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The Escape Artist | Jonathan Freedland
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What an incredible story of survival of a man who would be one of the first (and only a handful of) Jews that escaped from Auschwitz. It‘s amazing how resilient he was and utterly heartbreaking what he had to go through - not just during his time there but after his escape as well. Well written and laid out well

#nonfiction #NFnovember

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Add this #nonfiction book about #economics to my #TBR stack

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Vivlio_Gnosi

"The president must invoke the name of God (though not Jesus), glorify America's heroes and history, quote its sacred texts (the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution), and perform the transubstantiation of pluribus into unum."

#nonfiction #politics

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Vivlio_Gnosi

"These foundations (care, fairness, loyalty, authority, and sanctity) are used differently, and to different degrees, to support moral matrices on the political left and right."

#nonfiction #politics

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Vivlio_Gnosi

"Progress happens when theories are tested, supported, and corrected by empirical evidence"

#nonfiction #religion #politics

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Vivlio_Gnosi

"So even if we all share the same small set of cognitive modules, we can hook actions up to modules in so many ways that we can build conflicting moral matrices on the same small set of foundations."

#nonfiction #religion #politics

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The Gene: An Intimate History | Siddhartha Mukherjee
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Pickpick

“Normalcy is the antithesis of evolution.”

“Can we make our genomes a little better, without making ourselves substantially worse?”

This #nonfiction book takes a very holistic approach to its subject, which I more than approve of. Aside from dumping on you a huge—and surprisingly digestible—load of info, both #scientific and #historical, it asks important moral questions without turning moralistic.

Highly recommended.

5/5

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kspenmoll
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My reading as of today 11/22:
Finished Come Fly the World, 108 pgs.#sundaybuddyread
The Paris Review, Interviews 2009. Poet Marianne Moore‘s Interview with poet Donald Hall,36 pgs.
The Heiress, 83 pgs. #pemberlittens #chapteraday
Finished Jane and the Genius of Place,155pgs.#janeandtheexcellentreadalong
Dopesick,60 pgs. #nonfiction

Andrew65 Doing great 👏👏👏 1w
TheBookHippie WOWIE!!! ♥️ 1w
kspenmoll @TheBookHippie I have to confess I was home Monday! 1w
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Daisey
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I saw the posts @Texreader made about this book, realized it was also in my Kindle library, and decided I should read it this week. It‘s a short but great memoir about a teenager who was able to beat all the odds against him as he made his way from Ghana to Spain.

* Map & author photo from book

#ReadingAfrica2022 #Ghana #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld #translated #memoir #nonfiction

Texreader Yay!!! I‘m so happy you read it and enjoyed it too. 2w
tpixie Sounds great! Perseverance & Resilience. (edited) 1w
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#bookreport
Finished the top 2 books.
In various stages of reading the 3 books in the bottom row. #pemberlittens #chapteraday #readalong #sundaybuddyread #nonfiction #janeandtheexcellentreadalong