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November 2017
10
reviewed: In my Top Ten list of History books
This is a wonderful and highly readable book, but do not misunderstand what it is about. The subtitle is completely honest: t...
Africa: A Biography of the Continent - John Reader
November 2017
02
reviewed: Short stories about growing up in the South
Meh. A hit-or-miss collection of short stories, mostly taking place between the 1920's and 1970's, about different authors' p...
Growing Up in the South (Signet Classics) - Suzanne Jones
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September 2017
24
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reviewed: Spitting Blood/ glazing eyes
In all of human history, no infectious disease has claimed more human lives than Tuberculosis ("TB"). The reason for the larg...
Spitting Blood: The History of Tuberculosis - Helen Bynum
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Widsith: The opening of a muuuuch longer work. Readers of tales set down from oral tradition will recognise: Genealogies, ref...
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The Left Hand of Darkness - the first published of Le Guin's truly great novels. A Wizard of Earthsea was released later in ...
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Six out of nine stories were familiar to me as they are reprinted from Wodwo. The remaining three were the best ones! I don...
September 2017
07
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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
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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
06
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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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