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Original Essays | July 22, 2014

Nick Harkaway: IMG The Florist-Assassins



The three men lit up in my mind's eye, with footnotes. They were converging on me — and on the object I was carrying — in a way that had... Continue »
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The World Since 1945 by T E Vadney
The World Since 1945

DANE, July 20, 2014

A true example of big things in small packages. This isn't a new book so you won't find events from the past 20 years in it BUT if you're wanting to get up to speed on 20th century history in general, look no further. "The World Since 1945" is incredibly well-researched and unlike most history books, it doesn't focus on only North America and Europe. Instead, it reviews key historic events from all over the world. The fact the book is still being used by university professors today shows what a quality piece of work it is.
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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion (Vintage) by Jonathan Haidt
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion (Vintage)

DANE, July 19, 2014

Extremely thought-provoking and ultimately very satisfying. If you're anything like me you just feel certain you have it right and those on the opposite end of the political spectrum have it wrong. You're probably also extremely frustrated that they can't see reality for what it is. Well, this book will ease that frustration and help you understand WHY people at the two extremes feel and think so differently. If you're anything like me, you'll have a major "ah-ha" moment!
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You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourse by David Mcraney
You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourse

DANE, July 14, 2014

"You Are Not So Smart" should be on everyone's bookshelf! But not just sitting on the shelf ... scanned on a regular basis in order to constantly remind ourselves that we're not very good at making decisions. We almost always think that our decisions are good ones but the fallacies and biases explained here will make you think again. In short, easy-to-read sections, David McRaney lays out over 40 problems we all face when making decisions. Chances are, you'll grudgingly admit that you can think of examples in your own life for each of them.
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Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune

DANE, July 13, 2014

If you're fascinated by eccentic characters or extraordinary family fortunes, then this will be a must-read. I'd never heard of the Clark family until this but apparently, they were right up there with the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers. A string of empty mansions across the country led the author to investigate this surprising story and the result is a wonderful page-turner. Huguette's 100+ years will leave you shaking your head in disbelief.
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The Oldest Living Things in the World by Rachel Sussman
The Oldest Living Things in the World

DANE, July 12, 2014

A gorgeous piece of work. Rachel Sussman takes the reader around the world on a tour of the planet's oldest organisms. Utterly mind-blowing - lifespans that go into the thousands of years! A fantastic way to put some perspective into your life!!
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