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Trace

Trace

Joined June 2016

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Easy to see why this masterpiece won a Pulitzer.

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Mehso-so

Appreciated a lot of the historical examples as well as the author‘s opinions and holistic view. The book lost steam about halfway into it but then recovered.

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Pickpick

Key takeaway was that Hillary Clinton was the most corrupt figure of the book yet she isn‘t on the cover. Book peeled back some of her behavior during Whitewater that was later overshadowed by her husbands behavior with Monica Lewinsky.

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The Reckoning: A Novel | John Grisham
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One of the author‘s more haunting novels that spans from the Philippines to Mississippi. Definitely a fresh slew of character types and can argue their are two protagonists.

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Not a big Greek mythology guy but this was entertaining and the protagonist is an intense character.

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You may not know anything about rowing but you will be intrigued after you read this book.

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Mehso-so

Author‘s partisanship and unfounded claims in the last chapter unraveled an otherwise excellent book about a history of North America that has largely been ignored.

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Mehso-so

Think I have to read it again but definitely some good food for thought.

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Pickpick

The attack on copyright is no different than the attack on property rights by the entitled.

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So descriptive you think your patrolling in Sangin as you read. Great transitions from tactical level fighting to critiques of national policy.

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Will shatter all misconceptions about the Emperors involvement in Japan‘s actions leading up to and during WWII.

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Vox | Christina Dalcher
Panpan

Started out with a compelling narrative but ended up quite anticlimactic and the narrative wasn‘t filled in well. Was a lot of questions and gaps at the end.

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The Rooster Bar | John Grisham
Mehso-so

Definitely a unique plot but not as thrilling or interesting as the standard Grisham story.

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Bruce Lee: A Life | Matthew Polly
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Will smash any misconceptions about the martial artists life (movie “Dragon” is way off). Even if you‘re not interested in martial arts this will interest you. You‘ll find Hollywood history from Steve McQueen to Elvis interfaced in the biography.

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Pickpick

Book follows the typical demeanor and values of his other works protagonists. There are a lot of references to current events in France and the political climate.

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Standard work from Helprin that ties everything together as the stories unfold. Was wondering what all of the coffee talk was about and as usual the eventual revelation was astounding.

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Mehso-so

Will make you rethink training and hydration for example but the author tends to hedge his opinions on the research.

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Pickpick

At first it felt like I was reading the same story just from a different author but it came together really well in terms of covering the reunion of Axl, Duff, and Slash. There was also a lot more input from the bands former managers.

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Panpan

I‘m a big Josh Hamilton fan but felt there should have been more baseball in the book and that he wasn‘t completely honest about his upbringing.

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The author‘s sense of humor turned what I thought would be a dry portrayal of Nike into a heartwarming inspiring story.

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The Closer | Mariano Rivera
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Appreciated the honest insight into moments we were all wondering what was going on inside the author‘s mind.

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Bailedbailed

Stopped half way into it due to the author later admitting to doping. However, did enjoy reading about Mr Landis‘ early career and upbringing.

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Jeter Unfiltered | Anthony Bozza, Derek Jeter
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Mehso-so

Quick peak into his last season and some neat fans. Die hard fans of him and the Yankees would probably enjoy it more than I did.

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Life or Debt | Stacy Johnson
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Nothing revolutionary here but always a good refresher. Unfortunately there was a lot of filler chapters.

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Why We Want You to Be Rich: Two Men - One Message | Robert T. Kiyosaki, Donald Trump
Panpan

Not a strong performance from these two compared to their other works respectively. A lot of the material was review from previous works.

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Pickpick

Really wish I read this book a long time ago. More so for personal relationships, not professional.

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The Millionaire Real Estate Investor | Gary Keller, Jay Papasan, Dave Jenks
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Some very good principles and guidelines while not overly complicated if you‘re new to the business or just curious about possible investments in your future.

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The Mars Room: A Novel | Rachel Kushner
Mehso-so

Felt the book could have spent more time on the backstories. The characters were interesting though.

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Definitely lives up to the hype and some great advice if you‘re looking to get out of the rat race. Pay yourself first!!!!!

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Managing Oneself | Peter Ferdinand Drucker
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Quick short read that will make you question your career path and if you are using your strengths properly.

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Trace Definitely worth it! Probably be done with the read in no more than 45 minutes. 1y
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The Book of Joan: A Novel | Lidia Yuknavitch
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Author didn‘t develop the characters enough as the story progressed. Almost as if the book needs a prequel to comprehend the current state of affairs.

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This was a trip down memory lane harking back to college. Good insight into the minds of economists and how they fail to predict human behavior.

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This short read is not just for aspiring writers. If you‘re stuck in a rut in any aspect of life this can help find some perspectives and get you to start doing the things you want to do in your life.

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Highly recommended if you want to better understand how firms target you in their advertising, lending, and hiring efforts.

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Author came across as narcissistic and half of the book is quotes from his friends and family stroking his ego. The positive aspect was the insight on Hincapie‘s time on teams different than US Postal.

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Mehso-so

Was interesting but kind of lost me a little when a ton of information about Lance Armstrong was taken out of his books. This book also makes it appear that Lance was doping less than others which is not what most folks think happened.

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Details about the race or actual cycling were lacking.

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Mehso-so

Not much for groundbreaking new stuff however good to see different viewpoints and approaches to dealing with setbacks.

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Quick read. Covers the rise and decline of Islam with focus on military, political, science, economic, and cultural aspects.

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An interesting take on just how informative big data is and the fallacies of reliance on surveys and polling.

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Camino Island | John Grisham
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Book collectors will love this story especially if they read Fitzgerald.

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Hammer of the Gods | Stephen Davis
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Epic rock and roll book that for once focuses on the music instead of the groupies and drugs. You'll learn there's more to Led Zeppelin than a quick rise to stardom, drug abuse, and the death of their drummer before it all ended.

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There are countless Babe Ruth books out there but this one does the best at covering his childhood. Almost unfathomable to think this guy could party so hard and hit so well. He changed the way the game was played. Imaging what he could have done with proper nutrition and working out.

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Best cycling book I've read in a while and probably the most objective inside look at Lance Armstrong you can find.

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Rise to Rebellion | Jeff Shaara
Mehso-so

Was expecting more detail on the battles and for a Shaara book the depth of the characters was a little behind compared to his other works.

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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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Chernow continues to dominate biographies. If you think today's political discourse is troubling it pales in comparison to the first three presidencies of America.

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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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Need to get to work on this beast. So far it's on par with the author's Washington biography.

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Pickpick

Loved the job the author did on multiple point of views from the characters. True thriller that will keep you guessing until the last few pages.

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When you're stuck at work on a Sunday.

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Finally a book that suits my outlook on life.