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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

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The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power by Max Boot
The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power

jpr1492, January 18, 2013

This isn’t a bad read provided it isn’t the first book on American History you’ve ever opened. It makes a passable supplement to any general history text because it deals with many “small wars” or “interventions” that are rarely dealt with in other books. Even for the avid reader of military history, The Savage Wars of Peace will have something new to add. The only issue is that you have to remember that the author, Max Boot, was once the editorial features editor at the Wall Street Journal, so the book definitely has a bit of a political slant. For example, it surprised me to learn of the many “positive contributions” that come about due to a U.S. occupation: improved sanitation, less government corruption, a well-organized police force and so on. In fact, at one point I was sure the author was going to mention how, whenever the United States invades somewhere, it’s guaranteed that the trains will run on time.
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Sophie's Choice by William Styron
Sophie's Choice

jpr1492, March 23, 2011

A brilliantly told story of immense poetic depth and dramatic tragedy, Sophie’s Choice is more than just a tale of one person’s guilt over surviving humanity’s darkest moment. This novel not only deals with the horrors of Auschwitz but it also stares into the soul America after WW II. It touches upon insanity and drug abuse, unrequited love and tumultuous friendship, and even the sexual mores of a nation headed toward the puritanical 1950s. Honest, unblinking, even breathtaking, it’s without a doubt one of the best books I’ve ever come across.
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Sophie's Choice by William Styron
Sophie's Choice

jpr1492, March 23, 2011

A brilliantly told story of immense poetic depth and dramatic tragedy, Sophie’s Choice is more than just a tale of one person’s guilt over surviving humanity’s darkest moment. This novel not only deals with the horrors of Auschwitz but it also stares into the soul America after WW II. It touches upon insanity and drug abuse, unrequited love and tumultuous friendship, and even the sexual mores of a nation headed toward the puritanical 1950s. Honest, unblinking, even breathtaking, it’s without a doubt one of the best books I’ve ever come across.
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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (the Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race by Jon Stewart
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (the Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race

jpr1492, January 3, 2011

The best fake textbook by fake journalists that I’ve ever fake read!
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This Body of Death: An Inspector Lynley Novel by Elizabeth George
This Body of Death: An Inspector Lynley Novel

jpr1492, January 2, 2011

After reading the last Inspector Lynley book I was so excited to get this one that I couldn’t even wait for the paperback. I’m glad I did because it was more than worth it! The 16th in this series is by far the best and the writing just keeps getting better. Ideal for those snow-filled weekends when there’s nothing to do but sip a cup of coffee, listen to the cars slide down the hill and lose yourself in a great mystery.
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