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Old 08-22-2012, 07:12 PM   #46
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:16 PM   #47
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My opinion: Whatever wins, but as much as I'd like to read it (it's still on the TBR list), I think it's a poor choice for non-fiction when there are so many other more deserving non-fiction books out there. It seems more suited for a month when the Book Club is doing humor, free-for-all, or runner-up.
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Speaking what what's appropriate or not, I don't think the The Bible Unearthed is appropriate as this is not the Politics and Religion forum section and there's no real way to discuss the bible without needing to do it in the Politics and Religion forum.

But if that gets to stay, then I'd like to nominate the Bible, The Jewish Bible (old testament) by God.

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Old 08-22-2012, 07:29 PM   #49
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It's a book about how the Hebrew Bible was produced. Yes, I can see the pitfalls of discussing The Bible Unearthed outside of P&R, but if people can take the "Bible as literature" approach that many secular classrooms use, it could work. Despite the dangers, it seems a better choice for a non-fiction month than Sh*t My Dad Says, but that's only my opinion. You know what people say about opinions!
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:35 PM   #50
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:57 PM   #51
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It's a book about how the Hebrew Bible was produced. Yes, I can see the pitfalls of discussing The Bible Unearthed outside of P&R, but if people can take the "Bible as literature" approach that many secular classrooms use, it could work. Despite the dangers, it seems a better choice for a non-fiction month than Sh*t My Dad Says, but that's only my opinion. You know what people say about opinions!
To be honest, there is a lot less risk involved with Sh*t My Dad Says then the Bible or a book about the Bible.

[i}The Sex Lives of Cannibals[/i] is said to be a humor book according to Inkmesh and I don't think it's any more appropriate/no appropriate then Sh*t My Dad Says.

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Old 08-22-2012, 08:00 PM   #52
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That does it for me then. No Kobo, no coupon code, no buy.
The Swerve is available on Overdrive. I assume you'll second it since you can read it for free?
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The Swerve is available on Overdrive. I assume you'll second it since you can read it for free?
Please show me a link that shows what libraries it is available from. I cannot see it as being available. A search at Overdrive show it as an eBook and an audiobook, but not actually available at any library,
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:32 PM   #54
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I'm not a big non-fiction fan, but I'll second The Swerve, sounds good enough to use an Audible credit on.

I counted wrong and thought this was fully nominated but it's not, so I'll third Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!. I was a bit more than halfway through it when I abandoned in a couple of months ago, this will encourage me to finish it.

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Old 08-22-2012, 09:57 PM   #55
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I nominate Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone by Martin Dugard.

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"It is rare when a historical narrative keeps readers up late into the night" -Publishers Weekly

"A superb tale of adventure, heroism, and suffering. Dugard provides essential background information between generous servings of heart-pounding excitement." -Library Journal

"An action-packed recounting of one of the most famous incidents in the history of exploration." -Kirkus Reviews (starred)


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With the utterance of a single line—“Doctor Livingstone, I presume?”—a remote meeting in the heart of Africa was transformed into one of the most famous encounters in exploration history. But the true story behind Dr. David Livingstone and journalist Henry Morton Stanley is one that has escaped telling. Into Africa is an extraordinarily researched account of a thrilling adventure—defined by alarming foolishness, intense courage, and raw human achievement.

In the mid-1860s, exploration had reached a plateau. The seas and continents had been mapped, the globe circumnavigated. Yet one vexing puzzle remained unsolved: what was the source of the mighty Nile river? Aiming to settle the mystery once and for all, Great Britain called upon its legendary explorer, Dr. David Livingstone, who had spent years in Africa as a missionary. In March 1866, Livingstone steered a massive expedition into the heart of Africa. In his path lay nearly impenetrable, uncharted terrain, hostile cannibals, and deadly predators. Within weeks, the explorer had vanished without a trace. Years passed with no word.

While debate raged in England over whether Livingstone could be found—or rescued—from a place as daunting as Africa, James Gordon Bennett, Jr., the brash American newspaper tycoon, hatched a plan to capitalize on the world’s fascination with the missing legend. He would send a young journalist, Henry Morton Stanley, into Africa to search for Livingstone. A drifter with great ambition, but little success to show for it, Stanley undertook his assignment with gusto, filing reports that would one day captivate readers and dominate the front page of the New York Herald.

Tracing the amazing journeys of Livingstone and Stanley in alternating chapters, author Martin Dugard captures with breathtaking immediacy the perils and challenges these men faced. Woven into the narrative, Dugard tells an equally compelling story of the remarkable transformation that occurred over the course of nine years, as Stanley rose in power and prominence and Livingstone found himself alone and in mortal danger. The first book to draw on modern research and to explore the combination of adventure, politics, and larger-than-life personalities involved, Into Africa is a riveting read.
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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank needs a third. It's available at libraries.
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That link doesn't work because Kobo no longer sell The Swerve.
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Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern need a second and a third.

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