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Derailed

Derailed

On 11/9 Derek Cameron wrote: Whenever I hear about corporate chieftains tripping on their own hubris, I always think of that line from Second Samuel, “How are the mighty fallen.” In Derailed, Tim Irwin examines six of these fallen mighty, framing their stories as cautionary tales. By “derailment” he means not outright fraud ... Derailed

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4 Stars

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The Search for God and Guinness

The Search for God and Guinness

On 9/30 Derek Cameron wrote: This is the story of Arthur Guinness and his famous dark beer.Beer has been much more central to society than most people realize. One historian even speculates that the need for organized beer-making provided the original motivation for humans to group themselves together into stable agricultural settlements. ... The Search for God and Guinness

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5 Stars

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The Kingdom of the Occult

The Kingdom of the Occult

On 11/21 Derek Cameron wrote: In 1965, Walter Martin published The Kingdom of the Cults, a survey of fringe (Rajneesh, ISKCON) and not-so-fringe (Islam, Buddhism) religious movements. The Kingdom of the Occult is the follow-up compiled by his daughter, Jill Martin Rische, and his colleague, Kurt van Gorden. It takes a broad view ... The Kingdom of the Occult

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2 Stars

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