Sunday, December 2, 2007

Book recommendations

Power, Faith, and Fantasy:America in the Middle East 1776 to the Present
by Michael Oren

"During Adams' presidency, America was paying about one fifth of its national revenues in bribery to Berbary pirates"

"The original statue of liberty shows a veiled Arab women holding a torch"

How Capitalism Was Built: The Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia
by Anders Aslund
Read more about the book here

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