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Quote from: Florestan on April 19, 2007, 10:29:26 PMHenryk SienkiewiczWith Fire and SwordCaptivating after the first two pages.
Quote from: MrOsa on April 20, 2007, 01:52:59 AMWow! I didn't think anyone outside Poland read that!
Quote from: Florestan on April 20, 2007, 01:56:11 AMWiry
Quote from: Anne on April 21, 2007, 10:32:51 AMI am reading How We Die by Sherwin B. Nuland, a surgeon who also teaches (or did teach) surgery at Yale U (First Vintage Books Edition 1995 - copyright 1993). When the book first appeared, there was praise for it because it was written by a physician....................
Quote from: SonicMan on April 21, 2007, 02:48:29 PMAnne - thanks for your excellent review! For those interested, a pic is shown below (CLICK on the image for reviews from the Amazonians - just as 'glowing' as Anne's comments). I'm one of the physicians on the GMG Forum (Professor of Radiology, WFU School of Medicine in North Carolina) - I must say that my most 'emotional & traumatic, but often personally rewarding' learning experiences as a doctor was in my internship (done in Medicine, thus a lot of chronic diseases); some of the more dramatic experiences occurred on my rotations on the 'Oncology-Hematology' services; in fact, my first night on call (a long weekend) was on that service (just graduated from the U of Michigan; huge school & the students were often 'isolated' from these experiences); well, 3 patients 'died' during the night from various types of 'cancers' - I had to talk to each of the families; one death was a teenage boy w/ leukemia - I still remember that day after 35 years - thanks for the memories -
Quote from: Anne on April 22, 2007, 03:12:29 PMGlad to be of help! Thanks for the nice compliments. Incidently we have more in common than you know. I am from Traverse City, Michigan and am presently staying at my daughter's in Lansing. Our other daughter and husband recently moved to North Carolina and live in Wilmington.
Quote from: toro913 on April 08, 2007, 04:13:16 PMJohn Irving's The World According to Garp and Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth, both are good books so far, but im biased towards Irving.
Quote from: karlhenning on April 09, 2007, 04:35:26 AMI am in a very low-key re-reading of Crime & Punishment. Although, on one hand, I am finding it brilliantly written, and I could simply stay up all night and finish it off . . . I am allowing it to breathe, and I do savor it.
Quote from: Solitary Wanderer on April 22, 2007, 03:33:06 PM This is excellent too. Its very dense reading with a tonne of historical and technical musical details but throughly worthwhile when learning each symphony.
Quote from: Solitary Wanderer on April 23, 2007, 12:06:04 PMYes, I have the Concerto book as well which is also excellent. I too find it a dificult read but worthwhile. I usually read his essay for each piece several times and it eventually sinks in I believe he also has a Choral book but I don't have that one yet.
Quote from: Anne on April 23, 2007, 05:02:14 PMI have the Steinberg Choral Masterworks if anyone has any questions.
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