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Old 03-03-2022, 01:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Zavok View Post
The last book I started reading at the end of the year is Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt. I didn't have time to read everything, but the impressions are incredible. Some moments in the story evoke very conflicting emotions.

https://www.amazon.com/Postwar-Histo.../dp/0143037757
Looks interesting, I'll have to look into this one a bit more. Hadn't previously heard of this.

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Originally Posted by KeitGR View Post
I failed to read all the books I planned in 2021, that's why my challenge continues in this year. My first book in 2022 is Sapiens. It's great.
Just a reminder that Harari is a social philosopher first and has some specific aims and conclusions he is trying to lead the reader to.

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Originally Posted by Bucho View Post
I liked Sapiens a lot. Top notch companion to Guns, Germs and Steel.
Likewise with Diamond, he has some specific aims and conclusions he is trying to lead the reader to that aren't exactly the full picture. GGS reminded me a lot of Sex at Dawn in that there are big pieces of truth obfuscated and minimized and small factors blown out of proportion in multi-variant systems. Both interesting books...but...

One of the books I read this year that I found fascinating and think is a great informative read either before or after Sapiens is Robert Carroll's Patterns and Processes of Vertebrate Evolution. I highly recommend.
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