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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson

I read a lot of Clive Cussler, and similar thrillers that often involve disasters at sea, and reading this book, a non-fiction account of a real disaster that was at least as dramatic and terrible as what goes on in … Continue reading

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A Book A Day #6 – Holidays in Hell, by O’Rourke

Holidays in Hell, by P.J. O’Rourke Today’s book is inspired by all the interesting tales that have come out of the Sochi Olympics this season, all the poor accommodations, sketchy environmental and social policies, and underhanded political dealings. Holidays in … Continue reading

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A Book A Day #5 – Joseph Altsheler’s Civil War series

Here are a few gems from one of my favorite sites on the Internet, Project Gutenberg. This site provides tens of thousands of free texts, including historical documents, classic fiction, philosophy, and lots more. I try to read at least … Continue reading

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