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Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books – The New York Times

“Not since Lincoln has there been a president as fundamentally shaped — in his life, convictions and outlook on the world — by reading and writing as Barack Obama. Last Friday, seven days before his departure from the White House, … Continue reading

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Maureen Dowd on the movie “Selma.”

Originally posted on InconvenientNews.Net:
Thank you, Maureen Dowd, for helping to set the record strait on the movie “Selma.” She wrote: “I loved the movie and find the Oscar snub of its dazzling actors repugnant. But the director’s talent…

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This remarkable story of Laura Hillenbrand working while house bound,….

David Lindsay 4 mins · This remarkable story of Laura Hillenbrand working while house bound, reminds me of Francis Parkman, another famous historian, who wrote books like the Oregon Trail as a blind man in a garret in Massachusetts. The … Continue reading

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Shui Hu Zhuan, or Water Margin or All Men Are Brothers

I just finished reading all 1279 pages of Shui Hu Zhuan, or Water Margin or All Men Are Brothers, translated by Pearl Buck, it is one of the four most famous Chinese novels from the 1400’s. It is the stories … Continue reading

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