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“It’s blue! Or maybe green. Red, I remember, it was red!”

True story: Guy walks into the Poisoned Pen Bookstore. He’d left his book on a plane. He couldn’t remember the title. He couldn’t remember the author. He couldn’t remember what the book was about. He could remember that the cover … Continue reading

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“Like what?”

At the same time the Grosdidier brothers were settling on a command structure at home, they were willing, nay, eager to assert their independence abroad. There were a few years when Park rats had only to see the Grosdidier brothers … Continue reading

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Altogether the most efficient account of a six-hundred year empire I’ve ever read.

Everyday Life In Ottoman Turkey by Raphaela Lewis Excellent overview of a people, place and time, even if I do suspect that Lewis is a wee bit undiscriminating in her love of her subject. It begins with a brief history … Continue reading

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