Now I'm getting the chance to read books I didn't have time for before. Think of me whenever you see the slogan "So many books, so little time!" Now I've got the time.  Cheers, Fred.

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The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us

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Book Number: 
689
Date Fred Read: 
January 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Diane Ackerman
Total Pages: 
310
Publisher: 
Headline
Year: 
2014

Diane Ackerman has been the finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in addition to many other awards and recognitions for her work, which include the best-selling The Zookeeper's Wife and A Natural History of the Senses. This is a book I was wise enough to give to myself.  Read more

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Top Brain, Bottom Brain: Surprising Insights into How You Think

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Book Number: 
688
Date Fred Read: 
January 2017
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Stephen M. Kosslyn
Author: 
G. Wayne Miller
Total Pages: 
181
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year: 
2013

Stephen M. Kosslyn, founding dean of the Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institue, had academic director positions at Stanford and Harvard, and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. G. Wayne Miller, staff writer at the Providence Journal. Both have written several books.  Read more

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Einstein's Essays in Science

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Book Number: 
687
Date Fred Read: 
January 2017
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Albert Einstein
Total Pages: 
128
Publisher: 
Dover Publications
Year: 
2009

Besides his research that culminated in acclaimed theories of relativity, Albert Einstein (1879-1955) lectured at universities around the world. He received numerous awards and honorary doctorate degrees in science, medicine, and philosophy.  Read more

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Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World

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Book Number: 
686
Date Fred Read: 
January 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Thomas Cahill
Total Pages: 
310
Publisher: 
Anchor Books
Year: 
2013

Thomas Cahill, author of the bestselling Hinges of History (6 volumes as of 2013), published to great acclaim and translated into several languages. The first 4 volumes were bestsellers. This is volume VI. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Christ Actually: Reimagining Faith in the Modern Age

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Book Number: 
685
Date Fred Read: 
January 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
James Carroll
Total Pages: 
284
Publisher: 
Penguin Books
Year: 
2014

James Carroll, author of 18 books, is a journalist for the Boston Globe. His memoir, An American Requiem received the 1996 National Book Award in nonfiction. His book Constantine’s Sword was a NYT bestseller and a 2001 Best Book by the LA Times.  Read more

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On Death & Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy & Their Own Families

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Book Number: 
684
Date Fred Read: 
December 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
262
Publisher: 
Scribner
Year: 
2014

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (1926-2004) was a Swiss-American psychiatrist, a pioneer in near-death studies and wrote On Death and Dying (1969) - her groundbreaking book on the five stages of grief. This is an anniversary edition of her seminal work.  Read more

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The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

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Book Number: 
683
Date Fred Read: 
December 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
the Dalai Lama
Author: 
Desmond Tutu
Author: 
Douglas Abrams
Total Pages: 
352
Publisher: 
Avery
Year: 
2016

the Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people and Tibetan Buddhism. Desmond Tutu was a leader in the crusade for justice and reconciliation in South Africa. (For their books I’ve read, click on their names.) Douglas Abrams has collaborated with Desmond Tutu as his cowriter and editor. This book was a NYT bestseller.  Read more

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The Future of God: A Practical Approach to Spirituality for Our Times

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Book Number: 
682
Date Fred Read: 
December 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Deepak Chopra
Total Pages: 
253
Publisher: 
Harmony
Year: 
2014

Deepak Chopra is the author of more than 80 books translated into over 40 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. This was a gift book.  Read more

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Christianity after Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening

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Book Number: 
681
Date Fred Read: 
December 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Diana Butler Bass
Total Pages: 
269
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2013

Diana Butler Bass has a Ph.D in religious studies from Duke. She is a regular commentator on religion, politics and culture for media outlets nationwide. She wrote A People’s History of Christianity. (For her books I've read, click on her name.)  Read more

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The Cloud of Unknowing: and The Book of Privy Counseling

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Book Number: 
680
Date Fred Read: 
November 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
176
Publisher: 
Image Classics
Year: 
1996

William Johnston has translated several works from the contemplative traditions of East and West. Huston Smith is widely regarded as one of the most eloquent and accessible contemporary authorities on the history of religion.  Read more

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