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September 2017
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reviewed: High Polar Adventure and an Autopsy
This wasn't what I expected at all, but ended up being a decent read nonetheless. It is packaged as an account of the failed ...
Fatal North: Adventure and Survival Aboard USS Polaris, the First U S Expedition to the North Pole - Bruce Henderson
Monthly "Finish Shakespeare this Year" update: I'm needing to go at 0.95 plays/month. Started the year at 0.66 plays/month. ...
August 2017
Keller is a stone cold killer (as discussed at length when he goes to therapy). So why is he a sympathetic character? I think...
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reviewed: Short stories of the Wild West
Meh. These are short stories from the 1840's to the 1860's, telling about colorful characters the author presumably met (or s...
The Outcasts of Poker Flat and Other Tales - Bret Harte
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reviewed: A broader history than the title promises
This seems like a niche history about nine German-Jewish families (well 8 German Jewish families and 1 Germanic-Swiss Jewish ...
Our Crowd: The Great Jewish Families of New York (Modern Jewish History) - Stephen Birmingham
July 2017
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reviewed: An entirely adequate book which did not excite me.
If you haven't heard it all before, I guess this is worthwhile. Basically the standard complaints about capitalism- which is ...
The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy - Raj Patel
July 2017
reviewed: A well-told account of a little-known war, by Winston Churchill
My respect for Winston Churchill as a writer continues to grow. This is a well-told account of how British and Egyptian force...
The River War: An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan - Winston Churchill
July 2017
This book covers a wide range of topics in a fairly compressed manner. I therefore conclude it is best used as a reference ma...
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