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The Lonely Sea: Collected Short Stories
Alistair MacLean
Her Benny
Silas K. Hocking
Vedere din Parfumerie
Silvia Kerim
Mysticism and Logic (Western Philosophy)
Bertrand Russell
The Analects of Confucious
Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking
William James
Does Anything Eat Wasps?: And 101 Other Unsettling, Witty Answers to Questions You Never Thought You Wanted to Ask
New Scientists Books Staff, New Scientist
Mutual Aid
Pyotr Kropotkin
City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
Olivia Fraser, William Dalrymple
The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Ireland Unhinged: Encounters with a Wildly Changing Country

Ireland Unhinged: Encounters with a Wildly Changing Country - David Monagan Nearly tossed because his social politics seem awry, but not sure his book deserves the low average rating. He is writing from a Catholic viewpoint about an outdated financial crisis. But the main problem is, the book's challenging mix of gritty details, profiles and magazine pieces. Far more informative, less self-involved than Bryson, it still misses Ireland's mystery. As a Swedish immigrant says to him, Ireland is in fact a very big country. Being disjointed is part of its nature. Still, should be better for the houses it earned him.