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« Reply #650 on: February 25, 2013, 09:59:22 AM »

Freedom's Law: The Moral Reading of the American Constitution- by Ronald Dworkin

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« Reply #651 on: February 26, 2013, 10:11:55 AM »



I'm not big on reading so I'm gonna try this. I like comic books a bit like Batman and stuff. Not big into school books or anything.
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« Reply #652 on: March 04, 2013, 06:50:07 PM »

How to Win Friends and Influence People- by Dale Carnegie
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« Reply #653 on: March 04, 2013, 06:52:01 PM »

The Post Office, Charles Bukowski.
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« Reply #654 on: March 06, 2013, 12:12:05 PM »

Just finished Timothy Egan's 'Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher.' Book details the life of Edward Curtis, who sacrificed his life to photograph the Native American tribes before they died out or were consumed by Western modernity. He's the guy who made that famous Chief Joseph pic. Well written, nicely paced, and as we follow Curtis on his quest we get an understanding of what drove this man to forgo all else in life to finish his project. His end was quite sad, but like a lot artists, his ultimate reward is his legacy, as it is ours. Recommended.     


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« Reply #655 on: March 06, 2013, 02:54:20 PM »

Alex Brenson-The Night Ranger


...not as close to as good as his other books.
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« Reply #656 on: March 07, 2013, 02:02:15 PM »

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« Reply #657 on: March 07, 2013, 07:56:43 PM »

it seems like there are suddenly all these former navy seals tell-all books.  I grab them at the Library.
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« Reply #658 on: March 07, 2013, 07:57:01 PM »

Just finished Timothy Egan's 'Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher.' Book details the life of Edward Curtis, who sacrificed his life to photograph the Native American tribes before they died out or were consumed by Western modernity. He's the guy who made that famous Chief Joseph pic. Well written, nicely paced, and as we follow Curtis on his quest we get an understanding of what drove this man to forgo all else in life to finish his project. His end was quite sad, but like a lot artists, his ultimate reward is his legacy, as it is ours. Recommended.     

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« Reply #659 on: March 09, 2013, 05:50:14 PM »

Rare Footage of Famous Authors:

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« Reply #660 on: March 09, 2013, 06:12:58 PM »


and "farewell to alms, brief look at economic history",this is a mindblowing piece, absolutely fantastic reading.


Good for you! That's a good book.
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« Reply #661 on: March 10, 2013, 09:27:41 AM »

How We Decide- by Jonah Lehrer

some light reading for a few days.
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« Reply #662 on: March 10, 2013, 02:28:39 PM »

yes, esp conspiracy theorists who think they got it all figured out oughta read that.

that book took the author 20 years of research amongst the smartest ppl in the world.

makes one truly understand economic basics.

I also recommend Guns, Germs, and Steel (which receives mention in the book you're reading) and Rise of the Western World: A New Economic History by Douglass North, which argues that the rise of the west over the rest is primarily the result of economic institutions that evolved out of property rights, a book that is only 158pgs.
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« Reply #663 on: March 10, 2013, 03:02:28 PM »

My beach read this year is Sarah's Key - Tatiana de Rosnay

Historical fiction ~ Two main parallel plots are followed through the book. The first is that of ten-year-old Sarah Starzynski, a Jewish girl born in Paris, who is arrested with her parents during the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup. Before they go, she locks her four-year-old brother in a cupboard, thinking the family should be back in a few hours. The second plot follows Julia Jarmond, an American journalist living in Paris, who is asked to write an article in honour of the 60th anniversary of the roundup.
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« Reply #664 on: March 10, 2013, 05:12:03 PM »

My beach read this year is Cleansing My Butthole - by Shit For Brains

Historical fiction ~ Two main parallel plots are followed through the book. The first is that of ten-year-old Sarah Starzynski, a hook-nosed girl born in Paris, who is arrested with her parents during the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup. Before they go, she locks her four-year-old brother in a cupboard, thinking the family should be back in a few hours. The second plot follows Julia Jarmond, an American journalist living in Paris, who is asked to write an article in honour of the 60th anniversary of the roundup.

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« Reply #665 on: March 10, 2013, 07:49:34 PM »

Anatomy Trains - Thomas Myers
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« Reply #666 on: March 10, 2013, 08:44:44 PM »

How to Win Friends and Influence People- by Dale Carnegie

someone clearly is unable to put theory into practice.


someone being you. felt like i needed to spell it out for your benefit.
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« Reply #667 on: March 12, 2013, 07:37:31 AM »

One of those Ghost Recon books-Tom Clancy


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« Reply #668 on: March 12, 2013, 10:18:20 PM »

Really I do not strain my brain so global this days. I read comics. LOL  Grin It helps me  to lighten the mood and have fun. Because I have enough seriousness at work. And things like this http://www.toondrom.com/porn/go/id/343-all_porn_comics/ amuses me. Tongue
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« Reply #669 on: March 12, 2013, 10:35:50 PM »

Really I do not strain my brain so global this days. I read comics. LOL  Grin It helps me  to lighten the mood and have fun. Because I have enough seriousness at work. And things like this http://www.toondrom.com/porn/go/id/3423all_porn_comics/ amuses me. Tongue

what are you doing thats so serious, "bern"? ER doc? oncologist? child protective services"
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« Reply #670 on: March 13, 2013, 01:04:34 AM »

what are you doing thats so serious, "bern"? ER doc? oncologist? child protective services"

neurosurgery Cool
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« Reply #671 on: March 13, 2013, 05:54:46 PM »

Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution- by Stephen Breyer
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« Reply #672 on: March 13, 2013, 11:38:38 PM »

Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution- by Stephen Breyer

Good, easy read. I taught this book, against Scalia's A Matter of Interpretation, in a course which examined the influence of Classical American Pragmatism (Peirce, James, and Dewey) on contemporary society.
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« Reply #673 on: March 14, 2013, 04:14:35 AM »

Soft Target by Stephen Hunter. Oh boy. Where to start. Well, let's start with a positive: it's an easy read; maybe one to take with you on a trip. To the negative(s): unbelievable plot involves a video-game loving, mass-murdering young guy; clunky dialogue here and there; clumsily inserted politics (buffoonish Liberal police chief is named Obobo - get it?); technical info-dump - a pet peeve of mine; and characters being introduced and dropped willy-nilly. At it's worst, Hunter has his trained Marine-sniper hero being ably assisted by a middle-aged, video-game savvy Black woman named Lavelva. Really!? I wanted to slap the author. I have been advised that Mr. Hunter writes much better books than this, and with a better protagonist, so I'll keep an open mind. Pass on this one, folks.        
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« Reply #674 on: March 14, 2013, 05:43:58 PM »

Soft Target by Stephen Hunter. Oh boy. Where to start. Well, let's start with a positive: it's an easy read; maybe one to take with you on a trip. To the negative(s): unbelievable plot involves a video-game loving, mass-murdering young guy; clunky dialogue here and there; clumsily inserted politics (buffoonish Liberal police chief is named Obobo - get it?); technical info-dump - a pet peeve of mine; and characters being introduced and dropped willy-nilly. At it's worst, Hunter has his trained Marine-sniper hero being ably assisted by a middle-aged, video-game savvy Black woman named Lavelva. Really!? I wanted to slap the author. I have been advised that Mr. Hunter writes much better books than this, and with a better protagonist, so I'll keep an open mind. Pass on this one, folks.        


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