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The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan
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War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk
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This long WWII epic escapes genre fiction, partly because Wouk is just a good writer, and partly because he chooses to emphasize the tragic dimensions of the war without neglecting the heroic. His telling of the grief of Hitler's persecution of the J ...more
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Calvin for Armchair Theologians by Christopher Elwood
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An easy-reading introduction to Calvin. It's thoughtful, fair, and fluent. No heavy lifting. We used it in a class at church.
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The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth
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The Legend of The Holy Drinker by Joseph Roth
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Freedom From Fear by David M. Kennedy
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The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
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The Wright brothers turn out to be a lot more interesting than I expected--quite quirky in a way nobody else was, very dedicated, utterly independent and mostly self-taught. They weren't really tinkerers, though. They had a scientific, systematic app ...more
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Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
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I like Gladwell's work a lot, and I think this is maybe his best book. That's partly because it contains more than a clever set of stories and insights; it embodies his democratic vision of opportunity for all. The book is an investigation of what ma ...more
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Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
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C.S. Lewis
“For in grief nothing "stays put." One keeps on emerging from a phase, but it always recurs. Round and round. Everything repeats. Am I going in circles, or dare I hope I am on a spiral?

But if a spiral, am I going up or down it?

How often -- will it be for always? -- how often will the vast emptiness astonish me like a complete novelty and make me say, "I never realized my loss till this moment"? The same leg is cut off time after time.”
C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

C.S. Lewis
“I once read the sentence 'I lay awake all night with a toothache, thinking about the toothache an about lying awake.' That's true to life. Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.”
C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

C.S. Lewis
“It doesn't really matter whether you grip the arms of the dentist's chair or let your hands lie in your lap. The drill drills on.”
C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

C.S. Lewis
“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.”
C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

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“The death of a beloved is an amputation.”
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