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Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yōko Tawada
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I can see why people would really like this book, but it was a bit to surreal to me. The book is divided into the three parts, each with a different narrator. I really enjoyed the first part that was narrated by a polar bear, but got bogged down in t ...more
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The War of 1898 by Louis A. Pérez Jr.
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If you love historiography and reading an analysis about historians form their conclusions, this book is for you! It really is an historian's history book. Perez is very critical of American historians for having parroted the McKinley administration' ...more
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Young Radicals by Jeremy McCarter
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About the young radicals (Randolph Bourne, Walter Lippmann, Alice Paul, Max Eastman, John Reed) of the Progressive Era who wanted to change the world. They were somewhat optimistic until World War I complicated their positions and relationships. This ...more
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Young Radicals by Jeremy McCarter
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About the young radicals (Randolph Bourne, Walter Lippmann, Alice Paul, Max Eastman, John Reed) of the Progressive Era who wanted to change the world. They were somewhat optimistic until World War I complicated their positions and relationships. This ...more
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The Triumph of Christianity by Bart D. Ehrman
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In short, social networking of Christians talking to their friends, neighbors, and business partners, led to its dramatic spread in the first three centuries, not organized missionary activities, of which there were almost none after Paul's efforts. ...more
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Paul by N.T. Wright
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I really enjoyed this biography of St. Paul. What made Paul tick? After situating Paul in the first century eastern Mediterranean world and Jewish culture, Wright concludes that what made Paul tick was that he was a zealous Jew who came to accept Jes ...more
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Who Wrote The Dead Sea Scrolls? by Norman Golb
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This book represents something of an odyssey for me. It was in my late uncle's collection. I have had this book since his death in 1999. I took it from Long Island to Colorado. It rested on the bottom shelf of one of my bookshelves -- you know that b ...more
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The Triumph of William McKinley by Karl Rove
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This is a very well researched book that is written in engaging manner. Having managed two presidential campaigns, "The Architect," as George W. Bush referred to Rove as, brings an inside knowledge to how presidential campaigns work and are managed t ...more
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William McKinley and His America by H. Wayne Morgan
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Although a little dated, this is still a solid biography of the 25th president of the United States.
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Prelude to the Dust Bowl by Kevin Z Sweeney
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Kevin Sweeney examines the history of the southern plains in the 19th century. There were four serious droughts prior to the Dust Bowl of the "dirty thirties." Yet, there were also periods of rain. The environment could be harsh for one decade and pl ...more
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