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September 2020
reviewed: The Captain's Daughter and Other Stories by Alexander Pushkin
There’s a little sense of dissonance when I read a classic and my response is “huh, okay.” This is especially true when I rea...
The Captain's Daughter: And Other Stories - Alexander Pushkin
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September 2020
reviewed: White Mughals by William Dalrymple
I have a lot of admiration for this author’s Nine Lives, and The Anarchy is highly informative. But this book is supposedly a...
White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India - William Dalrymple
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August 2020
reviewed: Daughters of the Sun by Ira Mukhoty
This is an interesting book about the women related to the Mughal emperors. I wound up disenchanted with it and think that it...
Daughters of the Sun: Empresses, Queens and Begums of the Mughal Empire - Ira Mukhoty
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reviewed: The New One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
I’m not entirely sure how to rate this book. The text is incredibly short: about the length of a magazine article. The takeaw...
The New One Minute Manager - Ken Blanchard, Spencer,  M.D. Johnson
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reviewed: El Norte by Carrie Gibson
This is a very informative book about the Hispanic role in North American history, from the first arrival of the Spanish in t...
El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America - Carrie Gibson
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reviewed: Madame President by Helene Cooper
I picked this book up primarily because I loved the author’s memoir, The House at Sugar Beach, about growing up in Liberia un...
Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - Helene Cooper
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reviewed: Heavy by Kiese Laymon
This is a well-written short memoir about the author’s family, body, and experiences as a black boy and man in America. Kiese...
Heavy: An American Memoir - Kiese Laymon
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July 2020
reviewed: The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
This is a very informative book about a piece of American history that many of us don’t fully understand, even if we think we...
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America - Richard Rothstein