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Book Review: Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI David Grann This is a story of a mass murder. The murdered were members of the Osage tribe of Native Americans, who, for a host of … Continue reading

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Review: Goldstein’s Janesville: AN American Story

The story of what happens to a small town in the industrial Midwest when the primary employer (here, an auto plant) closes down. We all know the broad outline of how this goes down – the fight to keep the … Continue reading

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Review: Desmond’s Evicted

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Matthew Desmond An examination into how housing insecurity leads to general insecurity and upends lives. A brilliant book. It follows a number of different people in the Milwaukee area struggling with housing … Continue reading

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Review Foer’s Moonwalking With Einstein

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything Joshua Foer I read a lot of these experiential journalism books. Some of these are call-in jobs that would have been better as a magazine article, but many, including this … Continue reading

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Review Kolhatkar’s Black Edge: nside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street

Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street Sheelah Kolhatkar High brow business tell all gossip about the rise and (kinda) fall of one of the most successful hedge … Continue reading

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Book Review: Levoy’s Ghettoside

Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America Jill Levoy A captivating, depressing, challenging, frustrating, must read book about the state of modern policing in poor communities of color.  If you’ve read this one, I’d really like to talk about … Continue reading

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Review: Woodward and Bernstein’s All The Presidents Men

All the President’s Men Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein I’m as surprised as you are that I never read this book before. Sure, I’ve seen the movie, and know the story, but reading this play by play of how Woodward … Continue reading

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