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Fire Time | Poul Anderson
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“Am I in love with her? Or is it merely charm that met a longstanding celibacy, like steel meeting flint? I don‘t know. I never will know unless I can see her again. Often.”

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Fire Time | Poul Anderson
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“This Earthside brandy was heady stuff. She warned herself to go slow. Well, not too slow. Moderation in all things, including moderation.”

TuesdayReviews Didn‘t have any brandy, so I had to use bourbon. (edited) 2d
TuesdayReviews Did have a front cover on my book, so I had to use the back cover. 2d
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The evening spin while I dig into The Steal.

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A Fighting Man of Mars | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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Okay, I think this definitively answers the “are the Barsoomians really naked” question.

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Goldfinger | Ian Fleming
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“I don‘t drink tea. I hate it. It‘s mud. Moreover it‘s one of the main reasons for the downfall of the British Empire. Be a good girl and make some coffee.”

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I realized that the uncontrolled spread of new nonfiction hardcovers on my nightstand is even worse than I thought. Justice Harlan, as was his wont, was off doing his own thing and missing from my earlier picture.

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Meditations: A New Translation | Marcus Aurelius, Gregory Hays
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“Then isn‘t it better to do what‘s up to you—like a free man—than to be passively controlled by what isn‘t, like a slave or a beggar?”

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Okay, I need to take a break from buying new nonfiction hardcovers so I can catch up on my reading. The stack on my nightstand is getting out of control. #bookhaul

TuesdayReviews Talk about your uncontrolled spread! 4mo
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Breakfast and a book.

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This week‘s #bookhaul

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“Daddy, let me read you a story. It‘s a real big story!”

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Starlight Enclave: A Novel | R. A. Salvatore
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Latest #ARC. My first Drizzt book in many, many years.

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I enjoyed Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby; Razorblade Tears absolutely blew me away. This is just a tremendous book. It has a killer premise and succeeds entirely in the execution. It works fully from both literary and pulp perspectives.

https://hillbillyhighways.wordpress.com/2021/07/21/country-noir-razorblade-tears...

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The Morality of Law | Lon Luvois Fuller
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“It has been said that most of the world‘s injustices are inflicted, not with the fists, but with the elbows. When we use our fists we use them for a definite purpose, and we are answerable to others and to ourselves for that purpose. Our elbows, we may comfortably suppose, trace a random pattern for which we are not responsible, even though our neighbor may be painfully aware that he is being systematically pushed from his seat.”

TuesdayReviews “A strong commitment to the principles of legality compels a ruler to answer to himself, not only for his fists, but for his elbows as well.” 6mo
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“The CDC did many things. It published learned papers on health crises, after the fact. It managed, very carefully, public perception of itself. But when the shooting started, it leapt into the nearest hole, while others took fire.”

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“The evidence thus far introduced before this committee tends to show that men upon whom fortune had smiled benevolently and who possessed great financial power, great political power, and great governmental power; undertook to nullify the laws of man and the laws of God for the purpose of gaining what history will call a very temporary political advantage.” - NC Senator San Ervin during the Warergate hearings

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Meditations: A New Translation | Marcus Aurelius, Gregory Hays
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“To love my family, truth and justice. It was through him that I . . . conceived of a society of equal laws, governed by equality of status of speech, and of rulers who respect the liberty of their subjects above all else.”
Happy #July4th

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Started my review copy yesterday evening to celebrate surviving a weekend with my toddler while my wife was out of town. Along with a bourbon or two.

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Why We Can't Wait | Martin Luther Jr King
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“When, for decades, you have been able to make a man compromise his manhood by threatening him with cruel and unjust punishment, and when suddenly he turns upon you and says: ‘Punish me. I do not deserve it. But because I do not deserve it, I will accept it so that the world will know that I am right and you are wrong,‘ you hardly know what to do. You feel defeated and secretly ashamed. You know that this man is as good a man as you are.”

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Why We Can't Wait | Martin Luther Jr King
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“Nonviolent direct action did not originate in America, but it found its natural home in this land, where refusal to cooperate with injustice was an ancient and honorable tradition and where Christian forgiveness was written into the minds and hearts of good men.” #Juneteenth

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Why We Can't Wait | Martin Luther Jr King
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Starting this for my #Juneteenth read, along with continuing Ted Gioia‘s magisterial history of the Delta Blues.

