she now?—What, will these hands ne’er be clean?—No more o’that, my lord, no more o’that: you mar all with this starting. Here’s the smell of the blood still: all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Oh, oh, oh!”
William Shakespeare, Macbeth

William Faulkner
“The past is never dead. It's not even past.”
William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Nothing has ever been more insupportable for a man and a human society than freedom.
–The Grand Inquisitor”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Haruki Murakami
“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

William Shakespeare
“To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”
William Shakespeare, Macbeth

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