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The Greater Journey
Americans in Paris
David McCullough - 2011-05-24
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Discover the untold, inspiring story of American pioneers who traveled to Paris in the 19th century to learn, excel, and change the course of history. From Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in America, to Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Mary Cassatt, and John Singer Sargent, three of the greatest American artists ever, experience their exhilarating journey as told by America's master historian, David McCullough. The Greater Journey takes you into the power and intimacy of remarkable men and women who longed "to soar into the blue".
Greg Siskind
I’ve read every one of his great books and loved them all. I quoted "The Greater Journey" in the introduction to my own book on physician migration, a subject McCullough discussed in that great work. How he'll be missed!      fuente
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Surviving the Civil War, Prison, and the Worst Maritime Disaster in American History
Alan Huffman - 2009-03-24
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Discover the tragic story of the worst maritime disaster in US history with Sultana. Expertly written by author Alan Huffman, this gripping account brings to life the sinking of the steamship Sultana, taking the lives of 1,700 mostly Union soldiers returning home from Confederate prison camps. Reading like a nonfiction Cold Mountain, Sultana is full of powerful and moving historical detail that is sure to captivate any history or Civil War buff. Don't miss out on this fascinating and forgotten event in American history.
Greg Siskind
Just read the fascinating book "Sultana" by @AlanHuffman1 about the worst marine disaster in US history. 2400 passengers - mostly Union POWs returning home in April 1865 - were on the riverboat and most died after a boiler exploded. 1      fuente
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Our Towns
A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America
James Fallows - 2018-05-08
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Explore the heart of America in this inspiring journey across dozens of towns. The authors witness the nation's awareness of its problems, from the opioid crisis to economic displacement, but also the innovative solutions being crafted at the local level that stand in stark contrast to the bitter politics of the world stage. Highlighting the generosity, energy, and determination of everyday Americans, "Our Towns" is a hopeful and astute account of a country emerging from a dark chapter with renewed purpose.
Greg Siskind
@ArtL7 @NormOrnstein @FallowsDeb @JamesFallows @glastris @MrWalterShapiro I loved that book.      fuente
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How to Start & Build a Law Practice
Practice Ready - Mentor - Jobs - 6th Edition
Jay Foonberg - 2020-01-07
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A comprehensive guide to starting, growing, and improving your own law practice by a practicing lawyer with real-life experience. Packed with guidance on identifying the right location, finding clients, setting fees, managing your office, maintaining an ethical practice, and much more, this #1 ABA bestseller is organized into short, easy-to-read chapters with realistic and practical advice. Whether you're starting from scratch or looking to improve an established practice, this updated and expanded edition offers new material on topics like e-mail and the internet, law firm mergers, and nonlawyer consultants, as well as time-saving templates and checklists. With over 100,000 lawyers turning to Jay Foonberg for expert advice, this book is guaranteed to help you succeed.
Greg Siskind
This is the book I read cover to cover and used as a daily reference when I left biglaw and started my firm in 1994. Glad to have become friends with @JayFoonberg over the years and am excited a new version of this classic is on the way.      fuente
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Made in America
An Informal History of the English Language in the United States
Bill Bryson - 2001-10-23 (publicado por primera vez en 1994)
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Explore the fascinating history and evolution of American culture through the witty and insightful writing of Bill Bryson. From the origins of Hollywood to the real story behind the Wild West, Bryson de-mythologizes commonly held beliefs about his native land. Discover why Americans pronounce "lieutenant" as "lootenant" and "Tuesday" as "Toosday," and even learn the reason why Mr. Yankee Doodle called his feathered cap "Macaroni." Made in America is a must-read for anyone interested in American history and culture.
