Justin’s #24 – The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down, Colin Woodlard, 400 pages

May 6, 2016 0

There is a phrase that goes something like, “Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.” That definitely portrays what Colin Woodlard was going for in “The Republic of Pirates.” Pirates today employed a swath of misnomers in popular culture due to the popularity of movies such as Pirates of the […]

Mark’s #15 – Half the Sky:Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (320 pages)

May 3, 2016 0

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide It has been said that the most dangerous sentence in the world is, “It’s a girl.”  Sex selective abortions, sexual slavery, economic and personal oppression, abuse, neglect, and centuries of cultural ‘norms’ have made the oppression of women, particularly women […]

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