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Re: Non fiction books that have stuck with you
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2017, 09:59:50 PM »
I haven't read ALL of it, cos there's just so much to go through, but Christopher Hitchens 'Arguably' is a very good read. Just makes sure, like with everything Hitchens wrote, you have a dictionary handy :)

Also, being a huge Leonard Bernstein fan, his biography by Humphrey Burton is an interesting read - I say interesting, because it's well known Burton admired Lenny, so the 'bad times/stuff' is played down or glossed over.
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« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2017, 10:53:57 PM »
Books by Carl Sagan, John Gribbin, Stephen Hawking and George Carlin.  ;D
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« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2017, 11:09:21 PM »
Books by Carl Sagan, John Gribbin, Stephen Hawking and George Carlin.  ;D

I didn't know Carlin had written any books :O How did I not know this?
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« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2017, 10:49:02 AM »
I didn't know Carlin had written any books :O How did I not know this?

Yep, and his books are on amazon, mostly hardcover or paperback. A few might be on kindle.
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« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2017, 06:12:53 PM »
Yep, and his books are on amazon, mostly hardcover or paperback. A few might be on kindle.

I need to check these out. ASAP
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« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2017, 03:21:48 AM »
Bravo Two Zero, although ironically everyone that is still alive seems to have a different version of what happened. Thus proving that non-fiction is only as subjective as the writer.

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Re: Non fiction books that have stuck with you
« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2017, 07:33:36 PM »
They Mystery of Capital, Outliers, How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog, Naked Economics, Drive by Daniel Pink, Wrong by David Freedman, Overtreated, Wild Swans, The Soong Dynasty and Dragon Lady by Sterling Seagrave, Hillbilly Elegy, Born Fighting ...

There was a terrific book I read on dying a while back. I gave it away, and now can't remember the name of it. It was so important though ... although it unfortunately doesn't give you much faith in the medical establishment in the United States treating us humanely.


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« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2017, 04:08:31 AM »

There was a terrific book I read on dying a while back. I gave it away, and now can't remember the name of it. It was so important though ... although it unfortunately doesn't give you much faith in the medical establishment in the United States treating us humanely.

Would the book be _Being Mortal_ by Atul Gawande by chance?

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« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2017, 10:48:03 AM »
Gods, Graves, and Scholars by C.W. Ceram. It was the first book on archaeology that I ever read. I've read many more since, but this is the one that sticks in my mind.


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« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2017, 03:32:18 AM »
It might be a cliche but, "The Art Of War", Sun Tzu. So much applicable information.

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« Reply #36 on: August 30, 2017, 06:49:43 PM »
'Age of Anger' by Pankaj Mishra. Mishra makes quite questionable (sometimes downright radical) arguments, but it was an incredibly thought provoking read nonetheless.

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Re: Non fiction books that have stuck with you
« Reply #37 on: September 01, 2017, 05:34:23 PM »
Last year, I read Mafia Son. It followed a true story of a son who chose to take on his father's prison sentence after being involved with the Mafia for decades. It was a really shocking book, and I recommended it to my friends who are also non-fiction fans. It really makes you think about how far we'll go for family.

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Re: Non fiction books that have stuck with you
« Reply #38 on: September 02, 2017, 09:34:43 PM »
Albion's Seed, by David Hackett Fischer

Yeager, by Chuck Yeager

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber, by Julian Rubenstein
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