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Ecotopia Emerging by Ernest Callenbach
Ecotopia Emerging

C01DEMP, October 21, 2014

This has been a life changing book for me and remains so even though I first read it
nearly a quarter century ago. The book details the actions and ultimate results from
'a small group of thoughtful committed citizens...' (thank you Margaret Mead ) who set out
to change their world and succeed. Many of the selfish deeds of ruthless corporate entites
read like stories in today's newspaper--even years later. Before Quinn's Ishmael and
concepts from Permaculture to Biodynamic Farming to 'Off the grid living,' and James Howard
Kunstler's World Made By Hand (and The Long Emergency amongst his other writings), Callenbach
seems to have seen the crisis coming. True, the dimensions and specifics of the crises
we are now confronting are somewhat different than those described in Ecotopia Emerging.
The ten points of what was (alas, given current usage!) christened 'The Survivalist Party,'
the 'No More,s' are just as valid as means of enhancing all life, humans included, as they
were in 1981, perhaps even more so. If you read this book, you will find yourself asking
some serious questions and the answers you discover to your questions may well change your
life dramatically and forever.
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Wicked Bronze Ambition (Garrett, P.I.) by Glen Cook
Wicked Bronze Ambition (Garrett, P.I.)

C01DEMP, December 12, 2012

Your present description is directly from the back cover of
GILDED LATTEN BONES ! GLB is a great book and I fell in
love with Strafa Algarda immediately which is why I am eagerly
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I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941 (I Will Bear Witness #01) by Victor Klemperer
I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941 (I Will Bear Witness #01)

C01DEMP, January 22, 2012

For years we have been told that the Holocaust was conducted by
the Nazi's and largely unknown. This book should change that:
The German people knew.
This book is a reflection on day-to-day life in a very paranoid
police state by a man in imminent danger of being sent to one of
the Death Camps himself. Yet, the author was a scholar, an historian
by discipline and profession. In consequence, he often writes
objectively, even dispassionately as a scholar would. For someone
seeking to comprehend the German Tragedy and the Holocaust, this
book is essential.
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Killing the Cranes: A Reporter's Journey Through Three Decades of War in Afghanistan by Edward Girardet
Killing the Cranes: A Reporter's Journey Through Three Decades of War in Afghanistan

C01DEMP, January 1, 2012

Afghanistan is a confused and confusing place, certainly among the reasons we have so little understanding of the people. Girardet brings to his writing some 30 years of experience as a journalist dealing with news of Afghanistan.
Killing The Cranes is a revealing book, not so much with regard to what we (the U. S. and ISAF troops) have done, but
much more on what we do not know! In many regards, this book makes a nice complement to Rory Stewart's The
Places In Between. Perhaps if more of our country's leaders read it, Killing The Cranes may lead to a better understanding of Afghanistan and a more earnest attempt to honor the wishes of the Afghan peoples, despite the many
different ethnic groups and tribes who lives in that far-off country.
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