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He/him. YA and paranoia, mainly.

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A Burglar's Guide to the City (2016) 4 stars

Encompassing nearly 2,000 years of heists and tunnel jobs, break-ins and escapes, A Burglar's Guide …

The author pals around with the LAPD in Chapter 2, getting a ride in a helicopter and debunking bits of City of Quartz (which might actually merit debunking, as I think about it). But the fact I didn't remember the LAPD being involved tells me I originally read this in a very different personal time.

These Truths (Paperback, 2019, W. W. Norton & Company) No rating

"In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian ... Jill Lepore offers …

"The natives, they are all dead of small Poxe," John Winthrop wrote when he arrived in New England in 1630: "the Lord hathe cleared our title to what we possess."

These Truths by  (Page 20)

Citing Alfred Crosby, "Ecological Imperialism: Biological Expansion of Europe," Cambridge University Press, 1986

These Truths (Paperback, 2019, W. W. Norton & Company) No rating

"In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian ... Jill Lepore offers …

I've been making my way through a cultural history of Russia, but for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, I'm adding These Truths to my current shelf. Truth is an elusive goal that no human never reaches, but this history of America is impressively documented and likely much closer to Truth than what American kids like me were taught in school, or ever will be.

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Trains de nuit (Paperback, Français language, 2021, GALLIM LOISIRS) 4 stars

Parce qu'il permet de partir loin sans perdre de temps et de voyager plus "responsable", …

thirty trains!

4 stars

Even though the subtitle promised me 30 unforgettable journeys, I was still unprepared for how many overnight trains the authors had unearthed, nor for how far they went (think Arctic Circle).

A bit breathlessly cheerleader, this book is still one I'll keep for the next time I need a novel trip idea.