Greg Siskind
I'm reading Bill Bryson's terrific 2001 book "Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States" and boy is this passage on the money.      fuente
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Isaac's Storm
A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Erik Larson - 2000-07-11 (publicado por primera vez en 1999)
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Discover the devastating power of nature in this riveting and powerful historical account. Follow the real-life story of a meteorologist who failed to grasp the true meaning of an impending monster hurricane that wiped out Galveston, Texas in 1900, the deadliest natural disaster in American history. Using firsthand accounts and our latest understanding of hurricanes, this book chronicles one man's heroic struggle and fatal miscalculations in the face of an unimaginable storm. Isaac's Storm is a testament to the overwhelming force of nature and a cautionary tale of human arrogance.
Greg Siskind
Day 6: I’ve been nominated by @filadin to post covers of 7 books that I love with no explanations or reviews. Each time I post I will ask another to take up the challenge. Today I nominate @pjcobut      fuente
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The First Rumpole Omnibus
John Mortimer - 1984-09-29 (publicado por primera vez en 1980)
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Get ready to dive into the witty and clever world of lawyer Horace Rumpole in this classic omnibus edition. Follow Rumpole as he navigates legal triumphs, humorously fraudulent cases, and his daily routine of drinks at Pommeroy's followed by quality time with "she who must be obeyed." This edition includes three beloved Rumpole stories: "Rumpole of the Bailey," "The Trials of Rumpole," and "Rumpole's Return."
Greg Siskind
Day 5: I’ve been nominated by @filadin to post covers of 7 books that I love with no explanations or reviews. Each time I post I will ask another to take up the challenge. Today I nominate @James_Mackler      fuente
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The Path Between the Seas
The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
David McCullough - 2004-06-01 (publicado por primera vez en 1977)
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This book tells the story of the creation of the Panama Canal, which became one of the greatest engineering feats of its time. It covers the events leading up to the Canal's construction and the struggles faced by the thousands of workers involved in the project. The story is full of drama, including a wave of fortune seekers, bankrupt French entrepreneurs, and even a revolution. David McCullough's masterful history is a captivating read for anyone interested in this iconic feat of engineering.
Greg Siskind
Day 4: I’ve been nominated by @filadin to post covers of 7 books that I love with no explanations or reviews. Each time I post I will ask another to take up the challenge. Today I nominate @HMAesq      fuente
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Sapiens. De animales a dioses
Una breve historia de la humanidad
Yuval Noah Harari - 2015-01-01 (publicado por primera vez en 2011)
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¿Cómo logró nuestra especie imponerse en la lucha por la existencia? ¿Por qué nuestros ancestros recolectores se unieron para crear ciudades y reinos? ¿Cómo llegamos a creer en dioses, en naciones o en los derechos humanos; a confiar en el dinero, en los libros o en las leyes? ¿Cómo acabamos sometidos a la burocracia, a los horarios y al consumismo? ¿Y cómo será el mundo en los milenios venideros? En De animales a dioses Yuval Noah Harari traza una breve historia de la humanidad, desde los primeros humanos que caminaron sobre la Tierra hasta los radicales y a veces devastadores avances de las tres grandes revoluciones que nuestra especie ha protagonizado: la cognitiva, la agrícola y la científica. A partir de hallazgos de disciplinas tan diversas como la biología, la antropología, la paleontología o la economía, Harari explora cómo las grandes corrientes de la historia han modelado nuestra sociedad, los animales y las plantas que nos rodean e incluso nuestras personalidades. ¿Hemos ganado en felicidad a medida que ha avanzado la historia? ¿Seremos capaces de liberar alguna vez nuestra conducta de la herencia del pasado? ¿Podemos hacer algo para influir en los siglos futuros? Audaz, ambicioso y provocador, este libro cuestiona todo lo que creíamos saber sobre el ser humano: nuestros orígenes, nuestras ideas, nuestras acciones, nuestro poder... y nuestro futuro.
Greg Siskind
Day 3: I’ve been nominated by @filadin to post covers of 7 books that I love with no explanations or reviews. Each time I post I will ask another to take up the challenge. Today I nominate @bluebirds4418      fuente
El marciano by Andy Weir
Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin