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    Currently, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Lost-City-Deadly-Obsession-Amazon/dp/0385513534]The Lost City of Z[/ame]


    From Publishers Weekly:

    John Grisham's review for Amazon.com:

    I'm about halfway through it and I must say it is quite interesting and very well written.
     
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    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Undercover-Economist-Exposing-Poor-Decent/dp/0195189779]Amazon.com: The Undercover Economist: Exposing Why the Rich Are…[/ame]

    Think-I-know-it-all leftists and populists really should read this one....Real economics, using real modern day examples and scenarios...I'm a little more than halfway through it.

    Next up: [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Meaning-Mind-Thomas-Szasz/dp/0275956032]Amazon.com: The Meaning of Mind (9780275956035): Thomas Szasz: Books[/ame]

    Can't wait to crack this one.
     
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    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Questions-About-American-History-Supposed/dp/0307346684]Amazon.com: 33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed to Ask (9780307346681):…[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/How-Clone-Perfect-Blonde-Science/dp/1594740089]Amazon.com: How to Clone the Perfect Blonde: Using Science to Make Your Wildest Dreams Come…[/ame]
     
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    Just finished "Unlimited Access" An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House.

    My Grandfather flew B-24's in Europe during WWII so I really enjoyed this one:
    "The Wild Blue : The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-45" Stephen Ambrose.
     
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    I'm currently reading The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin. I did take a brief interlude from it to read the Tao Te Ching (presumably) by Lao Tzu.
     
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    Currently reading [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Science-Liberty-Democracy-Reason-Nature/dp/0060781505"]The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature[/ame]

    Just purchased Gray's Anatomy (1934 edition from Random House's House of Collectibles) and [ame="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=me%3DAG56TWVU5XWC2&field-keywords=a+patriot%27s+history&x=0&y=0"]a patriot's history[/ame] at the 2ndhand shop tody (well, technically yesterday)
     
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    The Mission Song by John Le Carre. This is my "keep in the truck so I have something to read when I'm waiting for an appontment or stuck in traffic or something" book

    Not remotely his best work, FYI.

    Also I'm reading this book online.
     
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    Still reading too many at once: still working through Manchester's 'Glory and the Dream,' excellent excellent history, also finishing 'The Modern Mind,' by Peter Watson, great book on the ideas that made the 20th century, Jeremey Waldron's 'Law and Disagreement,' light reading is John Douglas', 'Mind Hunter, on the FBI's elite serial crime unit,' and always lots of poetry.

    Next thinking about 'Philosophy, Politics, Democracy: Selected Essays' by Joshua Cohen or 'Rise and Fall of Communism,' by Archie Brown.

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Philosophy-Politics-Democracy-Selected-Essays/dp/0674034481/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8]Amazon.com: Philosophy, Politics, Democracy: Selected Essays (9780674034488):…[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Rise-Fall-Communism-Archie-Brown/dp/0061138797/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8]Amazon.com: The Rise and Fall of Communism (9780061138799): Archie Brown: Books[/ame]


    In fiction, 'Things fall apart' by Chinua Achebe, looks interesting.
     
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    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Battle-Spain-Spanish-Civil-1936-1939/dp/014303765X/[/ame]

    Great read thus far, as all of Beevor's books are.
     
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    i finished "36 hour day" and i am starting "making an exit" both are about dealing with dementia and parents
     
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