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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

The Gathering Storm

The Gathering Storm - Winston Churchill I don't know how to rate the parts I've read. As a personal account, they seem surprisingly transparent and direct. So I'd be lowballing Winny's politics, not his writing. Winny is a cherubic little blame deflector, blaming the Yanks for making him squeeze the Weimar Republic, blaming democracy, and after a short chapter of bronze-standard phlegm rolling, blaming, well, the French, in one brief, chapter capping sentence, for the Munich accord and its present of the Czech Republic to Hitler. There are many caveats I could add to his caveats, but wouldn't the Anglos in the club chuckle in their hunting boots if I told them Winny'd suggested that the British followed French policy blindly, out of loyalty, faith or fear?