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Thoughts: The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue, by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman

Yeah, can non-fiction books have shorter titles, please? It’s like German film titles. Anyway, we saw a lot of films based on true stories last year, and most of them were books first, so here we are.

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Thoughts: 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, by Mitchell Zuckoff

Oh boy, so upfront, this is another one that really wasn’t for me, and it wasn’t for me right from the start. Lionisation of US foreign policy is not the way to win my heart and mind. This one resulted … Continue reading

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Thoughts: SPQR, by Mary Beard

I’ve always been into the fun parts of British history, you know the ones? Celts, Romans, Vikings, Tudors. Anything that happened before, after or between those (up until about WWI) is just a blur. I was a big Horrible Histories … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Why the West Rules – For Now, by Ian Morris

I’m back from a holiday which means I have a pretty huge backlog! We begin with a beast of a book I was in the middle of before we set off, and strap yourselves in, people. It’s going to be … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, by Michael Lewis

This is the beginning of a run of non-fiction books, so that means you get to learn exactly how much I don’t know about anything. This is also taking us right to the end of 2015 in my TBR. How … Continue reading

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