Very thoughtful book, with very compelling ideas presented in calm but strong crystalline prose.
I wish others wrote as clearly or tackled hard ideas so well.
This is a most utilitarian response to the sometime-mean-spririted atheism of other essays. The gist is that we need to foster and embrace a scientific approach to morality and values.
I guess I was younger when I liked this kind of science fiction more than I do now.
This is a political dystopia with a female heroine, with vaguely futuristic implications of mild SF. Technology is developed about 1980 or so and there's no hint of anything for advanced.
I don't think I'll be reading anymore Howey, but this was enjoyable enough.
My 1st Whispersync book. Worked !great!
I lived through this era (young, but present & alert) and didn't know lots of what the Pentagon Papers were about, and what their attempted suppression led to. Very impressive narrative of an individual's self-endangerment for an intentional & noble purpose.
Free book, so interesting to experiment with
When you have a lifetime appointment to one of the most powerful offices in the country, it's easy to feel, well, pretty darn cock-sure (especially when your point-of-view is in the majority).
Despite that, his speech was much less from a bully than the quotes we find in the media (re: Bush v Gore: “Get over it
Sure, esp for free!
The very long prelude is persuasive that there's not much known for sure about Shakespeare... and then goes into absurdly tiny detail about the supposed life he led.
I couldn't force myself to continue... but based on my prior enjoyment of Bryson's OTHER work, I would still try another of his books without concern.
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