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Review: Flynn and Gerhardt’s The Silent Brotherhood: The Chilling Inside Story of America’s Violent, Anti-Government Militia Movement

The Silent Brotherhood: The Chilling Inside Story of America’s Violent, Anti-Government Militia Movement Kevin Flynn Gary Gerhardt The first on the scene book about the “the Order”, a white supremacist criminal gang that robbed banks to fund the white power … Continue reading

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Review: Palmer’s Seven Surrenders

Seven Surrenders Ada Palmer The second book in Ada Palmers incredible Terra Ignota series. This one picks off exactly where Too Like the Lightning ended, and moves along at a blistering clip through scores of plot revelations, and extended explorations … 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: Outlandish Knight: The Byzantine Life of Steven Runciman

Outlandish Knight: The Byzantine Life of Steven Runciman Minoo Dinshaw   A seven hundred page biography of a now largely forgotten historian named Steven Runciman. Why I picked this up, I’m not sure. Why I enjoyed it as much as … 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: Bosker’s Cork Dork

Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste Bianca Bosker A fun book about the world of tasting in general, and wine and sommeliers in particular. … Continue reading

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Review: Sun Tzu’s The Art of War

The Art of War Sun Tzu I don’t know. Far be it from me to disparage a classic of Chinese literature, but I was underwhelmed. A series of aphorism ostensibly proving advice on the conduct of a successful military leader, … Continue reading

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