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Berryfan

Joined October 2018

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Sea Runners | Ivan Doig
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Very engaging work. The characters, action and dialogue are quite compelling. Not for everyone, there is no romance, but as a story of men surviving in extreme circumstances, it is top notch!

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Really extraordinary book. I can‘t say that I always agreed with every conclusion but the amount of research information provided was wonderful. If you like social psychology, read this book!

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Really good history of an extraordinarily turbulent time in Germany. I had some knowledge of the period but the scope and detail provided here was eye-opening.

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Defiant Unto Death | David Gilman
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Well paced historical fiction. Set in the period after Crecy, Gilman does an excellent job of recreating the period. The characters are distinct and developed. If you like a medieval action work, this is a great choice.

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There was a lot of interesting information in this book but the author is so relentlessly self-righteous that one develops sympathy for El Chapo! He doesn‘t deal with some of the obvious contradictions in his arguments but he is very knowledgeable. I had hoped for better.

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Although this book has some jarring editing issues, the story is so interesting that the reader is carried along. It is about a team of geriatrics who carry out the biggest bank heist in English history. The author was a reporter on the case and has some difficulty in telling the story because he wants to tell everyone‘s story and it bogs down the narrative. However, the story of the heist is so compelling that it overcomes these problems.

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Brilliant, absolutely brilliant! Informative, enlightening, and eminently readable. If you have the slightest passing interest in dinosaurs, READ THIS BOOK! It is a very very accessible masterpiece

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I really enjoyed this book. Very interesting use of a variety of mythologies while emphasizing their universality. Exciting, well-paced, and celebrating the Trickster god (whom I‘ve often had difficulty empathizing with). Wonderful fantasy in a real setting.

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An excellent survey of the various plagues which swept through the Roman and late Roman empires. It also reflects the ways that climate change acted upon the empire both apart from and in concert with epidemics and pandemics. I am very well acquainted with this period of history and found a lot of new and interesting information in this book.

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An excellent argument for the long term beneficial effects of empire. Morris makes the argument that empires dramatically reduce violence and raise wealth. His historical research is flawless but there is significant glossing over of the horrific cost of creating an empire.

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Wonderful book both about a series of murders but also how the failures of the investigation and prosecution sparked the creation of federal law enforcement. The author illuminates a time and place of Native wealth and success and the extraordinary violent racist reaction. This book works on every level.

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Excellent true crime with the added bonus of following the author as became more interested and more involved in the case. It was so powerfully told that I was terrified of this killer despite living thousands of miles away!

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I really enjoyed this analysis both of the obvious importance in the distant past but showing its current relevance. For a history of this vital trade route, this book cannot be beat. It‘s also very well written.

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Another excellent book by Larson. Engaging and honest with characteristic charm. The story revolves around the US ambassador to Nazi Germany in the early days of the regime. Just as interesting are the players revolving around his adult daughter as she gets involved with Soviet agent, American writers like Carl Sandburg, German writers like Thomas Mann and even has an ongoing affair with the head of the Gestapo! Read the whole book in 3 days.

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Panpan

Some interesting background on some of the Angels as well as the end of their story but overall quite disappointing. Read the Thompson book instead (although this book has Bargers position on Thompson which is informative).

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Champlain's Dream | David Hackett Fischer
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A wonderful history of a great person. A huge book which can seem intimidating but a very worthwhile read. Champlain had a vision of respect and equality in dealing with relations between European and First Nations. He made a lifelong commitment to dealing with the First Nations that was neither fearful nor exploitative.

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Quite an interesting book. It dealt with the issues adult children have in dealing with aged parents making foolish decisions. Certainly has some humour but more serious than comic.