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    Enough politics. How about a Book thread!

    I'm Currently enjoying.
    Beneath a Scarlet Sky. Really awesome book so far!
    https://marksullivanbooks.com/beneath-a-scarlet-sky/

    And have this one in the queue. I'm pretty excited to get to this one based on the reviews.
    Hillbilly Elegy.
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...illy-elegylegy.

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    I'm currently reading "Einstein: His Life and Universe" by Walter Isaacson. Very good thus far!

    https://www.amazon.com/Einstein-Life.../dp/0743264746

    I just finished up a few paleoanthropology books that nobody else here is interested in. Other than that I've been reading some first hand account novels of the air war over Vietnam.

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    I recently read "Hillbilly Elegy." I highly recommend it. Great book--a young man's memoir of growing up in a dying Ohio factory town in a dysfunctional family that has strong roots in eastern Kentucky. You wouldn't think it would be that interesting but I couldn't put it down. For the most part he's harsh on the hill billy Scots-Irish culture he grew up in but he also illustrates some of the positives of that culture, especially the family clan aspect. While my experience is nothing like the author's it struck a personal cord with me.

    Currently reading Ron Chernow's "Hamilton." I'm not that far into it but so far it is excellent.

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    Reading Patrick McManus. It's nice to laugh at the humour with all the doom and gloom around nowadays..

    Mike
    My new goal in life is to become an Alter Kaker...

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    If anyone has recommendations for popular science books I would appreciate it. It’s mostly what I read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn C. View Post
    If anyone has recommendations for popular science books I would appreciate it. It’s mostly what I read.
    The Disappearing Spoon

    https://www.amazon.com/Disappearing-.../dp/0316051632

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    I bought Berlin Noir after reading a review of Kerr's latest in the series either in the Times or the New Yorker. After finishing the first two novels I'm hooked and will work my way through the rest of the series.

    https://www.amazon.com/Berlin-Noir-V.../dp/0140231706

    Sherb bait: Speaking of the New Yorker, the Halloween issue, the one with Trump as evil clown on the cover has an engrossing long form article on the opioid epidemic, Perdue Pharmaceuticals and the Sackler family and an interesting essay/review of several books released for the 500th anniversary of Luther's 95 Theses.

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/30
    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.

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    The Wheel of Time. 11104 pages. Fantasy Messiah story. So far, it's pretty, but I'm only on page 3722.

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    John le Carre', A Legacy of Spies

    It's kind of a sequel to The Spy Who Came in From the Cold. Basically, what would the actions taken by MI6 as the Berlin Wall came to be look like to politicians and legal courts today.

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