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patcarstensen added a title to their For later shelf Mar 05 2021
Uranium is a common element in the Earth's crust and the only naturally occuring mineral with the power to end all life on the planet. After WWII, it reshaped the global order - whoever could master uranium could master the world. Fortunes have...
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patcarstensen added a title to their For later shelf Mar 05 2021
In 2000, Tom Zoellner purchased a diamond engagement ring and proposed. His girlfriend said, "yes" and then, suddenly, walked out of his life making Tom the owner of a used engagement ring. Instead of hitting the self-help shelves of his local...
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patcarstensen made a comment Mar 04 2021
"The book is more about what one guy thinks about in traveling around, especially the dawning intimations of mortality of a 40-year-old person, rather than what the country is like." Permalink
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patcarstensen moved a title to their Completed shelf Mar 04 2021
"The National Road is a collection of essays about American places, each dealing with contentious matters: religion, politics, sex, race, poverty, loss and the stubborn persistence of national pride, despite abundant reasons for cynicism. An...
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