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jimtroeltsch added a title to their For later shelf Apr 13 2021
An account of the famine that killed roughly thirty-six million Chinese during the Great Leap Forward examines how the communist ideologies and collectivization campaigns perpetuated by the country's leaders caused the catastrophe.
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jimtroeltsch made a comment Apr 06 2021
"When Herbert has Paul start referencing Hitler and Stalin, it feels a little on the nose and weirdly pulls me out of the Dune universe. (I didn't even realize Dune was in the same universe as Earth up to this point). But this is still an exciting ..." Permalink
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jimtroeltsch made a comment Apr 06 2021
"This is an interesting read. It really helps contextualize the protests of 2020, and I especially love how it dispels that most enduring of white Canadian myths: The idea that somehow white Canadians aren't just as racist, violent and hypocritical..." Permalink
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jimtroeltsch moved a title to their Completed shelf Feb 27 2021
Random House, Inc.Seventeen-year-old Alex Jackson comes home from school to find that his father, a CBC news cameraman, wants to take him to China's capital, Beijing.  Once there, Alex finds himself on his own in Tian An Men Square as...
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jimtroeltsch added a title to their For later shelf Feb 23 2021
Baker & TaylorThe decadence and violence of the urban streets is graphically portrayed in a novel set in a New York slumPerseus PublishingLast Exit to Brooklyn remains undiminished in its awesome power and magnitude as the novel that first showed...
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