Thursday, July 30, 2015

NonFiction - Dictator special


The Job: true tales from the life of a New York City Cop by Steve Osborne.  Page 165 says, "During our conversation he must have sense my disappointment at the fact he didn't receive any jail time."

The Double Life of Fidel Castro: my 17 years as personal bodyguard to El Lider Maximo by Juan Reinaldo Sanchez with Axel Gylden. Former bodyguard and fixer to Fidel Castro fell into disfavor, went to Cuban prison, escaped to Mexico and Florida and wrote a tell-all. Mistresses, drug dealing, guerrilla training, multiple mansions, torture, executions.

A Kim Jong-Il Production: the extraordinary true story of a kidnapped filmmaker, his star actress, and a young dictator's rise to power by Paul Fischer.  In 1978 future North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il ordered the kidnapping of a famous South Korean actress and director to force them to make films. Page 93 says, " Inside, Kim gave Choi a tour of the ostentatious villa: the en-suit bedrooms, the living room and library, the home cinema. There was a tacky crystal chandelier of two in every room and Japanese gadgets on every surface, giving the house a gauche, unrefined energy - 'a Las Vegas-meets-Vladivostok feeling,' as Choi described later."

Kale and Coffee: a renegade's guide to health happiness and longevity by Kevin Gianni. Writer travels the United States testing different diet and health advice. Page 152 says, "As we reach the salt farms, the land in front of us is dotted with carefully laid out rectangular patches of black trays filled with water."

Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook by JJ Virgin. This was on the Amazon bestseller list, so I bought it.

The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook by Loren Cordain, Ph.D. Someone asked that we have more paleo diet books.

ACT 2016: strategies, practice and review by Kaplan. Someone else complained we did not have enough ACT prep books.

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