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The Oligarchs: Wealth and Power in the New Russia
David E. Hoffman
The Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov, Diana Burgin, Katherine Tiernan O'Connor
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
Arun Gandhi, Marshall B. Rosenberg
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Eric Metaxas, Timothy Keller
Parting the Waters: Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement 1954-63
Taylor Branch
The Path to Power
Robert A. Caro
The Nature of Nebraska: Ecology and Biodiversity
Paul A. Johnsgard
Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original
Robin D.G. Kelley
Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese
The Diary of a Young Girl - B.M. Mooyaart, Eleanor Roosevelt, Anne Frank It seems cold even to be rating a book like this. But here we go. Anne was a very good writer. I hadn’t realized until an online discussion on this book that the Diary is actually a revised version of her diary—she intended to submit it for some kind of publication after the war. But in any case, she had some real talent. Obviously the significance of the book speaks for itself. But what I was surprised by was how thought-provoking it was beyond the issue of the Holocaust. There’s a lot here about what it means to come of age—as a girl, specifically, though I found a lot to identify with as well. I would of course recommend the book; I think most people would find it a worthwhile read.