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Of Babylonians, demons, and bankers

Continuing in the Big Book Catchup… Paul Kriwaczek’s Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization covers Mesopotamian history from the establishment of Eridu to the rise of the  first Persian empire.  This is a survey of thousands of years of … Continue reading

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The Harrows of Spring

The Harrows of Spring© 2016 Jim Kunstler384 pages The long winter is ending, and the earth is growing green again, but it is still a time of hardship and sorrow. Food stores are limited, and predators — human and animal … Continue reading

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A History of the Future

A History of the Future© 2014 Jim Kunstler336 pages Christmas has arrived in Union Grove,  and unlike their ancestors in days past – for whom the season was an exhausting, expensive enterprise involving frantic consumerism —  the people  of the … Continue reading

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The End of October

The End of October © 2020 Lawrence Wright 482 pages COVID-19 gotcha down? Cheer up! It could be worse. A lot worse. Like…the US president dying on live television, bleeding from the eyes worse.   The End of October was published … Continue reading

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Station Eleven

“I stood looking over my damaged home and tried to forget the sweetness of life on Earth.” In New York City, an acclaimed actor collapses in the middle of his King Lear performance. Hours later, the world as we know … Continue reading

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The Last Battle

The Last Battle© 1956 C.S. Lewis184 pages “This is my password,” said the King as he drew his sword. “The light is dawning, the lie broken. Now guard thee, miscreant, for I am Tirian of Narnia.” In The Magician’s Nephew, … Continue reading

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Why Waco?

Why Waco? Cults and the Battle for Religious Freedom in America © 1997 James Tabor 254 pages, including text of David Koresh’s manifesto on the “Seven Seals”     In February 1995, Federal forces arrived outside a large home owned … Continue reading

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Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse© 1995 James Wesley Rawles400 pages So…much…testosterone. Well, D.C. finally spent itself into oblivion. After decades of deficits and a series of bailouts that do nothing but inflate the problem, the financial … Continue reading

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One Second After

One Second After  © 2011 William R. Forstchen 528 pages When the power blinked, Colonel John Matherson wasn’t alarmed. These things happen. But they don’t happen at the same exact time as failing phones, stalling cars, and falling planes.  As … Continue reading

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The Witch of Hebron

The Witch of Hebron © 2010 James Howard Kunstler 334 pages The future isn’t what it used to be. When the oil wells ran dry, the global economy and every nation built on petroleum collapsed. This is the dawn of … Continue reading

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