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Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Never Let Me Go

Kate, August 18, 2007

I will never forget the first sentence. "My name is Kathy H. and I'm a carer." When the import of her last initial hit me later, I cried. The story is deeply poignant to the point of aching. Kathie holds her pillow as the baby she will never have, imagining herself singing "Never let me go," but right there is the unadmitted wish to be someone's baby herself. Unloved, she can still love. These tragic orphans have only each other and are able even in their stunted, deformed lives, to love each other. Their solitary, brave humanity makes us love and pity them and the lonely, brave core in all of us.
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Rowing Faster by Volker (edt) Nolte
Rowing Faster

Kate, March 18, 2007

An excellent resource for technique, nutrition, and motivation. The wide range of writers lends a balance and authority that any one author cannot achieve.
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Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia by Janet Wallach
Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia

Kate, May 3, 2006

"Desert Queen" is the most fascinating book I have ever read, and after reading it several times, I can't wait to start again. Janet Wallach paints a portrait of a larger-than-life figure, a woman who is a mountaineer, heiress, adventurer, linguist, politician, author, translator, government agent, student, and woman in one. Her life was so fantastic, it's often hard as a reader to remember that Gertrude Bell was an actual person. Although Bell lead a charmed life, she was human and her life less than perfect at times. Her extraordinary life, however, makes her death more tragic.

"Desert Queen" is also inspiring. Gertrude Bell was a woman before her time; the fearless way she lead her life is a timeless example for all.
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