A bit exhausting but a thorough review of Google up to 2009. A fascinating look at a tool used by me many times daily. I feel like I have a better understanding of this multi-billion dollar income company and its future direction.
Somewhat dated mores weaken these entertaining tales of a fascinating physicist who worked on the Manhattan project. Dick Feynam explores not only physics but his own life and relationships with great curiosity. He sees a little too impressed with himself.
A study of the CIA's overthrow of the democratically elected government of Iran in 1952 at the urgings of Great Britian so as to restore the British control of the nationalized oil industry and reinstall the hereditary Shah.
A tale of the 70's and the collission between free love drug using hippies and hard-drinking homesteading Alaskans and their survival through a harsh winter. T.C. leaves noone unscathed in this captivating story.
A Japanese crew member from an ocean freighter, Hiro, jumps ship to find himself living in the swamps amidst a writer's colony. Boyle critiques the use of sex in writing and then employs it as a tool in this weakly wrought novel. He writes about the beauty of the island and the Okeefenokee Swamp where the main character flees his would-be captors. Boyle expresses all the prejudices of a person who has never visited these locations.
The story of Deo who survives civil war in Burundi and Rawanda, comes to the United States, survives the initial homeless life in NYC and ends up attending Columbia Medical School and building a clinic back in Burundi. A story of success, survival, PTSD and hopefulness.
Candace focuse on James Garfield's brief presidency. A hard-working man who rose to the height of american power through hard work and a keen intellect. He believed in fully integrating black americans after the Civil War and resisted the rampant corruption in politics at that time. He was shot by a person who had delusions and sounds bipolar. A good tale about a segment of history that I had not heard about.