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Christina Marie Hoff Sommers is an American author and philosopher. Specializing in ethics, she is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Sommers is known for her critique of contemporary feminism. Her work includes the books Who Stole Feminism? and The War Against Boys. She also hosts a video blog called The Factual Feminist.
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The Elgin Affair
The True Story of the Greatest Theft in History
Theodore Vrettos - 2011-10-01 (first published in 1997)
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Almost two hundred years after they were “purchased” from Greece, the finest and most famous marbles of antiquity still remain a burning issue. This compelling, controversial story of the Elgin marbles re-creates in full and colorful detail “the greatest art theft in history,” a steamy tale of obsession, intrigue, adultery, and ruin. As the British...
Christina Sommers
@JoshuaLisec @primalpoly The Elgin Affair:The True Story of the Greatest Theft in History by Theodore Vrettos. Persuaded me the @britishmuseum should NEVER give back the marbles. Used to think otherwise. The book isn’t dogmatic in any way—just a fascinating story that reveals truth about what happened.      source
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The Enchanted Hour
The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction
Meghan Cox Gurdon - 2020-01-21 (first published in 2019)
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“Parents and grandparents shouldn’t miss The Enchanted Hour.”   — James Patterson, international bestselling authorA Wall Street Journal writer’s conversation-changing look at how reading aloud makes adults and children smarter, happier, healthier, more successful and more closely attached, even as technology pulls in the other direction.A miraculo...
Christina Sommers
@conor64 Great book on the topic by @MeghanGurdon      source
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Barbarian Days
A Surfing Life
William Finnegan - 2016-04-26 (first published in 2015)
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“Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery. . . . a coming-of-age story, seen through the gloss resin coat of a surfboard.” —Sports IllustratedBarbarian Days is William Finnegan’s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing ...
Christina Sommers
This video made me think of a book I love called Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life. I Listened to it on Audible. Wasn’t sure I’d like it. Once I started listening, I was enthralled. No politics, just great storytelling, adventure, and beautiful prose      source