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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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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« 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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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« 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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