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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition by Jared Diamond
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition

mauney_mom, November 11, 2011

In his book, Diamond reviews societies that have failed like the Maya, Easter Island, and the Vikings. His theory that there are five points to a civilization collapsing is very interesting and he provides strong evidence to support his theory. He also looks at societies that are in danger of collapse, his views on China and Australia are eye-opening. Diamond's five points are very different from theories published by scholars such as Joseph Tainter in his "Complex society" but he provides the reader with enough data to make up our own minds as to what we think. This is a must read for anyone interested in where the United States will be in the future...and every politician who thinks they know how to solve our countries problems without having a clue what those problems are. Diamond's five points of civilization collapse can be applied to societies throughout history some have collapsed and some saw their problems and fixed them. With the trouble that is going on in Greece and Wall Street and Italy Diamond's theories become more valid.
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Honeymoon with My Brother: A Memoir by Franz Wisner
Honeymoon with My Brother: A Memoir

mauney_mom, April 27, 2007

This is a very uplifting book about two brothers who grew up and apart and decide to reclaim their relationship after one's fiancee' canceled their wedding just days before the wedding. Franz and his brother Kurt take a journey in this book that is absolutely inspirational for people who need to reconnect with lost loved ones. I recommended this book to several people who also enjoyed it. I think that anyone who reads this book will take away a feeling of hope and enjoyment.
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