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This is a literary blog, with much attention focused on Wheel of Time

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Review of Last Call, by Daniel Okrent

Written with great wit, Last Call is a well-researched book on the rise and fall of Prohibition. Okrent kicks off the book with a prologue of January 16, 1920 (day before Prohibition comes into effect), which sets the tone for the next 14 years in the U.S. While most coverage of Prohibition has been given to the gangster effect (e.g. Capone, which Okrent acknowledges), the author does a brilliant job of detailing why Prohibition was even allowed to gain a foothold in a land steeped in alcohol co

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Review of Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall

I am an avid runner, so I was definitely interested in reading this. McDougal definitely conveys his love of running, and he does a good job of showing how ultra marathoning exploded into the public view, especially the Leadville 100. The beginning does read like a bit of an adventure story, where he chroicles his pursuit of Caballo Blanco. I liked how the author introduced the various characters that ultimately made the trip down to the final race.   Having said that, this book had a hard ti

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