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Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
China Miéville
Operation Greylord: The True Story of an Untrained Undercover Agent and America's Biggest Corruption Bust
Terrence Hake, Wayne Klatt
Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto
Aaron Franklin, Jordan Mackay
My System: 21st Century Edition
Aron Nimzowitsch
The Wheeling Year: A Poet's Field Book
Ted Kooser
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
Francis Fukuyama
My Struggle: Book 2: A Man in Love
Karl Ove Knausgård, Don Bartlett
James Madison
Ralph Louis Ketcham
The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805
Richard Zacks
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November 2015
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reviewed: Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
Honestly, I have no words, but fortunately she does. This is a must read, a statement I do not make lightly. Yes, it will dep...
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster - Сьвятлана Алексіевіч, Сьвятлана Алексіевіч, Keith Gessen
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November 2015
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October 2015
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reviewed: Mob Cop: My Life of Crime in the Chicago Police Department
Largely unfocused rambling, punctuated by rudimentary library research in italics.
Mob Cop: My Life of Crime in the Chicago Police Department - Fred Pascente, Sam Reaves
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October 2015
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September 2015
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September 2015
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reviewed: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
While there are certainly several sections which are certain to make many people's eyes roll, there are many more sections wh...
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing - Marie Kondō
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August 2015
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reviewed: Replay
Surprisingly good, think less [b:11/22/63|10644930|11/22/63|Stephen King|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327876792s/10644930.j...
Replay - Ken Grimwood
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August 2015
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August 2015
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reviewed: Go Set a Watchman: A Novel
Rather than properly review the book, I will comment on my literary friends reaction to it's release. I know, I haven't prope...
Go Set a Watchman: A Novel - Lee Harper
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August 2015
23
reviewed: Love and Rockets, Vol. 2: Chelo's Burden
Stick with it, Gentle Reader, the story and art will continue to improve.
Love and Rockets, Vol. 2: Chelo's Burden - Jaime Hernández, Mario Hernández
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August 2015
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reviewed: Hand-Made Books: An Introduction to Bookbinding
Splendid introduction to basic bookbinding. A little confusing in a couple of spots, such as having to flip around to figure ...
Hand-Made Books: An Introduction to Bookbinding - Rob  Shepherd
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August 2015
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reviewed: The Water Knife: A novel
Great premise, engaging delivery. At times a little overwritten, a little eye-rolling. Wouldn't surprise me if there's a scre...
The Water Knife: A novel - Paolo Bacigalupi
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August 2015
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reviewed: DOS Caminos Tacos: 100 Recipes for Everyone's Favorite Mexican Food
For those seeking the next step beyond traditional, these classic+nuevo+modern recipes will at the very least entertain. Don'...
DOS Caminos Tacos: 100 Recipes for Everyone's Favorite Mexican Food - Joanna Pruess, Ivy Stark
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August 2015
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July 2015
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reviewed: Chess Openings for White, Explained: Winning with 1. E4 (Alburt's Opening Guide, Book 1)
I seriously WANTED to give this high marks, but to be frank, it's filled with errors and gaps. There are typos, mislabeled di...
Chess Openings for White, Explained: Winning with 1. E4 (Alburt's Opening Guide, Book 1) - Lev Alburt, Eugene Perelshteyn
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July 2015
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June 2015
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May 2015
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reviewed: W.B. Yeats Selected Poems
I feels odd to give Yeats three stars, but I didn't relish the selection of these selected poems. I have a hard time rectifyi...
W.B. Yeats Selected Poems - W.B. Yeats
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April 2015
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reviewed: Station Eleven: A novel
review coming...
Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel
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April 2015
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March 2015
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March 2015
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reviewed: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Considered a Southern Gothic classic, McCullers addresses the struggles of poverty and race in a 1930's mill town, focusing o...
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers
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March 2015
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reviewed: A Death
My usual issue with King, that he could have been one of our greatest writers had he taken a slightly different route. Here h...
A Death - Stephen King, Jon Gray
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February 2015
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reviewed: Our Oriental Heritage (Story of Civilization, Vol 1)
Durant is unmatched in the beauty and clarity of his prose, and in the piercing gaze through the mists of history. Yes, there...
Our Oriental Heritage (Story of Civilization, Vol 1) - Will Durant
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