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A book of stories collected around the breakfast table at a real inn, the Abacrombie in Baltimore, set in a winter with everyone snowed in. Guests have told their story and the innkeeper has collected them and written this book. Some of the stories are truly the living of the American dream, other stories are of more of the truth being stranger than fiction type. One chapter is named a really big tale. It is, it takes about a quarter of the book, and felt a bit long-winding to me. A pleasant read. The author has a great writing style, which made me envision the stories told easily. Makes me want to visit the Abacrombie inn!
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Reviews (1) and details of The Innkeeper Tales - Modern-Day Canterbury Tales to Entertain, Enlighten & Empower score: 3.5 ++++-
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With a strange sounding subject like this a very readable and interesting book. The history of nuclear weapons design, both in the US and other countries has always been shrouded in secrecy but Nathan Hodge and Sharon Weinberger have been able to visit a number of sites related to the history of nuclear weapons. They even took up the invitation to visit a site in Iran. A very well-written book in my opinion, I found it a joy to read. Wonderful descriptions of the surroundings and atmosphere at sites allowing the reader to get a real feel for the current state of nuclear weapons in the world.
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Reviews (1) and details of A Nuclear Family Vacation: Travels in the World of Atomic Weaponry score: 4.0 ++++-
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Francis Tapon is not a person to sit still at home. He decided to learn about all of "Eastern Europe" by taking his backpack and visiting those countries in person. He tries to take away the (American) prejudices about Eastern Europe but learns in the process that some of those prejudices are still valid. A lot has happened in the Eastern European countries in the last 25 years. The map has changed a lot, new countries formed and others fell apart. On the visits to each country he learned about the language, the history, the current situation and the outlook on the future. He digs into the events from the 20th century which clearly shape the history of each country and the feelings of historic wrongdoing coming from those events. A good ... Rest of this review on the detail page
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