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Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 by Anne Applebaum
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956

Joel Corcoran, January 1, 2013

I stumbled across this book while browsing for histories of the Soviet Union, and I've found it to be one of the best history books I've ever read. Period. Applebaum provides a comprehensive overview of how the Iron Curtain arose in the midst of post-WWII Europe, without being dry or disjointed. She's a pleasure to read, she takes time to tie disparate thoughts together into some sort of sensible framework, and presents a very thoughtful and descriptive overview of the events that started the Cold War. I'd recommend this book for anyone interested in the Soviet Era or modern European history in general.
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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One

Joel Corcoran, January 1, 2012

Probably the best science fiction novel I've read in a few years. Well-paced, well written, inventive and imaginative. One of the very few books I've read in the past year that completely captivated my attention to the point that I lost track of time.
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