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« Reply #225 on: October 14, 2017, 08:21:27 PM »
"The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland"

Cried, laughed, enjoyed the parts about the Lubavitcher figuring out why he was stuck in Gander.
Not sure how I haven't read it until now:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0060559713/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
I know him personally and hence read the book a while back. Quite a good read.

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« Reply #227 on: November 15, 2017, 04:46:31 PM »
Just finished Dan Browns latest book, Origin.   Not as great as his original works but better than his last few books.
Worth a read.
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« Reply #228 on: November 15, 2017, 06:56:06 PM »
Just finished Ender in Exile, if you're a fan of the Ender series I'd recommend it. Read the four Shadow books first though.
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« Reply #229 on: November 15, 2017, 11:46:46 PM »
Just finished Dan Browns latest book, Origin.   Not as great as his original works but better than his last few books.
Worth a read.

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« Reply #230 on: November 16, 2017, 12:39:00 AM »
Your thoughts on Leon Wieseltier's Kaddish?

Has a whole new meaning now than when posted almost 3 years ago.

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #231 on: November 16, 2017, 12:52:39 AM »
Couple of books I read recently:

Custer's Trials by T.J. Stiles is an epic read. If you are at all interested in American history, primarily the Civil and Indian Wars, this is a must-read.

Skyfaring by Mark Vanhoenacker has been discussed elsewhere on DDF. I'll admit to be slightly disappointed with it, as the wonderful NY Times feature kinda gives away the best parts. Nevertheless, this is an amazing book for any aviation nerd.

Rube Goldberg: His Life and Work by Peter C. Marzio was a very entertaining read, if the tiniest bit tedious at times. Rube wasn't only about Rube Goldberg machines; he was way more multifaceted than that.

The innocents Abroad by Mark Twain is, as you'd expect, full of the crazy humor and ridiculousness that no modern author has been able to match. Wonderful glimpse into the less-glamourous side of travel, and the day-to-day life in the 1860s all around the Mediterranean.
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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #232 on: December 10, 2017, 03:27:46 PM »
"I Am Pilgrim" by Terry Hayes, is a must read. One of my all time favorites. You wont be disappointed.
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« Reply #233 on: January 09, 2018, 10:35:45 PM »
The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball by Noam Cohen

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« Reply #234 on: January 10, 2018, 11:48:00 PM »
Loved his book the Outliers, very interesting theory there.

Midway through Outliers- it's fascinating.

His Blink was also very highly recommended.
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« Reply #235 on: January 11, 2018, 12:18:21 AM »
Midway through Outliers- it's fascinating.

His Blink was also very highly recommended.
All his books are good and worth reading. Although, IMO, they all declined from The Tipping Point. Also, David and Goliath, although interesting, just wasn't up to par with his other books.
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« Reply #236 on: February 04, 2018, 11:15:53 PM »
I'm looking for 2 books. One on economics, and one on Jewish philosophy (the only one I know is R' Avigdor Miller's rejoice o youth). Any recommendations? Podcasts are also fine. Thanks.
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« Reply #237 on: February 04, 2018, 11:29:03 PM »
I'm looking for 2 books. One on economics, and one on Jewish philosophy (the only one I know is R' Avigdor Miller's rejoice o youth). Any recommendations? Podcasts are also fine. Thanks.
R' Akiva Tatz wrote some phenomenal books. 2 of my favorite are Living Inspired and The Thinking Jewish Teenager's Guide to Life (which is great even for post-teenagers)
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« Reply #238 on: February 05, 2018, 12:18:17 AM »
R' Akiva Tatz wrote some phenomenal books. 2 of my favorite are Living Inspired and The Thinking Jewish Teenager's Guide to Life (which is great even for post-teenagers)
Oh I actually read some of the thinking Jewish teenagers guide. Yes, it's written very well. I just got turned off from the title. Me and the word teenager don't get along very well. But anyways I'll look into the living inspired one.
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« Reply #239 on: February 05, 2018, 05:00:21 AM »
Good thread. Thank you!