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Midnight in the Garden of Lust, by Roger Paulding

Midnight in the Garden of Lust, by Roger Paulding

This is the first novel by Roger Paulding in the Miss Starlight murder mystery series. The dialogue is sharp and the description arresting and Paulding’s terse style comes through with the creative precision of a tropical hot-house, making for ... Read On

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When Money Dies, by Adam Fergusson

When Money Dies, by Adam Fergusson

The prevailing view of the cause of the hyper-inflation which Germany experienced under the Weimar Republic between 1919 and 1924 is that it resulted from the republicans’ attempt to lessen the burden of reparations imposed by the Versailles Tr... Read On

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The Army of the Potomac: A Stillness at Appomattox, by Bruce Catton

The Army of the Potomac: A Stillness at Appomattox, by Bruce Catton

Written by the doyen of Civil War historians, this is the final work in a series of ground-breaking narratives on the emergence of the Union Army from virtually nothing in the crucible of unexpected war. With a deft hand, he traces the evolution of t... Read On

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The Course of Empire: A history of three centuries in which a new race engulfed a continent

The Course of Empire: A history of three centuries in which a new race engulfed a continent

A glittering tome replete with fire and fancy. Historian DeVoto details the inundation of North America by Europeans and the tearing of the veil of ignorance that lay over the continent of mystery coming gradually to realize that it is not an extensi... Read On

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Crossing Over: The Stories Behind the Stories, by John Edward

Crossing Over: The Stories Behind the Stories, by John Edward

This is a self-revealing work by a man who believes he possesses a special ability to communicate with the spirits of deceased persons. While by definition, the ability of psychics cannot be proven or disproven, Edward’s book is clearly straigh... Read On

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The Dark Genius of Wall Street: the Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould, King of the Robber Barons

The Dark Genius of Wall Street: the Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould, King of the Robber Barons

An intriguing analysis of the most successful of Wall Street speculators. Though the favorite whipping-boy of Progressives and a prominent symbol of the wastefulness and harm caused by the unregulated stock-market speculation of the post-Civil War er... Read On

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The Death of Common Sense

The Death of Common Sense

Once upon a time, a wise king ruled a wondrous land called NewDeal. He wielded power with efficiency and cut through wasteful red tape by giving all of his workers the discretion to make decisions without fearing for their jobs. Then along came a bad... Read On

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The Disuniting of America: Reflections on a Multicultural Society

The Disuniting of America: Reflections on a Multicultural Society

What’s most surprising about this book is, first, its belated recognition of a trend that had been proceeding apace for decades when this book was written in 1990, and second, the author’s failure to see the implications of his conclusions for the im... Read On

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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

Upton Sinclair is alive and well, reborn as Eric Schlosser. In Fast Food Nation, Schlosser has unleashed a powerful assault on the American meat-packing industry and its avenues of transmission of its oft-tainted products to the American consumer—pri... Read On

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Diamond: The History of a Cold-Blooded Love Affair

Diamond: The History of a Cold-Blooded Love Affair

An in-depth chronicle of the inner workings of the international diamond trade. Necessarily, since two-thirds of the trade was until recently controlled by De Beers Consolidated Mines, this book is at the same time the story of the rise of the South ... Read On

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