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Hieroglyph: Stories and Blueprints for a Better Future
Neal Stephenson
Ukraine: Zbig's Grand Chessboard & How the West Was Checkmated
Natylie Baldwin, Kermit D. Larson
The Girl on the Train: A Novel
Paula Hawkins
Our Souls at Night: A novel
Kent Haruf
Above the Waterfall
Ron Rash
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Stephen King
Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction
Cathy Whitlock
The Homicide Report: Understanding Murder in America
Jill Leovy
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Erik Larson
The Gods of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty - Kitty Kelley Perhaps in the title they should have highlighted part of the sub-title, The Real Story of the Bush DyNASTY. These are mostly awful human beings. Prescott had at least some redeeming value, as a supporter of a few civil rights bills. But 41 is a horror, interested in bending over to anyone who can get him the power he wants. Neither 41 nor his kids, nor his grandkids were worth much as students. Their claim to fame was sports. They are all hyper-competitive. A serious racism runs through the family genes as well, with the obvious exception of Jeb’s wife Columba. Yet, Jeb is a pretty bigoted guy as well. There is a stream of substance abuse, presumption of privilege, and a willingness to steal from anyone to use anyone and to mask it all under the guise of compassion.