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    I just finished reading Five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom and it was good.

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    I got turned on to Lee Child last summer and just finished another of his "Jack Reacher" books. They're just escapist adventure novels, but well written and fun to read.
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    The Plot Against America by Philip Roth

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    The Black Swan, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Black-Swan-Impact-Highly-Improbable/dp/1400063515/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-9837480-8995102?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1179932565&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Books[/ame]

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    The Road, by Cormac McCarthy [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307387895/sr=53-1/qid=1179932607/ref=tr_312971/104-9837480-8995102"]Amazon.com: The Road (Oprah's Book Club): Cormac McCarthy: Books[/ame]

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    The Black Swan, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    Flop, since you have interest in The Black Swan, you might consider Blink by Malcolm Gladwell.

    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...16172324&itm=1

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    Thanks for the recommendation. I've read The Tipping Point, but haven't yet gotten to Blink.

    Gladwell has a website here: http://gladwell.typepad.com/gladwellcom/ if you are interested. He hasn't posted in a few months though, maybe he is writing another book?



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    Flop, since you have interest in The Black Swan, you might consider Blink by Malcolm Gladwell.

    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...16172324&itm=1

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    I just finished reading Five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom

    I'm about to start reading The 17 Traditions, by Ralph Nader. An ode to conservatism it seems.

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    Ron Paul's reading list for Rudy Guliani:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070524/...litics_paul_dc

    It's a shame the writer couldn't be bothered to mention the authors of the books--only titles. I guess that's a subtle way of diminishing Paul's candidacy.

    p.s. I do not support Paul although I may have voted for him one time.
    p.p.s. I did not intend to turn this thread political, but now that I did, I'm not taking it back.
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    Life of Christ by Fulton J. Sheen and Ancient Greek Athletics by, Stephen J. Miller. Sheen never disappoints while Miller's book is a nice surprise. Some very cool pictures (fig 97 will wake you up) and info, Greeks did't wrestle of the ground, that was Pankration, wrestling was collar and elbow style.

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