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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
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The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Making Of A Muckraker

The Making Of A Muckraker - Jessica Mitford Very informative, very funny. I do wonder if blowing the lid off of expensive funeral arrangements and overpriced correspondence courses is the height of high-wire muckraking, but time will tell. Strange that an expert in preparation for death had so little interest in ancient Egyptian culture.

Ms. Mitford is almost the quintessential success story, with no formal education at all, including primary school. She started writing and publishing in her forties and lays out the book as if it were an instructional manual. It appears that her journalistic output was far more serious in subsequent books.