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Gabriela, Cravo e Canela
Jorge Amado
Progress: 157/358 pages
Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph (The Authorized Doubleday/Doran Edition)
T.E. Lawrence
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The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
G. Edward Griffin
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Peter the Great
Robert K. Massie
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Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty
Bradley K. Martin
A Time for Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge
Charles B. MacDonald
Progress: 191/712 pages
The German Army 1933-1945
Matthew Cooper
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Corporal Hitler and the Great War 1914-1918: The List Regiment
John F Williams
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My First New York: Early Adventures in the Big City (As Remembered by Actors, Artists, Athletes, Chefs, Comedians, Filmmakers, Mayors, Models, Moguls, Porn Stars, Rockers, Writers, and Others - New York Magazine For anyone who has a fascination with and desire to experience New York, THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU. I very much enjoyed reading about the experiences of those people who, through the decades, came to New York for the first time in their lives.

For me, I first visited New York as a little boy in August 1971. My memories of that experience are contained in fleeting vignettes. Since that time, I have visited New York 4 other times: April 1982, July 1995, August 2003 (shortly after the Great Blackout), and September 2008. I am fairly ambivalent about the place. But I can appreciate why so many other people come to New York and fully embrace what it has to offer. After all, New York is a very lively, engaging, and colorful city that never sleeps.