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03/31/09

  02:06:00 am, by Airycat   , 455 words  
Categories: Book Reviews, Biography, Memoir

China Cry by Nora Lam with Richard Schneider

What was it like to grow up in China during the Japanese occupation the early years of the PRC? China Cry answers this question. It was not an easy time. Sung Neng Yee was a spoiled child, but her family is forced to flee Shanghai and she grows up… more »

03/27/09

  08:19:00 pm, by Airycat   , 258 words  
Categories: Book Reviews, Biography, Religion

The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Inner Peace: The Essential Life and Teachings

I read this little book in one night. The first half of the book gives a brief autobiography, a summary of the state of Tibet and a summary of the state of the world. None of this is in depth. In the second half of the book, he talks about his own… more »

06/21/08

  12:40:00 am, by Airycat   , 850 words  
Categories: Book Reviews, Biography

Franklin and Lucy: President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life? by Joseph Persico

  It was curiosity that made me choose this book. FDR has always been a foggy historical figure in my mind. I couldn't have said more than that he was president and that he created the New Deal. I was delightfully surprised to find this an engrossing… more »

03/06/08

  01:24:00 am, by Airycat   , 451 words  
Categories: Book Reviews, Biography, General Non-fiction

The Translator by Daoud Hari

In another time I would never have heard of Daoud Hari, but he likely would be known in his own village as an educated man who knows many stories from other lands. It isn't another time, though, and Hari's book, The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of… more »

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