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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

Safe Area Goražde: The War in Eastern Bosnia, 1992-1995

Safe Area Goražde: The War in Eastern Bosnia, 1992-1995 - Joe Sacco, Christopher Hitchens Slow going, not a beach read, but the shadowy landscapes and historical background are astonishing. It´s a nice balance of mundane daily life with a select few war stories from individual Bosnians. You´re left with the sense that war stories or the war were Joe Sacco´s main connection to the people of that enclave by the end, unfortunately.

Finally, it´s laudable to side with the victims. It´s only hints which Noam Chomsky drops against the bombing of the Serbs, in Chomsky´s book "9-11", which make me wonder how many centuries the "real" story would be and if anyone can be trusted to tell it.