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Lysistrata by Aristophanes
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Sublime contemporary translation of the mother of all anti-war sex strikes: "neither my boyfriend nor my wedded spouse shall touch me when inflated, say it girl!"
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Bound for the Promised Land by Kate Clifford Larson
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"Suddenly I became aware of something moving toward me through the grass. So smoothly did it glide and with so little noise. I was frightened! Then reason conquered fear and I knew it was Aunt Harriet, flat on her stomach and with only the use of her ...more
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Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard
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Young Winston was an entitled insufferable toff during Britain's most morally ambiguous unjust war (Boer War II), even during his escape. He was never humbled, and so must Britain be. Millard as always turns history into a thriller, while putting in ...more
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Maverick Marine by Hans Schmidt
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The Captain by Michael   Barber
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The First Family by Mike Dash
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The Twilight Zone by Martin H. Greenberg
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The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg
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John Ralston Saul
“As with our earlier worship of saints and facts, there is something silly about grown men and women striving to reduce their vision of themselves and of civilization to bean counting. The message of the competition/efficiency/marketplace Trinity seems to be that we should drop the idea of ourselves developed over two and a half millennia. We are no longer beings distinguished by our ability to think and to act consciously in order to affect our circumstances. Instead we should passively submit ourselves and our whole civilization -- our public structures, social forms and cultural creativity -- to the abstract forces of unregulated commerce. It may be that most citizens have difficulty with the argument and would prefer to continue working on the idea of dignified human intelligence. If they must drop something, they would probably prefer to drop the economists. ”
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M.F.K. Fisher
“It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others. So it happens that when I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the love of it and the hunger for it… and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied… and it is all one.”
M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating

“The key is never, never work. Nothing is more aging than work. It's not only the strain of getting up in the morning for work, but it's the resentment that settles on your face”
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Raymond Chandler
“It was about eleven o'clock in the morning, mid October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills. I was wearing my powder-blue suit, with dark blue shirt, tie and display handkerchief, black brogues, black wool socks with dark little clocks on them. I was neat, clean, shaved and sober, and I didn't care who knew it. I was everything the well-dressed private detective ought to be. I was calling on four million dollars.”
Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep

Tony Millionaire
“Gadzooks! We've jumped out of the frying pan and into another frying pan!”
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