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 Lost Way: How Two Forgotten Gospels Are Rewriting the Story of Christian Origins

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Book Number: 
679
Date Fred Read: 
November 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
255
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2014

Stephen J. Patterson is George H. Atkinson professor of Religious and Ethical Studies at Willamette U., wrote Beyond the Passion; Rethinking the Death and Life of Jesus, and The Fifth Gospel: The Gospel of Thomas Comes of Age. This was a gift book.  Read more

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The Möbius Strip: Dr. August Mobius’s Marvelous Band in Mathematics, Games, Literature, Technology, and Cosmology

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Book Number: 
678
Date Fred Read: 
November 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
200
Publisher: 
Thunder’s Mouth Press
Year: 
2006

Clifford Pickover, a prolific writer with a Ph.D. from Yale’s Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, has published 45 books (as of 2011) and is an associate editor for several scientific journals. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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This Is NPR: The First Forty Years

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Book Number: 
677
Date Fred Read: 
November 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Cokie Roberts
Author: 
Susan Stamberg
Author: 
Noah Adams
Total Pages: 
256
Publisher: 
Chronicle Books
Year: 
2010

This gift book has four more authors and many contributors, plus a general CD and 4 timely CDs – for the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s. They give historical highlights in mostly short (1-2 pp texts plus 1 or more pp photos) segments - a delight to those who love NPR’s ground-breaking radio style.  Read more

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The American Spirit: Meeting the Challenge of September 11

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Book Number: 
676
Date Fred Read: 
October 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
180
Publisher: 
Life Books
Year: 
2002

This book by LIFE Editors of One Nation and Introduction by George W. Bush is similar to Time-Life books which have many excellent photos that outnumber the pages of words. It is an expanded version of the book One Nation, which was published earlier in 2002. It was a gift book.  Read more

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A Good Day’s Work: An Iowa Farm in the Great Depression

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Book Number: 
675
Date Fred Read: 
October 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Dwight W. Hoover
Total Pages: 
206
Publisher: 
Ivan R. Dee
Year: 
2007

Dwight W. Hoover, emeritus professor of history and former director of the Center for Midwestern Studies at Ball State University, has also written three other books. This was a gift book.  Read more

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The World We Have: A Buddhist Approach to Peace and Ecology

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Book Number: 
674
Date Fred Read: 
October 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Thich Nhat Hanh
Total Pages: 
141
Publisher: 
Parallax Press
Year: 
2008

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist monk, poet, scholar, and human rights activist. He lives at Plum Village, his meditation center in France, and travels widely, leading retreats on ‘the art of mindful thinking.’ (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution’s Greatest Puzzle

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Book Number: 
673
Date Fred Read: 
October 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Andreas Wagner
Total Pages: 
221
Publisher: 
Oneworld
Year: 
2014

Andreas Wagner, Professor at University of Zurich’s Institute of Evolutionary Biology, is an award-winning science writer who has published over 150 papers in leading journals. This book popularizes his new evolutionary systems research.  Read more

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Fallen Leaves: Last Words on Life, Love, War, and God

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Book Number: 
672
Date Fred Read: 
September 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Will Durant
Total Pages: 
177
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year: 
2014

Will Durant (1885-1981) was rewarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1968 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. His widely acclaimed 11-volume series The Story of Civilization were written between 1935 and 1975. This autobiographical book gives his personal feelings of his life.  Read more

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Like-Minded: Externalism and Moral Psychology

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Book Number: 
671
Date Fred Read: 
September 2016
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Andrew Sneddon
Total Pages: 
249
Publisher: 
MIT Press
Year: 
2011

Andrew Sneddon is Professor of philosophy at the University of Ottawa in Canada. In this book he first reasons why externalism is better than internalism, then states his philosophy that better describes moral psychology. He realizes that this is a work in progress.  Read more

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Mental Biology: The New Science of How the Brain and Mind Relate

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Book Number: 
670
Date Fred Read: 
September 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
W. R. Klemm
Total Pages: 
263
Publisher: 
Prometheus
Year: 
2014

W. R. Klemm, Senior Professor of Neuroscience at Texas A&M, published over 500 articles and 16 previous books, most recently The Ghost in the Machine and Core Ideas in Neuroscience. This book was recommended to me.  Read more

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