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    Titan, The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow. Almost an overly-thorough and thick biography, but his life story is fascinating. I started this book maybe 8 months ago.

    The Conquest Of A Continent, Siberia and the Russians by W. Bruce Lincoln. I am a big map freak and when I looked at Siberia, I'd wonder, just how and when did they take it? I took Russian history in High School, but we only really dealt with Russia in regards to Europe and didn't really cover the conquest East. Siberia is basically what gave Russia the cash to compete.

    And when you think about the Russians, they kept going, into Alaska, right on down into California. The Russian RIver, running north of me here in San Francisco is, obviously, named after the Russians.

    Then there is From Colony to Superpower, US Foreign Relations Since 1776 by George C. Herring. This is one of a dozen or so books in the Oxford History of the United States series. You could stick this sucker under the leaning tower of Pisa and straighten it up. I imagine it will be around for awhile, not going to be finished it anytime soon.

    War, Evil and the End of History by Bernard-Henri Levy which I haven't picked up for awhile...

    And I just finished Jerusalem 1913, The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict by Amy Dockser Marcus, which I recommend

    ... the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is mad, for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred.

    by Tirge Caps on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 02:34:55 PM PST

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