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Interviews | March 17, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Peter Stark: The Powells.com Interview

Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
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Legends of the Samurai by Hiroaki Sato
Legends of the Samurai

commercial_address, April 20, 2012

An exciting selection of tales spanning over two millenia of Japanese history. More than a collection of wars and battles (though there is plenty of that for the reader who seeks it), Legends of the Samurai explores the culture and philosophy that informed Japan's tumultuous warrior eras. The book is a great introduction to Japanese history and just plain great reading for anyone.
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

commercial_address, June 6, 2011

The story of Thompson's surreal odyssey is philosophical reflection, paranoid fantasy, societal commentary, and slapstick comedy all rolled into one. Perhaps Fear and Loathing's most attractive quality is the visceral appeal of a story in which the protagonists cast off every form of legal and societal restraint and yet somehow get away with it.
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Dangerous to Man

commercial_address, April 21, 2011

The focus is on conservation as adventurer Roger Caras separates wildlife myth from reality. Thoroughly researched, with full scientific rigor, but also entertaining.
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Young Stalin by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Young Stalin

commercial_address, March 4, 2011

In this prequel to 'Court of the Red Tsar', master historian Simon Montefiore reveals the little-known story of Josef Stalin's harsh and often brutal formative years. The level of research is truly impressive: The author has overcome not only the barrier of time, but also Stalin's own efforts to conceal his past. We behold an intelligent child, hardened by the sordid and corrupt conditions of Tsarist Georgia who progresses in turn from street thug to seminarian, prisoner, bank robber, revolutionary, finally emerging as the man poised to become the undisputed leader of the Soviet Union. A book highly recommended for any student of twentieth century history and a brilliant success for Montefiore.
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Der Tiger by John Vaillant
Der Tiger

commercial_address, February 25, 2011

Not just a harangue on conservation: A story that comprehends both the adventure and tragedy of life in Russia's Far East. The Tiger is a glimpse into a world that few are aware of an still fewer will ever experience.

Sehr interessant, aber auch etwas tragisch.
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