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Aviation: History of Aviation: Aeroplanes, Balloons and the Zeppelin – From: da Vinci and The Wright Brothers to Modern Fighter Planes. How The Icarus Dream Became a Reality – Henry Stewart

(Reviewed by JD Jung) Aviation: History of Aviation took a subject that I wasn’t particularly interested in and turned it into a fascinating read. It covers quite a lot in just 36 pages. It starts out with humans’ early desire … Continue reading

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Classic Beauty: The History of Makeup – Gabriela Hernandez

(Reviewed by JD Jung) Classic Beauty takes a historical look at makeup styles and trends, starting at 3300 BC Egypt, Persia and Greece, to current day Europe and America. It examines the political, religious and social conditions and how those … Continue reading

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Skinny and Super Skinny Reads

(by JD Jung) Want to read something short and sweet or maybe something short and not-so-sweet? Do you have a friend who claims that he/she doesn’t have the time to read? Or maybe you want to learn about an event … Continue reading

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Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think – Ralph Nader

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “It’s a lot easier than you think to shape a political economy where corporations are our compliant servants, not our masters.” “It is also easier than you think to have elections where voters shape the agenda … Continue reading

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The Bible in Spain: Or, The journeys, adventures, and imprisonments of an Englishman, in an attempt to circulate the Scriptures in the peninsula. – George Henry Borrow

(Reviewed by arwen1968) In 1842, a nobody called George Borrow wrote a detailed, 550-pages-long account of his day job. Sounds boring? Well, it isn’t: Borrow’s day job was to sell bibles in war-torn, Catholic Spain. Anybody familiar with Catholicism knows … Continue reading

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Cleopatra – Ernle Bradford

(Reviewed by Ishita RC)     My fascination with Egyptian history      attracted me to this book and I am glad to  report that my choice didn’t disappoint me.  The name of the book pretty much says it. Cleopatra is … Continue reading

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Sisters in the Resistance (Revised Edition) – Margaret Collins Weitz

(Reviewed by Glenda Anderson) Macho Man extraordinaire, Ernest Hemingway—who never met a war he didn’t salivate over—often carried a gun right at the front alongside with fighters, or got his vantage point from inside a local bar with his typewriter. … Continue reading

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