Tag Archives: Harvard University

29 June 2017 – Conning Harvard by Julie Zauzmer

Our Kids – The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D Putnam Simon & Schuster Copyright 2015 261 pages Rating (for pages 1-79, Chapters 1 & 2) – 9 out of 10 A few years ago, I came across a copy of Robert D Putnam’s Bowling Alone in a thrift store. In Bowling Alone, Putnam shows […]

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017 Pages 81 – 264 in Jerry Oppenheimer’s RFK Jr.

Tuesday I continued with the can’t-put-it-down sleazefest that is Jerry Oppenheimer’s RFK Jr. – Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and The Dark Side of The Dream. Sometimes your first impressions of a book are wrong, but – at least so far … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Serpent and The Rainbow by Wade Davis

The Serpent and The Rainbow – A Harvard Scientist Uncovers The Startling Truth About The Secret World of Haitian Voodoo and Zombis by Wade Davis Publisher – Warner Books Copyright 1985 329 pages Rating – 5.5/10 Summary – Wade Davis went to … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading – Saturday, 25 June 2016 – Donald Westlake’s 361, Wade Davis’ The Serpent & The Rainbow, & Lagniappe

In the morning, I finished the last few pages (185-207) of Donald Westlake’s 361. It’s perfect beach reading – escapism that allows you to drift away from the real world. I’ll write a review of 361 A.S.A.P. *** After Westlake, I wanted to do … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bowling Alone by Robert D. Putnam

Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert D. Putnam Copyright 2000 Publisher: Simon & Schuster 414 pages Rating: 5/10 Summary: Author Putnam does a great job detailing the collapse of America’s civic institutions over the last … Continue reading

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