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Mondale
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« Reply #1650 on: March 12, 2018, 07:14:08 pm »

Power vs. Force by David R Hawkins
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« Reply #1651 on: April 07, 2018, 10:08:20 pm »


Nice! Been meaning to borrow a Le Carre book from my library for a while. Drowning myself in non-fiction.

Picked up “The Honourable Schoolboy”. 140 pages in since Wednesday.
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« Reply #1652 on: April 07, 2018, 10:12:56 pm »

The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder by Vincent T. Bugliosi among others.
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« Reply #1653 on: April 25, 2018, 09:33:27 pm »



Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. I've already read another one of her books, A Place of Greater Safety, and since it was so amazing I decided to pick up this one.
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« Reply #1654 on: April 25, 2018, 09:34:23 pm »



Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. I've already read another one of her books, A Place of Greater Safety, and since it was so amazing I decided to pick up this one.
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« Reply #1655 on: April 26, 2018, 05:57:05 am »


FInished: Watsons Go To Birmingham-1963

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle


Just finished The Honourable Schoolboy. Very interesting setting and enjoyable characters, but with an ending nowhere near as satisfying as TTSS.
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« Reply #1656 on: April 26, 2018, 06:05:46 am »



The title in English would be "High-rise America" - it's a Polish then-journalist' (the author became later a politician) diary from a brief visit to US in 1960s. Good read to me, lots of facts and things I haven't known, such as when the author visited San Francisco, and talked to some peoples who had liberal/left-wing views, but haven't voted for Kennedy in 1960, because they thought JFK would start a war with USSR or something, and due to his confidence and large support from intellectuals, academics, trade unions or middle-class, large parts of Americans trusted him. These SF peoples voted for Nixon, but he hadn't been supported as much from these groups as Kennedy was, so they thought if Nixon will be elected, he will be more cautious about US politics abroad.

In the meantime I read also this, but not English edition:
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« Reply #1657 on: April 29, 2018, 02:50:35 pm »

Finished up M.T. Anderson's Feed...scariest dystopia book...ever.

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« Reply #1658 on: May 24, 2018, 08:08:14 pm »

I got “Armageddon Averted” by Stephen Kotkin and “Great Games, Local Rules” by Alexander Cooley in the mail the past few days. Almost done with an early edition of “The Resurgence of Central Asia: Islam or Nationalism?” by Ahmed Rashid. I also ordered a compilation of Mike Allred’s “Madman” comic.
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« Reply #1659 on: May 24, 2018, 09:00:45 pm »

I'm finally reading To Kill A Mockingbird
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« Reply #1660 on: June 04, 2018, 11:27:19 pm »



Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel.
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« Reply #1661 on: June 04, 2018, 11:28:16 pm »

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« Reply #1662 on: June 05, 2018, 10:59:35 pm »

On a bit of a presidential history tear right now. I just finished Ted White’s Making of the President 1960 and 1964 and now I’m reading Jules Witcover’s Marathon
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« Reply #1663 on: June 14, 2018, 08:19:35 am »

“Perelandra” by C.S. Lewis. Old paperback edition my dad used to own; includes some barely legible notes written on the margins. Decided to give it a try after hearing it twice-references within a few days on various media. Over halfway through “Great Games, Local Rules”. Recently started reading a compilation book on Tajikistan published in 1997. Some interesting chapters.

Finished “Madman”, “Armageddon Averted”, and “The Resurgence of Central Asia”.

Probably ordering another book on the Caucasus and maybe some more comics soon. Maybe a Skocpol or stilly book.
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« Reply #1664 on: June 20, 2018, 08:18:28 pm »

Started reading “The Bourne Ultimatum” last night because I was tired of non-fiction and I own incredibly little fiction these days (that being one example). Finished Perelandra pretty easily earlier in the week.
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« Reply #1665 on: June 21, 2018, 05:34:52 pm »

Only Ever Yours, by Louise O'Neill.
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« Reply #1666 on: June 28, 2018, 06:47:57 pm »

I began and finished The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima last night. It's a very charming and enjoyable novella.
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« Reply #1667 on: July 09, 2018, 01:02:49 pm »

A Higher Loyalty by James Comey

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« Reply #1668 on: July 19, 2018, 11:03:08 pm »



Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions that Forged Modern Europe
by John Julius Norwich.
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« Reply #1669 on: July 19, 2018, 11:03:30 pm »



Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions that Forged Modern Europe
by John Julius Norwich.
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« Reply #1670 on: July 25, 2018, 09:50:47 am »



Cavaliers and Roundheads: The English Civil War, 1642-1649 by Christopher Hibbert.
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« Reply #1671 on: July 25, 2018, 09:51:38 am »



Cavaliers and Roundheads: The English Civil War, 1642-1649 by Christopher Hibbert.

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« Reply #1672 on: July 25, 2018, 11:45:42 pm »

Assorted slice of life manga.
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« Reply #1673 on: July 27, 2018, 03:54:57 pm »

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« Reply #1674 on: July 27, 2018, 04:49:56 pm »

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