Tag Archives: History

The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine

I love my job, but it isn’t perfect. Nothing is. Over the past two months there had been a patient on my unit with a poor prognosis of thrombocytopenia, a condition that chronically wastes the body’s platelets, one of the … Continue reading

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Why The West Rules – For Now

The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future Ian Morris, 2010 This is one of the best books I have read in a long while. In ‘Why the West Rules – For Now’ Ian Morris has crafted … Continue reading

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China – A History

John Keay, 2009 Being a westerner, my upbringing is obviously western. Although I live in the Bay Area with a large Asian population, am married to an American born woman of Chinese descent, and despite having traveled to Shanghai, Hong … Continue reading

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Collapse

Jared Diamond, 2005 I can’t begin a review of Collapse by Jared Diamond without first acknowledging his sentinel work, Guns, Germs, and Steel. I read that book in 2007 and it revolutionized the way I consider history. How so? Diamond … Continue reading

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Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation Eric Schlosser 2005 Fast Food Nation is a palatable and informative read with a heavy dose of historical contextualization on the side. This grease-laden social commentary is broken into two major sections: the first deals with the … Continue reading

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The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle by, Philip K. Dick 1962 Every thing we take for granted has been a result of the efforts of our past.  America’s status as world super power was a result of D-day and the … Continue reading

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