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Learn Raspberry Pi with Linux
David Hows, Peter Membrey
A Common Faith (The Terry Lectures Series)
John Dewey
The Gate Behind the Wall
Samuel C. Heilman
Modernity: An Introduction to Modern Societies
Don Hubert, Kenneth Thompson, David Held, Stuart Hall
Lectures on Russian Literature
Vladimir Nabokov, Владимир Набоков
The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today
Kevin Bales;Ron Soodalter
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower
Marcel Proust, Christopher Prendergast, James Grieve
Love
Jean Stewart, B.C.J.G. Knight, Suzanne Sale, Gilbert Sale, Stendhal
Atlas of the Roman World
John Matthews, Tim J. Cornell
Lord Jim
Joseph Conrad
Rome and Italy: Books VI-X of the History of Rome from its Foundation - Livy, Betty Radice, Robert Maxwell Ogilvie This 'History of Rome' is proving to be much more entertaining than I expected. It reads much more like an exciting storybook than 'history'. The recurrent themes from two millennia ago are still relevant to this day, and the speeches Livy quotes are compelling and eloquent. The continuous strife, either between different factions of the Romans or between the Romans and others, would probably reel in any reader, who will probably find him or herself rooting for one party or another before they notice. This quote, from book 10, seems most appropriate:

"What sort of man must he be who would find the long story of those wars tedious, though he is only narrating or reading it, when they failed to wear out those who were actually engaged in them?

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