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Victorious Exile
Victorious Exile
by Echo Lewis
Edition: Perfect Paperback
Price: $14.36
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Both educational and entertaining, March 27, 2013
Katya Kolyschkine is an inspiring figure and a wonderful role model for young girls- this sweeping biography is both educational and entertaining and reveals the difficult and proud life of this incredible woman. The book covers many decades and countries and has excellent black and white pictures throughout, spanning Katya's entire life. Would strongly recommend this book for ages 12 and up.


Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth
Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth
by Chris Stringer
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $19.61
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, May 30, 2012
Chris Stringer has spent his career studying human evolution in the field and it shows in this book, which is a must-read for anyone looking to update their knowledge in the area of paleo-anthropology. What's more, Stringer is that rare scientist who can actually write- the book's filled with some colorful personal anecdotes to back up some of the research. Definitely a necessary and enjoyable book on a topic that can often seem inaccessible and complicated.


Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon
Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon
by Gretchen Morgenson
Edition: Hardcover
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158 of 173 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally someone gets it!, May 25, 2011
Morgenson and Rosner have done their homework and written an in depth and hard-hitting book that reveals with perfect clarity how this mess began. It's refreshing to read a book that doesn't rehash the Wall Street stories we've all heard over and over. I'm much more interested at this point in the characters in Washington who were championing home ownership and enriching themselves as they set the stage for disaster, and who really have remained blameless up to now. The sense of outrage the authors feel comes through on every page and the book is actually a page-turner in addition to being a real narrative, unlike some of the other books on the crisis, with a beginning and an end. Great storytelling and great reporting as well. Read it!!!
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