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View Poll Results: What Non-Fiction Book Should We Discuss in July?
Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West by Blaine Harden 12 29.27%
The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements by Eric Hoffer 9 21.95%
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 6 14.63%
A Night to Remember by Walter Lord 15 36.59%
What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century England by Daniel Pool 7 17.07%
The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark 10 24.39%
We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch 9 21.95%
Gulp by Mary Roach 12 29.27%
Faust in Copenhagen by Gino Segrè 6 14.63%
Fanny and Stella: The Young Men Who Shocked Victorian England by Neil McKenna 15 36.59%
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:38 AM   #61
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Na, we all know how it ended. It sinks.

But here something is born, something great is discovered. Show up all you lovers of physics and the history of science! Let's turn the tables and overtake all the other books in a Faustian finish!
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:48 AM   #62
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Na, we all know how it ended. It sinks.

But here something is born, something great is discovered. Show up all you lovers of physics and the history of science! Let's turn the tables and overtake all the other books in a Faustian finish!
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Heh. Perhaps it could be slotted in at t'other place? I'd like to read it, too.

But in the spirit of reason and considering the contenders, instead of an outdated tale of an event that has been done to death, let's choose a fresh, fun and illuminating account of social mores and a clash of values that still has relevance today. There's the potential for a great discussion here.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:56 AM   #63
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I voted for them! For those still to vote: go on, live dangerously and vote for Fanny and Stella.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:24 AM   #64
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i was going to skip this month, but all this chit chat drew me in.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:45 AM   #65
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I've already downloaded it from Amazon and intend to read it soon regardless of the winning choice. I've already read the preface and it seems a very polished, well-researched, and interesting study.
I've just got it from Kobo, so I'll be joining you and issybird in reading this one.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:48 AM   #66
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Vote for "A Night to Remember" - you won't regret it!
Yes you will because it's old and stale.

Go for Gulp which is fun, fresh, interesting, education, and not old and stale.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:51 AM   #67
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I just want to say, go over to the Kobo discount codes thread and pick up that discount code to then go to Kobo to get your very own copy of Gulp at a discounted price.
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Ignore Jon, and vote for "A Night to Remember". You know it makes sense!
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:55 AM   #69
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Na, we all know how it ended. It sinks.

But here something is born, something great is discovered. Show up all you lovers of physics and the history of science! Let's turn the tables and overtake all the other books in a Faustian finish!
Ah, but with "A night to Remember" we know there won't be an unending series of sequels to the original book.
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Ignore Jon, and vote for "A Night to Remember". You know it makes sense!
I'm going to spoil A Night to Remember si there will be no reason to read it.

The Titanic hits an iceberg. The Titanic breaks up. It sinks, people died, people lived.

There, now that we've gotten the story out of the way, it's time for something that we are not going to be able to read about in one paragraph. It's time for something fresh, something fun, something you'll say "WOW, that was really good." I want to go read more books by Mary Roach.

If you read that other book, you'll be going "Why did I vote for it? That one paragraph already gave away the story."
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Ah, but with "A night to Remember" we know there won't be an unending series of sequels to the original book.
Actually there will be. The next sequel is going to be written from the accounts of the dead people. It will be co-written with John Edwards and Miss Cleo.

Then with the help of Aquaman, the third book will be from the accounts of the fish.
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Ignore Jon, and vote for "A Night to Remember". You know it makes sense!
I always do .

Happy for Night or Fanny to win. I'll probably read both anyway.
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:39 PM   #73
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Unfortunately the two I am most interested in either weren't available at my library or had really long waiting lists (and were paper only), so I didn't vote. Fortunately my vote would not have changed the outcome.
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Unfortunately the two I am most interested in either weren't available at my library or had really long waiting lists (and were paper only), so I didn't vote. Fortunately my vote would not have changed the outcome.
What!!! Did Fanny and Stella win??
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What!!! Did Fanny and Stella win??
Looks like a run-off!
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