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Quentin Hardy

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Quentin Hardy is the deputy technology editor for The New York Times. He is formerly an executive editor for Forbes Media.
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Escape from Camp 14
One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
Blaine Harden - Mar 26, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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A New York Times bestseller, the shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and survived.North Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent. It is also armed with nuclear weapons. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people are being held in its political prison camps, which have existed twice a...
Quentin Hardy
Mar 16, 2021
@matvelloso It's an amazing book.      source
Pale Fire
Vladimir Nabokov - Apr 23, 1989 (first published in 1962)
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In Pale Fire Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures: a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade; an adoring foreword and commentary by Shade's self-styled Boswell, Dr. Charles Kinbote; a darkly comic novel of suspense, literary idolatry and one-upmanship, and political intrigue....
Quentin Hardy
Mar 15, 2021
@miahfost @page88 Pale Fire is an elusive meditation on the hope and terror of life after death, and a fuckin’ killer book. Done.      source
The Last Fine Time
Verlyn Klinkenborg - Apr 01, 2004 (first published in 1991)
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By turns, an elegy, a celebration, and a social history, The Last Fine Time is a tour de force of lyrical style. Verlyn Klinkenborg chronicles the life of a family-owned restaurant in Buffalo, New York, from its days as a prewar Polish tavern to its reincarnation as George & Eddie's, a swank nightspot serving highballs and French-fried shrimp to a ...
Quentin Hardy
Dec 16, 2020
@Sulliview Such a good book.      source
This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends
The Cyberweapons Arms Race
Nicole Perlroth - Feb 09, 2021
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From The New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth, the untold story of the cyberweapons market-the most secretive, invisible, government-backed market on earth-and a terrifying first look at a new kind of global warfare.Zero day: a software bug that allows a hacker to break into your devices and move around undetected. One of the most ...
Quentin Hardy
Nov 14, 2020
I tore through @nicoleperlroth's brilliant and chilling book, you should preorder it and she should be proud.      source
The Future Eaters
An Ecological History of the Australasian Lands and People
Tim Flannery - Oct 16, 2002 (first published in 1994)
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In this illustrated ecological history, acclaimed scientist and historian Flannery follows the environment of the islands through the age of dinosaurs to the age of mammals and the arrival of humans, to the European colonizers and industrial society. Penetrating, gripping, and provocative, this book combines natural history, anthropology, and ecolo...
Quentin Hardy
Sep 15, 2020
@DGisSERIOUS He's never been to the museum at the Tar Pits: People crossed the Bering Strait in big numbers about 15,000 years ago, discovered a wonderland of meat, and ate most species into extinction. "The Future Eaters" is a wonderful book on the Aboriginal decimation of Australia.      source
The Body of Il Duce
Mussolini's Corpse and the Fortunes of Italy
Sergio Luzzatto - May 02, 2006 (first published in 1998)
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A brilliant young historian follows the odyssey of Mussolini's body in an "ingenious" exploration of the legacy of Italian Fascism (The New Yorker)Bullet-ridden, spat on, strung up in a Milan square: this was the fate of Il Duce, as reviled in death as he was adored in life. With Italy's defeat in World War II, the cult of Benito Mussolini's physic...
Quentin Hardy
Jun 25, 2020
Good book.      source
Dignity
Seeking Respect in Back Row America
Chris Arnade - Jun 04, 2019
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Widely acclaimed photographer and writer Chris Arnade shines new light on America's poor, drug-addicted, and forgotten--both urban and rural, blue state and red state--and indicts the elitists who've left them behind.Like Jacob Riis in the 1890s, Walker Evans in the 1930s, or Michael Harrington in the 1960s, Chris Arnade bares the reality of our cu...
Quentin Hardy
Jan 12, 2020
@Noahpinion @Chris_arnade It’s excellent      source
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Jesse James
Last Rebel of the Civil War
T. J. Stiles - Oct 28, 2003 (first published in 1993)
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In this brilliant biography T. J. Stiles offers a new understanding of the legendary outlaw Jesse James. Although he has often been portrayed as a Robin Hood of the old west, in this ground-breaking work Stiles places James within the context of the bloody conflicts of the Civil War to reveal a much more complicated and significant figure. Raised i...
Quentin Hardy
Sep 28, 2019
Thread. Great book, btw.      source
Journey to the End of the Night
Louis-Ferdinand Céline - May 17, 2006 (first published in 1932)
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Louis-Ferdinand Celine's revulsion and anger at what he considered the idiocy and hypocrisy of society explodes from nearly every page of this novel. Filled with slang and obscenities and written in raw, colloquial language, Journey to the End of the Night is a literary symphony of violence, cruelty and obscene nihilism. This book shocked most crit...
Quentin Hardy
May 02, 2019
@p1lonn Terrible human, but that's a great book.      source
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