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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


Truman - David McCullough I've heard McCullough accused of hagiography, but didn't know what was meant. The book left me with no real memory or opinion of Truman, but how can one write about a man who replaced Roosevelt at the most critical point in WWII, decided to drop 2 atomic bombs and inflame a war in Korea, without at least discussing the controversies behind such decisions in a meaningful way?