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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #257 on: January 07, 2019, 12:55:44 AM »
Read Chicken Kiev today. Short yet wonderfully whimsical book.
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« Reply #258 on: January 07, 2019, 03:00:47 AM »
Read two vastly different books over Yom Tov.

Whether you're going to Antarctica of just have FOMO, this is an epic read:

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing


I didn't even know that the second book existed until last week, and then I devoured it in one sitting. Must-read for anyone even remotely interested in Jewish history. It's absolutely mind-blowing in its simplicity:

The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln

You could see the original in Yiddish here: http://sammlungen.ub.uni-frankfurt.de/mshebr/content/pageview/1557447

Some background: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gl%C3%BCckel_of_Hameln
Gluckel. Loved that when I was a kid and have totally forgotten. Will need to find a copy now

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« Reply #259 on: January 07, 2019, 03:24:24 AM »
I recently read The Prime Ministers based on all the many recommendations here.

I don't particularly follow politics yet I read this 700 page book in short order. Excellent.

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« Reply #260 on: January 07, 2019, 09:27:44 AM »
Gluckel. Loved that when I was a kid and have totally forgotten. Will need to find a copy now
heard it on tape years ago. good stuff
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« Reply #261 on: June 29, 2019, 11:22:12 PM »
Just finished Frank Abagnale's "Catch me if you can".

Very good book. I never watched the movie so I didn't have any spoilers. Slightly more vulgar than I thought. Not too long (~275 pages) which is a plus by me.


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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #262 on: June 30, 2019, 08:13:23 AM »
Just finished Frank Abagnale's "Catch me if you can".

Very good book. I never watched the movie so I didn't have any spoilers. More vulgar than I thought. Not too long (~275 pages) which is a plus by me.
FTFY  ;D
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« Reply #263 on: June 30, 2019, 10:31:40 AM »
Just finished reading catch the jew, very funny book

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #264 on: June 30, 2019, 03:51:44 PM »
Favorite business books?

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« Reply #265 on: June 30, 2019, 05:03:25 PM »
Favorite business books?
The One Thing

Good to Great / Built to Last

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« Reply #266 on: July 01, 2019, 12:23:23 AM »
Favorite business books?

Selling the wheel

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #267 on: July 28, 2019, 01:10:05 AM »
100 Deadly Skills

Meh. 3/5 for me. The problem with numbered list books is that often the author has to use filler information to get to that number. Stuff that are common sense.

I feel like this book was that. Besides for that a lot of the stuff I knew already from other places. There was some new information/ideas that I got from it but nothing major.

Basically if this is the first book of it's kind that you read you might find it interesting.

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« Reply #268 on: July 28, 2019, 02:42:08 PM »
Just read The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt, thought it was unbelievable.

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« Reply #269 on: August 06, 2019, 12:38:47 AM »
Just finished "I have lived a thousand years".

It's the first book I've read about the Holocaust.

Crazy. And here we are living like kings.