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Times of Troubles by Andrew Sanders
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I picked this book up based on the Amazon recommendations for a good military history of the Troubles. Unfortunately it does not live up to the billing. Partly this is due to the type history I was looking for. I was looking for a history at the ...more
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Known and Unknown by Donald Rumsfeld
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Like all diplomatic memoirs there is a huge dose of "it's not my fault." However, the main value of this book is to explain the response to 9-11. Rumsfeld puts it in context of the attack on the US and French peacekeepers in Beirut, and how there ...more
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Forward the Foundation by Isaac Asimov
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This was a better book than the preceding Foundation Prequel. It basically explained the reasons for the founding of the Foundation and the secret Second Foundation. It telescopes time through the various sections of the book, which is appreciated.
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Forward the Foundation by Isaac Asimov
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This was a better book than the preceding Foundation Prequel. It basically explained the reasons for the founding of the Foundation and the secret Second Foundation. It telescopes time through the various sections of the book, which is appreciated.
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Grimoires by Owen  Davies
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This is a social history of the books of Western magic. Davies covers ground from late antiquity to the modern era. The main message of the book is that there is tremendous continuity in the documents, the appear over and over again through the ages, ...more
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Camping with the Prince and Other Tales of Science in Africa by Thomas A. Bass
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This book sat on my shelf for 29 years. I had originally bought it because the scientists I worked for at NASA were all reading it at the time. Being a student, I didn't have time to read it, when it was new.

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Crazy States by Yehezkel Dror
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This book addresses an important problem in strategy games (i.e., two-player zero-sum game theory, not board games): the problem of incommensurable utilities. States and quasi-states (e.g., the PLO) interacting in international system do not behave ...more
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Two-Person Game Theory by Anatol Rapoport
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This is a very dated book on game theory, but it does have the advantage of being easy to understand and provides some crucial algorithms for solving two-person games, both zero-sum, and mixed strategy games. It covers games against nature as well. ...more
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The Devil Within by Brian P. Levack
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This book is a skeptical scholarly treatment of the phenomenon of demonic possession in the early modern era (16th and 17th centuries) in Western Europe. It does not accept possession as real, magic as real, so reader beware. If you are looking for a ...more
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