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Conan the Rogue | John Maddox Roberts
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I hope nothing important happens this page... #usedbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😱😱😱 8mo
Bookwomble 😫 8mo
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“[T]hanks to the emergence of ‘precision agriculture,‘ chemical use on farms has decreased significantly, not just relative to output but often in absolute terms as well. Fertilizer use on America‘s farms has remained flat for the past four decades while total production was increasing more than 40 percent, and total insecticide use on farms is now more than 80 percent lower than in 1972.”

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“Thieves of private property pass their lives in chains; thieves of public property in riches and luxury.” - Cato the Elder

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Why We Can't Wait | Martin Luther Jr King
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My latest #bookhaul, after a rare trip to Barnes & Noble.

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Drinking a hard cider on this lovely sunny day while I read about a less legal substance.

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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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Evening plans.

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“We are not gonna have an industrial ‘Michael‘, in which it is perceived as tragic that a son fails to succeed his father on an assembly line.”

I wonder if Wendell Berry watched The Wire. (Probably not. He doesn‘t own a television.)

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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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“If Washington was the father of the country and Madison the father of the Constitution, then Alexander Hamilton was surely the father of the American government.”

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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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“If the laws are to be trampled upon with impunity, and a minority is to dictate to the majority, there is an end put at one stroke to republican government” - George Washington

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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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This line from a letter from Angelica to Eliza probably inspired the reference to sharing Hamilton in the musical:

“By my Amiable, you know that I mean your husband, for I love him very much and, if you were as generous as the old Romans, you would lend him to me for a little while.”

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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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It‘s hard for us to fathom today, but at the dawn of our country response to an epidemic became politicized.

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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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Hamilton, who never officially finished college, authored most of the Federalist Papers, served as Secretary of the Treasury, and received honorary doctorates from Columbia, Dartmouth, Princeton, Harvard, and Brown before he turned 40.

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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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Hamilton grasped a basic, fundamental truth about policy:

“Whoever considers the nature of our government with discernment will see that though obstacles and delays will frequently stand in the way of adoption of good measures, yet once adopted, they are likely to be stable and permanent. It will be far more difficult to UNDO than to DO.”

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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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Lin Manuel Miranda left out the flirtatious friendship between Angelica and Jefferson.

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“Trade slowed for winter and wars, and the Dragon Reborn, but it never really stopped, not until nations died.”

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“You have toh towards one another, toh you cannot repay and will not try to, for every woman is always in her first-sisters debt.”

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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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“In the final tally, The Federalist Papers ran to 85 essays, with 51 attributed to Hamilton, 29 to Madison, and only 5 to Jay. Since Hamilton had not reckoned on Jay‘s illness and had expected to include Morris and Duer, he could have never anticipated that he and Madison would write so much in 7 months—some 175,000 words in all. . . . The Federalist ended up running to two volumes of about 600 pages.”

#TheManIsNonStop

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A Theory of Justice | John Rawls
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“Someone who has himself inoculated against a contagious disease helps others as well as himself; and while it may not put him to obtain this protection, it may be worth it to the local community when all advantages are tallied up.”
- Rawls on vaccines and positive externalities

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Political memoirs form a notoriously awful sub genre, but I have high hopes for this one based on reviews, the rural policy focus, and the grisly encounters with meat grinders.

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The Blacktongue Thief | Christopher Buehlman
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You had me at “stag-sized battle ravens.”

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This is the kind of practical advice I am here for.

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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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“Few, if any, other founding fathers opposed slavery more consistently or toiled harder to eradicate it than Hamilton—a fact that belies the historical stereotype that he cared only for the rich and privileged.”

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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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“Blackstone taught Hamilton a reverential enthusiasm for the law itself. . . . Moreover, the law as Blackstone spelled it out resolved once and for all the tension Hamilton felt between liberty and law.” - Forrest McDonald

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Two hours in thickly forested mountains with nothing but the dog and the snow and Wendell Berry as narrated by Nick Offerman for company.

britt_brooke Perfect! 12mo
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Fahrenheit 451, not Brave New World or Handmaid‘s Tale or 1984, is the dystopia most relevant today (ignore all the 1984 references).

https://everydayshouldbetuesday.wordpress.com/2021/01/14/vintage-sf-month-fahren...

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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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“From the First Philippic of Demosthenes, [Hamilton] plucked a passage that summed up his conception of a leader as someone who would not pander to popular whims. ‘As a general marches at the head of his troops,‘ so should wise politicians ‘march at the head of affairs, insomuch that they ought not to wait the event to know what measures to take, but the measures which they have taken ought to produce the event.‘”

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Mood: Wendell Berry and ramble.