.....Nate Silver is the wunderkind who burst onto the scene with his blog that supplied intellectual elbow grease to issues of probability analysis . In his new book he wanders like a modern day Socrates searching for those with true wisdom . And he finds it--among modest , hardworking , humble folks across an array of industries and government institutions . A wonderful read.
Matthiessen is the Master who paints with words and reveals an aspect of life that others
only experience when their eyes absorb that gulp of truth so clearly their heart will never be the same .
It is the story of a 1996 gathering of people at Auschwitz. They had come together to pry, meditate,
and contemplate on a deep lever the horrors that had transpired in this place.
The way everything is explained is so in depth and easy to understand. I look forward to implementing all the knowledge I have leaned from this outstanding book.
I had known the basic story of the Dreyfus affair for a long time. Harris has the wonderful skill of being able to tell this very complex and long story very effectively by following the path of one of the key players. His characters are real and one sees them quite intimately - in particular the hero of the story, Colonel Picquart.
The Invention of Wings:
We'll researched and well written. No idea how much fact was behind it til the afterward. We'll done! Enjoyed it.
I would have never read this book had it not been for the advice from someone I admire greatly. It was highly recommended as a spiritual experience....so I tried it.
This book is a wonderful combination of up-to-date research on the mind and and plausible speculation on what the future might hold. Pills to make you smarter?
Teleportation? Memory erasure treatments? Automatic translation as people speak? Mind-reading computers? You'll learn just how close researchers are to making these things reality.
I'm a reader, not a writer...I don't think I can do this book justice with a review. I'll just cut to the chase and say I loved it!
John Grisham has delivered a book that keeps you up all night reading. I was captivated from the first page till the last page! Hard time putting it down just like all of his others.
This is one of the BEST books I have read in a long time. One so compelling and transcending that it had me thinking about the book long after it's finish. It is a scope of writing that encompasses so much it's sometimes hard to wrap your head around everything. It is the human condition incarnate.
Powerful book, and must have been a difficult process to put the pen to the paper, I could not put it down. And now I can't stop thinking about it.
I read many books each month, but this one will stay with me for quite some time.
It made me at once ashamed to be a man, to be connected in any way to the perpetrators of such evil,
and also to be buoyed as a part of the human crowd who do such amazing, heartfelt work, my respect doubled for Amanda. What a beautiful soul.
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