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Old 07-02-2013, 02:26 AM   #499
jawathehutt
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Current Game: Age of Empires II
I just finished:
Inside the Jihad - its a bit outdated being from 2007, but if you ignore all of the talk about governmental change not being possible in places like Egypt and Syria, it does give a good and interesting look at the reaction of the Middle East to 9/11, as well as major opinions held by different radical groups in the region over the past 50 or so years.

Starbuck'd
One of the most interesting books I've read recently, its a fairly objective case study of Starbucks, its effect on society and the industries connected with starbucks and the coffee industry in general. If you want to love or hate starbucks after reading it, you'll be out of luck, because it leaves starbucks in a very grey shade.

Through the Bramblebush - its about law school, unless you're going to law school you won't care.

Modern Russia - a basic introduction to Russian society and history over the past 200 or so years. As with the first, its outdated being from 2003, and barely even discussing Putin, but historically and socially it was quite fascinating for a lay person.



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