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Almost finished this great intensive biography of the great Gustav Mahler by de la Grange, volume 2, two more to go, pfff  biggrin.gif

 

These books are great for Mahler freaks like me, if you're 'just' a fan you might want to read a more compressed version of Mahlers life.

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Tore through Zero Day last night....couldn't put it down. Then I got into bed and started the next in the series.....

 

 

And got about 1/3 of the way through it before finally crashing.

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Now that I have finished A Memory of Light (After 23 years!) I am starting at the beginning with the prequal to the Wheel of Time series:

 

 

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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham

I hardly every read non-fiction, but I am enjoying this book. I have always been fascinated by Thomas Jefferson - and reading about all the really nasty political battles between the federalists/monarchists led by Hamilton vs the democratic/republicans led by Jefferson is really interesting. Jefferson, Hamiliton and Adams HATED each other. Combine that with the world-wide conflicts between the British, French & Americans, threats of secession from the Northern states, the 3/5th rule that counted Southern slave votes, etc, etc - this was a WILD time!

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Yes! 23 years!!

 

Currently reading this. Excellent so far.

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"Aficionados know that any work of jazz history worth its salt is also a work of American history.

Racism, protest, demographic shifts, technological intervention, economics: It's all there, and with a better soundtrack. That's why Marc Myers' Why Jazz Happened feels important.

In telling the story of musicians' union strikes, or the suburbanization of Los Angeles, or the Civil Rights Movement, the author connects the dots to major stylistic changes in the middle of the 20th century:"Patrick Jarenwattananon

 

Why Jazz Happened

by MARC MYERS

Why Jazz Happened

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book cover of  Foreign Body   (Jack Stapleton / Laurie Montgomery, book 8) by Robin Cook

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Had to put The Wind Up Bird Chronicles down for a bit...

 

Started this instead

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The Third Bullet - Stephen Hunter

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Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson

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The Last Thing I Remember - Andrew Klavan
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